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Sunday, July 14, 2013

True-Life Playstation Supercars

The rumors are true. The concept was designed for Gran Turismo 5. It 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. The car is the result of a partnership between Citroën and Polyphony Digital Inc. (a subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment), designer of the driving simulation game Gran Turismo 5 on Playstation-3 game console.
GT by Citroën concept car. (Picture from: http://www.automotorblog.com/)
The daunting prototype aims to combine superior aerodynamics and exceptional performance. It boasts a flowing design with dynamic body lines and edgy features, including enlarged air intakes at the front, a flat underside and a mobile spoiler and air diffuser at the rear.
Front view of GT by Citroën concept car. (Picture from: http://www.automotorblog.com/)
The dark interior presents a stark contrast to the light bodywork, but equally impressive characteristics. The cabin embraces black leather along with elegant touches of copper and steel, clearly exhibiting the car’s sporty mood. An innovative head-up display projects onto the windscreen, directly in the driver’s line of vision, providing cruising information by means of energizing red LEDs. To heighten the driving sensation, as if needed or even possible, the two padded racing seats are granted a lower position, radiating a spirit of competition and an urge for victory.
Interior view of GT by Citroën concept car. (Picture from: http://www.automotorblog.com/)
In June, 2010, Citroën announced plans to put the GT by Citroën concept into production. It was supposed to be limited to only six units and priced for sale at $1.8 Million each. Well, that’s not going to happen anymore! Citroën’s plans for a production version have been dropped. Citroën, instead, has decided to focus on products that will bring in more money.
Rear view of GT by Citroën concept car. (Picture from: http://www.automotorblog.com/)
The final production version was supposed to be completely inspired by the concept, including the carbon-fiber construction and eccentric interior details such as the copper trim. The innovative prototype packs a V8 engine from Ford which develops 646 but in the game, the French model transform into a zero-emission vehicle powered by four electric motors delivering up to 789 horses. And the car takes off with a muted whine and acceleration is seamless up to 215 to 220 mph. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CITROEN | CAR AND DRIVER | TREND HUNTER]
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