Polyphony Digital Turns Gaming Fantasy into London Reality

June 23, 2009 Written by Draisey

Citroën’s stunning concept supercar, the GT by CITROËN, took to the streets of central London on Tuesday (23/06) to recreate part of the ‘street circuit’ featured in Gran Turismo 5 – the PlayStation 3 driving game which the GT by CITROËN 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 Citroën and Polyphony, designers 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 21 inch aluminum wheels. Inside the cabin offers a refined racing experience with copper, steel and black leather finishes combined with hi-tech racing controls.

The GT by CITROËN 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. Hi-Res images of the GTbyCITROEN available for download from http://www.drop.io/gtbycitroen.