View Full Version : Design Challenge: Mitsubishi Makeover

10-26-2010, 03:37 AM
1. Mercedes M-Class - The Mercedes-Benz M-Class led the charge out the gate for the now highly contested cross-over segment. At the time of its launch, the “M” was a state of the art vehicle boasting technological advancements and even cemented itself in popular culture as the “popemobile”. Since then the cross-over segment has taken off and the M-Class has had to fend for itself in a crowded sea of competitors. Are you up for the challenge to make this vehicle the leader of the pack once more?

2. Mitsubishi Makeover - Two things come to mind when one brings up the subject of Mitsubishi Motors, (1). The Lancer Evolution and (2). They Still Exist! well the truth is, Mitsubishi Motors is alive and well and could use a dose of adrenaline back into the brand. Its time to bring back the glory days of the 3000GT, Eclipse, FTO and Starion. Can you look to the past to cement the brands future?

3. The Dream Machine - Let's forget all the difficult goals automakers' have to face and economic problems for once. Is it still possible to dream? Let's have fun and create a cool city car that would also be fine as a highway cruiser. How about giving it toy like styling. Stretch the imagination and dream again.

10-31-2010, 02:09 PM
well looks like we've got a tie here so which contest would you guys like to see next?

11-02-2010, 01:14 AM
If the pole were not closed, I'd pick Mitsubishi, just saying :P

11-03-2010, 09:39 PM
well… since no one has put in their 2˘ and TdeV has stated that his vote would have gone for the MItsubishi challenge, I've decided to declare the Mitsubishi challenge the winner of the poll. Contest will be up shortly.

11-04-2010, 03:04 PM
Thik i'll have a crack at it

11-05-2010, 03:56 AM

There was once a time when Mitsubishi Motors competed on the worlds stage with comparable vehicles, breathtaking design and overall value for performance. Now however, outside of the Lancer Evolution the brand is the butt of many an automotive joke and most people can barely remember that the brand still exists. With most of the models in the sparse lineup sporting a sad case of EVOFace the current design language has become quite stale and could really use an extreme makeover as well as a dose of adrenaline to get tongues wagging about Mitsubishi once more. Perhaps its time for one of Mitsubishi's iconic sports cars like the 3000GT (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_3000GT), Eclipse (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_Eclipse), FTO (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_FTO) or Starion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_Starion) to make a comeback, or perhaps an all new model is in order to shake things up once more.
Its up to you to decide!

Good luck designers!!! This contest will end on November 29.
Also, don't forget to post your development sketches and ideations in the Contest Development Thread (http://www.carspyshots.net/showthread.php?t=16571)

Aston Martin
11-09-2010, 04:42 PM
Do I just post my entry directly to this thread?

11-09-2010, 05:44 PM
Do I just post my entry directly to this thread?

Post your entry in this thread also, be sure to have a quick read of the contest rules (http://www.carspyshots.net/showthread.php?t=19325).

Aston Martin
11-09-2010, 07:08 PM
Thanks Axis. Here is my very first entry to a design challenge. 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj95/jermo15/photo4.jpg

11-11-2010, 08:19 PM
The 3000GT should be brought back so thus my entry. I tried to avoid the large mouth grille and the side window curves into the rear b-pillar [ though I forgot to do that].


11-29-2010, 07:13 AM
Here's mine:

Mitsubishi has already proven that they are more than capable of building a world class performance vehicles. What if they took what they've learned from the engineering of the Evolution mixed in some with the technology from the iMiev electric vehicles and aimed at developing something to take on some of the worlds best supercars. Introducing the Mitsubishi Budō hybrid electric supercar.


11-29-2010, 05:01 PM

Hey guys, I wanna start joining these competitions again, so I started out with this quick sketch for the competition. I tried to use some of the current elements seen in Evo like the grill and headlights, and then add some of my own design. I want a mitsubishi to be raw, a bit squared and muscular looking. I think I somewhat achieved it, but I am not fully satisfied with it yet.

