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bm88
02-16-2006, 03:07 AM
<I><U><B>The Perfect Car</B></U></I><br>With rising gas prices and congestion, the masses need a car that is small and frugal but they also want good looks, reasonable speed and power.<br>Your task is to design this car.<br>It can be a small saloon, hatchback or even a cope, but it must be as stated above. Remember they all have to be small in size, about the size of a Mgane.<p>You have until the <B>1st of March</B><p><B><U><I>Good Luck</I></U></B><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Aidan at 10:19 PM 2/19/2006</i>

Superfresa
02-16-2006, 03:23 AM
Yeah, cool! Hey lets all give a little info on our "needs and habitat" when we post our cars since we have a multicultural contest here and knowing why a car turned out the way it did would be interesting...

yourlilbro
02-16-2006, 04:49 AM
wonderful,be startin tonite!!

knihc2008
02-16-2006, 10:34 AM
i'm not sure how you'll judge this type of contest...

DoMiNo
02-16-2006, 02:29 PM
I'm with knihc... this is way too subjective. There needs to be some measure by which we can judge whose car more effectively meets their "needs." How on earth are we supposed to do that?

Superfresa
02-16-2006, 03:08 PM
I find this is certyainly a problem but the intention of this contest was to give for once, a lot of freedom to all contestants. I dont know I dont like the topic all that much but I'll try to be in anyway...

bm88
02-16-2006, 03:49 PM
I will let Aidan know about your worries and let him decide.

AXIS
02-16-2006, 11:10 PM
Another way to solve the problem with this contest is to give the design an objective (example: the perfect midsize or the perfect sports car) also there should be some sort of detailed artist statement to go along with the design explaining why it is "the perfect car" anyone can design something and label it perfect but the selling point for this contest is going to be the reasoning behind the concept, how you sell your idea and whether or not the specific objective was met. Thats just my 2cents.

Mr. Burns
02-17-2006, 02:49 PM
here's my entry (work in progress, and i hate wheels <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0"> ):<p><A HREF="http://img299.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img0947ba.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/7916/img0947ba.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br>

anonms
02-17-2006, 06:26 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AXIS</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Another way to solve the problem with this contest is to give the design an objective (example: the perfect midsize or the perfect sports car) also there should be some sort of detailed artist statement to go along with the design explaining why it is "the perfect car" anyone can design something and label it perfect but the selling point for this contest is going to be the reasoning behind the concept, how you sell your idea and whether or not the specific objective was met. Thats just my 2cents.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I wonder what happens if it were narrowed down to "the perfect minivan".

Mil
02-18-2006, 02:43 PM
That would seem better...already got an idea if it were that...

phoenix1
02-18-2006, 03:17 PM
they could be judged against real cars in their class, or against its predecessor (if its a real brand).

Superfresa
02-19-2006, 03:14 AM
We really need aidan...<p>I think the best thing would be to limit the contest to one category (ie hatchbacks or Supercars or something).

Mil
02-19-2006, 05:03 AM
DoMiNo - why dont you decide the limiter on this contest...what should it be? (since you won last time)

Aidan
02-19-2006, 03:14 PM
This really isn't going to work guys. I'll edit the original post and i'll change it round a bit.

SV
02-19-2006, 03:35 PM
oh okay, so a C-segment-sized car, cool. i'll try and do an entry, but nothing's guaranteed...

DoMiNo
02-19-2006, 04:15 PM
*sigh* fair enough.<p>I'm not sure I'll be able to enter this one anyway, pending my computer's repair perhaps I can pull something together. Good luck all

Mr. Burns
02-19-2006, 05:52 PM
alright, with the new rules, here's my entry, a single passanger vehicle or personal mobility vehicle:<p><A HREF="http://img303.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img0735pr.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img303.imageshack.us/my...r.jpg</A><p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by mr. burns at 5:47 PM 2/22/2006</i>

Superfresa
02-19-2006, 11:15 PM
Nice, See ya soon with my entry, good work on changing it to something more sensible Aidan <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

anonms
02-20-2006, 12:26 AM
How nice that this happenes to be my perfect kind of car. Splendid.

