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DoMiNo
10-10-2007, 09:58 PM
<IMG SRC="http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/4787/300czn9.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>The Chrysler 300C is widely regarded as one of the most iconic modern American sedans. Upon its introduction, the 300s brutish, All-American looks breathed new life into a stale segment and have proven incredibly popular with buyers. Its sporty stance, powerful engines, and Teutonic suspension reaffirmed Detroits commitment to soul-stirring automobiles and helped the 300 become one of Chryslers greatest successes. In the few years since its debut, however, the 300 has been beset by a host of powerful, economical, and stylish competitors, and as time wears on, the 300s luster has begun to fade. <p>Your task, designers, is to recreate the magic of this quintessential American sedan, the Chrysler 300. With Chrysler under new managementhaving severed its ties with Daimlerit is more important than ever that Chrysler launch a smash hit, and the 300 redesign will be a vital step in assuring consumers worldwide that the company is on the right track. <p><B>***This contest will close Wednesday, October 24.***</B>

yourlilbro
10-11-2007, 08:10 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> The 300C has returned. This time with more grunt, style, and safety. Price starts at $32,995. Choices of premium or Italian leather for the interior as well as TouchNav and 20gb media server. Also available after launch will be LED interior lighting with high-focus white lights for both the front and rear seats. Chrysler didn't forget the obligatory auxiliary audio input jack to connect MP3 players, either. <p>Available safety equipment includes up to eight yes EIGHT airbags, ESP with Brake Assist, Traction Control, ABS and a tire pressure monitoring system. <p>The new 300C comes in two flavours, the standard 300C with a 5.7l Overhead Valve HEMI V8 (400hp, 0-60, 5.4 sec) and the 300C Signature with performance exhaust (+15hp, 0-60, 5.3 sec) as well as added trimmings. Top speeds are 159 mp/h and 162 mp/h respectively.<p>"The all-new 2010 Chrysler 300C sustains the momentum started by it's blockbuster hit predecessor Chrysler 300 and continued with the Dodge Caliber," said George Murphy, Senior Vice President  Global Marketing. "The 300 redefines yet again the large-car segment and signaled the return of the great American car." <p><IMG SRC="http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/4015/dsc0012gw9.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Sorry guys, kinda rushed this but I've got Eid comin' up, scared I couldn't make it . Didn't have time to do Interior, or back view. I just want to know what you guys think. <p>It's great to be back. I hope I've improved.<p>Farhan. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/aliensmiley.gif" BORDER="0">

Mil
10-11-2007, 02:07 PM
Oh, this should be a good contest. I'm entering for sure. And i mean it.

driven by design
10-12-2007, 10:35 PM
Oh how I've been waiting for this one! I've been doing conceptual next-gen 300 sketches for awhile. Time to put them to work ...

ClunBB9
10-13-2007, 12:39 PM
Alright I'm in on this

V-D-A DESIGN CO
10-14-2007, 05:09 PM
Im in on this one

ClunBB9
10-15-2007, 12:16 AM
Well, here is my sketch for this contest. I didn't take way too long but I wanted to stay a bit conservative with the design since the name 300C is classic. I had a few other designs that I might post a little later on but those are a bit more radical. Regardless, here it is:<br><IMG SRC="http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b302/ClunBB9/Sketch1101407002.jpg" BORDER="0">

V-D-A DESIGN CO
10-15-2007, 12:53 PM
THE ALL NEW AMERICAN ICON<br> Chrysler has dubuted their all new 300 Keeping with its predessesors platform and style the roof is slightly raised for more interior headroom, but also slightly lengthened to keep with the chopped look, the wheel base has been increased to 118 inchs but overall length only slightly larger<br>new features include: Available parking assist, and power ajustable rear seats, full length moon roof with auto light adjust. The engine choices remain the same exept for the adition of the 310HP 4.7 Liter V8 (Optional on 300 limited), and the all new monster 300C SRT10 Packing the Vipers 8.4 liter 600HP V-10 Autobahn Tested at 170 MPH. Prices range from 25,000 for the base 300 and the way to around 55,000 for the SRT10, about 31,000 for the 300C. <br><A HREF="http://img87.imageshack.us/my.php?image=chrysler300ccy9.png" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/4417/chrysler300ccy9.th.png" BORDER="0"></A><p>

