Citroen GT

Citroen GT

In June of last year Citroen announced plans to put the GT by Citroen concept into production . It was supposed to be limited to only six units and priced for sale at $1.8 Million each. Well, that’s not going to happen anymore! Citroen’s plans for a production version have been dropped. Citroen, instead, has decided to focus on products that will bring in more money.

The final production version was supposed to be completely inspired by the concept, including the carbon-fiber construction and eccentric interior details such as the copper trim. Under the hood there was supposed to be the V8 engine found in the Ford GT .

The concept was designed for Gran Turismo 5. It features an electric drive train powered by a fuel cell with no pollutant emissions. It is a car designed to square up to the strongest competition. The car is the result of a partnership between Citroën and Polyphony, designer of the driving simulation game Gran Turismo 5 on Playstation 3.

Source: 4wheelsnews

Only a few days ago we brought you photos of the Citreon GT on the streets of London; and yesterday how we brought you the news that the Gran Tursmo inspired super car will go into production , now it is time to see the car in motion! The Citroen concept went for a spin around Piccadilly Circus, blasted down Regent Street, hung the back end out going into Trafalgar Square and then made it back to Buckingham Palace recreating some spectacular scenes from the video game.

The French automaker Citroen has finally decided to bring the videogame inspired GT Concept super car into production. Citroen will produce a limited run of only six units, priced for sale at $1.8 Million each. The dream machine will be ready in time to make its official debut this September at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany.

Citroen spokespersons have said that most of the concept’s features should make it through to the final production version, including the carbon-fiber construction and eccentric interior details such as the copper trim. The only question remaining is what will Citroen use to power their curvilinear machine. Rumors have said that it will be a V8 from either Ford or GM, making at least 500 HP. However there will be no official announcement until this September.

Source: AutoCar

Citroen has sent their real driving simulator inspired GT Concept to London in order to re-create a part of the street circuit that goes by the same name as the city, from the latest installment of Gran Turismo, GT5 Prologue. The Citroen concept went for a spin around Piccadilly Circus, blasted down Regent Street, hung the back end out going into Trafalgar Square and then made it to Buckingham Palace just in time for some tea with the Queen. Well, maybe it wasn’t so dramatic, but that is how we are replaying it on our Play Station 3s.

Until we finally get to see a production version , this recreation of the virtual GT driving experience is all we can hope for from the concept.

Measuring in at almost fifteen feet in length and just over three feet tall, the GTbyCITROEN is set apart from the rest of the road going vehicles on the market by a large wraparound windscreen that flows from the front of the vehicle all the way into the rear airfoil. The body is also enhanced by a series of large air intakes at the front and the side, horizontal headlamps and diamond-effect 21 inch rims. Did we mention that this next generation super car is also a gullwing?

The French automaker Citroen has announced that their video game inspired GT Concept will make its U.K. debut when it attends the 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The shapely concept first appeared at the 2008 Paris Auto Show and just last weekend was in Le Mans participating in the parade lap ahead of the 24 hour classic. The replica of the virtual machine from the real driving simulator has been busy making appearances around the world, and on July 3-5, the GT Concept won’t be taking it easy when it takes part in the Sunday Times Super Car Run up the 1.16 mile course in front of thousands of spectators.

The GT Concept will also be featured in the video game Gran Turismo5 for the Playstation 3 home entertainment system and will undergo a limited production run.

Measuring in at almost fifteen feet in length and just over three feet tall, the GTbyCITROEN is set apart from the rest of the road going vehicles on the market by a large wraparound windscreen that flows from the front of the vehicle all the way into the rear airfoil. The body is also enhanced by a series of large air intakes at the front and the side, horizontal headlamps and diamond-effect 21 inch rims. Did we mention that this next generation super car is also a gullwing?

Press release after the jump.

Top Speed reported not too long ago that the French automaker Citroen, is considering a limited production run of their racing simulator inspired GT Concept . Citroen, a company that has never produced a super car will have to make up their minds in the next couple of weeks.

The man in charge of the French operation, Citroen’s product boss Vincent Besson, said that it is very likely that there will be a production version of the GT Concept, but there will definitely be no more that 15 built and each one will be priced at around $1.4 Million.

However, unlike the concept , the production version will get a Ford or General Motors supplied V8 engine that will put out somewhere around 500 HP. If consumers show enough interest, the production GT might even make it to Frankfurt, with sales starting as early as next year.

Source: AutoCar

The Citroen GT Concept was just a dream car for the French company. It was first built in the digital world to give players of Gran Turismo 5 a Citroen to lust after. Citroen then showed it off as purely a dream car at the Paris Motor Show last October.

Citroen confirms GT Supercar production

But then people who had real money got interested in the car, and by December, Citroen changer its mind. It started thinking about how the GT could be built .

The reason why the GT concept is making news again is because it seems Citroen is taking another step towards production by looking at using a more practical powerplant. The original specs for the car had it using a hydrogen fuel cell, but Citroen hinted to Autocar that they will likely borrow a gas-guzzler from Ford or General Motors to make this supercar.

We got to see the concept again, and we’ll still gladly welcome it in our driveway, even if the engine is no longer out to save the world.

Source: AutoCar

Citreon is going ahead with limited production plans for the GT , and here’s some more proof as it’s out to play on the streets in France.

The concept from the game Gran Turismo 5 was listed as powered by hydrogen fuel cells that release no emissions. From the sound on this video it’s obvious that Citroen has found something a little more conventional (and exciting) to power the GT in the real world.

The Citroen GT Concept was a hit a the Paris Auto Show for being a design concept. The car had plenty of style (some say too much), but there definitely was no substance. It existed as a design from the game Gran Turismo 5, and it was listed in the virtual world as powered by hydrogen fuel cells that release no emissions.

Now it seems Citroen may want to go through its parts bin looking for that hydrogen race engine. Jean-Pierre Ploue, Citroen’s design director, said GT Concept will go into limited production. Ploue didn’t give any indications of a release date, but he did hint that about 20 GT may be built. Whenever the car shows up, we expect it to look just as exotic as the concept but probably powered by a more conventional gas or diesel engine.

These are the first snapshots of the newly launched GTbyCITROËN in the Gran Turismo 5 Prologue. The concept car was unveiled yesterday at the Paris Auto Show and developed cooperation with in Polyphony, designer of the driving simulation game Gran Turismo 5.

The GT is powered in the game by an electric motor powered by fuel cells that release no emissions. Maybe Citroen will be able to utilize this powerplant in a real car someday, but until then, the game will have to do.

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