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CAPITAL THRILLS: GTbyCITROEN concept turns GAMING fantasy into London reality

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Tuesday 23 June 2009

Citro?n’s stunning concept supercar, the GTbyCITRO?N, took to the streets of central London on Tuesday (23/06) to recreate part of the‘street circuit’ featured in Gran Turismo 5– the PlayStation3 driving game which the GTbyCITRO?N 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 Citro?n and Polyphony, designers of the Gran Turismo game series, the GTbyCITRO?N 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 GTbyCITRO?N 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 www.drop.io/gtbycitroen

For more information contact Dom Vizor:

Tel: 0208 541 3434

Mob: 07810 203066

E-mail@ dom@performancepr.co.uk

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