Mil
10-15-2007, 01:27 PM
Mine should be up tomorrow or wednesday. I want to get a good start tomorrow, makes sure i get an entry in.

mrfdesign
10-16-2007, 11:31 AM
This is my entry. A bit rushed cos of exams.<br>Tried not too drift too far from the original design.<br>The old looking paper is an effect that i thought looked pretty cool. Works well cos of the 300C classic design<br>Hope you like:<p><IMG SRC="http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/2711/300chv7.jpg" BORDER="0">

MarioBro88
10-16-2007, 01:49 PM
mrfdesign----<p>I have seen some of your previous work here prior to my registration (I was/am a continuous visitor), and I must say, I am impressed. But this....this.....is your best (I've seen) yet! It is modern, and definitely presents style, edge, and class.<p>Keep up the good work! 8/10

2o6
10-16-2007, 02:38 PM
<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">This is my entry. A bit rushed cos of exams.<br>Tried not too drift too far from the original design.<br>The old looking paper is an effect that i thought looked pretty cool. Works well cos of the 300C classic design<br>Hope you like:<p><IMG SRC="http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/2711/300chv7.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>Superbly Hot! My only complaint is the side profile. It looks a bit high, and thin, not as substantial as the bold and daring front and rear facias.<p><br>Looks Great. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

against the wall
10-16-2007, 06:33 PM
the chrysler logo on the trunk is too small :P

ClunBB9
10-16-2007, 11:32 PM
Great ideas that you threw into the design. However, you might want to work on the perspective a little bit. The width of the car is very narrow when compared to the length. Work on the rendering of the side as well. Since I think you are using prismacolors for your shading, try to use hatching instead of dragging the pencil along the contours of the car. If you must try throwing some nupastel on the side to create the same effect.

DoMiNo
10-17-2007, 09:03 PM
<FONT SIZE="2">PART BEAUTY | <B>ALL BEAST.</B></FONT><p>The New 300 from Chrysler. The quintessential embodiment of heart-pounding, soul-stirring, pavement-rumbling, boulevard-cruising, sensory-overloading, in-your-face Americana. With room for four*.<p><IMG SRC="http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/1033/chrysler300hc9.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><FONT SIZE="0.5">* or five.</FONT><p>

ClunBB9
10-17-2007, 11:21 PM
Once again, great work Domino.

knihc2008
10-17-2007, 11:25 PM
Yeah, that's just oooooooookay...<p>Who am I kidding? That's brilliant. Bold 300C Americana design modernized and reinterpreted. Your entry looks like a cooler version of mine. *shakes fist*

MarioBro88
10-18-2007, 05:09 AM
DoMiNo, your 300 is beautiful. it seems a bit smaller though than the currently-offered model, and it reminds me of your Chevrolet Bel Air, which is not a bad thing. At all.<p>BTW----glad to see a non-render entry, I personally like your sketches better because they show off your true talent and ability, and yes, so does rendering, but I think the drawings are beautiful prior to rendering, and even better coloroed!<p>Nice job! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>7.0/10.0

IS300M
10-18-2007, 07:09 PM
I understand that the 300C took cue's from the chronos, but it lacks the elegant curves that the chronos had <p><A HREF="http://www.mcarsweb.com/chrysler/chronosb.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.mcarsweb.com/chrysler/chronosb.jpg</A>

mrfdesign
10-19-2007, 02:02 AM
Well clunBB9 the whole drawing was done in pencil, the colouring in colour pencils.<p>Domino, I like every detail but the front end, does'nt sink in well with me, but your wheel design and side profile are excellent!!! Good stuff

PRODIGY
10-19-2007, 02:18 AM
I'm hoping to enter, but DoMiNo.. my headlights are the same shape! D'oh. I've tried out a few ideas and have got 5 different designs so far. <p>The best one i've done is based on the nassau concept.. I printed a pic off the PC and altered it, so the quality is poor! I'm gonna keep trying out new ideas and i'll post near the end.<p>Some great entries so far!<p>DoMiNo.. just one thing about your design - love the car apart from the grille, it makes me think of a Dodge rather than a Chrysler!

