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AXIS
05-21-2011, 08:12 PM
1. Lamborghini Design Challenge - The Lamborghini brand is in the midst of a renaissance. Hitting us with a 1-2 punch with the amazing Sesto Elemento (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamborghini_Sesto_Elemento) concept and barely giving us enough time to pick our jaws up from the floor with the equally gorgeous Aventador (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamborghini_Aventador). But what next... Designers, are you up for the challenge of shaping the next generation of this brand?

2. Lincoln Revamp - Lincoln has been promising a revamp for YEARS! They've whet our appetites with exciting concepts like the MKR (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_MKR) and C (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_C) but none of these ideas have seem to come to fruition, the brand is STILL nothing more than rebadged Ford's. With Mercury now out of the way and the recent hiring of Max Wolff (http://blogs.wsj.com/drivers-seat/2010/12/01/ford-hires-cadillac-designer-max-wolff-to-revamp-lincoln/), it seems like the Lincoln star is finally starting to align. So designers, how would you revive the Lincoln brand and make it a viable competitor to Cadillac, BMW, MB, Audi, etc...

DoMiNo
05-21-2011, 09:10 PM
I'm a sucker for a Lambo but the fact of the matter is that Lincoln is in more desperate need of a new design language.

2b2
05-23-2011, 08:05 AM
hmm ... just found out how hard it is to type when you're jumping up & down ;)

I'm way too prejudiced to vote & haven't done any hand drawing in years
but will be very interested in what happens
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y286/2b2/Lincoln.gif

Himlar
06-04-2011, 08:39 PM
Is it time to start sketching Lincolns yet? :)

AXIS
06-07-2011, 11:50 AM
Is it time to start sketching Lincolns yet? :)

sketch away, contest will be up shortly

AXIS
06-09-2011, 06:33 AM
http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/1926/contestbanners.jpg

LINCOLN, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_(automobile)) One of Americas most storied brands has been promising some form of design renaissance FOR WHAT SEEMS LIKE YEARS now, However all the public keeps getting are rehashed luxury versions of FORD products. They've whet our appetites with exciting concepts like the MKR (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_MKR) and C (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_C) but none of these ideas have seem to come to fruition. With Mercury now out of the way and the recent hiring of Max Wolff (http://blogs.wsj.com/drivers-seat/2010/12/01/ford-hires-cadillac-designer-max-wolff-to-revamp-lincoln/), it seems like the Lincoln star is finally starting to align. So designers, how would you revive the Lincoln brand and make it a viable competitor to Cadillac, BMW, MB, Audi, etc...

Good luck designers!!! This contest will end on July 4.
Also, make sure you check out the other Contest:

Design Challenge: The TVR Revival (http://www.carspyshots.net/showthread.php?t=19828)

AND, don't forget to post your development sketches and ideations in the Contest Development Thread (http://www.carspyshots.net/showthread.php?t=16571)

AudiR8
06-30-2011, 08:07 PM
This is way harder than I thought. There is no way it seems to evolve the current design without making the car look like an obese beluga whale.

ElementW
07-01-2011, 06:49 AM
No way indeed! So I'm erasing that look from my mind and starting over with a whole new theme.

Himlar
07-02-2011, 12:22 AM
I'm also going in a different direction than they have today, maybe I'll post some progress pics tomorrow. There's a lot of detail design left to be done before deadline ...

AXIS
07-03-2011, 05:45 PM
Considering no one has posted an entry yet, I'm pretty sure the deadline will be extended.

Nath
07-03-2011, 06:55 PM
I'm in, not entered an in a long long time..
Working on it now

ParanoidAndroid
07-03-2011, 10:56 PM
I have a design that I like but I just need it to sketch it better

Nath
07-04-2011, 01:04 AM
OK def entering this one.. nearly finished. Hopefully get it up tonight but if not then will be tomorrow morn

Nath
07-04-2011, 02:01 AM
http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/3936/lincolncontinental.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/827/lincolncontinental.jpg/)

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

Just a quicky really, drew it up fast and then spent a couple of hours on the render while sunning myself in a pub garden.

Side looked a touch plain so added a bit of a haunch across the rear wheel, unfortunately it's made the car look way too British now... But sure everyone can get the idea

AudiR8
07-04-2011, 09:12 PM
That's very far away from what I was trying to do, mine is gonna be an M3/M5 competitor.

