The GQbyCitroen is an eye-catching concept car which was
unveiled at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. The car is the
result of a collaboration between GQ magazine - a publication
which tells indecisive men what to buy and how to act,
and the French car maker Citroen.
The joint effort came about after GQs editor, Dylan
Jones, set Citroen a brief to design a concept car which
would appeal strongly to the male demographic. He said
of the design: "I wanted something practical,
something cool, and something idiosyncratic i.e.
something surprising that didn't just look like a concept
car. The GQ car needed to have the want factor,
but it also needed to look, feel and drive
like the sort of car no sane man could choose to ignore.
We think it looks very very special."
The man responsible for turning the GQbyCITROEN into a
reality was Citroen designer Mark Lloyd. Along with a
team of designers Lloyd set about creating a car which
reinterpreted the GT theme, and which had unmistakable
Citroen design pedigree. The design team also tried to
give the concept an understated look, one that would draw
admiration but that didn't look overly indulgent. This
was in an attempt to get the car to fit better in a post
world recession environment.
The cars cabin is accessed by rear coach doors and
reveals a spacious, comfortable and futuristic cabin.
Completing the cars bespoke styling, the interior
detailing and upholstery selections were provided by Patrick
Grant, the Creative Director of prestigious Savile Row
The GQbyCitroen features a hybrid drivetrain which utilizes
a 1.6 litre 4 cylinder direct injection engine and a plug-in
rechargeable battery coupled to an electric motor. The
speculated performance numbers come in at 4.5 seconds
to 60 mph, and 155 mph for the top speed.
Similar and related vehicles:
Citroen DS4 (2011)