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DoMiNo
10-22-2008, 11:21 PM
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It’s tough, in the gridlock that is everyday driving, for enthusiasts to get the most out of their automobiles. Heavy traffic, speed limits, and safety concerns preclude drivers from exploring the full performance potential of their machines. All too often, race-bred sports cars, engineered for high speed and scalpel-sharp handling, suffer the injustice of sluggish commutes, speed bumps, drive-thrus and supermarket parking lots.<o:p></o:p>
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This is why some diehard gearheads opt to unleash their pent-up need for speed on the track, competing in modified road cars and bespoke racing models in various weekend racing series. Such events give drivers frustrated by the drudgery of the day-to-day commute an outlet; a chance to channel their inner race pilot, pulling treacherous G’s around hairpin curves, pinning the accelerator to the floor for long, unfettered bursts of speed down glass-smooth straightaways and testing the limits of their own courage. <o:p></o:p>
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The ultimate track racer is every enthusiast’s dream. A perfectly-balanced, featherlight car with impossible amounts of cornering grip, a responsive powertrain and a sublime transmission. Your task is to design this car; a purpose-built machine free from the restrictions heaped upon road cars and focused solely on pure driving Nirvana. <o:p></o:p>
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Restrictions are as follows:<o:p></o:p>
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This is a “realism” contest; your entry must come from a real manufacturer, and must utilize an existing powertrain.<o:p></o:p>
It must have a maximum of two seats.<o:p></o:p>
It must be an open-top car. <o:p></o:p> <o:p> </o:p>
This contest will close on November 7. Good luck designers! <o:p></o:p>

2o6
10-23-2008, 01:57 AM
Didn't we do this already?

taskbearer
10-23-2008, 03:14 AM
First of congrats to Steve for the win.

Now as I started reading the design brief, My wheels started turning and Images of an ultra light single seater audi barreling through mountain roads powered by an imaginary W3 engine came to mind ......and then I woke up when I hit the part that it must use an existing engine and it must have no less than two seats. Oh what it is to dream. Not too long after that I did some quick research on W3 engine and would you know it. There is one already in production only for a motorbike. "the Fueling W3 engine,2.5L 150hp, 200lbft of torque"

http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos/prototype-spy-concept/W3-Feuling.jpg

so I ask Domino is it OK for us to use a motorbike engine like this, since its not common for track cars to be powered by Suzuki Hayabusa engines. :)

Steve Neill
10-23-2008, 03:21 AM
First of congrats to Steve for the win.

Now as I started reading the design brief, My wheels started turning and Images of an ultra light single seater audi barreling through mountain roads powered by an imaginary W3 engine came to mind ......and then I woke up when I hit the part that it must use an existing engine and it must have no less than two seats. Oh what it is to dream. Not too long after that I did some quick research on W3 engine and would you know it. There is one already in production only for a motorbike. "the Fueling W3 engine,2.5L 150hp, 200lbft of torque"

http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos/prototype-spy-concept/W3-Feuling.jpg

so I ask Domino is it OK for us to use a motorbike engine like this, since its not common for track cars to be powered by Suzuki Hayabusa engines. :)

It is okay, and you can use one seat. It can be any engine from any existing CAR or Motorcycle manufacturer. If you could please add that Dom, it would be greatly appreciated.

The brief said NO MORE then two seats, not NO LESS.

So go for one seat if you want.

DoMiNo
10-23-2008, 03:25 AM
You can use a lawnmower engine for all I care XP

taskbearer
10-23-2008, 03:28 AM
Great thanks for clearing that out Steve. The only problem is that now there's a Renesis rotary engine powered track car fighting for domination of my mental vigor to be on this contest. Pheeew what a night. We'll see which one wins out in the end.

Steve Neill
10-23-2008, 03:32 AM
You can use a lawnmower engine for all I care XP

I like lawnmowers. Specially those perty red ones with the freen stripes. Y'all hear?

They're real perty, and they boogie too!

Steve Neill
10-23-2008, 03:33 AM
Great thanks for clearing that out Steve. The only problem is that now there's a Renesis rotary engine powered track car fighting for domination of my mental vigor to be on this contest. Pheeew what a night. We'll see which one wins out in the end.

You could talk about a high output kia rio engine on an 8 speed semi-automatic transmission with front wheel drive and I wouldn't care.

