View Full Version : The Smart Rival Design Contest

04-19-2007, 02:56 PM
Sorry bout the wait guys, had a couple of pretty rough days.<p>Anways, your task is to design a competitor to the Smart. It can be any brand, it just has to be as small and/or as innovative.<p>Contest closing date is an issue, im leaving for 5 days on Monday, So i may have to get Superfresa to close this.

04-19-2007, 02:58 PM

Mr. Burns
04-19-2007, 04:58 PM
i agree with domino.<p>im still making my entry a car made by Apple.

04-19-2007, 05:11 PM
Meh.<p>I'll come up with something......

04-19-2007, 06:15 PM
Lol, sorry guys... I thought you guys wanted no more supercar contests and a more world-car type topic.

04-19-2007, 07:06 PM
awesome. im done exams, so i'll give this a go. i really like the gm concepts beat...trax...and the other one. they're tiny, and look awesome. this should be fun. and i actually have time this time.

04-19-2007, 10:41 PM
Noce contest knihc! Its certainly a change from supercars etc.<br>Im going to scrape in an entry if i can.

04-19-2007, 11:46 PM
bak 2 school on manday so.. i dunno. btw gret comp knihc! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0">

04-20-2007, 08:14 AM
I think I have an idea for this contest.

04-20-2007, 08:30 AM
I would love to enter this competition, but I broke my collar bone on Tuesday which limits me in various ways. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0">

04-20-2007, 10:49 AM
i hope you'll get better soon :)<p>i'm in for this one...i think i'll have enough time

04-20-2007, 05:12 PM
Thanks, thankfully this happened to my left collar bone so I can still type with my right hand. I saw a Mitsubishi i with manufacturer plates here in Toronto on my way to the fracture clinic and it gave me an idea for this competition. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0">

04-20-2007, 10:42 PM
a clarification...which smart are we talking about? the fortwo or the forfour? im assumign fortwo.

04-20-2007, 11:28 PM
ForTwo :]

04-24-2007, 02:04 PM
Hey I guess Im up first<br>Did this quick before I finish my major art piece for school.<br>This is the Renault Petit (french for small lol) it's powered by a 1 litre engine as well as a diesel alternative. As you can see in my background and some detailing on the car a funky shape is seen, this is the theme shape which is featured numerously throughout the car inside and out. A little larger than the Smart however it's strictly two seats and therefore rivals the ForTwo. Th Petit will sit just under the Twingo. Funky and sporty too, equipment levels are high and the owner has the choice of customising his/her Petit in many ways - three bumper choices( the sport bumer is pictured in my drawing, others include the lux bumper and the F1 bumper) ; 5 different interior colour themes; sport and lux models; multi spoke wheels with the option of alloys. Interior upholstery can be customised much like the Peugeot 1007's. Seats are interchangeable giving the owner complete control over the seats style, colors and patterns. A cute little funky car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <p> <A HREF="http://img260.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc00077ev9.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/8038/dsc00077ev9.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A>

04-24-2007, 02:18 PM
I like that. IMO, It isnt very renault, and kinda looks suzuki-ish.

04-25-2007, 04:19 AM
Here's my entry.<p>Audi A1<br><A HREF="http://uplode.us/viewer.php?id=3062CopyofAudiA1.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://uplode.us/images/3062CopyofAudiA1.jpg" BORDER="0"></A>

04-25-2007, 01:54 PM
mrfdesign, your entery looks good, but there isn't enough Renault for me.<br>AGNRDARNETW, your Audi looks excellent! A bit sketchy, but otherwise looks great.<br>I'm still finishing up mine.

04-26-2007, 11:42 AM
When does the contest end? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

04-26-2007, 04:10 PM
i've got some ideas but no time for a final sxetch yet...so hopefully it'll be more than a week :P

04-26-2007, 05:12 PM
how much like a smart does this have to be?

04-26-2007, 09:06 PM
As long as it's a viable competitor; same size, same purpose, etc. If you come up with a more novel way of fitting two people, a boot and an engine in a Smart-sized car, go for it. It doesn't have to be the exact same format or anything.

