Peugeot 5X8 touring car revealed – kind of


A digital artist has turned the Peugeot 508 sedan into a stunning two-door touring car in a new computer-generated film.

James Ward

We’ve come a long way in the world of computer-generated images since Dire Straits wanted their MTV.

This stunning two-door DTM-style Peugeot 508 touring race car undergoing testing at the Paul Ricard Circuit in France – the home of the Formula One French Grand Prix – isn’t actually real.

The Peugeot Sport 5X8 is a collaboration between French car designer Thomas Clavet and 3D artist Jpog.

Taking some inspiration from the hybrid Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered road car, including the lime-green highlights, the 5X8 loses the sedan’s rear doors, adds a giant rear wing and sports a set of aerodynamic ‘turbo-fan’ wheel covers.

While the footage, cheekily teased as low-resolution spy photos, looks far more real than it has any right to, the 5X8 will sadly remain a virtual project.

Peugeot’s real hypercar, the endurance-contending 9X8, will make its first competitive outing this weekend at the 6 Hours of Monza endurance race.

James Ward

James has been part of the digital publishing landscape in Australia since 2002 and has worked within the automotive industry since 2007. He joined CarAdvice in 2013, left in 2017 to work with BMW and then returned at the end of 2019 to spearhead the content direction of Drive.

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