Citroen GT supercar to lap Nurburgring at 24-Hour Race event

The GTbyCitroen (or Citroen GT, GT by Citroen or whatever you want to call it) made its debut at the 2008 Paris Motor Show last year without any engine under the hood since Citroen never planned on a road-going version of the car. The supercar, which was a joint project between Citroen and the makers of the Gran Turismo video game, was said to be powered by 782-hp, high-tech fuel-cell engine in its virtual reality world.

Nonetheless, in March 2009, Citroen confirmed that the car will be going into production with power coming from GM or Ford V8 engine.

Citroen announced today that its GTbyCitroen will now make rounds at major events in the coming months. Its first stop will be the 24-Hours Nurburgring race where the car will take a lap of the legendary German track. One June 12, the GTbyCitroen will join a host of supercars from all over the world at in the  “Grande Parade des Pilotes” at the Le Mans 24 Hours. Last but not least, it will stop over at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK on July 3.

Citroen says that the GT will see a limited production run of just 20 units. Expect each unit to cost an arm and a leg.

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– By: Omar Rana