04-28-2007, 04:12 PM
Introducing the new BMW Isetta.<br>Resurecting the cute and funky small car of the past, this new Isetta comes as a coupe or cabrio and with 4 wheels instead of three [for it to cope with all that weight]. It will have the door in the front instead of on the sides. It will be able to seat 2 adults and 1 small child in the front benchlike seats. The peppy 3 cylinder engine will sit behind the seats but good insulation will keep heat and the noise out. There will be a storage "trunk" under the seats that will be able to hold grocery bags or 1 golf bag [except for the real tall ones].<br><IMG SRC="http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/peugeot_2007/bmwisetta3.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I hope you like it.

04-28-2007, 05:08 PM
Nice, jairo! Also, the Original Producion Isetta had 4 wheels, the two at the back were placed 12" apart.<p>Your sketch is nice, but perspective needs work. Also, you said it'll keep the noise and heat out.......... So there is no heater for the people? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

04-28-2007, 08:58 PM
Well here it goes. I have a little time before finals so I thought I'd elaborate on a little sketch I did in one of my classes. I also made a convertible version; I'll try to render it but if I don't get around to it I'll just post a line version. Enjoy "PoCo"!<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Honda</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Introducing PoCo, Hondas innovative approach to chic, urban-oriented 21st Century transportation. PoCo is a versatile city car that navigates the urban landscape with speed, comfort, and style, a unique and fun-loving reflection of the young, modern, and active individuals it targets. Powered by a range of 3-cylinder gasoline and diesel motors (with horsepower ratings ranging from 70 to 104) mated to sequential or CVT gearboxes, the PoCo promises maxium fuel economy without a compromise in driving pleasure. Its sport-tuned suspension is as at home on city streets as on winding mountainous byways, and its spacious interior offers plenty of space for groceries, pets, or luggage for weekend getaways. Hondas relentless commitment to safety ensures thatdespite its diminutive dimensionsthe PoCo embraces its occupants with an industry-leading symphony of active and passive safety systems. Highline audio systems and state-of-the-art voice-activated navigation are optional. <p>Perhaps most notably, every PoCo is a true 3-configuration vehicle, offering a quick and easy transformation from coupe, to targa, to cabriolet. A lightweight composite roof panel is removable and stows easily behind the seats for open-air driving enjoyment. For an even more invigorating experience, the PoCo can become a true convertible. Simply remove the rearward portion of the roof and glass hatch, flip up the high-strength steel roll hoops, and fasten on the hard tonneau cover for exhilarating, wind-in-your-hair motoring. <p>Drivers hoping for maximum customization will be amazed at the extensive color palette offered on the PoCoboth inside and out. There are no set combinations, the buyer chooses exactly what he or she pleases. A variety of sporty fabrics and luxurious leathers, along with multiple interior trim options, are available to help each customer create a PoCo as distinctive as they are. And the number of accessoriesfrom cargo pods to side graphics and beyondis without parallel. Enthusiasts will take to the PoCo Type R, which offers an even sportier suspension, larger-diameter rolling stock, chrome tipped dual exhausts, unique body kit, and special interior trim. <p>PoCo will hit the streets late this year, in Japan, Australia, South Korea, Western Europe, and North America, with even more markets to follow. Pricing will be announced closer to launch. <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p><IMG SRC="http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/7199/hondacoupecolorsmallps2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>PoCo Type R in Cabriolet configuration<br><IMG SRC="http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/6817/hondatypermu5.jpg" BORDER="0"><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by DoMiNo at 6:32 PM 4/29/2007</i>

04-28-2007, 09:40 PM
Pretty Nice, DoMiNo. Maybe kinda of a New Honda N360 or Honda Z?

04-29-2007, 01:38 AM
Jairo your BMW looks more Citroen to me. You also need to work on ur perspective and proportions , tiny cars are quite difficult to draw. But clever idea.domino ur PoCo is pretty cute but not "evolutionary" I think it would be better if it looked a bit more futuristic but i cant fault ur drawing and rendering skills (btw wat does PoCo stand for or mean?) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.forumsforjustice.org/forums/images/smilies/sponge.gif" BORDER="0">

04-29-2007, 08:27 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mrfdesign</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Jairo your BMW looks more Citroen to me. You also need to work on ur perspective and proportions , tiny cars are quite difficult to draw. But clever idea.domino ur PoCo is pretty cute but not "evolutionary" I think it would be better if it looked a bit more futuristic but i cant fault ur drawing and rendering skills (btw wat does PoCo stand for or mean?) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.forumsforjustice.org/forums/images/smilies/sponge.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>Maybe it's like music terms, because, Poco a Poco means little by little.