It's just gotta be a club racer, open top, and meant for racing.

ajprice
10-23-2008, 08:40 AM
You can use a lawnmower engine for all I care XP

Nice! (http://fwd.five.tv/videos/power-tool-drag-racing) lol :rofl:

Rob
10-23-2008, 05:00 PM
You can use a lawnmower engine for all I care XP
Man, those Honda ride ons are hot. :P

Congrats to Steve for winning the Bugatti contest. Next week is gonna be nice and relaxing for me, and now I know how to put pics on the computer, I might enter.

Rob
10-24-2008, 01:38 PM
Honda X2000. Have fun.

The Honda X2000 is all about fun. The fun of accelerating from 0-60mph in under 5 seconds, the fun of acheiving 70mpg.

http://i467.photobucket.com/albums/rr33/FocusRob1990/HondaX2000.jpg

Stats:

-2.0-litre engine from the Honda Civic Type-R
-0-60mph in under 5 seconds
-120+ mph
-70mpg
-£16,000
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By the way, It has 4 wheels - the rear wheels are boxed in for extra economy.

ajprice
10-24-2008, 02:00 PM
Image isn't working there Cosworth.

BryanRW
10-25-2008, 12:41 PM
Got my cast off now...Took the Iroc(scirocco for a spin its realy good) ill enter this comp now YAY

Rob
10-25-2008, 12:51 PM
Got my cast off now...Took the Iroc(scirocco for a spin its realy good) ill enter this comp now YAY
Oh man, i'm so envious of your car. But in a good way. ;) Glad you can draw again though... looking forward to seeing your entry!

Steve Neill
10-25-2008, 01:43 PM
Oh man, i'm so envious of your car. But in a good way. ;) Glad you can draw again though... looking forward to seeing your entry!

LMAO @ The 1 seat behind the other Diagram!

That gets extra points for me in my book!

:)

Rob
10-25-2008, 04:41 PM
Haha, well I like to make things clear. I'll be over the moon if I get a single point, as this is my first contest. :)

NelsonDesign
10-25-2008, 06:53 PM
This is a pretty bad render but i hope you like the design.

It uses a Ford Escort Engine.

BryanRW
10-25-2008, 07:44 PM
This was just a quick one.The proportions are a bit off as ive not drawn for some time..Hopefully it will be rendered..My scanner reduced the quality.
The overall drawing isnt at my best thoughhttp://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll231/brera16/EpsonScan065.jpg

Rob
10-26-2008, 09:44 AM
Sill pretty nice though. Reminds me of the Renault Sport Spider. Remember that one?

LamboMan
10-26-2008, 06:02 PM
Hey BryanRC! That's a very nice design you got there. Nice proprtions and the perspective is right too.

Rob
10-26-2008, 06:40 PM
It uses a Ford Escort Engine.
RESPECT! It has race car credentials. Looking forward to seeing more entries.

BryanRW
10-26-2008, 07:33 PM
Hey BryanRC! That's a very nice design you got there. Nice proprtions and the perspective is right too.

Thanks and yes Cosworth i do remember Renault Sport Spider

PRODIGY
10-29-2008, 03:38 PM
MORGAN 3v8

The classic Morgan 3 wheeler has been bought into the 21st century.

Purely intended for track use, this nimble little car is powered by a Ford v8, producing 260bhp (The same Ford V8 that was used in the MG ZT260). This huge power figure, combined with a 700kg kerb weight, makes one VERY powerfull trackday weapon!

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb251/adythesaxoman/car%20drawings/morgan.jpg


_______________

I wasn't gonna enter this, i'd almost given up...

I had my heart set on doing a modern day morgan 3 wheeler. I found it too hard to draw a 3 wheeler and especially found drawing an engine very hard too, so I kinda cheated... I printed out a pic of a morgan 3 wheeler, drew over the outlines in a heavy pen, flipped the paper over, and used the outline of the pic to create my drawing!

Everything inside the outline is new!

DoMiNo
10-29-2008, 04:43 PM
Haha, pretty awesome looking little machine, PRODIGY. A very nice update to that concept. Though I must admit, 260hp to one wheel seems like it would be an absolute nightmare to drive XD

Rob
10-30-2008, 09:59 AM
Yeah, looks fantastic. I love the exposed engine. 260bhp to one wheel shows up my 197bhp to two wheels. But yeah, it'd be a bit of a handful. Wanna race? :P

Kramer
11-01-2008, 06:13 AM
Haven't entered in a contest for a while. This is one of my "spanish class" sketches that I re-traced and polished =)

Nissan R380TT:
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k239/Lemment/DSC00678.jpg

If you can't read the picture text.. it's powered by the 3.8 liter Twin-Turbo VR38DETT found in the Nissan GTR and is also mated to the same ATTESA-ETS drivetrain. Just without all the fancy electronic gizmos.

