2007 Peugeot Concours de Design
(from Peugeot Press Release) The Flux will be made into a Full Sized Concept-Car and Integrated into “Project Gotham Racing 4” on the Xbox 360™
After the Flux car design project was awarded winner of the 4th edition of Peugeot’s Design Contest, the team at Peugeot’s Style Center began creating a full scale model of the winning project, in close relationship with its author, Mihaï Panaîtescu.
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 Microsoft®‘s Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system.
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 the website www.peugeot-concours-design.com between September and December 2006.
Beginning in March, the Flux project will be replicated to full scale and presented in Peugeot’s booth for the next Frankfurt Auto show in September 2007. Starting in March is essential since it allows the teams in Peugeot’s Style Center and Microsoft Game Studios to capture the project and have a design that is true to the author’s 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 chassis!”
On the 6th of March, Mr
Frédéric Saint-Geours, Executive Vice-President of Peugeot, will
hand the “La Griffe” trophy to Mihaï Panaîtescu.