04-29-2007, 08:44 AM
mine is coming along! i'll have it in in a few days!<p>EDIT: Domino, that honda is sick.

04-29-2007, 09:47 AM
Thank ya, guys :) <p><I>Poco </I>basically means "a little bit" or "small" in Spanish. I thought it made a kind of cute-sounding name fitting for a city car of this size.

04-29-2007, 10:37 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mrfdesign</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> You also need to work on ur perspective and proportions , tiny cars are quite difficult to draw.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>Yeah, I knew there was a problem, but it was to late because I traced it with pen. I might redo it some other time but for know you get the idea.<br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by jairo at 10:55 AM 4/29/2007</i>

04-29-2007, 05:24 PM
has a deadline been set in stone yet? i'm working on an entry right now, and i've come up with some ideas i like but i'm still a while away from a finished product (i'm going to either try a photoshop render or a marker render, but i don't think i'm using colored pencils this time)<p>btw, great rendering domino, but the design seems conservative and maybe even a bit dated for a city car. still, great job <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

Mr. Burns
04-29-2007, 06:22 PM
im in a similar position, except im in the process of PS rendering my design, dont close it!!!!!

04-29-2007, 06:33 PM
I added the Type R rendering to show the convertible configuration.

04-29-2007, 09:30 PM
What exactly do you mean when the interior compartment... can move?

04-30-2007, 12:58 AM
Alright I think I am in. just gotta finish up.

04-30-2007, 01:29 AM
<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/angry.gif" BORDER="0"> jairo, you dont know how much i hate you right now because i am also working on an Isetta except it will be called the Mini Isetta instead of the BMW Isetta. darn you... lol <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0">

04-30-2007, 01:15 PM
Count me in. I wanna do something BIG!:)

04-30-2007, 02:35 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bi-xenon</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/angry.gif" BORDER="0"> jairo, you dont know how much i hate you right now because i am also working on an Isetta except it will be called the Mini Isetta instead of the BMW Isetta. darn you... lol <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>You're serious! I thought no one remembered the Isetta. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Anyways, I had designed this a long time ago. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

05-01-2007, 04:38 AM
i remember seeing a pic of elvis presley giving an Isetta to his manager or something like that from this bmw magazine the dealership sends my mom... so i thought i should make a revival, but obviously you beat me there before this contest even started, so yeah... lol <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

05-01-2007, 05:29 AM
No offense to anyone here, but if you guys wanna be a real car designer you won't look at cars from the past for the future. Retro is a fad.<p>I hope I don't start a debate by saying that or this:<p>If you want major point in a REAL car design contest, you will not bring back a marque pr model that died. You will think of something new, something out of your imagination. That's what the big shots are looking for.<p>It's up to THEM to decide if it takes cues from other past models, not you.<p>Again sorry if I sounded rude by saying that.

05-01-2007, 06:52 AM
i agree to a point 6speed(i didn't revive an old marque, i made up my own design.i do this almost every contest and well, i still dont get many if any votes. so that lets you know that retro or production style car drawings are the most popular here.)<p>it depends on the brief of the contest.<br>now for college 6 speed is right,a portfolio full of muscle cars and retro cars aint gonna cut it(or full of just cars). and if it does, invest in applying to another school.<p>and as a pro, if the brief doesnt mention retro cues,or your boss doesnt approve then you dont do retro cues.<p>but for a little internet competion, this doesnt really matter. this is for fun. not to build a portfolio or to push you to the limits. <br>I'm still waiting to be pushed...

05-01-2007, 08:28 AM
Hey guys... I assume I am now running this area, at least temporarily. <p>I haven't been arround here for a while so take it easy on me if I stuff up!<p>Now, I dont know when the deadline was, but It'll now be early next week, so get your entries up before then!<p>Cheers,<p>- Superfresa -

05-01-2007, 09:23 AM
still working on mine lol

05-01-2007, 12:51 PM
This is my entry:<p>Audi A-Squared.<p><IMG SRC="http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/7006/audiasquaredna0.jpg" BORDER="0">

05-01-2007, 12:56 PM
And if I can post another I'd like to.<p>Both of these sketches were drawn as like 5 minute sketches in Business class. Umm I'm a busy guy, I didn't really have time for a full on beauty drawing.<p>The Scion 4u.<p><IMG SRC="http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/3397/scion4uqo3.jpg" BORDER="0">

