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AXIS
06-12-2010, 06:36 PM
1. Reinvent the Minivan - What was once a practical multipurpose vehicle has been rendered irrelevant by Crossovers, SUV's and Wagons. It also doesn't help that the Minivan as we know it has become somewhat of an automotive punchline. Can you take away the stigma of the mommyvan and design a COOL, futuristic minivan that people will want to be seen in?

2. Group B Rallycar Revival - The Group B (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Group_B) referred to a set of regulations introduced in 1982 for competition vehicles in sportscar racing and rallying regulated by the FIA. Group B regulations were responsible for some of the quickest, most powerful and sophisticated rally cars ever built. However, a series of major accidents, the FIA disestablished the class after only four years. Now with the advancement of safety and technology could the time be right for a Group B Revival?

Rob
06-12-2010, 06:47 PM
I voted for Group B Rallycar Revival, as I love Group B and I don't think there's much scope for variety in the Reinvent the Minivan idea.

TheSwageLine
06-13-2010, 07:56 AM
I like both ideas, but since I can't vote for both, I'll just leave it blank.

dreamersmystique
06-13-2010, 12:45 PM
Reinventing the minivan...well...sounds good but I like the idea of the Group B rally car more...I bet its gonna be interesting...

dreamersmystique
06-13-2010, 12:57 PM
I think it would be interesting for CSS manufacturers to come up with WRC editions of their cars...and gives a chance for us not-manufacturing-yet people like me to showcase a rally car and then move on to a road version... Would there be a specific class we should design for like 2500, 3000, 4000cc etc...??...

DoMiNo
06-13-2010, 02:27 PM
A rally car is definitely in the cards for me at some point, although I don't know if it will be a Quimera or some other brand. I don't even know enough about rally to design a class-specific car though :P

dreamersmystique
06-13-2010, 03:33 PM
Group B is the easiest class to design a rally car for, because there are no power output barriers, just engine capacity according to specific class specifications. The whole reason why Group B was a hit was because, manufacturers could go wild, in short the specs go like this:
1. Atleast 2 seats
2. Weight as low as possible
3. You can use as modern technology as you want
4. Road production of just 200

I dont remember all now, but once I got the chance to help in the design of a rally-ifying of a Suzuki Swift in Dubai. It was an amazing oppurtunity to see how they actually went around to spec-ing the car... It wasnt really meant for rallying, but the owner wanted it so cause he was quite passionate about it... I have some online references to which I can post links to...if this gets chosen as the contest topic or either way if anyone is interested...

As for you Domino, I think the Quimera Abante would come in the 4000cc category...since its got a 2.4L engine...right?... It would awesome to see a rally version of the Abante...

My kinda contest...!!...hehe...

AXIS
06-15-2010, 08:14 PM
http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/4709/contestbanneru.jpg

The Group B refers to a set of regulations introduced in 1982 for competition vehicles in sportscar racing and rallying regulated by the FIA.
Group B regulations have been responsible for some of the quickest, most powerful and sophisticated rally cars ever built.
However, after a series of major accidents the FIA disestablished the class after only four years.
Your mission designers is to envision a vehicle reviving this once popular race class
taking full advantage of the advances in modern technology and safety standards.

This contest is open to ALL manufacturers, (ESPECIALLY MEMBERS WITH THEIR OWN BRAND).
If you are unclear on what Group B is, take a quick read HERE (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Group_B) for more information and a general sense of direction.

Good luck designers!!! This contest will end on June 30.
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
06-17-2010, 03:45 AM
This could work for me; the next scheduled Montgomery debut is a hot hatch and I think it would make a good Group B car kinda like the Peugeot 205 T16 (although bigger). The decals could be an issue though...

DoMiNo
06-17-2010, 05:18 AM
This could work for me; the next scheduled Montgomery debut is a hot hatch and I think it would make a good Group B car kinda like the Peugeot 205 T16 (although bigger). The decals could be an issue though...

No worries about the decals; just post the street version ;) Looking forward to it!

I feel compelled to participate because I've wanted this topic for a while now, but work is soooo busy right now. Hopefully I will find the time, even if it means posting rough sketches.

p.s. love the banner, AXIS.

