Steane Klose | Dec 17, 2008

Rumour has it that the GTbyCitroen could be headed for an extremely limited 20-vehicle production run. The love child of Citroen and Polyphony Digital, the makers of the Sony Playstation 3 game Gran Turismo 5, was originally created as an in-game only special feature.

Word has it that PSA Peugeot Citroen's new design director, Jean-Pierre Ploué, has indicated that there are production plans for the GT, which appeared as a rolling shell at the Paris Motor Show.

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The wild proportions and styling of the concept would make for an extremely rare collectible. We've seen the full race interior, adjustable rear spoiler, massive 21-inch wheels and gull-wing doors, but what we're really interested in is what will be sitting behind the driver in the engine bay.

In Gran Turismo 5, the GT features a fully electric drive-train powered by a hydrogen fuel-cell. Whether this will carry over into the real world is anyone's guess.

The auto industry has been in a shambles of late. With all the negative vibe around the place, we're all for the idea of a completely over-the-top limited production run of a car that was designed for a video game. As crazy as it sounds, the GTbyCitroen may be just what the doctor ordered.

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