Mr. Burns
05-01-2007, 05:49 PM
well here's my entry, supposed to be an Acura. I hope you like!<br>based on this sketch (not actual entry):<br><IMG SRC="http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4/mountdoug/jpg450.jpg?t=1178068777" BORDER="0"><p>red<br><IMG SRC="http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/941/miniacura234hf0.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>white<br> <IMG SRC="http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/4081/picture2xb5.png" BORDER="0"><p>black:<br><IMG SRC="http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/6807/picture3zo9.png" BORDER="0"><p>I like the face of the car, but that's it. I think it would make a very good car if it was larger (i.e. the face on a sedan or SUV).<p><i>Modified by Mr. Burns at 6:04 PM 5/1/2007</i> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Mr. Burns at 6:20 PM 5/1/2007</i>

05-01-2007, 07:43 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>6speed</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">No offense to anyone here, but if you guys wanna be a real car designer you won't look at cars from the past for the future. Retro is a fad.<p>I hope I don't start a debate by saying that or this:<p>If you want major point in a REAL car design contest, you will not bring back a marque pr model that died. You will think of something new, something out of your imagination. That's what the big shots are looking for.<p>It's up to THEM to decide if it takes cues from other past models, not you.<p>Again sorry if I sounded rude by saying that.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ofcourse, I agree with you, but it's just an internet competition, not the real thing.

05-01-2007, 11:17 PM
I doubt I will make the deadline for this contest. But on the brightside, the big exams that i have been revising for a few months, is finally over next week! I should do well with all the time i spent revising. (This is the reason for my inactivity.)

05-02-2007, 12:12 AM
6speed you have to choose one of the two.

05-02-2007, 05:19 AM
Yes I guess I understand.<p>Please ignore the first Audi entry, and consider the Scion:(.

05-02-2007, 02:35 PM
IMO, good choice :]

05-02-2007, 06:52 PM
<IMG SRC="http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/3659/microcarak3.jpg" BORDER="0">

05-02-2007, 10:33 PM
done<p><IMG SRC="http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/4987/saab9notcn1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>introducing the new Saab 9o (pronounced 9 not) <p>all done free hand on the pc, no tracing no refernce pictures, only ideas from current saabs, older saabs and of course the smart. I originally had a maserati planned, but well I like saab. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> Not realistic looking as you can see, but hey its just a sketch. enjoy.<br>

05-02-2007, 11:11 PM
Aww! Hah, that car is cute as hell. Saab needs to build it.

05-02-2007, 11:16 PM
Holy crap I posted at 11:11! *Make a wish*

05-02-2007, 11:20 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">Holy crap I posted at 11:11! *Make a wish* </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I wish Ascariss wins, I wish Ascariss wins, I wish Ascariss wins, I wish Ascariss wins, I wish Ascariss wins :P

05-02-2007, 11:24 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Ascariss</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I wish Ascariss wins, I wish Ascariss wins, I wish Ascariss wins, I wish Ascariss wins, I wish Ascariss wins :P</TD></TR></TABLE><p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

05-03-2007, 12:37 AM
Ascariss that's a brilliant entry! I was wondering when we'd see our friendly neighborhood administrator round here :]

05-03-2007, 08:14 AM
here's my entry:<br>a small smart-sized Mitsubishi<p><IMG SRC="http://img393.imageshack.us/img393/4076/smart41ps8.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>the wheels came a bit wrong, but i'm happy with the rest of the car :P

05-03-2007, 04:16 PM
Wow, that looks funky. I really want to learn how to color with markers like you, especially the way you blend the colors. Looks awesome.

05-03-2007, 06:40 PM
Mine Should be ready by tomorrow.<p>Great Entries so far! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

05-03-2007, 10:07 PM
I have been drawing for long time, but I have never competed with anyone on any level... it's very nice to take part in this contest.<p>Question to you guys: why do you draw cars? do you still hope to become car designers or you just do it for fun?

Mr. Burns
05-03-2007, 10:29 PM
the dream is to become a car designer, but for the most part i do it for fun. Currently i study engineering, which has zero to no creativity involved in it (within the math and physics courses) so this is a great way for me to let loose.

