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Thought I share this story to everyone. I guess most of you has seen this amazing design brought to live by a Joint effort between Polyphony Digital the creator of Grand Turismo game simulation and French automaker Citroen.
How did The Joint Venture started? Well the GT by Citroen concept car was specially created and design and produced for the Gran Turismo 5: Prologue. The designer which came u with the project and sold it to both Polyphony Digital and Citroen.
The car exterior design was made by Takumi Yamamoto, a Japanese designer Jean-Pierre Ploue's style Citroen design team. According to Yamauchi, he and Yamamoto started the collaboration since 2003. Yamamoto convince Jean Pierre Ploue to submit the concept to Citroen head office in Paris who later agreed to start the production process and manufacture the real car.
There are Three versions of the car are available in game: Road version (510 horsepower), Race version (615 horsepower) and Concept version (793 horsepower, and 2495 N·m of torque). The car in the game features a fuel cell powering four electric motors delivering 780 bhp (582 kW; 791 PS), however, the real car uses a modified version of the Ford Modular V8 petrol engine, producing 646 bhp.The car's weight is 1,400 kg (3,086 lb).
In June 2009, Citroën confirmed plans to produce an extremely limited number of GTs for sale to the public. Only 6 will be built, each costing $2.1 million. In July 2010, rumours that production was suspended began to surface. Although Citroen’s plans for a production version have been dropped. Citroen, instead, has decided to focus on products that will bring in more money.
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. Under the hood there was supposed to be the V8 engine found in the Ford GT.
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This is how a Citroen GT sound like...
No Lets watch the origin of Citroen GT in PSP Gran Turismo Game version
What do you think of the design between these 2 versions, the Live version and the Gran Turismo 5:Prologue version...see any different? or its the exact duplicate. if yes...the It is Alive.....