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Citroen GT Supercar dropped

Citroen GT Supercar dropped

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.

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Video: Citroen GT in London

Video: Citroen GT in London

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.

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The Citroen GT super car will go into production

The Citroen GT super car will go into production

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.

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Citroen GT recreates the London street circuit

Citroen GT recreates the London street circuit

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?

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Concept GTbyCITROEN will race at Goodwood

Concept GTbyCITROEN will race at Goodwood

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.

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Citroen GT's faith will be decided in the next four weeks

Citroen GT’s faith will be decided in the next four weeks

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.

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Citroen confirms GT Supercar production

Citroen confirms GT Supercar production

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.

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.

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Citroen Concept GT in action

Citroen Concept GT in action


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.

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Citroen GT Concept into limited production

Citroen GT Concept into limited production

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.

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Citroen GT featured in Gran Turismo 5 Prologue

Citroen GT featured in Gran Turismo 5 Prologue

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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2008 Citroen Concept GT

2008 Citroen Concept GT

We finally get to see the whole car! Designed for the Gran Turismo 5, the GT by Citroen Concept made its official debut ahead of the Paris Auto Show. As Citroen calls it a "style replica of a vehicle from the digital world", that translates into likely a non-running styling concept. The car seems to be built to look good while playing Gran Turismo. The rear end is oversized, made exaggeratedly long in order to create an effect of retinal persistence. The idea is to make the concept car even faster visually. The white-to-grey gradation on the body side further underlines this impression of continuous movement.

Further proof that this is more of a dream car than a real car is that the GT is powered in the game by an electric motor powered by fuel cells that release no emissions. But dreaming is fun. No word yet on what, if anything, is powering the actual concept car.

Press release after the jump.

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Citroen GT - first video

Citroen GT - first video


After revealing the sixth teaser image of the GT Concept today, Citroen revealed the first video teaser of the concept (and we really hope the next time we see it, it will be the whole car.)

Maybe someday we’ll be able to teach Citroen a lesson that they can’t keep treating us like this, but until then, the video is pretty cool.

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Citroen GT Concept - sixth teaser

Citroen GT Concept - sixth teaser

Ok, enough is enough already! Citroen revealed today the sixth teaser of the GT Concept that will be revealed at the Paris Auto Show.

Once again, the GT Concept was created in cooperation with Sony subsidiary Polypony Digital and will be featured in the Playstation3 GranTurismo Prologue5. This new teaser reveals the front grille with the massive spoiler and air intakes. This also gives a slightly better idea of the car’s silhouette.

It’s a cool looking car, we got the point! C’mon Citroen, release some technical details!

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Citroen GT rear end revealed

Citroen GT rear end revealed

After revealing the front-end of the car, now Citroen revealed a new teaser of the GT Concept, this time revealing the rear-end of the car.

Click on the picture above for the full reveal. It seems the concept features the same flamboyant air intake scoops on the sides as well as the inward pointing trapezoidal exhaust pipe.

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Citroen GT fourth teaser

Citroen GT fourth teaser

Citroen revealed today the fourth teaser of the GT Concept that will make its world debut on October 2nd at the Paris Auto Show. The fourth teaser reveal the front end of the car featuring a huge side air intake, the front grille and the headlights.

Go and see the first, the second and the third teaser of the car.

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Citroen GT - new teaser; official unveiling on October 2nd

Citroen GT - new teaser; official unveiling on October 2nd

Citroen confirms it’s dynamics: at the Paris Auto Show it will unveil a sporty concept car, developed in cooperation with developers of the Gran Turismo. Called GT Concept, the new concept will make its official debut on October 2nd.

After the first teaser image was released yesterday, Citroen today lifted the veil a little higher and showed a second teaser image. Now we see a concept car with an aggressive design, featuring large front air intakes. At this rate, maybe we’ll see a headlight tomorrow!

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