GTbyCitroen future in doubt

Initially, Citroen’s product manager confirmed a limited number of the £1 million-plus supercar will be produced, but there have now unconfirmed reports Citroen may reject the idea to focus on other lines.

The GTbyCitroen, complete with V8 engine, drove the Goodwood hill climb last week alongside the likes of the Bugatti Veyron supercar but Citroen has yet to officially confirm whether or not production will go ahead.

The GTbyCitroen first appeared in the Gran Turismo series of games before being turned into a concept vehicle which first appeared in 2008 at the Paris Auto Show.

There is speculation over whether Citroen can transform the concept into a production car without costs spiralling out of control, and many expect Citroen to concentrate on the hugely popular DS line instead.

Citroen successfully introduced the DS3 earlier this year as well as a Racing and Rally version of the supermini. A DS4 and DS5 will follow next year to complete the premium line-up.

The all-electric Survolt two-seater coupe concept car is another expected to go into production in some form in future.

For now, Citroen is refusing to comment on the future of the GTbyCitroen despite the French press declaring production of the supercar to be a non-starter.