The voting has ended for the Peugeot Design Contest and the winner, who gets his or her car included in Project Gotham Racing 4, has been announced. Alas, it wasn’t the Allscape Concept that I liked, rather the much more simple and svelte Flux Concept pictured here has taken the prize. According to the designer, the intention was to create a lightweight and inexpensive car.
The name Flux was inspired by the continuous change and flow of our daily lives during work and play. The shape also represents this flow with transitions through hard and smooth lines, between straight and curved all of which are characteristics of Peugeot. A relatively small car (3500cm long by 1650cm wide), it runs on a slim hydrogen power plant hidden in the back along with the tank mounted under the front bonnet. The hood and side body panels are made from plastic, polyurethane for the seats and aluminium for the mechanical parts. The main components such as the chassis and head protection are metal.
Made up of simple body work (basic intersected volumes) the car is easily produced and accessible to everyone but most of all, it’s fun to drive.
The Xbox 360 tucked in the glove compartment probably didn’t hurt his car’s chances either!