2005 Peugeot Moovie Concept
(from Peugeot Press Release) For the third edition of the Peugeot Design Competition, enthusiasts of automotive styling from all over the world were invited to design the Peugeot of their dreams for the near future.
After the future of 2020
and retro-futurism, participants this year were asked to express
A Portuguese designer,
André Costa, won the competition with his project the Moovie, an
At the last Geneva Motor
Show, André Costa was awarded the « La Griffe » trophy by Frédéric
But it is at the Frankfurt Motor Show that the competition’s most emblematic prize is unveiled on the Marque’s stand, in the form of a scale 1 concept car, built in accordance with the winning project. Not forgetting a new feature of this third edition: the mass production of the winning project in the form of a… 1/43 scale miniature.
This now traditional event offered by Peugeot to the community of designers has met with real success and last year set a new record for the number of entries it attracted. Indeed, with 3,800 projects registered on the www.peugeot-concours-design.com site, the number of entries was up by 36 % compared to the 2002 event.The competition also confirmed its international credentials with 2,600 designers from 107 countries, against 90 for the previous edition.
The Moovie was built under the supervision of the Peugeot Style Centre, according to criteria normally used for the construction of vehicles intended for a Motor Show. Three months’ work was required, from the digitization phase to the final model exhibited at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
In the absence of
three-dimensional drawings, it was necessary to give proportions to
Once the model was approved, production could begin.
Production starts with
the machining of a scale 1 model. This high-density foam model
The physical medium
allows the production of resin moulds. The six moulds needed
At the same time, parts
such as the headlights, seats and fascia panel are also moulded.
The seats consist of two
epoxy half-shells assembled on a steel chassis. The fascina panel
The paint is applied in two stages.
A polyurethane primer
thinned with water is applied first, allowing final corrections to
The Moovie can now receive the Marque badge. The lion is made in stereo before being chromeplated.
The passenger compartment
The bright, elegantly
styled passenger compartment generates a feeling of well-being.
The two-tone fascia
panel with its smooth lines is mounted on a slightly curved central