• Jul 7th 2010 at 1:57PM
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On again, off again. How else could we describe the production prospects of the GTbyCitroën? The supercar concept was devised jointly by the French automaker and by the electronic wizards behind the Gran Turismo video game franchise, but rather than leaving it up to cyberspace alone, Citroën built a real-life showcar version.

The attention it garnered – and the blank checks waved in its face – reportedly prompted Citroën to consider building a limited run for insistent and well-heeled customers. But after reports from around this time last year indicated that the chevron brand was going ahead with the plans, a year later these have still yet to materialize. Now the word on the street is that Citroën has axed the plans altogether.

The reasons? According to reports, Citroën feels there are more practical things on which to focus its resources. And we don't doubt that there are. But when you can produce a halo vehicle and pass on the bulk of the expense to willing-and-able customers, we can't help but wonder what Citroën really stands to lose by fulfilling such pixel-fueled dreams.



[Source: 4WheelsNews.com]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I can see only the first 18 posts. I think I posted 3 times but cannot see it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      You know, looking at these drawings again, I think this really is the spiritual successor to the jet-inspired designs of the 50s and 60s...this car might not come to fruition, but those F-15/22/35 inspired intakes all around really stand a chance at becoming the wacky design craze of this decade.

      Hope they make it. If I had checks to wave, my arm would be sore about now.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I can see them now. Slow response site. Sorry. Cant delete duplicate posts.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Definitely one of the best, craziest concept cars of this decade. Pity...
      • 5 Years Ago
      This car should only be made if they get to modify the ugly back-end.
        • 5 Years Ago
        What, you don't want to Jayne Mansfield tailgaters?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sure it would be physically impossible for a human to operate, but it looked pretty awesome.

      Smart move, but smart moves aren't always fun. :D
      • 5 Years Ago
      is that a real track in the headling picture or just a rendering of something out of speedracer????
      • 5 Years Ago
      This car was built for video games..let it live on in virtual reality.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Aww man I was saving money for this car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm okay with this, regulations and safety standards would have transformed this concept into something less, I think. One of my favorite concepts.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The person who axed this project should be......well, axed.

      Make it work!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Exactly. When you've got blank checks to create a halo car, why wouldn't you do it?
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