Citroen's stunning concept supercar, the GTbyCITROEN, took to the streets of central London on Tuesday the 23rd June 2009 to recreate part of the 'street circuit' featured in Gran Turismo - the PLAYSTATION 3 driving game which the GTbyCITROEN was designed for.
Taking in some of the Capital's most famous landmarks, the virtual-turned-reality supercar swapped pixels for Piccadilly as it swept through the world famous circus, toured Regent Street, rounded Trafalgar Square and cruised down the Mall past Buckingham Palace.
The result of a unique partnership between Citroen and Polyphony Digital Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc., creators of the Gran Turismo game series, the GTbyCITROEN concept measures nearly five metres long (4.96m) and just over a metre high (1.09m) with an impressive supercar design sporting wide air intakes, rear air-diffuser, horizontal LED headlamps, gull wing doors and diamond-effect 21inch aluminium wheels. Inside the cabin offers a refined racing experience with copper, steel and black leather finishes combined with hi-tech racing controls.
The GTbyCITROEN will be making its UK show debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 3rd - 5th July 2009 and will climb the famous 1.16-mile Goodwood Hill as part of the Sunday Times Supercar Run.Published 23 June 2009