(from Peugeot Press
Release) After the Flux car design project was awarded
winner of the 4th edition of Peugeots Design Contest, the team at
Peugeots Style Center began creating a full scale model of the
winning project, in close relationship with its author, Miha
In addition, the project
is in the process of being crafted virtually for inclusion in
Project Gotham Racing 4, the racing game developed by Bizarre
Creations exclusively for Microsofts Xbox 360 video game and
The Flux project won
after a selection period, which inspired the creation of 4,029
projects that came from 113 countries. The projects were posted on
www.peugeotconcours-design.com between September and December
Beginning in March, the
Flux project will be replicated to full scale and presented in
Peugeots booth for the next Frankfurt Auto show in September 2007.
Starting in March is essential since it allows the teams in
Peugeots Style Center and Microsoft Game Studios to capture the
project and have a design that is true to the authors vision and
spirit, in terms of realistic handling and driving sensations.
Project Gotham Racing
4 is an exclusive Xbox 360 title and will be the latest installment
from Bizarre Creations beloved racing franchise.
We are excited to work
with Peugeot in helping to visualize the future of Peugeot vehicle
design. The Flux is a perfect fit for PGR4, said Martyn Chudley,
Managing Director of Bizarre Creations. We were impressed with the
innovative and the extreme car designs submitted; We hope that Mihai
Panaitescu will be excited when he sees The Flux faithfully created
on the Xbox 360. We look forward to adding a lot of Gotham to its
From Designer Mihai Panitescu:
My intention was to
design a vehicle that pleases it's occupants in every way.
It's versatility combined with it's sportiness and the ability to
use it in different environments are in my opinion some of the
vehicle's strong points.
Either as an explorer of sandy beaches, sweeping mountain roads, or
simply commuting in the city, the Flux concept embodies a vehicle
that is made to please. It's dynamic shape and open air
cockpit make it lively and fun to drive as the occupants are always
in contact with their surroundings.
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
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
Adding to this, the car is also a gaming hub thanks to the
integrated Xbox 360 so P.L.E.A.S.E. hop in!!!