EDIT: This kinda reminds me of a Lilo And Stitch character.. props to whoever can tell me what my design looks like =P

swizzle
11-02-2008, 12:29 AM
This is a pretty bad render but i hope you like the design.

It uses a Ford Escort Engine.

Not an EcoBoost?

Overall I think it is an elemental interpretation of the theme. I like its simplicity. It's definitely pure of form and does not rely on any of the cliched themes of super-squashed rooflines and grooves and angles gouged into many "future car" interpretations.

9/10

AXIS
11-04-2008, 09:18 AM
"zoom-zoom"

Noroshi is the Japanese translation of the word "rocket". The Mazda Noroshi fuses the new Nagare design language with Mazda's world renowned "zoom-zoom" driving dynamics designed specifically for the race track for those in pursuit of exhilarated driving pleasure.

The Noroshi's aggressive low-slung aerodynamic carbon fiber composite body is mated to an aluminum frame and powered by the Mazdaspeed 2.3 L MZR I4 producing 276hp and achieving speeds of over 200 mph.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y141/hellospaceboy/Noroshi.jpg

swizzle
11-05-2008, 01:31 AM
Not bad Axis. I cannot begin to say how much I hate the Mazda show car design language. Your design manages to use those elements in a way that is actually compelling.

DoMiNo
11-07-2008, 07:13 AM
Would anyone object to a short extension? I've been pretty busy lately and am not sure my entry will be completely finished by tomorrow.

Just a day or two...

mrfdesign
11-07-2008, 07:30 AM
yes please DOM, i just got home from the USA so my entry will be in later today

DoMiNo
11-07-2008, 08:24 AM
Welcome back mrf! Hope to hear about your trip!

mrfdesign
11-07-2008, 08:59 AM
here is my entry:

Its a one seater , mid engined 2.0 Turbo with 177kw. A one off track car.
http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/1552/dsc00349hw2.jpg

swizzle
11-07-2008, 01:58 PM
The nose is way too busy for my tastes, but 9 out of 10 will find it wonderful. The proportions are great. I say 9/10. Good job.

taskbearer
11-09-2008, 12:32 AM
Audi is introducing its latest racer. The TT500 Nurburgring. as the name suggest this car was built for the challenging track. To achieve this audi used the latest high tech construction. The car is powered by a 3.2L V6 with FSi valvelift producing 300hp and 240lbft of torque driving the rear wheels. The 500 in the name comes from the car's power to weight ratio. The light weight carbon fiber chassis using the engine as a stressed member weighs in at 600kg(1320lbs) giving the car its tremendous power to weight ratio of 500hp/ton.

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p83/taskbearer/auditt500nurburgring_contest1.jpg

I struggled to get the perspective right, but to no avail, I will have to work on them again especially the rear view.

DoMiNo
11-09-2008, 09:37 AM
Well I didn't want to hold up this contest too much, so I had to rush the render; I apologize for the quality that resulted.

This is an AMG-developed track car--the "KLR"-Klasse--capable of utilizing a variety of Mercedes powertrains (diesel and petrol, 4 to 8 cylinders). This particular example is a mid-spec KLR300, motivated by Merc's 3.0L (2,996cc) V6 engine with 221hp and 228 lb-ft of torque The engine is rear-mounted and controlled via a dual wet clutch sequential gearbox. Given the KLR's featherlight carbon composite construction, the V6 proves a versatile, economical, and abundantly powerful motor.

Styling was influenced by Mercedes-Benz's famed sports cars (past and present) with special mention to the F400 Carving Concept and the SLR McLaren, as well as the McLaren-Mercedes F1 cars.


http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/103/amgroadstersmallds0.jpg

SV
11-09-2008, 03:57 PM
oh, yeah, domino, that's terrible. worst render EVER. (rolls eyes)

everyone's entries look great, i was thinking about entering but between college apps and 4 AP classes that i'm trying to get all As in i don't really have the time to enter something decent...plus time's up anyway =/

DoMiNo
11-09-2008, 05:14 PM
i was thinking about entering but between college apps and 4 AP classes that i'm trying to get all As in i don't really have the time to enter something decent...plus time's up anyway =/

You sure? I can wait if you want me to.

swizzle
11-10-2008, 12:00 AM
I will say that the "club racer" concept as a segment of cars is a yawn to me, BUT some really creative, elemental designs have been put out here that have caused me to warm to the notion. These "club racers" with green/hybrid powertrains could also be the kind of "commuter" cars that Americans would go for.

