View Full Version : Design Challenge: Sports Car Icon; The British Roadster

03-18-2011, 04:25 AM
1. Über-Luxury Design Challenge - With the world's economy in a constant state of flux as well as the rapid greenwashing of the auto industry, luxury brands must adapt and change with the times. Do you have what it takes to design the next generation of Maybach, Rolls Royce, Bentley or perhaps revive a long gone luxury marque from the past?

2. British Icon Revival - Remember the British icons of the past? The MGA and MGB, Sunbeam Alpine, Triumph TR's...etc. These highly loved small sports cars may be long gone but what if they made a come back?

03-22-2011, 03:27 PM
I voted "British Icon Revival". With the Chinese owned and built MG6 going on sale within the UK in May 2011, I would like to see some design studies based on the MG6 (perhaps a proper coupe version) and a presentation for a new MG sports car.

03-24-2011, 03:46 AM

The majority of the classic British marques lay in a state of extinction or have been divested and sold to foreign ownership, Leaving the British motor industry a shadow of its former self. One of the most notably missing icons on the automotive landscape is a lightweight fun to drive great-handling sports car from Britain. With a pool of classic nameplates to choose from as well as an influx of cash from a foreign investor whats' to stop the rebirth of the Classic British Roadster.

They say everything old is new again, Designers are you up to the challenge
of resurrecting the classic British roadster and breathing new life into the segment?

Good luck designers!!! This contest will end on April 18.
Also, don't forget to post your development sketches and ideations in the Contest Development Thread (http://www.carspyshots.net/showthread.php?t=16571)

04-10-2011, 04:18 PM
Here's my entry, an MG Roadster. I did it in class with a sharpie and 4 crayons, so it's kinda horrible. The front wheel is off by a lot, but overall not bad considering it took 10 minutes.

04-14-2011, 10:36 PM
Maybe I should have gone with the Sunbeam. Funny if we all end up sketching MGs'.
The scan came out very light...

04-19-2011, 04:32 AM

Here is the new Lotus Seven.
The governing idea of the design is performance and fun with practicality. So the convertible top hides behind the seats, but there is still room for a cargo space underneath it (hence the large behind). The small grill up front is to allow the small turbocharged engine to breath while maintaining a good drag coefficient, which is important to keep the car's fuel economy on par with those of compact 4 doors, despite the added performance. The number of seats, however, remains at two.

I'm not entirely happy with the design. On second viewing, It looks a bit too old and I'd add a bit of sharpness and edge to it. But since I'm out of time this will do and I still love how it looks. As a Miata driver I should be able to come up with a good british roadster concept but let's see how I did!

Also, I couldn't quite resolve the rear end but that's the general idea in the rough sketch. Tall with round tail lights. The inspiration for the design was the Jaguar F type concept which is one of the most beautiful cars never made.

04-23-2011, 06:57 PM
I decided to do an MG roadster haha....

Not too happy with it, and I know it's late, but I wanted to get something in

http://img852.imageshack.us/img852/2038/mg1s.jpg (http://img852.imageshack.us/i/mg1s.jpg/)

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04-29-2011, 07:58 PM
Thanks to all who participated, Voting will be up shortly.


04-29-2011, 08:18 PM

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. AudiR8: MG Roadster

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/4994/dsc00601c.th.jpg (http://img140.imageshack.us/i/dsc00601c.jpg/)

2. ElementW: MGB

http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/7752/mgb2.th.jpg (http://img90.imageshack.us/i/mgb2.jpg/)

3. ParanoidAndroid: Lotus Seven

http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/1443/se7enb.th.jpg (http://img851.imageshack.us/i/se7enb.jpg/)

4. NelsonDesign: MG Roadster

http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/2038/mg1s.th.jpg (http://img811.imageshack.us/i/mg1s.jpg/)

As always, please inform me of any broken links or missing entries.
Best of Luck Designers!!! Voting will close on May 04.

Also, the The TVR Revival (http://www.carspyshots.net/showthread.php?t=19828) contest is still open if anyone is still interested.

05-06-2011, 08:47 PM
AudiR8-4 Works nice as an MG. Small and stylish in a somewhat blocky sort of way.
ParanoidAndroid-2 Brings back designs of the past but not updated enough.
NelsonDesign-3 A striking style that's more Nihongo than instantly British.

05-06-2011, 11:18 PM
AudiR8 - 2 - An interesting effort--I like the headlights--but I can't tell whether this is supposed to be a front or mid-engine car. Sporty, but forgettable.
ElementW - 3 - Classy, but Germanic. I get a 6er vibe. Nicely sketched.
ParanoidAndroid - 2 - A neat little roadster, but the design seems a bit dated, and I feel like you could've been a little more faithful to the stripped down, open-wheel mantra of the Seven.
NelsonDesign - 4 - the risk taker of the group and it pays off. It's very modern and yet could easily be an MG TF successor; the design language is a daring but logical extension of what we're seeing on cars like the MG 6.

05-07-2011, 11:18 AM
Nelsondesign 4 - Really beautiful design you have created. It's definetly modern and is a bit Lotus like, I like it very much.

Audi R8 3 - I like your design, its a bit American, but I think it is mean looking and cool.

ElementW 2 - I think yours is a bit too simple, and as Domino says also German looking. The perspective is really good.

ParanoidAndroid 2 - I think yours is a bit Porsche actually combined with some italian rear end.

05-10-2011, 12:02 AM
AudiR8- 3- Very interesting details and ideas, seems to really play with the current Chinese MG designs

ElementW- 4- Well proportioned, interesting graphics, very MG like, could have had a bit more emphasis on the rear wheels to emphasize power though.

ParanoidAndroid- 4- Very well proportioned, interesting, yet a bit dated design.

Great job guys

05-10-2011, 04:48 PM
3.- ElementW
3.- NelsonDesign
2.- AudiR8
2.- ParanoidAndroid

05-17-2011, 07:02 AM

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

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/4994/dsc00601c.th.jpg (http://img140.imageshack.us/i/dsc00601c.jpg/)
http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/2038/mg1s.th.jpg (http://img811.imageshack.us/i/mg1s.jpg/)

AudiR8 & NelsonDesign - 14

ElementW - 12
ParanoidAndroid - 12

Well, Well... ANOTHER tie! Congratulations to AudiR8 & NelsonDesign for the winning entries, PM me a topic 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, the The TVR Revival (http://www.carspyshots.net/showthread.php?t=19828) contest is still open, lets see some more entries.