The Citroen C2 GT - A New Urban Sport

The New Citroen C2 GT

Citroen C2

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Citroen is now unveiling the cool new C2 GT, hot on the heels of the launch of the stunning C2 supermini. An individually numbered, rally homologation special, the C2 GT’s entire road-going production run of 2,250 models is destined exclusively for the UK.

On sale from the beginning of December, the C2 GT is set to wow drivers looking for urban styling and a fun-to-drive experience at a truly affordable price. If the recommended retail price of £10,495 wasn’t value enough, a special offer of one year’s free insurance* is also available.

A lively performer, the C2 GT features a 110hp 1.6i 16V engine with five-speed manual transmission, and also incorporates special weight-saving measures, giving it a rapid 0-62mph time of 9.5 seconds and a top speed of 121mph.

Exciting to look at, the C2 GT really stands out from the crowd with its unique Citroen Sport inspired front end design and eye-catching white 16" alloys, all rounded off by a rear spoiler. Add in the C2’s sharp lines and prominent curves, topped off with neat touches like the chrome tailpipe, chrome GT badging and availability of a special Citroen Sport red body colour, and the GT really does have bags of character.

Inside, the C2 GT cabin design reflects its fun and sporty nature, with supportive and attractive two-tone sports seats, carbon-fibre look trim around the instrument panel and vivid translucent colour-keyed gear knob and door grab handles. And, underlining the GT’s individuality, a badge showing each car’s unique edition number is located on the central console.

Helping drivers to find their ideal position, the steering wheel alters for rake and reach whilst the driver’s seat is height adjustable. Like all C2s the GT seats four, with especially impressive space in the front, and offers plenty of storage areas throughout the cabin, while the generously-sized boot is easily accessible via the split tailgate.

The C2 GT certainly doesn’t scrimp on kit, with an equipment list that features variable assistance power steering, electric one-touch front windows with anti-pinch function, a trip computer, programmable overspeed warning and a Radio/CD Player for banging out tunes while cruising around with friends.

Safe as well as fun, the GT, along with the rest of the C2 range, has just achieved a 4-star Euro NCAP crash test rating. It comes with four airbags and ABS with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) and EBA (Emergency Braking Assistance) as standard, and is also equipped with remote central locking with deadlocks and an alarm.

The exciting C2 GT joins the VTR and Furio models in the footsteps of the legendary Saxo VTR and VTS which, as the UK’s most popular hot hatch for five consecutive years, appealed right to the heart of the young, sporty-minded supermini buyer. For these customers, the low cost of ownership of the GT, with its Group 6 insurance rating, low fuel consumption and 20,000 mile service intervals, will be particularly appealing.

Alain Favey, Managing Director of Citroen UK, comments, "Britain has a long tradition for buying superminis that are fun to drive, as witnessed with the success of the Saxo. The C2 GT offers even more, bringing an exciting new player to the sporty small car market."

* free insurance offer available until January 31st, for buyers aged 21-80 years (not including N. Ireland)

Published 4 December 2003 Melanie Carter

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