Superfresa
02-20-2006, 05:00 AM
Oh no, not a hybrid! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

anonms
02-20-2006, 11:02 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Superfresa</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Oh no, not a hybrid! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0">

kid
02-20-2006, 09:48 PM
what size is the megane in american please??? :p

anonms
02-20-2006, 10:10 PM
Megane = Sentra.

DoMiNo
02-20-2006, 10:11 PM
Mmm... I have two very interesting ideas for this actually...

Superfresa
02-21-2006, 03:47 AM
Hmm, the size is that of cars with 1.6 liter engines to 2.0 liter engines approximately (to give an idea of size). The most global example I can think of is the VW Golf.<p>I'm working on mine....

fblacka
02-21-2006, 03:03 PM
Heres just a random bubble ... by far not perfect tho ... maybe ill come up with some more original idea later ...<p><IMG SRC="http://img372.imageshack.us/img372/7199/citybubble1lb.jpg" BORDER="0">

napoleondyna
02-21-2006, 03:10 PM
That door looks really wierd but the design is pretty nice. I'm thinking about joining this but im not sure yet.

SV
02-21-2006, 03:38 PM
haha that's brilliant, very creative <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

anonms
02-21-2006, 08:32 PM
<IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/anonms/Scan10010.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><i>GM announced all-new 2008 Saturn ION Green Line</i><p>GM has unveiled the all-new Saturn ION Green Line at the Detroit Auto Show. Avalible initially as a versatile 5-door hatchback and later as a sedan, the ION Green Line joins GM's two-mode hybrid system with a 2.2L Ecotec engine. When mated to an efficient CVT, the Green Line's powertrain produces 160 horsepower and 165 lb/ft of torque. Yet despite the increase in power, the Green Line is expected to achieve a combined 40 MPG, even with the EPA's new testing methods. Furthermore, the Green Line's Ecotec is compatible with E85 ethanol and is expected to yield an AT-PZEV rating on regular gasoline.<p>Standard features on the Green Line, which is expected to start at under $19,000, include a 6-CD, MP3 compatible sound system with 7 speakers (including subwoofer) and an auxilary jack for MP3 devices, automatic climate control, premium cloth seating, an array of 6 airbags, cruise control, and keyless entry, and remote engine start.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by butterfly0fdoom at 10:09 PM 2/21/2006</i>

DoMiNo
02-21-2006, 10:34 PM
Both terrific entries!!! Beautiful! This contest is shaping up well! <p>fblacka-- very unique, and as usual amazing technique. I'd like to know more about the car itself, if you get a chance. Very awesome job.<p>butterflyOfdoom-- Great concept, works well with the current Saturn design language and model lineup, and in that respect it's hard to fault.<br>And ironically, it could be a platform mate of the one I'm designing! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/2cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Great job guys, keep 'em coming.

anonms
02-21-2006, 11:03 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DoMiNo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">butterflyOfdoom-- Great concept, works well with the current Saturn design language and model lineup, and in that respect it's hard to fault.<br>And ironically, it could be a platform mate of the one I'm designing! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/2cool.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> That'll be fun to see.<p>Oh, Superfresa, I made it a hybrid. Hehehe <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

AXIS
02-21-2006, 11:09 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DoMiNo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">butterflyOfdoom-- Great concept, works well with the current Saturn design language and model lineup, and in that respect it's hard to fault.<br>And ironically, it could be a platform mate of the one I'm designing!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>This is going to be interesting, I'm working on a c-segment GM product too

yourlilbro
02-22-2006, 03:28 AM
heheh,cool entries everyone<p>im working on one now<br>hopefully being able to post it tommorow <br>hehe

knihc2008
02-22-2006, 03:41 PM
i've got an entry too, though i'm not entirely sure if it fits in the regulations :/ oh well, i guess we shall see!