DoMiNo
10-19-2007, 06:47 AM
Thanks all for the comments guys!<p>Glad this is shaping up--in terms of number of entries--to surpass the previous contest. Looking forward to everyone's ideas! <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knihc2008</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">*shakes fist*</TD></TR></TABLE> <br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"> Great minds think alike!

VexedandGlorious
10-19-2007, 07:15 PM
<IMG SRC="http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y165/dgnr/300.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>quick pencil sketch<br>300

Mr. Burns
10-19-2007, 08:14 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>Introducing the All New Chrysler 300</B> <p><IMG SRC="http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4/mountdoug/Picture24-2.png" BORDER="0"><p>The all new 300 adds a dash of elegance to an already classy design by use of curves and rounded edges. The large and bold grill adds mass to the front end, while two "cool" yet aggressive headlights complement it.<br> </TD></TR></TABLE> <p>I wanted to stay true to the original 300 but add a dash of something new. I hope it came out alright, recently I've slowly lost all desire to do this. I wonder if there will ever be a last drawing from me...<p>Great entries everyone! I'll comment on them in depth when I have a bit more time! <p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Mr. Burns at 11:44 AM 10/20/2007</i>

Superfresa
10-20-2007, 07:20 AM
<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"><br><IMG SRC="http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/1033/chrysler300hc9.jpg" BORDER="0"><br></TD></TR></TABLE><p><br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Id even take one with a HEMI if it cost 25K <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>But seriously, that looks soooo hot!

dezigNergy
10-20-2007, 10:52 AM
Hey all... Haven't been on here for ages. Good to see everyone sketching away. Well I saw this comp and thought i'd have a quick go. Haven't touched a pencil in a long time so sry if it's a little rough :(.. and sry bout the pic quality: used my phones cam. Anyway, here's my contribution, just a quick sketch...<p><IMG SRC="http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/517/300ccu9.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Something a little more luxurious (If i can say that :P lol) and up-market.<p>Hope you like!<p>BTW, great entries so far... Domino, u never seize to amaze me with your talent, well done.

SV
10-20-2007, 11:58 AM
wow, i was wondering what happened to you! nice design, i missed your drawing style on the forum, nice to see it's back. i don't really like the side (too upright IMO, a 300 should have more of a chopped look), but the front is good. great work, and great to have you back! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>domino, awesome as always; i don't know if i like the front end, it's superbly drawn but something about it just seems...weird, to me. <p>good drawing mr burns, the front is a good evolution of the current design but the side seems a bit ordinary. overall though good job.<p>vexed, that's one of the best drawings i've seen from you. i like how you made it closer to the chronos than the original 300 (which is the direction i was going to take), though like mr burns's entry the side looks more like that of a typical japenese or european FWD sedan than a RWD american car.<p>i'm planning on having an entry for this contest, but i can't get any good ideas. i was thinking of something revolutionary but that's not really necessary for the 300...so i dunno...i'm having designer's block <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emdgust.gif" BORDER="0">

Mr. Burns
10-20-2007, 01:18 PM
Some commenting:<p>Note: My idea of a NG 300 would be to keep the car looking like the current 300 somewhat, and adding something new, because the current one is quite the icon.<p>yourlilbro~ Nice concept, but a bit too safe if you ask me, it looks like a 300, but more of a refresh than a redesign. Nice drawing, kinda reminds me of Domino's style.<p>ClunBB9~ Very nice drawing, I like the different line weights you used to attract the eye to the key elements. The design is also very good, though I wish you would have kept the original 300 headlights and evolve them, right now the front end just barely looks like a 300, due to the grill. Very nice job overall.<p>V-D-A DESIGN CO~ I think your design is also a bit safe, it sure looks like a 300 (Especially the front) but not an all new one. Your drawing is decent as well, but you need to work on perspective, watch your roof. Look for some tutorials online! <p>mrfdesign~ very hot design, I think out of all the entries, you have best managed to keep the car looking like a 300 while adding something new. The drawings are also fantastic, but I have two minor complaints: we should be able to see more of the far side and your front wheel well is a tad too high. Overall great work.<p>DoMiNo~ Very nice drawing as usual, but the vehicle just barely looks like a 300. In fact take some of the badging out and I don't think I would have guessed it to be a new 300. Now that is not to say it's a poor design, it's a great design, but it loses some of that 300 look. I like the headlights (but more mitsu than chrysler) and the bold grill but would like to see a more boxy overall shape, I think you've rounded the vehicle too much. But as usual, it's awesome work. <p>VexedandGlorious~ I think you also, like Domino, have lost the 300 feel. Overall your design reminds me a lot of the previous Chrysler big cars, like the 300M and the Concorde. I think you can fix this with a less rounded overall shape, and a bigger trunk. The drawing is very nice though, I like your style. <p>dezigNergy~ I like everything about your design in front of the B-pillar, everything behind looks a tad odd to me, but nonetheless it is something new. I really like the front end (if I'm interpreting it right) where you have a light strip and an intake shaped like the previous 300's headlights right below it. The drawing is exceptional, making me wonder if you go to design school? Overall I think you have succeeded in bringing the 300 more up-market design wise. <p>Sorry if I was a bit harsh but everyone has their own criteria of what a new 300 should look like, and I based the comments on mine!

