Earlier today Top Speed showed you the first images of the Lexus LF-A Nürburgring competitor. We now present to you the GTbyCitroen concept, another vehicle that will be in the paddock on May 23rd for the 24 hour race taking place at Germany’s Green Hell. However unlike the Lexus, the French concept will only make one exhibition lap around the ‘ring, the perfect opportunity for enthusiasts to view the GT in motion.

The Citroen concept that came to life as a virtual racecar in Gran Turismo 5 will also make a few other appearances this year. On June 12th is will be at its home county’s most celebrated race, the 24 hours of Le Mans. The GTbyCitroen will then make its way to the Goodwood Sestival of Speed on June 3rd.

We also want to remind you that the French automaker has decided to put the concept into limited production, meaning that you might see the hydrogen fuel cell powered, zero emissions, GTbyCitroen in a few other places as well.

Press release

After turning heads at the Paris Motor Show and picking up the 2008 Louis Vuitton Classic Concept Award, the GTbyCITROEN concept car is continuing its adventures, appearing alongside other outstanding vehicles at several major events in the coming months.

  • GTbyCITROEN will be starting the 24 Hours Nürburgring race on 23 May with a lap of honour on the legendary track. Visitors will be able to get a close-up look of the car on the stand of Citroën partner Polyphony from 20 May.
  • On 12 June, GTbyCITROEN will be joining a host of supercars from all over the world in the “Grande Parade des Pilotes” at the Le Mans 24 Hours, taking part in the presentation of the 150 drivers forming the 50 teams competing in this classic race.
  • GTbyCITROEN will be participating in the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK on 3-5 July. The concept car will be rubbing shoulders with legendary vehicles through their exceptional styling and driving experience.

With GTbyCITROEN, Citroën is the first carmaker to transcend the border with the digital world, by making a life-size model of a car designed specially for the Gran Turismo 5 driving simulation game. The concept car’s dynamic styling perfectly embodies the world of motor racing, with its exaggerated length at the rear and white-to-grey gradation on the sides creating an effect of persistence of vision and a feeling that the car is in perpetual motion.

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5 comments:

BMWM6  (488) posted on 05.24.2009

I love the GT by citroen in the granturismo game its performance matches the ferrari F2007

BMWM6  (289) posted on 05.22.2009

FYI: The GT by Citroën concept car was specially created, designed and produced for the video game Gran Turismo 5 and was included through download in its latest version Gran Turismo 5: Prologue.

BMWM6  (314) posted on 05.22.2009

Citroen features a fuel cell powered by four motors delivering 780bhp[10]. When the driver slows down the motor generates energy and sends it back to the battery. The car’s weight is 1,400 kg. Amazing.

BMWM6  (318) posted on 05.22.2009

The car’s exterior design was made by Takumi Yamamoto, a Japanese designer from Jean-Pierre Ploué’s Style Citroën design team. Takumi Yamamoto was a childhood friend of Kazunori Yamauchi, director of Polyphony Digital and creator of the popular Gran Turismo franchise, also known as "GT".

BMWM6  (421) posted on 05.22.2009

I am speechless with this beautiful concept super car being produced finally. Although of limited production number, I still believe that this french car is something we can’t wait to see soon

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