05-03-2007, 10:47 PM
My dream was to become a car designer too. My parents never saw it as a profession and now I'm on my way to becoming a doctor. Healing people is also a passion, but car design is my main one. I do it whenever I have time and I'm usually doodling car designs and ideas during classes anyway.<p>--<p>Ok, here is my entry. It is not colored or rendered because I just had a diarrhea of ideas for this small car and I just wanted to get everything out there so I just concentrated on some of those small details as opposed to color and rendering it. I hope you guys like it.<p>The Renault Sacamain is the French company's new foray into the burgeoning hyper mini segment in Europe. The Sacamain (translated simply as "hand bag" in English) is a combination of style and practicality into a package only slightly longer than its main rival, the Smart Fortwo. <p>Outside, the Sacamain oozes style and modernity. It is tiny yet imposing, with a wide track and impressive wheel arches which give the Sacamain stance, especially with a push-forward nose and a prominent Renault diamond at the leading edge. A rising belt line delightfully plays into the rear window shape and echoes itself in the greenhouse glass. Finally, a retractable glass roof allows for an airy feeling inside. The Sacamain was made for tight city situations; the doors slide forward, instead of open out, for tight perpendicular spaces, and the side rear windows open out for easy loading at the side of the car, in case tight parallel parking situations make it impossible to open the rear hatch.<p>The interior is a study of space savings. The interior is large for two passengers, but is made to feel even larger by the design of the interior. By keeping the interior stark and clean, it feels less cluttered and more open. This is helped by a singular gauge, a 'floating' dashboard' and simple audio and A/C controls. Drawers slide out the dashboard, making the best of use of space under and behind the dashboard. Door panels are kept simple, with only an arm rest and handle; the track for the sliding door is underneath the door rest.<p>The Renault Sacamain is a stylish and innovative city cruiser ready for stop shop and go of the modern urban life.<p> <IMG SRC="http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/9947/img076oa7.jpg" BORDER="0">

05-03-2007, 11:12 PM
yeah I am studying mechanical engineering right now too LOL<p>I always wanted to become car designer. I started drawing cars when I was around 3 or 4, but I guess I am not that talanted because 15 years later I am still at this level. But I think it does help developing taste and imagination!

05-04-2007, 06:12 PM
Could not let loose on this....<p>Looks like Crap. Any suggestions on wheels?<p><br>------------<p><br>The Skoda Favria.<p><IMG SRC="http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i87/Vannette_12/Skodafavria.jpg" BORDER="0">

05-05-2007, 02:43 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><b>Scion's Funky Little Fun Box</b><p>With the US launch of the Smart brand drawing close, Scion will launch its all new city car for hip young urbanites on-the-go. <br>The SCOUT sits on a wider Toyota Aygo platform and is powered by Toyotas 1.3 L VVT-i engine pumping 85 hp <br>or an optional 1.4 L DV4 HDi Diesel I4.<p>The design of the SCOUT was heavily influenced by pop culture staples Star Wars and Transformers.<br>In typical Scion fashion individual customization will play a key role with the SCOUT <br>offering a wide variety of accessories for drivers to choose from.<p>Inside features include: a push button start, a USB keyfob which stores all of the driver settings, ambient LED interior mood lighting, ipod integration, handsfree bluetooth technology, a state of the art Pioneer sound system and a touch screen navigation system which doubles as a wifi computer once the vehicle is parked; enabling users to watch a DVD or simply keep up to date with their friends online.<p>Safety features include ABS as well as front and side curtain airbags as standard equipment.<br>The SCOUT will only be available for sale in Los Angeles and New York City <br>and you can look for them popping up at your local hotspots early 2008.<p><IMG SRC="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y141/hellospaceboy/Scout.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>

05-08-2007, 02:01 PM
As no one's bothered with Contest closure, why don't I suggest a date of May the 11th.<p>Is anyone in agreement we start voting on the 12th?<p>Just a suggestion. This contest has been on for awhile now.

05-08-2007, 02:54 PM
11th it is.

05-09-2007, 08:27 AM
11th? This may just get me enough time to whip up a design, though it would probably just be a sketch.

05-09-2007, 09:46 AM
Hey all I had was a sketch. 5 minutes of my time, and BAM! I have an idea.<p>Steve!

