Commissioned to coincide with the presence of Peugeot at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed with its thrilling on-stand Flowrider Surf Machine, the Peugeot Design Lab has produced a unique GTi Surfboard Concept. The design was inspired by the thrill from driving Peugeot’s latest performance products, most notably the new 208 GTi and also saluting the new RCZ R and exclusive Onyx Concept Car.
The Peugeot Design Lab Surfboard Concept blends the traditional wood of a classic surfboard with the latest carbon fibre technology, as applied extensively to the Onyx Concept Car. Quad fins fluidly placed along the edge of the scalped tail are designed to give a responsive, exhilarating and agile ride quality.
The ‘coupe franche’ (clean cut) design separates the two ends of the board, the ‘Motion’ end is a precise, hi-tech shape optimised with a carbon fibre tail piece while the leading edge nose is beautifully shaped with ‘Emotion’ from natural wood, embellished with its brand signature ‘Peugeot GTi’.
Visitors to the Goodwood Festival of Speed (Thursday 11th – Sunday 14th July) can see the Peugeot Design Lab GTi Surfboard Concept next to the Flowrider Surf Machine on the Peugeot stand, itself located at the centre of display activities.
photos Credit: Laurent Picard
Design by Pierre Gimbergues + Céline Venet
Colors & Trims: Julia Kunkel
This unique concept for a luxurious two seater power boat has been designed without compromise. With its stretched proportions and dramatic profile, it suggests power and performance.
The long hull and carefully sculpted flanks split the waves and assure outstanding stability and speed. The shell is finished in deeply lacquered gray paint while the deck is covered in a natural clear wood, highlighting the subtle and refined reliefs. At the back of the deck a dramatic flight of integrated stairs lead to a floating platform giving direct access to the quai.
The treatment of the interior recalls the world of luxury automobiles, and recreates many of their attributes. Every interior part is executed with the same precision, coherence and obsession for detail. It is endowed with the latest high tech equipment, such as a tactile multifunction screen on the dashboard.
Renderings by Cathal Loughane
Sketches by Thomas Josson
Design by Thomas Rohm
The Peugeot Design Lab 30m concept yacht has an innovative architecture including a deck that flows completely over the cabin area. Due to the unbroken sweep of glass panels around the hull, the interior ambiance is unparalleled, with loft like natural light.
The integrated cabling is neatly grouped under the deck, creating an unencumbered space, while automatic drums store the ropes and electric winches allow control of the boat at the touch of a button.
The innovative design creates a very safe and enjoyable boat for relaxing at sea without sacrificing performance or aesthetics.
Renderings by Cathal Loughnane
Sketchs bu Thomas Rohm
Design by Thomas Rohm