Wednesday 14 July 2010

Citroën GT concept still under assessment

Citroën has denied previous reports alleging it no longer has any plans to put its wild GT by Citroën supercar into restricted production.

Citroën was likely to build 6 cars costing around £1.1m each, but French media claimed Citroën had scrapped plans after it decided the engineering and development costs needed to get the GT production ready would not be worth the returns on the car; each unit would be sold at a significant loss. However, Citroën has now verified that the GT by Citroën is still "under evaluation" for production and no choice on whether or not the supercar will make production has been decided.

Earlier reports suggested Citroën is planning to focus on developing smaller sporty cars, such as the Citroen DS3 Racing, rather than developing a range-topping supercar. The GT by Citroën's engine has never been publicised, but it was believed to be powered by a V8 petrol engine producing more than 500bhp supplied by either Ford or GM. The production car is expected to use a manual gearbox with paddle shifters.

The Citroën GT concept stole the lime-light at the 2008 Paris motor show.

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