11-29-2010, 07:49 PM
Finally we get a couple more entries. AXIS, your design is fabulous! So flamboyant yet menacing. Martin, I find the grille kinda awkward.

11-30-2010, 12:14 AM
Wow, very nice entries, all of them!

11-30-2010, 01:14 AM
Great entries everyone! Anyone else planning on entering? Voting will go up tomorrow so try to get your entries in before the thread closes.

Okay, i decided that this design just wont do. SO I went b and tried to make the grill flow more, and suddenly it just all came together for me, and I ended up with this:

My final design (http://www.kreativblog.dk/wp-content/uploads/Mitsubishi-Concept21.jpg), which I definetly will continue working on!

Martin, as per THE RULES (http://www.carspyshots.net/showthread.php?t=19325) only your original entry will be counted towards voting.

11-30-2010, 02:29 AM
Great entries everyone. Voting's going to be tough!

11-30-2010, 05:48 AM
Really great entries guys! Sorry I couldn't join in this time

Glad to see you back Martin!

11-30-2010, 10:07 AM
Ever heard about bending the rules?? :P Nah jk, didn't know the rules, so my own fault. But an argument is that I posted it on the same day, so come on :P

12-01-2010, 03:09 AM
Thanks to all who participated, Voting will be up shortly.


12-01-2010, 03:15 AM

WOW! definitely going to be tough voting for this one. Remember NEW VOTING RULES are in effect, Score each design between 0 – 5 points.
Check out the amended RULES (http://www.carspyshots.net/showthread.php?t=19325) for more details.

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

1. Aston Martin: Mitsubishi Eclipse

http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/93/photo4jp.th.jpg (http://img6.imageshack.us/i/photo4jp.jpg/)

2. ElementW: Mitsubishi 3000GT

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/7213/3000gts.th.jpg (http://img228.imageshack.us/i/3000gts.jpg/)

3. AXIS: Mitsubishi Budō

http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/1673/budb0.th.jpg (http://img684.imageshack.us/i/budb0.jpg/)

4. MartinEDesign: Mitsubishi Navorra

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/1321/mitsubishiconcept11.th.jpg (http://img26.imageshack.us/i/mitsubishiconcept11.jpg/)

As always, please inform me of any broken links or missing entries.
Best of Luck Designers!!! Voting will close on Dec 5.

Also, there are two open slots left for the next Design Battle.
hakkinen (http://www.carspyshots.net/member.php?u=3328) and ElementW (http://www.carspyshots.net/member.php?u=7713) have answered the call, if anyone else wants in PM me and let me know!

12-03-2010, 07:52 PM
4. ElementW
4. MartinEDesign
3. Aston Martin

anyone else going to vote?

12-05-2010, 02:30 AM
4. Axis
3. Aston Martin
2. MartinEDeisgn

Come on peoples, VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

12-05-2010, 02:39 AM
Aston Martin - 3
ElementW - 4
AXIS - 5
MartinEDesign - 4

12-05-2010, 05:15 AM
AstonMartin- 3

Great job guys

12-05-2010, 11:31 AM
Axis 5
ElementW 3
Aston Martin 2

Arent the scoresystem based on all the scores added together should give 10?

12-08-2010, 03:04 AM

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

AXIS - 18

ElementW - 15
Aston Martin - 14
MartinEDesign - 11

Well Congratulations to ME for having the winning entry!
Since its almost the middle of December, I'm not going to start a new contest, I'll just gradually start rolling out the end of year contests.
The Santa Challenge (http://www.carspyshots.net/showthread.php?t=18211) is already up, stay tuned for the; All Star, Designers Choice and Car of the Year Challenges coming soon.

Thanks again designers and as always great work!

AND! there's ONE slot left for the next Design Battle.
hakkinen (http://www.carspyshots.net/member.php?u=3328), ElementW (http://www.carspyshots.net/member.php?u=7713) and NelsonDesign (http://www.carspyshots.net/member.php?u=3142) are locked in, if anyone else wants to join the fun, just PM me and let me know!