Citroen Gran Turismo Concept 2008 : GTbyCITROËN
With the Citroen Gran Turismo Concept, or GTbyCITROËN, Citroën becomes the first vehicle manufacturer to cross over the virtual worlds: an original take on a road car, GTbyCITROËN is a style replica of a vehicle from the digital world. The car is the result of a partnership between Citroen and Polyphony, designer of the driving simulation game Gran Turismo 5 on Playstation 3. In the game, GTbyCITROËN 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.
"GTbyCITROËN shows how the worlds of virtual and real-life motoring can join together to create a truly innovative partnership. We were delighted that Citroën approached us and gave us the opportunity to combine our creative strengths to build this very special concept car. To see the car take shape in game and then for real has been a truly unique experience as our work normally stays in the digital world. I just hope I can get behind the wheel of GTbyCITROËN and drive it on a real race track!" declared Kazanori Yamauchi, President of Polyphony Digital Inc and creator of Gran Turismo.
GTbyCITROEN is geared to the world of motor racing, with its dynamic styling, sculpted lines and sharp graphics. 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 cabin of GTbyCITROËN, designed to seat two adults, expresses the grand touring vision behind this show car. The on-board ambience allies premium, extensively materials with a more high-tech effect for the driving position. The layout of the low driving position was dictated by driving pleasure. The aim is for the driver to be able to concentrate on the road, assisted by a head-up display clearly displaying driving information. The dark interior of this show car is a surprise, compared with the light bodywork. Upholstered in black leather with subtle touches of rare materials such as copper and steel, the cabin of GTbyCITROËN is distinctly sporty.
The look of the front end is enhanced by wide air intakes and clear-cut horizontal headlamps featuring blue LEDs; the chrome chevrons on the smooth bonnet express the Marque's identity. The carbon rearview mirrors on their finely profiled supports appear to be suspended as if to cleave the air. The gullwing opening of the two doors gives GTbyCITROËN a level of accessibility excellent for this type of vehicle. The driver and co-driver can therefore slip into their seats and get out on the track quickly.
Dimensions: length 4.960 mm; width 2.080 mm and height 1.090 mm. wheels 21 inch.
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