DoMiNo
02-22-2006, 05:19 PM
<B>The New Pontiac G4 MultiCoupe</B><p>Faced with a strong global small car market and renewed demand in North America for small, fast, fun, and economical alternatives to gas-guzzling SUVs, Pontiac has decided to expand its lineup, catering to premium compact buyers. Drawing inspiration from its smash-hit Solstice roadster, Pontiac has used GMs global Kappa platform as the basis for its stylish and fun hatchback, the new G4. <p>The exterior of the new G4 combines the seductive styling of the Solstice with the functionality of a small hatchback. The MultiCoupe door system incorporates a set of rear-hinged clamshell doors behind the front doors (think Mazda RX-8) and allows greater flexibility, as well as easier ingress/egress for rear-seat passengers. The car's bold character belies its small size, and premium features such as a standard full-glass roof (with two panel sliding sunroof), alloy wheels, and optional xenon headlamps set new standards in the segment.<p>Inside, Pontiac's innovative approach proves that small cars don't have to skimp on space. Front and rear passengers enjoy plentiful leg and headroom, and in the event more cargo space is needed, the rear seats and front passenger seat fold down completely to form a true flat loading floor. A choice of premium audio systems (all MP3-player compatible), leather upholstery, and other premium conveniences make the G4 a truly pleasant place to spend time.<p>But the G4 is not without a wild side; a choice of two powerful motors ensures a sporty driving experience that doesn't sacrifice economy. The Solstice's 2.4L, 170hp four-cylinder motor acts as the G4's base powertrain; a five-speed manual is standard with a five-speed automatic (and manual shift feature) optional. A more extreme option comes in the form of the Solstice GXP's 260hp turbocharged 2.0L Ecotec engine, mated to a close ratio 6-speed manual transmission, which together make the G4 GXP model capable of a sub-6 second 0-60 time. <p>With the G4--available soon in GT and GXP trims--Pontiac extends its "Driving Excitement" mantra to an innovative, sporty, and utterly capable compact to go head-to-head with competitors like the VW Golf GTI, Dodge Caliber and Caliber SRT-4, Honda Civic Si, Acura RSX, Audi A3, and Volvo C30, among others.<p><I>(GXP Model Shown)</I><br><IMG SRC="http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/913/pontiacg42wx.jpg" BORDER="0">

anonms
02-22-2006, 05:59 PM
Wow that looks... cute. Bubbly and adorable.

Superfresa
02-22-2006, 06:57 PM
Wow, nice entries everyone! I'm impressed!<p>I dont have a scanner, so this is going to be difficult, but I have under way the rebirth of an Icon...<p><br>...stay tuned.

SV
02-22-2006, 07:28 PM
great entry domino, you've inspired me to finally make an entry....well, sometime tonight or tomorrow with any luck, i guess.

AXIS
02-23-2006, 12:04 AM
<IMG SRC="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y141/hellospaceboy/92.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>With the Subaru alliance down the tubes, Saab rolls out a brand new for 2007 9-2 sport wagon. <br>The new 9-2 rides on GM's Delta platform and architecture (Astra, Cobalt, HHR and ION) <br>and is also environmentally friendly making use of Saab's award winning BioPower engine. <br>The 9-2 features a 2.0-liter engine powered by bio-ethanol fuel called E85. The engine delivers 180 hp. <br>The new 9-2 is sporty, smart, and boasts over 60 cubic feet of cargo space. <br>Designed for first time buyers and young families, the new 9-2 combines <br>the enjoyment of sporty driving with innovative and rewarding technology,<br>it builds on Saab's strong Scandinavian tradition of providing performance with responsibility.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by AXIS at 2:23 AM 2/23/2006</i>

yourlilbro
02-23-2006, 02:47 AM
sizah<br>dunno if i can keep up with all these great entries<br>mine looks crap compared to u guys!!!<br>i gotta go touch it up first<br>\*sweat

Krypton
02-23-2006, 03:09 PM
Well I did this in Latin and the teacher did yell at me so I hope I get some points. You can see my hw on the back actually<p><IMG SRC="http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/4162/car3rg.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>The brand New XeS, with plenty of additions to keep the AARP group away and a brand new 300Hp turbo v6

SV
02-23-2006, 04:26 PM
ooh nice entries krypton and axis, i need to start working on mine but i have two new shannons to finish by monday (i should start my montgomery/shannon/avioli projects earlier in the future) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0">

