Citroen Concepts at Champs-Elysées


Citroen realized some of their concept cars are too good to just sit in a warehouse collecting dust. So they opened a show called ‘Now Future’ at C_42 on the Champs-Elysées in Paris, putting a selection of them on display.

This exhibition has a futuristic theme, showing wht’s next for Citroen design, which has always been famous for being bold and fearless. C_42 is paying tribute to Citroën’s audacity. Concept cars, from the dazzling C-Métisse to the irreverent Revolte and Survolt, as well as the uber-athletic GTbyCitroën, illustrate Citroën’s seismic shift in styling over time and demonstrate the brand’s ability to innovate with their full-electric and hybrid drivetrains. Exhibition demonstrates how close concept cars can be to production models

The list of cars on display include GTbyCitroën, Survolt, Revolte, Hypnos & C-Métisse concept. Below you’ll find a brief description on each of the items.

Citroen Concepts Citroen Concepts at Champs Elysées

GTbyCITROËN: FROM VIRTUAL TO REALITY

The truly amazing GTbyCitroën was the first ever car to be specifically designed to bring the virtual and real worlds together. Originally unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, the show car was based on a digital vehicle designed in partnership between Citroën and Polyphony, creator of the Gran Turismo 5 racing game.

SURVOLT: GLAMOROUS, FREE-SPIRITED & HIGHLY CHARGED

Sporting, dynamic and environmentally considerate, Survolt made its debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Propelled by two electric motors with a combined power of 300bhp, Survolt is capable of exceptional performance with a top speed of 162mph and a 0-62mph time of less than five seconds. The ‘Art Car’ model on show at C_42 was created by French artist Françoise Nielly.

REVOLTE: PLUSH, CHEEKY & ‘GREEN’

Citroën revealed Revolte, its ultra-chic urban concept car, at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. Revolte made an irreverent nod to one of its most illustrious forefathers, the 2CV. Audacious and high-tech, Revolte combined luxury, bright colours and environmentally responsible technology. It is powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

HYPNOS: CREATIVITY & TECHNOLOGY

Beautifully proportioned, with sleek crossover-inspired looks, the Citroën Hypnos concept was unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. At the time, Hypnos represented an all-new approach to high-end vehicles. Featuring a range of creative technologies, Hypnos delivered a remarkable combination of high performance and environmental respect, along with an unforgettable travelling experience. 

C-MÉTISSE: THE MARRIAGE OF PASSION & REASON

C-Métisse made its debut at the 2006 Paris Motor Show. Thanks to Citroën’s creative ability to marry passion and reason, this concept car opened the way to a new kind of motoring pleasure.The characterful coupé featured exceptional on-board comfort and combined powerful on-road performance with enhanced carbon efficiency thanks to its diesel hybrid drivetrain.

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