DoMiNo
11-10-2008, 01:08 AM
**CONTEST CLOSED**

Thank you to all participants for a range of innovative and desirable concepts. Voting will be up shortly :)

DoMiNo
11-10-2008, 01:29 AM
And so ends another very interesting contest :D I was hoping for some wild ideas and you guys didn't disappoint. There wasn't even a single repeat manufacturer! The designs are thoughtful and well-executed, so thanks to everyone who entered and congratulation regardless.

Now it's time to vote on the car that best fits the bill as the ultimate track day toy. You know the rules: ten votes spread among your four favorite entries. There will be no exceptions this time; incorrect voting will be disqualified. If you are unfamiliar with the voting procedures or have other questions please refer to the contest rules here (http://www.carspyshots.net/showthread.php?t=2363).

As always, try to put some thought into your votes. If necessary, refer back to the entrants' individual descriptions in the contest thread to get more insight into their respective concepts. And as always, comments/explanation are welcome along with your votes. Anyone can vote, so if you're just passing through, feel free to share your thoughts!

Thanks again to all, and best of luck!!

Here are the entries in the order received:

Cosworth (http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/2525/cosworthew9.jpg)
http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/2525/cosworthew9.th.jpg (http://img340.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cosworthew9.jpg)

NelsonDesign (http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/7127/nelsondesignap1.jpg)
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/7127/nelsondesignap1.th.jpg (http://img208.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nelsondesignap1.jpg)

BryanRC (http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/7312/bryanrcob7.jpg)
http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/7312/bryanrcob7.th.jpg (http://img404.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bryanrcob7.jpg)

PRODIGY (http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/4024/prodigygq2.jpg)
http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/4024/prodigygq2.th.jpg (http://img522.imageshack.us/my.php?image=prodigygq2.jpg)

Kramer (http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/9084/kramermb0.jpg)
http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/9084/kramermb0.th.jpg (http://img249.imageshack.us/my.php?image=kramermb0.jpg)

AXIS (http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/948/axissy5.jpg)
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/948/axissy5.th.jpg (http://img525.imageshack.us/my.php?image=axissy5.jpg)

mrfdesign (http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/9791/mrfdesignqu1.jpg)
http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/9791/mrfdesignqu1.th.jpg (http://img518.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mrfdesignqu1.jpg)

taskbearer (http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/1718/taskbearerxk6.jpg)
http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/1718/taskbearerxk6.th.jpg (http://img378.imageshack.us/my.php?image=taskbearerxk6.jpg)

DoMiNo (http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/103/amgroadstersmallds0.jpg)
http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/103/amgroadstersmallds0.th.jpg (http://img99.imageshack.us/my.php?image=amgroadstersmallds0.jpg)


As always, please let me know of any missing entries or broken links. Again, good luck everyone!

mrfdesign
11-10-2008, 01:48 AM
Heres my comments and votes:

4 --- Taskbearer - A lovely looking car, with a chunky appearance thats perfect for the track. Only issues im having is that the rear looks like an after thought as if its just been attatched to the front half.

3 --- Prodigy - Awesome looking car, looks very futuristic and the front intergration of the lights is great

2 --- DoMiNo - Not your most exciting design, its a bit simple. Top render and although its simple it just works so well. Love the detailing on the body work.

1 --- NelsonDesign - Cool car, looks like a road car mixed with a formula one car. Would've liked a bit more graduation in the rendering but nonetheless your improving very fast

AXIS - Beautiful render, reason you didnt get my vote was because of the long wheelbase, just doesnt work for me, a club racer should be small and chunky not long and skinny. I like the MAzda design flow lines you've included, also would've been much better if those lines were more ''in your face''.

Kramer - Very neat drawing, love the front end, close to getting my vote. Try lose the cartoony feel and you've got a winner.

