French auto maker Citroën has truly outdone themselves this time. Six of these futuristic masterpieces will be produced at a price of £1.1 million pounds or approximately $1.8 million U.S. dollars. Powered by either a “Ford or GM V8″.
GT by Citroën, is a joint venture between Citroën and the makers of Gran Turismo, at almost five meters long, GT by Citroën packs the latest hi-tech racing equipment into an exaggerated sporty frame. Planted on 21-inch, diamond-effect, aluminium wheels, the car’s gullwing doors, over-sized rear end with mobile spoiler, gaping air intakes and flat underside exude the qualities of an accomplished racer.
With chrome chevrons on the smooth, aerodynamic, front end asserting the car’s Citroën identity, the sleekly muscled racer sports a large wraparound windscreen adding to the impact of the car’s size and dynamic appearance. Penetrating blue LED headlamps and slim-line carbon fibre rear view mirrors – which appear to be suspended in mid-air – add to GT by Citroën’s futuristic racing style.
Premium materials used throughout GT by Citroën’s hi-tech interior reflect the car’s distinguished and refined personality. In contrast to its light body work, the cabin features a darker, colour scheme with black leather racing seats outfitted with a four point harnesses. The dark leather, along with copper and steel touches inside the cabin and a low-slung driving position, create an opulent and powerful racing environment. A red LED heads up display,shows all on board data allowing drivers to maintain focus on the track.
Kazanori Yamauchi, President of Polyphony Digital Inc and creator of Gran Turismo, had this to say, “GT by CITROËN shows how the worlds of virtual and real-life motoring can join together to create a truly innovative partnership. To see the GT by CITROËN take shape in our game studios and then for real has been a truly unique experience – as our work normally stays in the digital world.”