05-09-2007, 10:36 AM
Okay heres my personal opnions of everyones designs so far... By the way IMO many of you guys failed to create cars that would compare to a smart ForTwo , I never managed either. Cos some of yours (mine included) look alot larger and more in a segment that would tackle the Ford Ka etc. <p>Mr Burns<br>Cool idea, I like the coloured renders. Your acura is very sharp though, lotsa angular "arrow" like construction everywhere. Good effort! Too big though man<p>Ascarris<br>Quite a cute little saab there. Don't think Saab would want to compete at this level of car though. But i honestly love this little car! Very cool!!! And yours definately looks small which is exactly what is so hard to get right in this competition!<p>or2001<br>Awesome Mitsu.. I dig Mitsubishi. It looks very funky and stylish. I'd definately take this over a smart anyday! Jus a bit big and reminds me of a tiny MPV<p>2o6<br>Not your best effort man. But you know that. I look forward to seeing your effort in the next competition!<p>Axis<br>Sweet render!!! The car s a bit blocky though, i dont like the front end, BUT after the A-pillar i love it !! So change the front and it'll be a Smart muncher!!! Yours is also not looking too much like a Smart<p>jairo<br>Interesting design, I'd have to oppose 6speed's opinion that it's useless to bring back old models... Look at the Mini my friend !!!.. um anyway.. the idea u have is awesome. The drawing could be better, I've seen your sweet Volvos <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> Well done dude you managed to get your car small and "Smart" like! yay <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>DoMiNo<br>Perfectly executed in everyway except it fails to excite me <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0"> However it does look like a Smart sized car and that is a great thing <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>6speed<br>Your Scion looks like a totalled lambo! . Pretty squashed looking. It's hardcore though which might be a bit too uch for this segment. Too boy-racer and muscular to be a Smart rival IMO.<p>Knihc2008<br>haha also a Renault! Yours is pretty awesome. Also a good Smart rival. Top Stuff... again!!<p>ak87<br>I like that alot. It's small and tall at the same ime <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> Very good drawing too. One of my favs. Great stuff.<p>This competition was hard!!!! Well done to everyone for doing there thing. Extra pats on the backs for those of you who captured the essence of the competition and create a car that actually looks like a Smart car in another manufacturers guise and putting your unique finishes and ideas to it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"> <p> <p>

05-11-2007, 07:53 AM
This is my Mini Isetta S. As you can see it has a lot of cues taken from the Mini Cooper S... sorry for the massive intro... I like writing stuff... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/all_coholic.gif" BORDER="0"> ENJOY!!! <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Unnamed BMW/Mini Spokesperson</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Introducing the revival of the BMW Isetta. This icon has been resurrected into the Mini brand as a microcar and the engineers have managed to pack in sports tuning, practicality and a taste of the past into this exciting city dweller. <p>The upper part of the rear hatch operates like a normal hatchback with an added "bench" that opens downwards for easier loading and the ability to open the hatch in tight spaces. However, the more interesting feature is that the door, which is located at the front of the vehicle, operates in the same manner with the exception of the top part sliding onto the roof for better accessibility and the lower part opens downwards to make a step. <p>The engine, which is located in the rear of the car, is well hidden away and well insulated for sound and excess heating of the cabin. Engine choices are - a base model 1.0L Unleaded (93 whp), a 1.4L Unleaded (110 whp) or a top of the line 1.4L Turbocharged engine creating 136 whp (Unleaded) or 134 whp (Diesel). <p>Passengers in both the driver's and the passenger's seat can travel with a sense of safety with significant improvements in passenger safety compared to the original Isetta. It now comes with a reinforced chassis and side impact bars made form strong but lightweight metals. Crumple zones are now incorporated in the design. ABS, BAS, EBD and ESP are all incorporated into all four ventilated disc brakes for accident avoidance. In case an accident does happen, 8 airbags are standard. These include - driver and passenger airbags, side curtain airbags, torso (side) airbags and knee airbags. <p>Other details have yet to be announced... <p><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/5968/miniisettasgb5.jpg" BORDER="0"></A> <br></TD></TR></TABLE> <br><B>c&c please!!!</B>

05-11-2007, 10:40 AM
When does the contes end? around what time so i can post my entry

05-11-2007, 11:34 AM
The new Honda KICK<br><IMG SRC="http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m21/idezign/KICK.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>not to happy about the result since i rushed it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><i>Modified by flyinmonkey351 at 12:38 PM 5/11/2007</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by flyinmonkey351 at 12:38 PM 5/11/2007</i>

05-11-2007, 01:15 PM
No, I really like it but it looks more like a Peugeot.

05-13-2007, 12:50 PM
alrighty, let me lock this and get some kind of voting up soon.<p>btw we are taking applications for a car design moderator, if you think you have the extra time and motivation to do it, please do not hesitate to PM me why you would be a good mod and the like.