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Citroen denies reports claiming it no longer plans to build six units of its radical supercar
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8 July 2010

Citroen has denied earlier reports claiming it no longer plans to put its radical GT by Citroen supercar into limited production.

The firm had been expected to build six units costing around £1.1million each, but French media claimed Citroen had gone back on these plans after it decided the engineering and development costs required to get the GT by Citroen production ready would not be worth the returns on the car; each unit would be sold for a significant loss.

See the GT by Citroen in action at Goodwood

However, Citroen has now confirmed to Autocar that the GT by Citroen is still "under evaluation" for production and no decision on whether or not it will make production had been taken.

The earlier reports claimed Citroen planned to focus on developing more smaller sporty cars, such as the Citroen DS3 Racing, rather than developing a flagship supercar.

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The GT by Citroen's powertrain has never been revealed, but it's rumoured to be powered by a V8 producing in excess of 500bhp supplied by either Ford or General Motors. The production car is expected to use a paddle shift manual gearbox.

The GT by Citroen was the star of the Paris motor show in 2008 and was seen in action as recently as last weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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disco.stu 8 July 2010

Re: GT by Citroen 'cancelled'

Woigookin wrote:
If you truly felt the need to ask that question, there is no point in me explaining it to you.

On the contrary, i am genuinely interested in hearing your definition of a supercar, because obviously it is very different to mine. On what grounds could you possibly consider the GT by Citroen to be a supercar? It's a long way from being road-legal, so you have no clue as to how it is going to drive if and when it ever goes near a real road.

Peter Cavellini 8 July 2010

Re: GT by Citroen 'cancelled'

Just aswell, it was to far advanced shape-wise, infact it wouldn't have looked out of place in the 60's show U.F.O!?

Woigookin 8 July 2010

Re: GT by Citroen 'cancelled'

disco.stu wrote:

Woigookin wrote:
That's too bad, it really is a true supercar

How exactly?

If you truly felt the need to ask that question, there is no point in me explaining it to you.