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Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Spawns Real-Life Car 93

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Car Analogy Please writes to tell us that a new car unveiled at the Paris Auto Show was modeled after the Gran Turismo 5 Prologue car. GTbyCITROËN is the first car that has been designed in tandem with a video game to then spill out onto the actual pavement. "The GTbyCITROËN is the product of a partnership built up during the creation of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue. Takumi Yamamoto, from Citroen and Kazunori Yamauchi from Polyphony Digital Inc, the games developer were inspired by each others industries to design a concept car for the game that then flowed further into the real-world. The game version of the car mirrors the real-world performance of the concept."
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Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Spawns Real-Life Car

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  • Better pictures (Score:5, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 03, 2008 @04:04PM (#25250353)
    Better pictures [jalopnik.com].
  • On a smaller scale (Score:4, Informative)

    by joeflies (529536) on Friday October 03, 2008 @04:14PM (#25250471)

    Polyphony Digital has made the jump from video game to real world with the Nissan GT-R as well. The video game designer worked on the design of the driver gauges in the GT-R

  • by turtleAJ (910000) on Friday October 03, 2008 @04:37PM (#25250737)

    What next, cars from Speed Racer?

    Who knows... at least (one-off customs):

    - Speed's Mach 5 has already been built
    - Mattel actually built their twin engine car (with dual Chevy 502 cubic inch engines, that's a total of over 16 liters!)
    - Fans already built a full sized Warthog from Halo

    Personally, I think the Citroen looks too radical... yet I would not mind driving it around!

  • No, It's Not (Score:4, Informative)

    by ovanklot (715633) on Friday October 03, 2008 @04:57PM (#25250945)

    It's not a real-life car. It's a concept. Concepts are renders and at best life-size fiberglass models.

    Call me once it goes into production.

  • by spire3661 (1038968) on Friday October 03, 2008 @05:02PM (#25250987) Journal
    ITs more than just gauges. Its a complete tuning interface. G force acceleration, body roll, all kinds of fun telemetry in a production car.
  • by fgaliegue (1137441) on Friday October 03, 2008 @05:50PM (#25251419)

    Yeah, I'm French, but I really have no respect at all for the French auto industry.

    It's plain and simple: for the last 10 years, any car produced in France has been (s)crap. Nothing else. US don't laugh, you're even worse (apart from the Corvette C6).

    The French auto industry can't make a decent engine, except when partnering with other manufacturers (Ford for Diesel engines, BMW for petrol engines, since we talk about PSA here - for Renault, see Nissan) and have managed to increase the average weight of their vehicles by 40% (a 207 CC weighs as much as a full blown BMW 330i, damnit!), all this while turning the driving experience from "fun" (Peugeot 106 Rallye; CitroÃn Saxo VTS; Renault Clio Williams) to "dull" (Peugeot 207 RC; CitroÃn? Hah! Renault is the exception here: Megane and Clio "RS Team").

    The only thing the French industry can provide excitement about today is concept cars, and WRC victories (which they don't even take advantage of to make an appealing road legal derivative - unlike Subaru, Mitsubishi, and even Ford, damnit!). Don't expect a CitroÃn like that on the roads in the foreseeable future. If ever.

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