The GT by Citroën (sometimes spelled GTbyCitroën) is a sports car that debuted as a concept car on October 2 at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. It was specially created, designed and produced for the video game Gran Turismo 5. Its designer came up with the project and sold it to both Polyphony Digital and Citroën. Six cars are expected to be built. The expected MSRP is $2,100,000. The car's exterior design was made by Takumi Yamamoto, a Japanese designer from Jean-Pierre Ploué's Style Citroën design team. Takumi Yamamoto was a childhood friend of Kazunori Yamauchi, director of Polyphony Digital and creator of the popular Gran Turismo franchise. Three versions of the car are available in game: Road version (510 hp (380 kW; 517 PS), Race version (615 hp (459 kW; 624 PS) and Concept version (793 hp (591 kW; 804 PS). The car in the game features a battery powering four electric motors delivering 780 hp (582 kW; 791 PS), however, the real car uses a modified version of the Ford Modular V8 petrol engine, producing 646 hp (482 kW; 655 PS). The car's weight is 1,400 kg (3,086 lb). (wikipedia)
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In 1949, German coachbuilders Hebmüller and Karmann were comissioned by
Volkswagen to build two Cabriolets based on the Beetle Type 1 chassis.
Hebmüller built the 2 seat model and Karmann the 4 seat model.
Production of the Hebmüller models ended in 1953 after a fire destroyed the factory
with a total of only 696 units produced. (Wikipedia)