Production Cancelled for Polyphony Digital’s Citroën GT

Automotive News 127 July 18, 2010 by

Sad news: remember the Polyphony Digital-designed supercar, the Citroën GT? After it was first revealed in an update to GT5 Prologue, it was widely publicized and praised in the media as the physical prototype made its way around the world at various car shows and events. It even floated around Venice, and this video I uploaded to YouTube (also embedded below) of the car driving around the streets of London has received more than 1.5 million views.

There was so much interest in the car, Citroën actually decided to build it. Despite its popularity, though, it wasn’t meant to be, as the latest reports (thanks for the tip, paskowitz!) confirm production has been cancelled. The reasons cited for dropping the car are not surprising: although the GT was expected to be priced north of €1 million, it wouldn’t have been profitable enough for the company, which has decided to focus its time and resources on other models that will “bring in more money”.

Fortunately, the car will live on in GT and should make for a great subject in GT5‘s Photomode. For now, enjoy these shots taken by GTPlanet user, Jamie, from the car’s showing at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (don’t miss his full set on Flickr). Editors from PistonHeads also got to drive the car at the event, and you can read their very interesting write up on the whole experience right here.

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