BryanRC - The front end is way to monstrous for me, Those intakes are far too large and the design as a whole needs to intergrate and flow more harmoniously. Neat drawing nonetheless

Cosworth - An interesting concept, the tandem seating is a cool idea. The drawing itself however needs alot of work. You need to add MUCH more detail to your drawings, and also from what i can see your not sketching, your drawing solid lines straight from the get go, you need to lightly form your car and sketch your way to a solid form, once your satisfied with your forms then can you start drawing in your solid lines. Your new in the game and im sure with the advice and help from some talented designers on CSS you'll be improving at a fast rate :)

Kramer
11-10-2008, 04:20 AM
4 - Taskbearer
3- mrfdesign
2 - Dom
1 - Prodigy

Rob
11-10-2008, 11:06 AM
4-DoMiNo - Looks menacing, like an F1 car for the road.
3-taskbearer - Very futuristic, but nice looking.
2-mrfdesign - Again, just a good looking car. :)
1-AXIS - Very clean, smooth design. I like!

swizzle
11-10-2008, 01:52 PM
Nelson Design 4
Prodigy 2
Axis 2
mrfdesign 1
domino 1

MartinEDesign
11-10-2008, 07:36 PM
Taskbearer 4 - I am just loving the design, you have got the Audi feel into it, and it looks futuristic, and like nothing seen before :P So good job!
Axis 3 - I think you have integrated the design language of Mazda well, it and looks really smooth and cool :D I am loving this too
Domino 2 - As always a very cool design, yours reminds me of a buggy somehow.
Nelson 1 - I think compared to your skills this is very good, and I see that you have put some work in there :D

Cosworth- I think yours has some weird proportions that you need to work on, but the idea could do.
BryanRC- I think this would look better as a normal car, but it is pretty cool :P
Prodigy - I am loving the perspective, but a little too retro for my taste.
Kramer - I like it, it just needs that extra push
MrfDesign - I like this one too, and I think it would be a cool car :D

AXIS
11-10-2008, 09:17 PM
4 - taskbearer: I think your entry has met and exceeded the design brief. Great Job!

3 - DoMiNo: Another stellar entry, however it reminds me a bit too much of the Ford Indigo Concept.

2 - Kramer: Excellent design and proportions. I think this would complement the GTR well.

1 - PRODIGY: Its a great idea but the design needs a bit more refinement.

PRODIGY
11-12-2008, 04:02 PM
Well done everyone! Great contest, and an interesting topic.

I've given 3 people equal top place as I believe these 3 not only meet the brief perfectly, but bring interesting design and features into the mix. So, in alpahbetical order for the top 3...

3 - Cosworth = While the drawing needs a little work, your idea shines through. Honda is the sort of manufacturer to do a track car, and I can see your X2000 as part of the range. You've incorporated the new Honda face, but made it more interesting. The bi-plane type seating layout is a cool idea. Well done!

3 - NelsonDesign = A true club racer, this Ford looks the part. It has the same sort of vibe as the Ultima GT, but looks a bit more user friendly. Not sure about the Escort name - in the UK the name 'Escort' conjures up images of clapped out Ford escort 1.3's being driven by youths with baseball caps facing the wrong way and acme adorning their faces. Top work apart from the name lol!

3 - Taskbearer = Audi is another of those brands who I could see doing such a car. The design is awesome, looking (to my eyes at least) a little retro in some of its features, which is good. Like the new position of the Audi Rings. Excellent work!

1 - AXIS = A perfect compliment to the MX5 and RX8. Mazda is another of those brands who could easily make a really good trackday car. I like the fact that you named this car in a way that mazda would name it, and I like the styling of the car - the one seat layout and general look of the car reminding me of old Jaguar racers. The only crit which I can't overlook is the size of the thing. It looks far too big and long to be battling for track space with the Lotus's and X-bows of this world. Not sure if the size is intentional? Apart from that crit, I think it's an awesome design, but I do slightly prefer the above entries.

THE REST:

BryanRC = Neat looking car, but it looks a bit bulky and not lithe enough if you know what I mean. I also think that a new renault trackday car would have a few more mad design touches - like the original sportspider.

Kramer = I can't help thinking 'Mercedes' when I see this drawing lol, but it's a great little design.

mrfdesign = so close to getting a point, I think it would have helped if you'd branded this car. I can't really get a feel for a design that has no distinctive features from a particular brand. The exception for me is if it had have been 'mad' like the Ariel Atom or the KTM X-bow. while it's a cool design, it's just missing that something IMO.

DoMiNo = It's rare for me not to be amazed by your entry, but I am really not feeling it. The render is awesome (dunno why you had a hang-up with that) but the design looks a bit like a cross between a lotus 340R and a recent Merc concept that i can't recall the name of. There are a few cool touches with the design, but it just doesn't do it for me lol.

