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AXIS
01-13-2010, 04:49 AM
And so begins the first contest of the New Year, and we've got some pretty great topics to choose from thanks to dsgnr:

1. GM's Electrical Savior - "I hope we can all agree on the Chevy Volt not being the messian car GM would like us to think. Neither package wise nor - more important for us folks - designwise is it the automotive iPod, the car everybody wants to have. Your task is now to come up with a vehicle which is more consequent, greener, cleverer and last but not least sexier: an automobile which could really become the world's new hype-object and GM-savior."

2. Italian Exotic Lightweight Racer - "In the last years, a new car category has become more and more popular: In the framework of climate change and people thinking greener, automobiles like the Ariel Atom and the KTM X-Bow are starting to make much more sense (even for the super rich) than a big sports car like a Ferrari Enzo or a Lamborghini Murcielago. What is Italy's answer to this cars? Imagine a lightweight racer by one of the country's most exclusive car companies!"

AXIS
01-19-2010, 05:27 AM
http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/4580/contestbanner.jpg

With everyone downsizing due to the economy and society embracing everything green, automobiles like the Ariel Atom and the KTM X-Bow are starting to make a lot more sense as opposed to the bigger sports cars from the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini. Your mission designers is to get the Italian heavyweights in on this action and imagine a lightweight racer from one of Italy's most exclusive car companies.

Good luck designers!!! This contest will end on Jan 28.
Also, don't forget to post your development sketches and ideations in the Contest Development Thread (http://www.carspyshots.net/showthread.php?t=16571)

SV
01-20-2010, 10:43 PM
Mm, this could be interesting. I don't know much about lightweight racers but I think I'll try to come up with something over the weekend.

ElementW
01-26-2010, 09:28 PM
Mm, this could be interesting. I don't know much about lightweight racers but I think I'll try to come up with something over the weekend.

Ferrari roadster. Would have posted it alot earlier but posting is sooo annoyingly difficult as the site goes unresponsive.
Not liking it too much, but then again I was never good at designing Italian exotics. The engine has a glass cover and the car seats 2, one at front and another behind. As for the strange windshield... a 'go figure' option.
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/peugeot_2007/elementW%20Designs/FeRrArI.jpg

NelsonDesign
01-27-2010, 06:34 AM
ALright, I'll have an entry in this contest, hopefully I can make it in in time

Rob
01-27-2010, 05:20 PM
ElementW - That looks awesome, very shapely. I love the windshield.

NelsonDesign
01-28-2010, 06:22 AM
Mines finished, but I'll have to get it in tomorrow, scanner's acting up. =(

PRODIGY
01-28-2010, 07:01 PM
If I get a chance i'll try and get an entry in tomorrow.

Sorry for not participating in these design contests for a while.. my excuses are as follows lol:

1) My internet access is limited.. no internet at work anymore, have moved in with girlfriend who hasn't got broadband.

2) My music career is taking preference over other activities, so instead of doodling and designing i'm creating beats and synths e.t.c

But hopefully i'll be able to scan a quick entry in.

Rob
01-28-2010, 07:27 PM
Mines finished, but I'll have to get it in tomorrow, scanner's acting up. =(
If I get a chance i'll try and get an entry in tomorrow.
Looking forward to seeing the entries, guys. :)

TS-Design
01-28-2010, 09:07 PM
Hi, I didnīt have a lot of time, because we had a lots of tests at school.... But now, I had some time for drawing for this contest. So, thereīs my idea :)

http://i49.tinypic.com/a9pkjk.jpg

NelsonDesign
01-29-2010, 03:13 AM
Mine turned out pretty similar to TS's...

The Abarth Piuma...


http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/2471/abarth1u.jpg (http://img231.imageshack.us/i/abarth1u.jpg/)

Hope you like it!

AXIS
01-29-2010, 06:21 AM
some great entries so far, shall I leave this open for a little while longer?

dsgnr
01-29-2010, 05:32 PM
AXIX, yes please, will do sth tmrw or on sunday. buzy atm.

swizzle
01-30-2010, 04:00 PM
Good entries so far

Nastka
01-30-2010, 05:23 PM
Good entries, just too few of them. I'd post something myself if I had a scanner.

MartinEDesign
01-31-2010, 01:49 PM
After several tries, this was the best that came out.. I really need to make a project surrounding Ferrari to understand their way of design.

http://tegnebordet.dk/tegninger/12704/1264856537.jpg

dsgnr
01-31-2010, 06:16 PM
AXIS, is it possible to stretch the deadline for half a week or a week? Since we have numerous and awesome entries already I guess/ hope there is much more to come, especially when you give us some more time.

AXIS
02-01-2010, 03:25 AM
AXIS, is it possible to stretch the deadline for half a week or a week? Since we have numerous and awesome entries already I guess/ hope there is much more to come, especially when you give us some more time.

