In 2002, Peugeot held their 2nd competition
for aspiring automotive designers. The brief was as follows:
“Delve into the history of the Peugeot brand
and imagine the vehicle that Peugeot could evolve into in the coming
years – a vehicle replete with stylistic references to classic Peugeot
models of the past.”
The winner was
the talented Stephen Schulze of Germany and his stunning 4002 design.
One of the most creative car design concepts in decades, the
organically-shaped 4002 is both futuristic as well as replete with
styling cues from Peugeots of the past, such as the headlights behind
the radiator grille that was seen in the Peugeot 402 of the 1930s.
Though the 4002 is too extreme a design
to anticipate any plans for production in the short-term, it may well be
an impetus for future exciting cars from one of Europe's oldest and most
successful car manufacturers. - JF of SeriousWheels