ALing
02-24-2006, 05:21 AM
<A HREF="http://img506.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc002616yd.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img506.imageshack.us/img506/5092/dsc002616yd.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>This is my entry.....the Pegasus<p>It's size is comparable to Renault Clio, Nissan Tiida, Fiat Grande Punto<p>Body Type : 5 door hatchback<br>Engine: 1.3 Turbo Diesel (biodiesel compatible), 1.5 Petrol engine, 1.8 Petrol or 2.0 Turbo Diesel<br>0-100 km/h : 8.5 secs for 2.0 Turbo Diesel engine<p>Features:<br>- Interior plastic panel (changable) depending on body colour<br>- Fibre optic lighting on the speedometer at night when idle<br>- Interior lighting ambience at night (orange or red)<br>- Front fender made of plastic (similar to Nissan X-Trail)<br>- 7 speed CVT or 6 speed manual transmission<br>- Suicide door for easier access<br>- 300 litres of luggage space (when the seats are in place)

knihc2008
02-24-2006, 03:34 PM
I'm not sure if this falls under a C-segment size car, but I think it does. It is an X3/RDX competitor, except slightly smaller and more compact, like how the FX is compared to the X5/MDX etc. Smaller makes it much more sporting and tighter to handle, with a light curb weight and compact, structurally sound platform. Based on a shortened FM platform, it is powered by a Hybrid engine, incorporating a 2.5L VQ V6 engine and an additional electric engine to put out 320 horsepower, equal to that of Infiniti's all new FZ engine, but with incredibly high fuel economy. To be unveiled at the New York Auto show, alongside the new G sedan, as yet another collaboration between a car company and the JC Design studio.<p><IMG SRC="http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/chanmail/InfinitiCX25.jpg" BORDER="0">

SV
02-24-2006, 03:45 PM
wow, i love it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> i think the size is right, yours would basically be a C-segment SUV...my only crit would be that maybe it would look better if you completely got rid of the pencil lines. the shading/reflections are really really good though so it's only a minor crit <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>also nice entry aling, i don't really like the grille but the rest is good IMO <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

car-fan
02-24-2006, 03:53 PM
knihc, my entry has nearly the same headlights and grille as yours... and the whole car is similar to yours...

knihc2008
02-24-2006, 11:32 PM
oh! i guess great minds think alike, carfan ;D<p>yknow, i just pulled from current infiniti design language. there's not much variation from what i drew to current infiniti design, so it's pretty easy to also draw out L-shaped headlamps and double-arch grilles if you're drawing an infiniti, not to mention the semi-holfmeister-kink in the window.<p>the rear is much more fun to look at, but i won't have a render or drawing til after the competition. lotsa work. sorry!<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by knihc2008 at 7:48 AM 2/25/2006</i>

DoMiNo
02-25-2006, 01:10 AM
Nice going, knihc! Looks mad... the headlights are fantastic. If this is what the proposed CX35 looks like, it will be a winner.

yourlilbro
02-25-2006, 06:14 AM
here ya go guys<br>my humble post<br>cant beat u guys...ahahha but trying to<br>one day,oneday<br>hehehe<br>im improving hopefully i get a vote here ya go<br> <IMG SRC="http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/4340/dsc000411vp.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br>coral CS(C-Segment <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> )<br>powered by either 2 litre 177 bhp diesel,2 litre 170 bhp petrol,2,5 litre 205 bhp petrol,2.6 litre 265 bhp engine and 2.5 litre 230 bhp diesel<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> good entries u guys :thumbs:

SV
02-26-2006, 01:32 PM
oh wow, probably the best drawing i've seen from you so far, yourlilbro. nice work <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>i have so much other car stuff to do along with my school work (i take the montgomery group very seriously, and yes, i know that i'm weird), that i might just enter the shannon series 2 in the contest when i finish it. it fits the requirements (1-series, A3 rival so size-wize it's about right; frugal enough in diesel versions, etc.), i should have it done before the contest is over, and i'll have front, rear, and interior drawings anyway (all three of which are a requirement for any production car intro, for me). so yeah, that's probably what i'm entering, even though it isn't quite <I>my</I> perfect car...

Nurburgring
02-26-2006, 06:39 PM
im pretty sure im not gonna win because Domino always wins anywayz (compliment lol) I dun know if ill enter.

