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4 March 2010

This is the GQ by Citroen, a new concept car designed to provide "the ultimate gentleman’s drive".

It features a new plug-in hybrid powertrain, which features a 1598cc, four-cylinder direct injection petrol engine.

See the GQ by Citroen interior and exterior pictures

It travels from 0-60mph in 4.5seconds, has an electronically limited top speed of 155mph and Co2 emissions of 80g/km. No other details have been given.

The car has officially been created as a collaboration between Citroen and GQ magazine, and insiders say there are no production plans for the car.

It was designed to a brief set out by GQ editor Dylan Jones and created by a design team headed by Mark Lloyd, who most recently styled the DS3.

Citroen DS3 road test

The car’s cabin is accessed by rear coach doors. The interior has been designed to be "spacious, comfortable and futuristic", and its interior details and interior were created by Patrick Grant, the creative director of Savile Row tailors E.Tautz.

Lloyd said: "Where this car works so well with GQ is that it fits with the current attitudes of conspicuous consumption. It is understated rather than in-your-face and sleek rather than too macho."

Jones said: "The GQ car needed to have the “want” factor, but it also needed to look, feel and drive like the sort of car no sane man could choose to ignore. We think it looks very special.’

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Phinehas 5 March 2010

Re: GQ by Citroen concept revealed

Something else Citroën always did well in the dim distant past was publicity -remember the Eiffel Tower? If this is what is produced (whether production-ready or not), I'm all for it.

Likewise, if any of the design cues from this car make it into production, along with the improvements in build quality, Citroën could be building a healthy future for themselves.

DCW321 5 March 2010

Re: GQ by Citroen concept revealed

Thats my next car Citroen! please build it as the DS5, and change very little if you can between now and the up coming launch date. It will do very nicely!

superstevie 5 March 2010

Re: GQ by Citroen concept revealed

Lovely looking concept, I like it a lot!

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It will still have Citroen's crap warranty - and one day out of it will get you no attention from Citroen, so why would I, or anyone else, be interested in it?
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