Super Street Network

Due to the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, our website is currently unavailable to visitors from most European countries. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit www.motortrend.com for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more.MOTORTREND.COM
 |   |   |  GQ Citroen Concept Car - Web Exclusive
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

GQ Citroen Concept Car - Web Exclusive

The GQbyCitroen concept car is powered by a plug-in Hybrid with a 1598cc, and a four-cylinder direct-injection gasoline engine.

Mar 5, 2010

GQ MAGAZINE AND CITROEN CREATE CONCEPT CAR

The GQbyCitroen is a concept car born through a unique partnership between the leading men's monthly magazine and a team of Citroen designers, collaborating to create the ultimate gentleman's drive.

Eurp_1003_01_z+gq_citroen_concept_car+passenger_view Photo 2/6   |   GQ Citroen Concept Car - Web Exclusive

Responding to a brief by GQ's editor, Dylan Jones, Citroen's team, headed by Mark Lloyd, took a new look at the GT theme and integrated it with a typical Citroen design approach.

GQbyCitroen combines classic features and contemporary styling with a sculpted front end, rounded rear, strong body contours and sleek concave rear windscreen - a signature Citroen design.

The cabin is accessed by rear coach doors and reveals a spacious, comfortable and futuristic cabin. Completing the car's bespoke styling, the interior detailing and upholstery selections were provided by Patrick Grant, the Creative Director of prestigious Savile Row tailors, E.Tautz.

Eurp_1003_02_z+gq_citroen_concept_car+interior Photo 3/6   |   GQ Citroen Concept Car - Web Exclusive

Dylan Jones from GQ commented: "We wanted something practical, something cool but idiosyncratic - something surprising that didn't just look like a concept car. The GQ car needed to look, feel and 'drive' like the sort of car no man could ignore. We think it looks very special." Dynamic performance and environmental responsibility were also key requirements. The GQbyCitroen concept car is powered by a plug-in Hybrid with a 1598cc, four-cylinder direct-injection gasoline engine offering a sporty 0-60mph time of just 4.5 seconds, a limited top speed of 155mph and CO2 emissions of just 80g/km.

Mark Lloyd, Chief Designer of Citroen's International Projects added: "Where this car works so well with GQ is that it fits with the current attitudes of conspicuous consumption. It is understated rather than in-your-face, and sleek rather than macho. With the skills of a Savile Row tailor on the car's interior, we also achieved that bespoke, fitted feel, both inside and out.

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

Two images that purport to show the all-new 992-generation 911 Turbo have shown up on the internet, and they seem to be the real deal
Ed TahaneyFeb 21, 2019
Aston Martin isn't expected to deliver its third hypercar until late 2021, but it's already teasing the mid-engine coupe codenamed Project 003
Kelly PleskotFeb 20, 2019
Carbon Signal Automotive (CS) might not be a familiar name to most, but it's quickly mastered what neither the best in California or Japan can do yet, which is what's helped put its name onto the map.
Jonathan WongFeb 20, 2019
Speedworks Motorsport opts for the new Toyota Corolla hatchback to take racing in the 2019 British Touring Car Championship
Bob HernandezFeb 20, 2019
The Mercedes-Benz SLC roadster has been discontinued, and to celebrate the automaker has announced a Final Edition
Conner GoldenFeb 19, 2019
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP