Peugeot had it’s 5th design contest recently. The winner of the competition will be announced on the Peugeot stand at the Paris Motor Show on October 2nd 2008. Peugeot CEO, Jean-hilippe Collin, will award the “la Griffe” trophy and $15,000 dollars to the winner.
A full-scale model of the winning design will be produced as prototype and will be presented to the public at the Shanghai Motor Show in the spring of 2009.
Every year they have a specific theme for the design contest. The theme of this contest was:
“Imagine the Peugeot in the Worldwide Megalopolis of Tomorrow”
Create a Concept Car which is designed to evolve within the cities of the future, whilst retaining the key values of the 21st century. The projects should bear Peugeot’s stylistic codes and must contain the following four aspects included in this design competition: environmental awareness, social harmony, interactive mobility, and economic efficiency.
Below are the ten finalists and their cars:
1. GALapagos: Igor Yastrebov
2. Peugeot 888: Oskar Johansen
3. Vision: Shinji Nukumi
4. Rugir: Onur Guvenc
5. ego: Emre Yazici
6.OXO: Lou Ke
7. RD: Carlos Arturo Torres Tovar
8. MoVille: Woo-Ram Lee
9. P.R.O: Ke Guo
10.Seed: Yann Terrer
More info can be found at Peugeot’s Design Contest website.
The RideLust Reaction
The French designer Yann Terrer has probably the slickest design sensibilities with the Seed. His pictures and quality of design are the nicest and look the cleanest. He even foresees a circular ‘parking rack’ type of device that could be used specifically for the collapsible Seed. I like that, I like how he thinks, how he sees it in the context of the future city.
As for which one I’d like to be driving? If the RD held more than one person, then it’d be a toss up between that and the 888. They’re both exceptionally beautiful designs, both have the folding function in the center for space saving, but the 888 holds a passenger, and that is crucial. Who’s going to buy a car for one person?
Honorable mention to the MoVille for having omni-directional wheel balls.
The rest of the 10 are the standard fare of never-going-to-be-made concept cars. They’re fun to look at though.