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02-05-2008, 05:28 PM
Kudos to AXIS for the win, and for supplying the banner and design brief.


OBJECTIVE: Designers have been commissioned by a major Hollywood studio to design a vehicle for an upcoming action or sci-fi movie, set in the year 2058. Designers must provide vehicle stats as well as a brief summary of the movie's plot (which can be based on an existing franchise or the designer's own idea) and how the vehicle is integrated into the plot.

This contest is scheduled to close February 19th.

Good luck designers!

02-05-2008, 08:36 PM
Wow, this one seems pretty well thought out. Pretty cool!

02-16-2008, 02:55 PM
My entry will be up later.

Surprised this contest isn't overflowing with entries!

Anyone seen the french 'Taxi' films? Well mine is the Peugeot from 'TAXI 2058'

I'm really pleased with it, and it would have been finished long before now, but i've had a lot of troubles at home.

02-16-2008, 11:06 PM
Taxi 2058 is the 5th instalment of the original 'Taxi' series of films. This time the lead character, Daniel, is enjoying retirement in Marseille. His life gets turned upside down when he gets into a taxi driven by a former workmate. The short taxi ride turns into a nightmare when they become involved in a crash. The accident claims a life of a Mafiosa big wig. Daniel calls on his policeman friend 'Emilien' and comes out of his retirement to use his Peugeot 4088 to help apprehend the Crooks.
We have been thrilled to help with this film. The 4088 propels itself by magnets and has no wheels. The car is lightweight and has 4 electric motors where the wheels would normally be and a biofuel 2.0 up front. The design is (very) loosely based on our next 408. We worked alongside BMW who designed and supplied the 'bad guys' cars, all the other cars in the film are existing Peugeots/Citroens and BMWs modified to look futuristic.http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb251/adythesaxoman/car%20drawings/img051.jpg
Sorry about the lame car spec.. i'm no good with technical stuff. Also, I recommend everyone to watch the actual Taxi, Taxi2, Taxi3 and T4xi films. They are in French but have subtitles.

02-17-2008, 06:18 PM
Very cool PRODIGY. Very futuristic design but still recognizably Peugeot. Good film synopsis as well.

I'm sensing an extension?

02-17-2008, 06:37 PM
Very cool PRODIGY. Very futuristic design but still recognizably Peugeot. Good film synopsis as well.

I'm sensing an extension?
Cheers DoMiNo.

Nah, don't extend it.. I may have a chance of winning by default lol.

Ok, I think it needs extending really. I'm so surprised that there hasn't been a flood of entries!

02-17-2008, 06:39 PM
For me it's a combination of being busy and uninspired. I dunno why, exactly, I like the topic, I just can't seem to think of anything. If everyone agrees on an extension hopefully I will have time.

02-17-2008, 06:42 PM
For me it's a combination of being busy and uninspired. I dunno why, exactly, I like the topic, I just can't seem to think of anything. If everyone agrees on an extension hopefully I will have time.

I hope that you do find the time to enter mate, i'd love to see your take on a 2058 car.

If you need inspiration, PM me and i'll try and think up some ideas for you.

02-17-2008, 10:19 PM
This is the Nissan X. The car kicking ass in the new action packed Cold Burn. The main character rolls in his Nissan X which is powered by an oxygen fed motor. It's sublime handling and performance gets our main guy outta danger with modified 350Z's bodykitted out to look futuristic. The Nissan X is seen in many exciting car chases and action packed scenes. Meet the X:


02-17-2008, 10:22 PM
OMG, i thought it was a real sequel to the other "Taxi" films and thought i was reading an official Peugeot announcement as i've just click on the banner on one of your post Prodigy ( didnt know it was anctual design contest ).

Well done.
And like Domino said, it does retain the Peugeot DNA.

Maybe you should draw the "Taxi 2010" and "Taxi 2025" and show us the evolution of the car before the 2058 edition.....a bit like the "star wars" movies went backward in the story-telling.