Innotech
02-26-2006, 08:00 PM
<IMG SRC="http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b182/Innotech/csegment.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>my entry.<br>

Arctic Ice
02-26-2006, 09:09 PM
how do you post the images? it doesnt allow me to copy and paste anything off of imageshack.<p>BTW innotech, you should post that on GMI (if you already havnt). I think its a good design.

Innotech
02-27-2006, 08:17 AM
I use photobucket. It seems to allow linking.<br>Thanks for the complimen on my design too. I htink the front is too narrow though so I plan to widen it since its in pencil. It will look much better.

SV
02-27-2006, 04:25 PM
looks great innotech, the front may be a little too narrow but it's a minor thing, i've seen (and done) far worse <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> i like the styling too, especially the headlight detailling and the grille...

Innotech
02-27-2006, 04:30 PM
yeah, as I said a few posts up Im going to widen the front a bit. Thanks for compliments.

Arctic Ice
02-27-2006, 04:38 PM
my entry:<p><IMG SRC="http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e288/printercartirage/img073.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>single passenger vehicle for pontiac to compete with the Smart car.

napoleondyna
02-28-2006, 03:59 PM
<IMG SRC="http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a117/otis_mister/Compact001.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Heres my entry, not sure what brand but it will be my own design company, i just need a name. Any suggestions?

Nurburgring
02-28-2006, 04:53 PM
<A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/9179/lastscan1235ve.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://img379.imageshack.us/my.php?image=lastscan1235ve.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img379.imageshack.us/my...e.jpg</A><br><B>Introducing the 2007 Shanghai Exodus</B><br>It's not those Chery or Geely kind of car. It performs like a sports car, reliable like a Honda and looks like the next car that will be sitting at your driveway. it delivers a 2.4L 197HP 175lb.ft. It features a standard Navigation system too~!It will be priced from the low $13000s to about $16000 fully loaded. <p><br>It's not my best and itz not my perfect but I think this is what the Chinese need~! Please comment and criticize the most if you can. I didn't draw lately and i dun know if i have been drawing as good as i did be4.<p>-Will

SV
02-28-2006, 10:40 PM
ooh nice entry Mazda5_Driver...now for my entry: the new 2007 shannon series 2 (just in time for the deadline too haha, if you look at the press release date)<p><IMG SRC="http://img447.imageshack.us/img447/2006/shannon235front4di.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img427.imageshack.us/img427/7954/shannon216rear2am.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img427.imageshack.us/img427/4039/shannon235interior1lf.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Shannon AG</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>Shannon Series 2: Style, desirablity and driving thrills all in one package</B><p>1 March 2006 - COLOGNE, GERMANY - Shannon AG today released details of its new C-segment car, the Series 2. It will be the least expensive, and therefore most accessible, Shannon yet.<p><B>Trim, compact body</B><p>The Series 2 is one of the smallest cars in the Shannon range, with a length, width and height of 4301mm, 1760mm and 1440mm respectively. This diminutive size gives the Two superb maneuverability, and hints at its great dynamic capabilities. The Series 2's sheetmetal is very aggressive, with a progressive take on the Shannon face. The air dam design featured on all Series 2 models suggests a sports model, but is in fact standard fit.<p><B>Vast powertrain choice</B><p>The Two offers a vast number - eight, to be exact - of powertrain options. The eight Series 2 models are:<p>-216: Equipped with a 1.6-litre, 115bhp inline four, the 216 is the lowest model in the Two range.<br>-218: With a 1.8-litre, 158bhp inline four.<br>-220: With a 2.0-litre, 175bhp inline four.<br>-225: Featuring a new 2.5-litre, 225bhp inline 6.<br>-235: Top-of-the-range model featuring the frighteningly quick 3.5-litre, 283bhp inline 6 first seen on the Series 3 and 7 and soon to be introduced across the Shannon range.<br>-218Td: With a 1.8-litre, 145bhp turbodiesel four.<br>-220Td: With a 2.0-litre, 173bhp turbodiesel four.<br>-230Td: Striking a balance between fun and economy with a 3.0-litre, 220bhp inline six turbodiesel.<p>All engine options are available with either six-speed manual or six-speed GearSelect transmissions.<p><B>Superb to drive, yet still luxurious</B><p>Based on the hit Series 4, the Two features a McPherson strut front suspension and a multilink rear. The steering rack has been tuned for optimum feedback and feel, while the suspension, despite delivering extremely impressive handling, does not punish the car's occupants.<p>The Series 2 is an absolute joy to drive. Thanks to a rear-wheel-drive chassis, rare in its sector, and a superbly balanced drivetrain in any model, the Two offers brilliantly agile cornering coupled with superb feedback from its steering, which is essentially a modified version of steering racks seen in other Shannons - all of which have been widely praised for steering feel. Cornering becomes even more impressive when the Series 2 is equipped with optional Ride Control anti-roll bars, which almost completely eliminate body roll in turns with little effect on ride quality.<p>Inside, the Two is a luxurious place to be. Materials used are of the highest quality, and the seats have been extensively tested to ensure comfort for a wide range of occupants.<p><B>Practicality is still present</B><p>Although compared to front-drive cars of a similar size the Two has less overall room inside because of its rear-drive configuration, it can still seat four adults comfortably. All seats except for the driver's are capable of being folded forward, a useful feature for particularly large or elongated cargo.<p><B>Good value ensured</B><p>The Series 2 will start well below the already well-priced Series 4, ensuring maximum value. The Two will be available to a worldwide audience a few months after its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><FONT COLOR="black">I apologize in advance for any perspective mistakes and shading irregularities that undoubtedly exist, since I was <I>extremely</I> pressed for time on this one. Actually, given the time I spent on these debut drawings, they came out very well - I think I'm still gonna redo, or at least improve, some of them later though...comment away, and hopefully I'll get a few votes!</FONT>