Rob
11-12-2008, 05:41 PM
3 - Cosworth = While the drawing needs a little work, your idea shines through. Honda is the sort of manufacturer to do a track car, and I can see your X2000 as part of the range. You've incorporated the new Honda face, but made it more interesting. The bi-plane type seating layout is a cool idea. Well done!
I'm glad you've been able to see past the fact that the grille looks like a pair of y-fronts. ;)

PRODIGY
11-12-2008, 05:45 PM
I'm glad you've been able to see past the fact that the grille looks like a pair of y-fronts. ;)

Haha, was that the inspiration? lol

Rob
11-12-2008, 05:54 PM
LOL, I just wanted to make some kind of an 'interface'.

taskbearer
11-13-2008, 05:24 AM
Wow thanks for the comments so far guys. Haven't had time to check here since the contest closed. Been a little busy.

Congratulations to all the participants. A great variety of designs and tough choices to make..
Here are my votes

Nelsondesign 4 This is just classic. A true clubracer. Open wheeled front and closed rear wheels. Its fresh, yet recognizably ford. The back treatment with the circular taillitghts and what appears to be the exhaust is stellar. This also has some very high production viability.

Domino 3 Another stunning render. I like this design because it looks like a clothed Ariel atom. I see the 400Carving it and the execution is fantastic. It does look very big in proportion to the driver, and the exhaust placement seems counter-intuitive as the routing would have to come towards the driver from behind which is not what you want.

Axis 2 The smoothness of this design could shame Mazda's own designers flow language. It is very futuristic, yet expected of a mazda of this sort. Those headlights are genius. The wheelbase looks extremely long, but once that is rectified, this concept would be killa.

Kramer 1 Really aggressive looking racer. Cool integration of the GT-R front end, although the headlights might be a little too big. A wild concept. I can see this being a true track stormer.

Cosworth So much potential in this design The design is simplistic yet honda. I especially like how you illustrated the seating position as that is what design is about. being able to express and idea in an understandable way.

mrfdesignfor some reason this design does not grab any attention. The sketch is top notch and you seemed to have fixed the busy wheel design from your previous sketch. It does look sort of bloated, lowering the beltline can help.

BryanRC I like the renault club car idea, but this one looks like a gallardo or F430 competitor. a technical problem is the partially closed rear wheel. With the amount of breaking these cars go through, that would not be such a good idea for effective cooling.

Prodigy Really good sketch and design. The proportions are right and the detailing around the front is interesting. Great to see you take the Morgan route. There are some issues though, Having all that weight of the V8 engine hanging over the front wheels is a recipe for understeer. And having the sigle unladened rear wheel doing all the driving is one unstoppable tire smoking waiting to happen. Point is the design looks more fashionable than an actual track car.

LamboMan
11-13-2008, 06:23 PM
AXIS - 3
mrfdesign - 3
taskbearer - 2
PRODIGY - 2

Aidan
11-14-2008, 01:47 AM
4-taskbearer
2-Cosworth
2-DoMiNo
2-AXIS

NelsonDesign
11-14-2008, 02:47 AM
Thanks guys for the nice compliments, here are mine...

Cosworth- Nice idea, but the proportions are lacking

BryanRC- I like the idea again, but the shading and side skirts are not my favorite.

PRODIGY- I really like this, a Morgan, and it is a cool perspective.

Kramer- Probably my favorite design, but the perspective is off in some areas.

AXIS- I love the design, but you should try to quit using the computer for your renderings, try markers or something, it would look nicer in my opinion.

mrfdesign- cool idea, nice shading, may be a little cab-forward

taskbearer- I have always loved Auto Union and this is an amazing sketch.

Dom- Cool perspective and as always, a nice car, design, and rendering

Here are the votes-

With DESIGN and NOT EXPERIENCE, my votes will be like this...

4- Kramer
3-Taskbearer
2-Domino
1-AXIS

DoMiNo
11-17-2008, 06:00 PM
VOTING CLOSED

A big thanks to everyone who voted and commented, and my compliments on the wonderful entries.

Here's how the voting ended up:


taskbearer - 31
DoMiNo - 21
AXIS - 15
NelsonDesign - 13
PRODIGY - 9
mrfdesign - 9
Kramer - 7
Cosworth - 5
BryanRC - 0

Congratulations to taskbearer for another spectacular entry and the contest win! Think of a new topic (or topics) for the next contest and let me know.

Again, thanks for the great participation, on both the designing and voting ends. Best of luck in the next contest everyone!!