Very good, nonetheless.

SV
07-04-2011, 11:03 PM
That's awesome Nath, very Lincoln and with an elegance and boldness that's been missing from the lineup since the Mark VIII. The render is outstanding as well

I can see what you mean by the Britishness; it reminds me a bit of the Rover P6, though I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing.

ElementW
07-14-2011, 07:09 AM
I've finished my entery and will get it in tommorow.
BTW, that entry is very flamboyant if a bit too old fashioned for today's standard.

ElementW
07-16-2011, 01:04 AM
I couldn't work anything out with Lincoln's current grille, so here's something different [ if not very original]. The Continental sedan. I wanted it to be bold and stateful.

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/peugeot_2007/LC-1.jpg

ab311
07-17-2011, 10:38 PM
I made this one a long time ago but feel it may be on the mark. Lincoln can go more upscale and yet be a sportier brand...Caddilac did it.

AXIS
07-18-2011, 05:20 AM
I made this one a long time ago but feel it may be on the mark. Lincoln can go more upscale and yet be a sportier brand...Caddilac did it.

Hey ab311, Unfortunately "chops" are NOT allowed in the design contests, great effort though.

TheSwageLine
07-30-2011, 12:04 PM
Lincoln Ceres.

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x187/samburfordking/Cars/lincolnceres.png

Could be an Audi TT rival, could be an Aston Martin V8 rival. I haven't decided...

ElementW
08-08-2011, 03:24 AM
It's not very recognizable as a Lincoln, but the coloring is quite nice.

AudiR8
10-29-2011, 09:21 PM
I have been trying for weeks to think of a new design for Lincoln, I really think they've dug themselves into a hole.

AXIS
10-30-2011, 01:12 AM
I have been trying for weeks to think of a new design for Lincoln, I really think they've dug themselves into a hole.

this contest is going to be put down on Nov ! so you better try harder ;-)
)

Aston Martin
11-01-2011, 10:31 PM
http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/2114/sketch20111101200533cop.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/37/sketch20111101200533cop.png/)

Aston Martin
11-02-2011, 12:46 AM
Ummm. yeah, just ignore the fact that I spelled "Zephyr" wrong in the drawing... I designed it on Lortab...not exactly performance enhancing drugs... hope that doesn't disqualify me. lol

AXIS
11-03-2011, 05:12 AM
Thanks to all who participated, Voting will be up shortly.

***CONTEST CLOSED***

AXIS
11-03-2011, 05:32 AM
http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/1926/contestbanners.jpg

It's been a while... but its about time to get the ball rolling again!
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. Nath: Lincoln Continental

http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/3936/lincolncontinental.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/827/lincolncontinental.jpg/)

2. ElementW: Lincoln Continental

http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/2227/lc1v.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/577/lc1v.jpg/)

3. ACcartoons: Lincoln Ceres

http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/6760/lincolnceres.th.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/337/lincolnceres.png/)

4. Aston Martin: Lincoln Zephyr

http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/2114/sketch20111101200533cop.th.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/37/sketch20111101200533cop.png/)

As always, please inform me of any broken links or missing entries.
Best of Luck Designers!!! Voting will close on Nov 08.

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

ElementW
11-09-2011, 08:03 PM
Nath-4
AC Cartoons-3
Aston Martin-1

AXIS
12-19-2011, 02:30 AM
5.- Nath
4.- ElementW
2.- ACcartoons
2.- Aston Martin

TheSwageLine
12-20-2011, 10:08 PM
4 Nath
4 ElementW
3 Aston Martin

AXIS
12-25-2011, 06:00 AM
***VOTING CLOSED***

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

http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/3936/lincolncontinental.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/827/lincolncontinental.jpg/)

Nath - 13

ElementW - 8
Aston Martin - 6
ACcartoons - 5

Congratulations to Nath on his winning entry, thus concluding the 2011 Design Contests. Things have been rather slow around these parts and while I must apologize for my absence, Hopefully we can get the ball rolling and get some more action on the design boards in 2012.

Thanks again designers and as always keep up the great work!

For those of you still itching to compete,There are still some contests open;
The The TVR Revival (http://www.carspyshots.net/showthread.php?t=19828) contest could use some entries as well as the Santa Challenge (http://www.carspyshots.net/showthread.php?t=18211)
The end of year contests (All Star, Designers Choice and Car of the Year Challenges should be up shortly).