phoenix1
02-28-2006, 10:44 PM
<A HREF="http://img411.imageshack.us/my.php?image=scan00029ks.png" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/2314/scan00029ks.th.png" BORDER="0"></A><br>very quick sketch on the back of my pre-calc homework. <br><A HREF="http://img328.imageshack.us/my.php?image=scan00010wh.png" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img328.imageshack.us/img328/4682/scan00010wh.th.png" BORDER="0"></A><br>another quick one as you can tell.<br>Didn't have time to think up a name for it. So for now, its the Honda Di-R (i know it says Si R on the sketch. i changed it.)<br>powered by a 2.0 liter turbodeisel, it has a very aerodynamic design for superb fuel economy. And although it costs more than the civic Si, honda says it will end up being less expensive in the long run because of great reliability and fuel economy.

phoenix1
02-28-2006, 10:46 PM
and its very practical, of course.<p>with the hatchback design and good visibility

yourlilbro
03-01-2006, 04:33 AM
ooo blardy nice entries from waleed and SV<br>this is the time i DO hope i get some votes :lol:<p>interior looks like a volks sv <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0">

Superfresa
03-01-2006, 05:14 AM
SV! Is that for real? Mate you've improved heaps! Awesome work, that is incredible, I'm bloody impressed! :o

car-fan
03-01-2006, 09:09 AM
My entry for the contest, the <B>Mercedes-Benz BLS</B> .<br>Hope you like it, it's only a quick sketch... <p> <IMG SRC="http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/9103/mercedesbenzbls2lr.jpg" BORDER="0">

SV
03-01-2006, 04:26 PM
OMFG car-fan! that's spectacular! by far my favorite from you, along with the malsi alba aries <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> fits into the mercedes range nicely, yet looks unique, and very well rendered as usual. if i could crit one thing, it's that the name BLS is already taken by cadillac, but that doesn't really count as a critisim of course <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>nice entry as well waleed, the middle of the grille is too far away on both drawings but you said it was a quick drawing, so thats forgivable. i like the evolution on the civic/JDM odyssey face, nice enty overall <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>oh yeah and thanks for the comments on the series 2 guys <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

SV
03-01-2006, 07:25 PM
oh wow, and i just counted...i may have made a mistake - but there are <I>sixteen</I> entries right now. best turn out ever, i think? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0">

phoenix1
03-01-2006, 07:54 PM
thanks for the compliment and the criticism, SV. <p>I can't wait to vote. when do we start?