Bob!
06-18-2010, 01:39 AM
Well, it's been super quiet around here lately, and I've been on a drawing kick b/c I'm on vacation. Might as well enter, right? :O

DoMiNo
06-18-2010, 05:37 AM
Well, it's been super quiet around here lately, and I've been on a drawing kick b/c I'm on vacation. Might as well enter, right? :O

Indeed! Give it a go!

MGR Fanatic
06-19-2010, 03:44 AM
I'm going to give this one a go, I have a lot of free time now. I will probably use my R1 as a basis, considering that's the only current Revora model in production.

Rob
06-19-2010, 08:44 AM
Really looking forward to seeing the entries for this one... :)

Bob!
06-20-2010, 12:30 AM
I guess I'll start things off then. :D

with a Mitsubishi Starion, of all things.

Rob
06-20-2010, 08:22 AM
That looks stunning, very athletic.

I'm flattered by your sig BTW, I can tell it's my post because there's a typo in it. :lol:

TheSwageLine
06-20-2010, 08:25 AM
Bob, that looks really good.

I mean, there's a few issues. The offside front wheel leaves room for 0 front overhang, and something about the roofline doesn't look quite right.

But I really like your drawing style, and the design of the car is brilliant.

MartinEDesign
06-20-2010, 08:33 AM
wow Bob that is so awesome looking! It would be perfekt for the rally groub B with that mean looking front face :D

MGR Fanatic
06-21-2010, 07:13 PM
Here is my entry to the contest.

It is based on the Revora R1 Supermini, but it uses a highly tuned 2.5 V6 engine developing 400BHP which propels it from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds. The car is a spirutal successsor to the classic Austin Metro 6R4, it may look like a supermini, but it goes like stink. :)

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/3222/scan0013ny.th.jpg (http://img33.imageshack.us/i/scan0013ny.jpg/)

NelsonDesign
06-22-2010, 12:13 AM
Yes, I;m still here! Thought this was a cool sounding contest...

My entry is a Fiat, based on the 500, yet much different. New shape, lower center of gravity... Hope you like it

http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/5857/fiat3c.jpg (http://img101.imageshack.us/i/fiat3c.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

ElementW
06-22-2010, 02:36 AM
... Hope you like it.
Like it?! I love it! 11/10

Mine is a small Saab hatch. I just used random decals [ some of which clash].
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/peugeot_2007/elementW%20Designs/S92sport.jpg

Here's the ordinary version.
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/peugeot_2007/elementW%20Designs/S92.jpg

Rob
06-22-2010, 04:52 PM
MGR Fanatic - Awesome, but the shoulderline looks a little high.

NelsonDesign - Stunning, very hard to fault, looks very 'weapons-grade'.

ElementW - Very nice, although it'd look mich nicer without the decals.

TheSwageLine
06-26-2010, 01:30 PM
Ford RS200
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x187/samburfordking/Cars/fordrs200.png

Rob
06-26-2010, 03:52 PM
Stunning! It looks similar to the original but also has elements of 'kinetic design' in it. 10/10 :)

TheSwageLine
06-26-2010, 05:58 PM
Stunning! It looks similar to the original but also has elements of 'kinetic design' in it. 10/10 :)

Thanks. I'm glad you like it.

NelsonDesign
06-26-2010, 07:12 PM
Rob and Element- glad you guys like it!

Great job so far everyone

AXIS
06-30-2010, 07:22 PM
For Immediate Release: AXIS set to unveil Atlas DR at 2010 Goodwood FOS



http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y141/hellospaceboy/Renders/AXIS/Atlas_DR.jpg

June 30, 2010 Sussex, England. - When the AXIS Atlas debuted last year its sole intent and purpose was for on-road use.
However the mad engineers in the newly formed in-house DARQ Performance Division have banded together to create
the first ever AXIS Racing Team (TEAM DARQ) and they have let loose on the Atlas,
with the end result being the Atlas DuneRunner.