driven by design
10-20-2007, 01:54 PM
I pretty much second all of Burns' comments. I would have said very similar things but he said them all for me. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I really like desigNergy's the most thus far, but like Burns, I take issue with everything aft of the B-pillar. You have an amazing front end on that sketch, but the back looks like a sort of aborted half-attempt at a Rolls Royce. I think the line of the rear deck should follow the shoulder of the rest of the car to strengthen the look, and the C-pillar should taper into it a little more boldly. You want to emphasize the power of the rear of the car, not take away from it! I sorta had your front end in my mind's eye when coming up with my design, but I just couldn't render it the way you have. As much as I'd love to implement some of those fascia ideas, I can't, lest that be blatant copying. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> Superb job on that fascia ... it's a little bit Rolls, a little bit Mercedes, yet unmistakeably 300. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/bowdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I'll have my entry up here within a few days. It's uh ... gonna be pretty big. My biggest one to date on here. I'm currently finishing up the final front-end perspective shot.

or2001
10-20-2007, 03:09 PM
as i said to you earlier Domino, i have mine ready, but i'll be able to post it only on the next weekend....<br>

PRODIGY
10-21-2007, 12:22 AM
I abandoned the Nassau idea and just tried to make a more muscle car style update. I tried my first attempt at an interior and it sucks - witness the lame interior at the bottom right corner. Anyway, here's mine....<br><IMG SRC="http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb251/adythesaxoman/car%20drawings/scan0011.jpg" BORDER="0">

DoMiNo
10-21-2007, 10:15 PM
So, yeah, earlier today I spent forever commenting on each entry, only to lose the entire post when my connection went down. Not the first time it's happened... super frustrating. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/angry.gif" BORDER="0"> I just didn't have time to go through it all again. So I apologize for the delayed feedback but hopefully I will have the chance to comment on everyone's designs in the next couple of days. <p>I can say, though, that I'm impressed with both the number of entries and their quality. Looking forward to some more great designs <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>And per or2001's request the contest has been extended until the weekend. <B>I'll close it on Saturday, October 27.</B> Good luck everyone!

driven by design
10-21-2007, 10:39 PM
Wow, I'm relieved you extended the deadline. I'm sitting here pulling my hair out trying to resolve all the lines of my front fascia and come up with something cohesive, and I knew I wasn't gonna have much time over the next few days, but I should have it tidied up by Saturday. I doubt you'll be disappointed. The specs on mine have a unique twist. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I really liked yours, btw, Domino. Not my favorite of yours, perhaps because it's too lithe to be a 300. You took it in a cool new direction but I think the 300 achieved status by being unapologetically squared off and intimidating in a world of slippery, curvy cars. If you squared off the front fenders a bit more, you could still maintain the look you were going for and make it much more identifiable as a 300. I also love the grille but feel it's misplaced here. People are used to seeing the 300 with an eggcrate or mesh pattern, and sometimes you just have to stick with design cues like that to establish a connection to the predecessor.<p>Listen to me, all full of advice and I can't even finish my own rendering. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0">