Superfresa
03-02-2006, 03:35 AM
This contest keeps getting better, but YOU CANT START YET!<p><br>I haven't finished mine, but I'm real close :P<p>Edit: Damn I ran out of time...<p>can we wxtend till the weekend please?<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Superfresa at 5:45 AM 3/2/2006</i>

Superfresa
03-02-2006, 05:22 AM
OK Guys I'm done - dont need the extension after all...<p><br>This started off as a "Perfect car" so it had to be something really really special - and what can be more special to me than this car...<p><br>My Parents cannot remember wether it was in the Land Rover or in The Renault 4 that I nearly was born but either way both cars played an important role.<p>It was in a Renault 4 that my Parents travveled trhough Colombia - through tracks never travelled by 2WD cars. The Renault 4 is part of the Culture in Colombia, it helped build the country. It can be seen in the most remote areas.<p>Never had I seen a car so robust and well built - and that still stands true. <p><br>So, in my return to the design contests and for this very special ocassion, may I introduce the 2007 Renault 4 Master Mk2:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweblog.de/50226711/images/Renault%204L.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/685/2007renault4master3vd.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Direct link:<p><A HREF="http://img120.imageshack.us/my.php?image=2007renault4master3vd.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img120.imageshack.us/my...d.jpg</A><p>Enjoy, and sorry I had to really rush it. I am insanely busy...

SV
03-02-2006, 07:36 PM
i really like it superfresa, the photoshop job in particular is well-done. i don't really like the ford 3-bar grille up font, maybe you could have tried a cross with renault's current split-grille design and the original 4's grille...still, a great entry nonetheless <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

Aidan
03-03-2006, 04:15 PM
<A HREF="http://img303.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img0735pr.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><B>Mr.Burns</B></A> <p><A HREF="http://img372.imageshack.us/img372/7199/citybubble1lb.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><B>fblacka</B></A><p><A HREF="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/anonms/Scan10010.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><B>ButterflyOfDoom</B></A><p><A HREF="http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/913/pontiacg42wx.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><B>DoMiNo</B></A><p><A HREF="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y141/hellospaceboy/92.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><B>AXIS</B></A><p><A HREF="http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/4162/car3rg.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><B>Krypton</B></A><p><A HREF="http://img506.imageshack.us/img506/5092/dsc002616yd.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><B>ALing</B></A><p><A HREF="http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/chanmail/InfinitiCX25.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><B>knihc2008</B></A><p><A HREF="http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/4340/dsc000411vp.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><B>yourlilbro</B></A><p><A HREF="http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b182/Innotech/csegment.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><B>Innotech</B></A><p><A HREF="http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e288/printercartirage/img073.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><B>Artic Ice</B></A><p><A HREF="http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a117/otis_mister/Compact001.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><B>napoleandyna</B></A><p><A HREF="http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/9179/lastscan1235ve.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><B>Mazda_5_Driver</B></A><p><A HREF="http://img447.imageshack.us/img447/2006/shannon235front4di.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><B>SV</B></A><p><A HREF="http://img427.imageshack.us/img427/7954/shannon216rear2am.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><B>SV-Rear</B></A><p><A HREF="http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/2314/scan00029ks.png" TARGET="_blank"><B>Waleed</B></A><p><A HREF="http://img328.imageshack.us/img328/4682/scan00010wh.png" TARGET="_blank"><B>Waleed no.2</B></A><p><A HREF="http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/9103/mercedesbenzbls2lr.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><B>car-fan</B></A><p><A HREF="http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/685/2007renault4master3vd.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><B>Superfresa</B></A><p>A fantastic contest you guys, the best one in a long time.<br>Have fun voting!<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Aidan at 12:19 PM 3/4/2006</i>

SV
03-03-2006, 04:53 PM
hey, what about my interior view? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0"> lol (oh nevermind i just looked over the rules...poo)<p>my god, so many entries!!! who to chose...<p>knihc2008 - 3<br>domino - 3<br>car-fan - 2<br>superfresa - 2

AXIS
03-03-2006, 06:44 PM
3- fblacka<br>3- car-fan<br>2- DoMiNo<br>2- SV<br>

NOM15
03-04-2006, 04:00 AM
3 - fblacka<br>3 - DoMiNo<br>2 - SV<br>2 - Innotech<p>Awesome work guys!<p>P.S is it just me or are Mr.Burns' and Arctic Ice's entries the same?<br>Also, Superfresa's link seems to be down <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

yourlilbro
03-04-2006, 04:47 AM
great entries guys!!!<p>3-SV<br>3-knihc008<br>2-domino<br>2-innotech<p>cheers!!

