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CAPITAL THRILLS: GTbyCITROËN concept turns GAMING fantasy into London reality 

Citroën’s stunning concept supercar, the GTbyCITROËN, took to the streets of central London on Tuesday 23rd June 2009 to recreate part of the ‘street circuit’ featured in Gran Turismo® – the PLAYSTATION®3 driving game which the GTbyCITROËN 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. 

GTbyCITROËN at Piccadilly Circus

The result of a unique partnership between Citroën and Polyphony Digital Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc., creators of the Gran Turismo game series, the GTbyCITROËN 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. 

GTbyCITROËN with Big Ben in the background

GTbyCITROËN in the Mall
GTbyCITROËN at Admiralty Arch
GTbyCITROËN in front of Buckingham Palace

GTbyCITROËN in Trafalgar Square in front of Nelson's Column

The GTbyCITROËN will be making its UK show debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (3-5 July) and will climb the famous 1.16-mile Goodwood Hill as part of the Sunday Times Supercar Run. 

GTbyCITROËN at the Classic Motor Show 2009

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