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Sometimes, people just become too creative for their own good. While we applaud those who exercise their creative freedom – especially in tuning concept cars – we believe that it’s always a good idea to not go overboard.

World, meet the Ferrari-Citroen hybrid

In the case of this car – do we even call it one? – maybe it would have been best to err on the side of on conservativeness. But the folks over at NImik definitely had other plans. They created this: the ‘2CV Nimik’. The name, by itself, is reason enough for us to question the sanity of these guys but they sure did themselves one better. The Italian firm built this ‘vehicle’ by placing the casings of a Citroen 2CV on top of – get ready for this – a Ferrari F355 .

Wrecking a perfectly good Ferrari just so you can put a Citroen on top of it to make a vehicle that’s too confusing to describe definitely puts the ‘2CV Nimik’ on top of the list of worst customizations in the history of the world.
To be fair, the ‘vehicle’ does come with a Ferrari-powered V8 engine and it is unique for aesthetic reasons. But we just can’t get over the fact that sitting under that Citroen was once a Ferrari F355.

Citroen has recently revealed the C-Cactus concept a couple of years ago at the 2007 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Due to this funky looking compact car’s warm reception from the public, the French automaker is seriously considering turning the concept car into full fledged production vehicle.

The C-Cactus is powered by a 70 HP HDi diesel engine combined with a particulate filter to clean the noxious gasses and an electric motor for additional propulsion, to the tune of 30 HP. The C-Cactus consumes slightly over 69 miles per gallon of diesel over a combined driving cycle; while emitting a very Euro important 78 g/km of CO2. If the U.S. can ever learn to accept the benefits of clean diesel technology we too could benefit from these efficient little machines.

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 new generation Citroen C3 will go on sale this November. Sold in more than 2 million units until now, the C3 is one of the most successful models on the European market.

Citroen C3

The new C3 will get new powerplants starting 2011, incorporating second-generation Stop & Start. Coupled with five- and six-speed electronic gearboxes, they will equip diesel versions emitting only 95 and 90 g/km de CO2. In short, the new generation of three-cylinder engines will enable versions emitting less than 100 g/km de CO2.

With a length of 3.94 m, a width of 1.71 m and a 10.2 m turning circle, it is perfect for the city.

Press release after the jump.

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.

The French automaker, Citroen, unveiled the DS Concept at the Geneva Motor Show, the car was a preview version of what the future will look like for Citroen. As you know, in the end, the concept will be the basis for three different cars: the DS3, the DS4 and the DS5.

The DS4 sedan it is expected to debut in 2011 and if it will look like in this rendering for sure will be a strong competitor on its market.

Source: AutoJournal

Aparently when the French automaker brought their DS Inside Concept to the Geneva Motor Show, they conveniently parked it out of the way in an area that would give photographers looking to get a decent shot of the automobile’s interior a hard time. The concept is a preview of the upcoming Citroen DS3, a vehicle that will make its way into dealerships as early as next year.

The French car manufacturer has recently released a number of images and a video showing off the concepts piano black interior trim, ivory leather covered seatbacks and quilted material on the dash. But it is the modern DS emblem in the headrest that really caught our attention. Watch the video to see for yourself.

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 French automaker Citroen has launched an online application for those to want to have a little fun with the DS Concept that was revealed back at the Geneva Motor Show. Users start off with either "Paris Night" or "Ethnic" base models, and are then able to let their imaginations run wild.

The production version of the DS will be unveiled sometime in 2010; Citroen has vehicles like the Audi A3 and Alfa Romeo 149 in it sights when the DS hits showrooms. Eventually the DS3 will be joined by a few larger siblings, the DS4 and DS5.

Follow the link below to have some fun for yourself.

Source: Citroen

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