Since the concept was based on a virtual car featured in the upcoming Gran Turismo 5 video game, Citroen designers had the task of translating the racer's pixilated personality into car that actually could feel and look at home on a real track. They began with the car's front exterior, incorporating a plethora of functional scoops, vents and diffusers - a main theme used throughout the car - that presumably cool the GT's powertrain and dramatically reduce its drag signature. Distinct blue LED horizontal headlights flanking the brand's chevron badge were utilized to give the GT a strong track and road presence. Keeping the car stable on its 21-in. wheels is a motorsport-inspired flat underside made from carbon fiber, along with an adjustable rear diffuser.
If the striking exterior doesn't take observers aback, wait until they get a hold of what's inside. Like GTbyCitroen's outside, the interior was inspired completely after a racecar's. Leather adorns the car's gull-wing doors and low-slung race seats with four-point harnesses, while a mix of steel and copper comprise the dash and center console. The effect of the wraparound center structure is that of a true cockpit fit for a circuit racing environment. A head-up-display (HUD) employing red LED light gives the driver real-time vehicle and track data throughout their time trials.
In the virtual world, the GTbyCitroen is powered by a hypothetical all-electric motor employing the latest fuel-cell technology. Although a zero-emissions racer capable of competing with the likes of traditionally powered cars seems great, a working powertrain has yet to be placed in the concept's engine bay