Aidan
03-04-2006, 05:17 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>NOM15</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Awesome work guys!<p>P.S is it just me or are Mr.Burns' and Arctic Ice's entries the same?<br> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah, I only noticed that, very weird. I'll PM them.<br>

animespawn
03-04-2006, 05:32 AM
nice work guys!<p>4 - car-fan<br>2 - fblacka<br>3 - domino<br>1 - sv<br>

Nurburgring
03-04-2006, 05:36 AM
I bet you it's either the same member or one noob copy another which is plagiarism.<p>Now back on topic<br>3-fblacka<br>3-SV<br>2-Domino<br>2-car-fan<p>P.S.<br>Please have a chance to take a good look at my entry~!I really want the Chinese to improve with their cars (Im Korean lol) and I figured a sorta funky yet practical hatch competing with the Caliber is what they need.<p>Guyz all of you did a great job and I wouldn't be surprised if Giugiaro comes to your front door and says "You're Hired~!" Well done.

Krypton
03-04-2006, 08:40 AM
3-Fblacka<br>3-Domino<br>2-SV<br>2-Knihc008<p>please take a look at my entry

phoenix1
03-04-2006, 01:39 PM
3-fblacka<br>3-knihc2008<br>2- artic ice<br>2-innotech

Superfresa
03-04-2006, 11:22 PM
4 SV<br>3 Innotech<br>2 DoMiNo<br>1 Butterfly of Doom

Arctic Ice
03-05-2006, 11:59 AM
mr burns and i are one user, i wanted a new user name, so i changed.

Nurburgring
03-05-2006, 02:57 PM
u could change your member name without creating a whole new account. Just click My Profile, Edit Profile, and there would be a space where you could type your new ID and click save at the bottom. But really changing your ID often aint a good idea. Stick with one name. I remember the days when I was GRANTURISMO,GRANTURISMO1234,willsmithrulez,Eleanor GT and EleanorRT. Haha lol~!

car-fan
03-07-2006, 11:50 AM
knihc2008 - 3<br>fblacka - 3<br>SV - 2<br>DoMiNo - 2

acura.007
03-08-2006, 07:59 AM
4-Mazda5_Driver<br>3-SV<br>3-fblacka<p><br>Good job everyone~! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br><FONT SIZE="4"> <B><I><I>Vote Disqualified </I></I></B></FONT><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Aidan at 4:06 PM 3/12/2006</i>

fblacka
03-08-2006, 11:29 AM
knihc 2008 - 3<br>DoMiNo - 3<br>SV - 2<br>car-fan - 2

DoMiNo
03-08-2006, 12:30 PM
4 - car-fan<br>2 - SV<br>2 - knihc2008<br>2 - fblacka<p>Contest turned out great. It was incredibly hard to narrow it down to four people; everyone did a great job! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">

Superfresa
03-08-2006, 05:05 PM
Certainly! Even the not so advanced entries were incredibly good! Amazing job everyone...

yourlilbro
03-09-2006, 05:04 AM
haahah,guess i rushed with my entree,took 15 minutes but hey<br>all bout the fun :)

Superfresa
03-10-2006, 10:13 PM
Lets move on! I wanna draw! :)

Aidan
03-12-2006, 09:08 AM
4-SV<br>3-fblacka<br>2-knihc2008<br>1-Domino<p>

Aidan
03-12-2006, 09:11 AM
<B>27-SV</B><br>26-DoMino<br>25-fblacka<br>21-knihc2008<br>17-car-fan<br>09-Innotech<br>02-Artic Ice<br>02-Superfresa<br>01-ButterflyOfDoom<p><br>Congrats to SV for winning this one. We could have done with more votes though. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/angry.gif" BORDER="0"> . Please PM me SV with your choice for the next contest asap.