September 2, 2008 The Peugeot 888 Concept was conceived as the personal vehicle for the future Metropolis by Oskar Johansen (Norway). The all-electric two seater is designed to shorten its wheelbase for city driving by an ingenious hydraulic tilting system. This raises the driver in the cockpit for a better view, increases manouverability in narrow places making the car able to take a sharp u-turn, and enable the car to fit into smaller parking spaces. The 888 is one of the 23 finalists in the Fifth bi-annual Peugeot Design Competition which is now open for voting via the internet. Previous winners include such remarkable concepts as the Moonster (2001), 4002 (2003), Moovie (2005) and the Flux (2007). The competition is truly one of the highlights of the Motor Show season every second year because the winning project actually gets built by the team at Peugeot. Check out the full 23 finalists here.
When leaving the city, the 888 flattens out for a more aerodynamic profile, a longer wheelbase, a lower driving position and a lower centre of gravity, all designed for better stability at high speed.
The 888 is one of the 23 finalists in the Fifth bi-annual Peugeot Design Competition. The competition is truly one of the highlights of the Motor Show season every second year because the winning project actually gets built by the team at Peugeot.
The competition has now been narrowed from 2500 projects entered from 95 countries to 23 finalists and Oskar Johansen’s 888 was just one of a number of fantastic projects which are now up for voting.
Between now and September 16, those who vote in the contest to choose the final ten contestants will become eligible to win one of 20 XBOX360 consoles. On September 16, the final ten will be announced on on October 2, the winner will be announced at the Paris Motor Show.
The ensuing period between October 2008 and March 2009 will see the vehicle actually built and the final vehicle will be presented at the Shanghai Motor Show in April 2009.
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