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2008-10-03 09:28
Citroën, GT

Citroën's GT being shown in Paris is more than a concept, it’s the replica of a car usually reserved for couch racers.

The show car is a result of a partnership between Citroën and Polyphony, the designer of the driving simulation game Gran Turismo 5 on Playstation 3.

Styling is aimed directly at the world of motorsport and the GT shows off crisp, taut lines indicating optimal aerodynamics.
 
Viewed from the front, the appearance is characterised by wide air intakes and horizontal headlamps dotted with blue LEDs.



For interesting details, take a look at the side mirrors housed in carbon fibre and 21-inch aluminium alloys with a "diamond effect". Gullwing doors add further visual drama.

The GT's cabin is finished in black leather with copper and steel accents and has been designed to seat two adults in the comfort usually afforded by a grand tourer.

Two racing seats with four-point harnesses keep the occupants strapped in, while the driver's low seating position is complimented by a head-up display showing crucial information.

No mention is made of the show car's power source, but in the game the car features an electric drivetrain powered by a fuel cell.

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