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Citroen teamed up with Sony to build the one-off GT ConceptEnlarge Photo
Citroen, together with the makers of the Sony Playstation game Gran Turismo, created a new GT concept car named the ‘GTbyCitroen
’ that went on display at the Paris Motor Show back in October. The concept was developed as part of the promotion for the 5th title in the long-running Gran Turismo racing simulation, but apart from being available as a special car in the game there were no real future plans for it.
According to this report
, the dramatically styled concept is rumored to be scheduled for production in an extremely limited run of just 20 cars. The new design director for PSA Peugeot Citroen, Jean-Pierre Ploué, has allegedly indicated that there are production plans for it, although no other details have been reported.
At almost five metres long, the GTbyCitroen features a full race car interior, 21in aluminum wheels, gullwing doors, an adjustable spoiler, and a mid-engine design. While the show car was purely a design study with no working internals, the version in the game features an electric drivetrain powered by a hydrogen fuel cell.
Citroen GT Concept car at Paris Motor Show