• Dec 16, 2008
Click above for a high-res gallery of the GTbyCitroen

So while it turns out that PSA is actually not looking to buy Honda's F1 team (that's why they call it the rumormill), the brand could have seriously sporting aspirations of a different sort. According to Jean-Pierre Ploué, PSA's chief designer, there might be a 20-edition run of the GTbyCitroen, the car Citroen created for Sony's GT5. The game car specs came in at 3,000 pounds and 782 horses, some of those powered by hydrogen. If a real car -- actually suggested to be a grand tourer by Citroen's press release -- were built, we hope they opt for a version of the Peugeot 908's diesel V12. For 700 hp and 800 ft-lbs, we'd have no problem driving a car that looks like a catfish up front and a platypus out back. No matter what they put in it, expect it to be tres chere if it ever gets built.



[Source: Cardisiac via Motor Authority]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Cars today are so similar. The car designers are framed by the peoples' taste and the car producers sell similar cars with different logos. So it is real pleasure to see something so different... . Yes, it is strange, but...beautiful! I like it and i really wanna drive it :-)) About the french design...everithing is question of taste. I like the old Peugeot 406 very much, also the new Citroen C5 and the new Renault Megane Coupe.
      • 6 Years Ago
      its ugly as hell, but at least its different styling wise
        • 6 Years Ago
        agreed
        • 6 Years Ago
        I think it would be damn awesome for a company to actually have the balls to do something like that. To actually have a concept... and NOT water it down.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's a wierd car this. i wouldn't say it looks beatifull either, but it's different and not in a bad way imo.

      Plus it's great to drive in Gran Turismo 5 prologue ;)
      • 6 Years Ago
      ok i just have to say this is not ugly. this is one of the most exciting designs in a long time.
      • 6 Years Ago
      At the dutch site there is allready a story that this car wont go into production.

      Please hold on at copy/paste, it is so good for the internetstories.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Great googly moogly...

      Every one of the Paris pictures show the car with at least one door open.

      You would think that at some point the doors would be shut so that folks can get an idea of what the damn thing looks like.

      (perhaps the doors *were* closed at some point, but there's no proof of that)

      This is just one example of idiots (I'm referring to the nebulous "they"... faceless nincompoops) that like to take pictures of the McLaren F1 and Lamborghini Countach/Diablo/Murcielago with the doors open because they open in an unnatural fashion.

      Okay, we get it. The doors are weird.

      Now, what does the damn car look like?!?

      Thank you for letting me vent.


      I like this thing, this GTbyCitroen. It's odd, but so am I.


      • 6 Years Ago
      I no longer think the Aztek is ugly.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's not that we needed any additional evidence to suggest that the French should stick to fashion and food... seriously they simply cannot design a car. The should leave it up to the Italians and then outsource the engineering to the Germans. The British can watch.
      • 6 Years Ago
      WTF? That thing looks like an over sized bug?
      Please...that thing should never leave France!!!!