I just noticed the Eiffel Tower in the background.
My, hasnt it lost weight in 2058! It's all skinny-looking like it developped anorexia or smthg, lol.

the future
02-18-2008, 12:31 AM
The name „X-Agon“ is a combination of the traditional Jaguar-related letter "X" and the antique greek word “Agon” which means “sporty competition”. The name itself is an allusion to the throughout honeycomb (hexagonal) structure of the car.

Jaguar X-Agon is powered by four independent electric motors installed directly in the wheels. The axis serves as magnet, and the wheel rim holds the magnet coil. Jaguar X-Agon is steered by the difference of rotation speeds of each wheel. This drivetrain concept allows a fully flexible arrangement of all components, thus allowing an uncompromising aerodynamical design. To reduce drag, Jaguar X-Agon features no rear spoiler, but a downforce generating fan instead. Air pressure under the car is thereby reduced and the body pushed down to the road. This technology was successfully used in Formula One on Brabham BT46B before it was prohibited by the FIA.

Jaguar X-Agon has a supreme safety concept to protect the three occupants – the whole body consists of a carbon fiber / titanium compound arranged in honeycombs. This reduces the car weight at the same time. The hexagon-shaped windscreen elements visualize the honeycomb structure, but for optical reasons only.
The whole engineering layout makes the Jaguar X-Agon the fastest and safest sportscar in the year 2058.

Movie plot of „TPONRH 58.1”:
“Mindstock” is a central database that acts like a brain extension. It allows humans to backup their memory online. Sergej Kalejev (Edward Norton), a hacker of Russian origin, has programmed a trojan to manipulate bank account data, and at the same time, he changes the respective memories of his victims. In order to win Aurora Shelly (Angelina Jolie) over, he attempts to delete the related thoughts in the brain of her and her fiancé Ray Canavera (Orlando Bloom). But their love is stronger and they get to the bottom of the strange occurences they come across in their relationship.

When Ray and Aurora are trying to catch Kalejev, Ray steals a Jaguar X-Agon at a dealership and they chase Kalejev across a Highway. Kalejev has to give up running out of fuel.


02-18-2008, 04:04 AM
domino, how long will the extension be, i did an entry but I didn't know there was a specific time period, I guess Indian Jones will be in the future (My entry was this a Landrover}http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y165/dgnr/MovieLR.jpg

so, back to the drawing board eh...

02-18-2008, 05:30 AM
Thinkin a week? If no one has any objections?

Cool entries, all!

02-18-2008, 11:29 AM
Maybe you should draw the "Taxi 2010" and "Taxi 2025" and show us the evolution of the car before the 2058 edition.....a bit like the "star wars" movies went backward in the story-telling.

You're on. I'll get to work on them.


I just noticed the Eiffel Tower in the background.
My, hasnt it lost weight in 2058! It's all skinny-looking like it developped anorexia or smthg, lol.
Lol, yeah in 2058 all the buildings get put on a diet to help with their carbon footprint or something.

Thinkin a week? If no one has any objections?

Fine by me!

I'll echo DoMiNo.. very impressive entries. Nice use of the stunning Angelina Jolie there by 'the future'! She may be mad, but she's still hot! And the design - holy crap!

mrfdesign - cool looking Nissan, very futuristic, and brilliant marker render as usual with you.

Vexedandglorious - brilliant drawing and could easily be the next Freelander.. but 2058?

02-18-2008, 02:51 PM
yes domino, a wek will be great,

and prodigy, I'm redoing it to make it more futuristic, so thats not my final entry...

02-19-2008, 11:03 PM
The LandRover RR6.

In Indian Jones:Return to the Future.
An alien race has recovered an frozen Indian Jones and have put him on display in a human history museum. In an attempt to save the remaining elderly humans, Jones is thawed and sent on a quest to find the fountain of youth by a small tribe of surviving humans. His vehicle of choice, The last Land Rover Ever Produced:The RR6.

The RR6 uses Solar enegy and stolen alien technology to power itself, and it uses LR legendary engineering to brave the jngles and marshes of Old Florida to find the legendary fountain of youth.

Oscar worthy...:)

02-20-2008, 12:17 AM
I guess I'll enter this one.

