This is the GQ by Citroen, a new concept from the French manufacturer designed to provide the ultimate gentleman's drive. The new car comes with a new plug-in hybrid powertrain, featuring a 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol engine.
Don't think that the car is lazy because is not: it can sprint from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.5 seconds and has a top speed electronically limited to 155 mph (250 km/h).
Regarding the CO2 emissions, the concept emits only 80g/km. As you figured it out, the car has been created by Citroen and GQ magazine, but it is only a concept and will remain one because the French manufacturer has no plans to produce this car.
It was designed by to a brief set out by GQ editor Dylan Jones and created by a design team headed by Mark Lloyd, also known as DS3 creator.
According to Mark Lloyd, Chief Designer of Citroën’s International Projects, the concept works with GQ in a sense that it matches with how many people look at obvious and unrelentless consumption. He remarked that the GQ by Citroen is understated rather than obvious, and is sleek rather than being overtly macho.
He added that thanks to Savile Row, the car’s interior exudes a bespoke fitted feel. Lloyd quipped that the GT concept signifies the “pinnacle of automotive excellence.”
He noted that while the GT – Grand Tourer -- cannot be considered as the all-out sports car, it is a gentleman car that boasts of performance and that’s suited for travelling. In turn, Citroen wanted to create a car similar to the GT, which like GQ was aspirational but still features classic automotive ideals. He said they created a car not for the mass market, but for GQ.