The 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show which will open its doors next week will witness the introduction of several Citroen vehicles, including both concepts and new production models. One of the most important models to be showcased is the GTbyCitroen, a concept first displayed at last year's Paris auto show.
The French manufacturer will start production of the car but only 6 units of the GTbyCitroen will be rolled off the assembly lines. What's more important is that only a few people out there would afford to buy on these because, according to caranddriver.com, Citroen is willing to sell each unit for 1.5 million euros (around $2.1 million).
Even if the car was revealed approximately one year ago, only a little is actually known when it comes to its specifications. Earlier this year, a Citroen insider said that he production form of GTbyCitroen will boast many of the features available on the concept, including most of the carbon fiber-made parts and interior details.
As for the engine, nobody knows exactly will is going to be the powertrain responsible for powering the car but the company's head Vincent Besson initially hinted that the company will choose a V8 unit designed by either Ford or General Motors. The generated output will be at least 500 horsepower, with a manual gearbox likely to make the final production version. The reason for a borrowed engine? It would be too expensive to build a new engine, especially for a limited edition of only six units.
autoevolution will be attending the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of these vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions.