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Peugeot 4002

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Peugeot 4002 Leon
Front view of the 4002 Leon
DesignerStefan Schulze
Body and chassis
Body style2-door
LayoutRear mid engine, rear wheel drive
Engine6.0L PSA EP9 V12
Wheelbase2,706 mm (106.5 in)
Length4,325 mm (170.3 in)
Width2,028 mm (79.8 in)
Height1,214 mm (47.8 in)

The Peugeot 4002 was a bespoke show car created purely as a stylistic exercise at the behest of Peugeot in 2003.

Design competition[edit]

Peugeot introduced a web-based amateur style competition at the 2002 Paris Motor Show,[1] inviting aspiring designers to create a completely unhinged retro-futurist design that incorporated distinct styling features of a historic Peugeot model. A total of 2800 proposals from 90 countries were registered, and Stefan Schulze, a 32-year-old German graphic artist, was selected as the winner. At the 2003 Geneva Motor Show, Schulze was awarded a trophy (La griffe) and €5000, and it was announced that Peugeot would create a full-scale version of the design.


Rear view

The completed design was shown at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show. It featured a body of aluminum and fiberglass, and 21-inch wheels.[2] The 4002 incorporated headlights hidden behind the grille itself, as a stylistic nod to the streamlined Peugeot 402 from 1936. As merely a show car, it was not powered and not road-legal. As a styling experiment, the car was considered dynamic, glamorous, and supremely daring,[3] but probably too extreme to predict any real influence on future Peugeot designs.[4]


  1. ^ "2003 Peugeot 4002". Ultimatecarpage.com. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2008-06-15.
  2. ^ "Peugeot 4002 Photo Gallery". Motortrend.com. Retrieved 2008-06-15.
  3. ^ "Peugeot 4002". Automobilemag.com. Retrieved 2008-06-15.
  4. ^ "Peugeot 4002 Concept". Seriouswheels.com. Retrieved 2008-06-15.