I see alot of potential for some great entries so I wouldn't mind holding it open for a little while longer contest extended til the 5th!

dsgnr
02-02-2010, 03:32 PM
http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/903/lambojj.jpg (http://img39.imageshack.us/i/lambojj.jpg/)

PRODIGY
02-05-2010, 12:42 PM
All brilliant designs guys.

I tried to do a lightweight racer, but ended up designing glamourous cabriolets. Therefore I am not gonna enter.. I can't design racing cars lol. I will post what I have drawn in the design section soon though :)

dsgnr
02-05-2010, 02:11 PM
Happy to hear this. I was struggling like hell to get a clean lightweight racer too, it's like trying to draw a 911, you just never get it right.

AXIS
02-07-2010, 04:51 PM
Here's mine:

http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/2459/saetta.jpg

anyone else going to enter? closing this thread tonight so get those entries in!

AXIS
02-08-2010, 08:30 AM
Thanks to all who participated, Voting will be up shortly.

***CONTEST CLOSED***

AXIS
02-08-2010, 08:33 AM
http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/4580/contestbanner.jpg

And so concludes the first contest of the new year, and looks like we are off to a great start.

Gentlemen Start Your Voting!
Here are the entries in the order received:

1. ElementW: Ferrari Roadster

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/7766/ferrarin.th.jpg (http://img136.imageshack.us/i/ferrarin.jpg/)

2. TS-Design: Italian Exotic Lightweight Racer

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/1546/a9pkjk.th.jpg (http://img189.imageshack.us/i/a9pkjk.jpg/)

3. NelsonDesign: Abarth Piuma

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/2471/abarth1u.th.jpg (http://img8.imageshack.us/i/abarth1u.jpg/)

4. MartinEDesign:

http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/8500/1264856537.th.jpg (http://img25.imageshack.us/i/1264856537.jpg/)

5. dsgnr: Lambo

http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/903/lambojj.th.jpg (http://img268.imageshack.us/i/lambojj.jpg/)

6. AXIS: Ferrari Saetta

http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/2459/saetta.th.jpg (http://img695.imageshack.us/i/saetta.jpg/)

As always, please inform me of any broken links or missing entries. Best of luck designers!!

swizzle
02-08-2010, 01:53 PM
MartinEDesign 4 points I like the clever closed body open wheel look
TSdesign 2 points looks ready to be put on sale now
NelsonDesign 2 points has a mean reptilian look
Axis 2 points love the look but it feels to me like what the Mazda Miata should look like by now

MartinEDesign
02-08-2010, 06:19 PM
dsgnr - 4 - Amazing sketches and really nice presentation. I really like the use of sections in the car, with the rear, many cool possibilities.
Ts-Design - 3 - I like your futuristic design, and the rendering is just awesome!
Axis - 2 - A mean looking Ferrari, and a very nice sketch!
ElementW - 1 - I like the way you have made it so thin by placing the seats behind each other. A cool design!

NelsonDesign
02-11-2010, 03:43 AM
dsgnr-4- Really nice design, loving the sketches!
ElementW-3- Cool, imaginative design
AXIS-2- Good stance, cool sketch
TS-Design-1- Pretty cool design there

Really great work everyone

dsgnr
02-11-2010, 05:00 PM
AXIS 4, I like the car's character. If you only made it a tiny bit bigger and wider, I wouldn't mind green-lighting this as a concept car if I were Ferrari's CEO.
TS-Design 3,, This is one nice oldschool rendering, I see you even used pastels! Nice one!
MartinEDesign 2, This looks like a nice gran Turismo, but I think the car will look odd if you only strip the front wheels.
ElementW, 1 I like the interesting form language and the seat arrangement.

Nelson: Nice sketch there, but I think the form language is more american than italian. It very much reminds me of the Prowler. Your technical skills are improving as hell though.

TS-Design
02-11-2010, 08:31 PM
Nelson design - 4 - Design of your project isn t so good for me I think, but i really LIKE your style of sketching with pencil. Very fresh style...:) !
ElementW - 3 - your style of drawing isnt so good, sorry.. but I like your idea with lights and simply whole body of car. :)
MartinEdesign - 2 - I like your lights and grill styling and position of wheels.
DSGNR - 1 - Great sketching style, you are better than we.. but now your design doesnt take me up. Sorry

Iīm sincere now ...

AXIS
02-23-2010, 03:55 PM
4.- dsgnr
3.- ElementW
2.- TS-Design
1.- NelsonDesign

ElementW
02-24-2010, 12:27 AM
4-dsgnr
3-Axis
2-MartinEDesign
1-NelsonDesign

AXIS
02-24-2010, 05:16 AM
***VOTING CLOSED***

Thanks to all who participated and took the time out to vote.
Here are the results of the voting:

dsgnr - 17

AXIS - 13
ElementW - 11
TS-Design - 11
MartinEDesign - 10
NelsonDesign - 8

Congratulations to dsgnr for the winning entry! PM me two topics that you would like to see so that we can get a poll going for the next contest.
Thanks again designers and as always great work!