The Citroen GT, or GTbyCITROËN to give the car its official
title, is a supercar concept developed through a partnership
between Citroën and Polyphony, designers of the driving
simulation game Gran Turismo 5 on Playstation 3.
In the game, the GTbyCITROËN concept features an electric
drive train powered by a fuel cell with no pollutant emissions.
Entry to the car is via gull-wing opening doors which
create the largest possible aperture. The interior of
the GTbyCITROËN concept is designed to accommodate two
persons, underlining the grand touring vision behind the
car. The interior is upholstered in black leather with
subtle touches of rare materials such as copper and steel,
the cabin of Citroen GT concept is distinctly sporty.
The two padded racing
seats are upholstered in dark leather, and each is
fitted with a four-point harness. The driver is assisted
by a heads-up display which provides necessary data in
an easy to read format.
The large size of the Citroen GT (length: 4.960m, width
2.080m and height: 1.090m) is further underscored by the
use of 21 inch wheels.
The styling of the GT by CITROEN is purposefully exaggerated
and designed to give the car a sense of speed even when
stationary. The white-to-grey gradation on the body side
underlines the impression of continuous movement.
The aggressive appearance of the front end is enhanced
by wide air intakes and clear-cut horizontal headlights.
A large wraparound windscreen flows seamlessly into the
roof and into the rear mobile airfoil.
Aside from the obvious race car styling, the Citroen GT
features invisible and innovative equipment such as a
flat underside, and a mobile spoiler and air diffuser
at the rear. These features play an active role in reducing
lift and drag, to improve performance.
Similar and related vehicles:
Citroen C5 Airscape