02-20-2008, 07:53 PM



February 20, 2008 (Culver City, CA) - Sony Pictures Entertainment and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios announced today that it has fast tracked
production on its next big budget sci-fi/action thriller titled "PURSUIT". In a dystopian future set in the year 2058, a young cyborg couple are on the run
from the law in a cross continent high speed chase, Attempting to clear their names for crimes they didn't commit. Although no actors or directors have signed on
to the project Sony Pictures and Chrysler LLC are proud to announce that the Dodge Venom muscle car will play an integral role in the film.

About The Dodge Venom

In a key action sequence, the young couple illegally acquire the Dodge Venom a next generation badass muscle car that embraces the bold, emotional
characteristic of the Dodge brand. With its heroic proportions and muscular forms, the Venom exhibits the future of muscle-machine interface.

The advanced propulsion system powering the Dodge Venom is electric-only with a 64 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack capable of at least 250 miles.
Resting in a rear-wheel drive layout, Dodge Venom's 200 kilowatt (268 horsepower) single-electric motor contributes to a 0-60 mph time in less than six seconds
which rivals Chrysler's famed HEMI powerplant.

02-22-2008, 07:48 AM
Sweet stuff guys!!! Very creative entries. This is gonna be so tough!!!

But 2058?? I think mine is a little more "out there," in a way. Of course fifty years ago they thought we were going to be in flying cars by now... ;)

Mr. Burns
02-22-2008, 08:10 AM
My entry:

a Semi-truck for Bad Boys 3 for the bad guys to put the stolen loot in :)

02-22-2008, 10:41 AM
That truck is cool, it looks like a bad boy itself.

02-24-2008, 12:11 AM
007 is Back in ATLANTIS RISING

The Year is 2058. The earth’s population has skyrocketed. Despite the desperate efforts of world governments, a variety of problems—both natural and manmade—plagues mankind. Wealthy Arab real estate developer Hamid Al-Aziz believes he has discovered the solution to Earth’s overcrowding, and constructs a veritable city in the sky to house the world’s most privileged people. Dubbed “Atlantis,” the city literally floats above the earth, buoyed in the sky by massive balloons filled with hydrogen generated by solar power.
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MI6—already investigating Al-Aziz for possible financial ties to known terrorist organizations in Morocco, Syria, and newly-independent Chechnya—discovers that the tycoon’s corporation has bankrupt itself building the floating city (where few have dared chosen to reside due to the dangers of the volatile hydrogen gas that keeps it afloat). Yet inexplicably, Al-Aziz has commissioned the construction of half a dozen more “Atlantis” cities around the globe. Agent 007—James Bond—visits Atlantis to probe Al-Aziz’s mysterious corporation and eventually uncovers a massive terrorist plot dubbed “<st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Darwin</st1:place></st1:City>.” Al-Aziz plans on unleashing a terrifying virus epidemic on Earth, thereby forcing the world’s wealthy to buy into his “floating cities” (at immensely inflated prices) in order to remain safe from infection, as the rest of the world plunges into chaos and war.
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As Bond tries to thwart Al-Aziz’s maniacal plan he is confronted with a number of fearsome foes, including Al-Aziz’s sophisticated fleet of attack helicopters and armored flying cars. Luckily, the Q Branch has outfitted Bond with a heavily-modified version of Aston Martin’s latest HPFC (high performance flying car), the Vertica. Motivated by fuel cell-powered dynamic jet thrusters and incredibly maneuverable, 007’s Vertica is more than enough to outgun Al-Aziz’s thugs. Deadly assassins, a mysterious Greek seductress, and thrilling mid-air chases tens of thousands of feet above the surface of the earth mark James Bond’s most dangerous mission yet.


02-24-2008, 05:56 AM
DAM! DoMiNo that is amazing!

02-24-2008, 10:23 AM

And you said that you had no inspiration!

They need to bring this bond film out.. but please, no Daniel Craig - I can't stand him.

02-24-2008, 10:27 PM
I'm back; I'll try to get an entry in before the contest is over. But I will at least get some sketches for the next contest.