The Atlas DR has been tweaked for maximum performance. Sporting a reinforced carbon fiber frame,
the chassis has ungergone significant weight reduction and the 3.5l V6 has been tuned to produce up to 375hp,
all matched to a finely tuned racing suspension. The Atlas DR will compete in the newly revived Group B Rally events
and will make its worldwide debut this weekend at the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
You can expect some elements of the Atlas DR to make it into the production DARQ Atlas
and you can check out the original Atlas here (http://carspyshots.net/showthread.php?t=17040&highlight=ATlas).



Well that's my entry…
and if anyone else is planning on entering remember contest closes end of day today.

AXIS
07-01-2010, 05:31 AM
Thanks to all who participated, Voting will be up shortly.

***CONTEST CLOSED***

AXIS
07-01-2010, 05:59 AM
http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/4709/contestbanneru.jpg

Great participation by all, It's going to be tough voting there are some really great entries for this one.

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

1. Bob!: Mitsubishi Starion

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/8318/dsc02015opt.th.jpg (http://img84.imageshack.us/i/dsc02015opt.jpg/)

2. MGR Fanatic: Revora R1 Supermini

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/3222/scan0013ny.th.jpg (http://img33.imageshack.us/i/scan0013ny.jpg/)

3. NelsonDesign: FIAT 500

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/5857/fiat3c.th.jpg (http://img12.imageshack.us/i/fiat3c.jpg/)

4. ElementW: SAAB 92 Sport

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/563/s92sport.th.jpg (http://img208.imageshack.us/i/s92sport.jpg/)

5. ACcartoons: Ford RS200

http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/3630/fordrs200.th.png (http://img710.imageshack.us/i/fordrs200.png/)

6. AXIS: AXIS Atlas DR

http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/1825/atlasdr.th.jpg (http://img341.imageshack.us/i/atlasdr.jpg/)

As always, please inform me of any broken links or missing entries.
Best of Luck Designers!!! Voting will close on July 6.

Also, there's still two open slots left for the Design Battle (http://www.carspyshots.net/showthread.php?t=18504) if anyone wants in PM me and let me know!

TheSwageLine
07-01-2010, 04:37 PM
Bob! - 3
ElementW - 3
AXIS - 2
NelsonDesign - 2

AXIS
07-02-2010, 05:23 PM
4.- Bob!

3.- NelsonDesign

2.- ElementW

1.- MGR Fanatic

MGR Fanatic
07-02-2010, 09:18 PM
ElementW - 3

NelsonDesign - 3

Bob! - 2

AXIS - 2

Good contest guys.

ElementW
07-05-2010, 07:21 PM
4-NelsonDesign
3-AXIS
2-MGR Fanatic
1-ACcartoons

AXIS
07-05-2010, 07:22 PM
Heads up guys, Voting closes tomorrow so don't forget to get your votes in.

SV
07-05-2010, 08:26 PM
4 - NelsonDesign
3 - AXIS
2 - Bob!
1 - ElementW

I wanted to enter this, but I had some family trouble and other things going on and it just didn't work out :( The Montgomery hot-hatch my entry would have been based off of is still on the way though, it's scheduled to be the next debut for Montgomery Group so look for it soon!

jappelflapje
07-06-2010, 12:06 AM
Bob! - 3
AXIS - 3
NelsonDesign - 2
ElementW - 2

NelsonDesign
07-06-2010, 03:13 AM
4-ElementW
3-ACcartoons
2-AXIS
1-Bob!

Great job everyone!

Bob!
07-06-2010, 10:40 PM
AHHHH! I just came back from a vacation in Vegas! I hope I'm not too late to vote!

AXIS - 3
NelsonDesign - 3
ACcartoons - 2
ElementW - 2

Great entries, all of you! :D

AXIS
07-07-2010, 07:08 AM
***VOTING CLOSED***

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

NelsonDesign - 21

AXIS - 18
ElementW - 17
Bob! - 15
ACcartoons - 6
MGR Fanatic - 3

Congratulations to NelsonDesign 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!

Also, there's still two open slots left for the Design Battle (http://www.carspyshots.net/showthread.php?t=18504) if anyone wants in PM me and let me know!