Virtual French Insanity “le zoom le zoom”

Well the French have taken their love of video games to the next level. So strong was the response to the virtual racer dubbed “GTbyCITROËN” in the hit Playstation 3 game Gran Turismo 5, that one of France’s oldest auto manufacturers decided to explore the future of design and make the jump to reality. Reminiscent of Mazda’s “Nagare” design movement, this sleek concept features bold design initiatives. Take for example the oversized rear-end “made exaggeratedly long in order to create an effect of retinal persistence. The idea is to make the concept car even faster visually. The white-to-grey gradation on the body side further underlines this impression of continuous movement.” Did you all catch that term “retinal persistence”? Can I say that referring to a large butt? Damn, that girls got some retinal persistence out back! Co-designed with Gran Turismo game designers POLYPHONY, the design exercise does a masterful job of getting us closer to “Form Beyond Fuction” – courtesy Takashi Yamada.

Via: AutoBlog


  • jin_woo_han says:

    Perfect! that’s all I can say!

  • zippyflounder says:

    wonder how it would perform on the snowy roads of the alps….front and back snow plows!

  • Keith says:

    I have to say that the back is rather ugly. The front on the other hand is well done.

  • miikee says:

    beautiful in all aspects!

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  • Def says:

    Nice, but doesn’t looks like a french car. More like a japanese one. And for what the ugly mirrors?

    • SmurfSnuff says:

      there are two things wrong with this being a “French” car.
      1. the steering column is not in the right place.
      2. no ash tray on bumper.

      i will say this one of the most aesthetically pleasing cars that i have ever seen. but it looks like someone tok two halves of two concept cars and put them together. the front of the car is much like an opening paragraph in an essay, so it must give someone an idea of what the back looks like. as the tail end is much different from the front, i have to agree that it does not fit well.
      but in all honesty, would you be ashamed to drive this car?
      i want to buy this masterpiece.

  • M72 says:

    Cool look. But after seeing BMW Gina I am never really satisfied with concepts of such new cars. As I said – design is great, concept… not so good

  • IGreenSpot says:

    unbelievable !

  • Nedsta101 says:

    this is SICK AS i wish i could have 1 the back of is looks kool as!!!!!

    best car in the world

  • Lukas says:

    Superb design! Really beautiful, and yes the front is better then the rear.

  • Buzzlair says:

    gotta own this sometime soon

  • victor says:

    cool…french or jap?????? citroen was always going for space design so why not even more space shipy

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  • stephen russell says:

    Citroen, Produce this.
    Very Radical.
    Love to rent for EU driving.
    Produce this for EU & US markets.
    Upgrade your image since 1972 Citroen Maserati coupe.
    Nice date machine or pick up machine.

  • imsilentfish says:

    a little bit too complicated at the back

  • CH23 says:

    they took it in production;

    there’s 6 of them,costing 1.3 million euro’s each

    this is my dream car….

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