02-25-2008, 06:55 AM

Sweet entries, everyone! Takes a lot of imagination to look half a century into the future, hence the broad spectrum of entries. Nice work!

I'll have the voting up shortly.

02-25-2008, 07:06 AM
Again, my compliments to all participants for the great entries. Voting is the same as usual; 10 points divided among your four favorite entries. Incomplete or incorrect votes will be disqualified; for more information, consult the voting rules here (http://www.carspyshots.net/showthread.php?t=2363). Best of luck to all, and thanks for voting!

Here are the entries in the order received:

PRODIGY (Taxi 2058)
http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/4020/prodigyhd1.th.jpg (http://img407.imageshack.us/my.php?image=prodigyhd1.jpg)

mrfdesign (Cold Burn)
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/9707/mrfdesignam5.th.jpg (http://img141.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mrfdesignam5.jpg)

the future (TPONRH 58.1)
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/2839/thefuturetr6.th.jpg (http://img183.imageshack.us/my.php?image=thefuturetr6.jpg)

Vexed&Glorious (Indiana Jones:Return to the Future)
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/6166/vexedandgloriousrq4.th.jpg (http://img141.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vexedandgloriousrq4.jpg)

AXIS (Pursuit)
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/5987/axishq9.th.jpg (http://img141.imageshack.us/my.php?image=axishq9.jpg)

Mr. Burns (Bad Boys 3)
http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/9602/mrburnsgg5.th.png (http://img407.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mrburnsgg5.png)

DoMiNo (007: Atlantis Rising)
http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/131/astonverticapy5.th.jpg (http://img529.imageshack.us/my.php?image=astonverticapy5.jpg)

Please contact me via PM with any questions, concerns, or broken links. Again, good luck to all!!

02-25-2008, 10:45 AM
4 = DoMiNoDon't need to say anything here really - excellence as usual. The design is awesome and the Film synopsis is sooo good that I really want the film to be made!
4 = The futureAwesome design, very futuristic, and a good film write up. The stunning Angelina Jolie hasn't influenced you getting points... :D
1 = mrfdesignAce drawing with a brilliant render, very futursitic too. I wouldn't say it's very Nissan like, but i suppose by 2058 Nissan will have a completely different design language.
1 = AXISCool drawing and render as usual with your designs. I don't think that it's too futuristic though - maybe 2018, but not 2058.

Sorry to Vexedandglorious and Mr. Burns...
Vexed = The design is awesome, even your first attempt was great, it's just that i think that these designs would be more suited to 2010. The film write up was awesome though.
Mr. Burns = Awesome design again, wish you could have rendered it. The Truck does look very futuristic in its shape, not so much the details. Where's the synopsis too?

Well done all!

02-25-2008, 10:57 AM
4 - DoMiNo, superb presentation and render. You managed to outclass everyone here by miles. Dude i think you need to leave CSS , you're putting us all to shame Hahaha. Just joking. Great stuff however i dont think flying cars will ever exist. There are things called aeroplanes Haha :)
3 - mr burns, very brave to attempt a truck ! Very futuristic lines. Very cool
2 - prodigy, very good storyline, i like the car very much, its got nice futuristic lights and very peugeot.
1 - the future, i like it. Just looks very much like a le mans car with aircraft wheels but very futuristic
as for the other entries, vexed i think your drawing is great its just not futuristic, it looks too recent like it could be released tomorrow. AXIS, great render dude, i just dont think the car looks too futuristic, and i personally dont like the stance of it, it looks very high and the ground clearance of an SUV. But great try

the future
02-25-2008, 11:48 AM
4 - Mr. Burns - I like the idea of drawing a truck. Like in "Die Hard 4.0", a truck can look and sound so menacing - this is a good idea for Bad Boys! And it looks very futuristic.
3 - PRODIGY - Nice evolution of the Peugeot design. Stylingwise, your car appeals me the most.
2 - AXIS - As a fan of Dodge, I have to like the Venom... :-) It has a nice chunky look, although rather 2028 than 2058. But who knows if there will be another retro wave in 2058?
1 - DoMiNo - Take away the cool elements, and you get an Aston Martin of today. After having watched "Die Another Day", a agreed with a friend that an invisible car was far too unrealistic for James Bond, and that it could only be topped by a flying car... But it's a beautiful rendering!

02-25-2008, 06:09 PM
4- the future
3- DoMiNo
1- mrfdesign

Burns & Vexed I like the general idea behind both of your entries however they feel a bit like ideations
opposed to well thought out concepts.

02-26-2008, 02:21 AM
well first and foremost, Domino, that plane is retarded, like stupid dope...

the future...4

I pick The Futures because it was 1. well thought out and two, it fits his name. its very futuristic, and the movie concept was good

yeah my idea was rushed and im busy as ever at the moment
I guess me and Burns will get you guys next time, who ever wins my college stuff should be out before the next contest... I'll be coming for that title...

02-26-2008, 09:50 AM
4 - mrfdesign
3 - Vexed&Glorious
2 - Domino
1 - thefuture

I would just like to say that I just finished my first entry for any contest here at CSS, and I was about to post it... but, the thread was already closed. My bad, lol. I'll try for the next contest for sure.

02-28-2008, 11:04 AM
4 - the future - love the futuristic-ness of it
3 - vexed&glorious - love the industrial and sorta minimalist look
2 - domino - awesome story buh would look better w/o wings and all the vents... i think~
1 - mr burns - best looking semi trailer ever.

03-01-2008, 05:22 AM
Great job guys! I don't know how you did it.. all I could think of was some sort of futuristic beer-powered AMC Pacer for Wayne's World 23!

That being said.. the Oscar goes to..

4 - AXIS - sure, many complained that it isn't futuristic enough, but who in 1968 would have guessed that the Mustang of 2008 would look almost identical to their then-current model? Great rendering with nicely evolved Dodge cues, and kudos for the unique film concept!

3 - thefuture - I know I've seen this shape on some sort of Jag racing concept somewhere.. but by 2058 it could be completely viable for public consumption. Love the hex theme too.. not sure how it relates to Jaguar, but you never know what styling direction they will take under Tata's ownership! As far as the film goes, not so sure I want to watch an 80-year-old Orlando Bloom woo an 85-year-old Angelina Jolie! :woops:

2 - DoMiNo - what can I say? The flying aspect is futuristic, the Aston shape is decidedly not. But then again, how much has the shape of Aston really changed in the past 20-25 years? Great rendering and thoughtful use of the 007 franchise got you extra points!

1 - Mr Burns - ballsy idea for the film choice! It doesn't appear to be a complete work (how the hell do you get inside?) but the concept won me over.

Great job one and all!

03-01-2008, 09:38 PM
4- DoMiNo
3- the future
2- mrfdesign
1- Mr. Burns

the future
03-02-2008, 12:35 AM
As far as the film goes, not so sure I want to watch an 80-year-old Orlando Bloom woo an 85-year-old Angelina Jolie! :woops:

I thought, the film is set in the year 2058, and not shot in 2058. So, Angelina Jolie would star as gorgeous as she is today.

BTW, has anybody wondered why my film title "TPONRH 58.1" is so complicated and unpronouncable? The idea behind this is a wrong transcription of the word "TROJAN", written with Cyrillic letters: "ТРОЙЯН". The number "58.1" is a hint to the naming of computer software, while "58" refers to the year the film is set in, and ".1" being the first version of the trojan, and at the same time leaving room for a sequel named "TPONRH 58.2".

03-04-2008, 06:58 AM

Terrific contest everyone! Congratulations to all who participated, and a great big thanks to all of you who took the time to vote.

The points were distributed as follows:

DoMiNo - 25
the future - 24
Mr. Burns - 10
mrfdesign - 9
AXIS - 7
Vexed&Glorious - 6

Thank you, everyone. And again, amazing work. The quality of all entries was great, but let's see more entries next time around!! Get your pencils and sketch pens ready, the next contest will be up shortly! :D