DoMiNo
10-22-2007, 06:50 AM
I must say, Im a little surprised with how evolutionary some people believe the car should remain.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mr. Burns</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> the vehicle just barely looks like a 300. In fact take some of the badging out and I don't think I would have guessed it to be a new 300. Now that is not to say it's a poor design, it's a great design, but it loses some of that 300 look. I like the headlights (but more mitsu than chrysler) and the bold grill but would like to see a more boxy overall shape, I think you've rounded the vehicle too much. But as usual, it's awesome work. </TD></TR></TABLE><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>driven by design</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I really liked yours, btw, Domino. Not my favorite of yours, perhaps because it's too lithe to be a 300. You took it in a cool new direction but I think the 300 achieved status by being unapologetically squared off and intimidating in a world of slippery, curvy cars. If you squared off the front fenders a bit more, you could still maintain the look you were going for and make it much more identifiable as a 300. I also love the grille but feel it's misplaced here. People are used to seeing the 300 with an eggcrate or mesh pattern, and sometimes you just have to stick with design cues like that to establish a connection to the predecessor. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>While I agree to some extent that the 300 has, in its own right, become an icon (in particular relative to other current Chryslers), what made it such a hit to begin with was more the fact that it so severely diverged from the status quo in the full-size segment than simply the fact that it was squared-off. Its chopped, exaggerated, blocky, in-your-face look completely departed from the formula taken by other manufacturers in styling their bread-and-butter sedans and gave people a product that was both useful and, well, conspicuous. But that was years ago; the 300 is no longer a novelty (nor is that "squared-off" styling) and in order to keep it fresh I wanted to take the design as a whole to the next level instead of focusing on the small details. After all, just because these elements work so well on the current 300 doesnt necessarily make them sacred, and subtle evolutions of existing themes run the risk of yielding stale products, a la Jaguar XJ, which (despite its virtues) has been criticized for failing to stray from a few archetypal Jaguar details. I tried to keep the bold character of the 300 by maintaining the proportions (long hood, low greenhouse, thick waist), but without carrying over anything in particular from the current model. I was essentially trying to create more futuristic version of the same bold American aesthetic that would retain the 300s brutal elegance without aping its predecessor for the sake of recognition. <p>But obviously there's nothing wrong with thinking otherwise. We all have our personal design philosophies that determine how much or how little we stray from the formula, that's what makes these contests interesting. <br>

driven by design
10-22-2007, 02:40 PM
I respect and admire your vision, Domino. I don't mean to come across as critical, but I always try to imagine how someone else would interpret a design, particularly someone who isn't even familiar with cars, so I tend to be much less progressive. You know what they say ... don't mess with success, if it ain't broke don't fix it, etc. I suppose I'm more from the evolutionary "XJ" school of thought as you put it, hehe. You're gonna get my vote either way. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

DoMiNo
10-22-2007, 03:01 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>driven by design</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> You know what they say ... don't mess with success, if it ain't broke don't fix it, etc. I suppose I'm more from the evolutionary "XJ" school of thought as you put it, hehe. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>And I totally respect that. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"> To each his own. I just figured I ought to explain my vision in a little more depth. Looking forward to your entry!

VexedandGlorious
10-22-2007, 03:09 PM
I was sort of going for the same thing.(i retained the proportions) I didn't want to make an facelift or an evolution...as most of you now I almost never play it safe and conservative. I was thinking of the FIREPOWER! concept with my sketch and I wanted to smooth the 300's edges out and make it agressive. I wanted to recreate the american sedan, the way the 300 did without resketching the 300...I guess the 300M and concord cues came subconciously because I wasn't even thinking about em...<p><br>the sketch came out horrible though, the paper and the graphite just didn't agree...

or2001
10-26-2007, 02:02 PM
well, here's my entry<p>as you can see, it's....different then the current 300c, but me and domino (who throwed some good advices) thought that the design shouldn't be too much like this one...<p>anyway, as always...the scanner killed my sketch. it looks very short on the scan, but the actual sketch is longer (i can proce it through msn lol)<p><br><IMG SRC="http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b189/or2005/300c1-1.jpg" BORDER="0">

AXIS
10-26-2007, 07:33 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">And per or2001's request the contest has been extended until the weekend. <B>I'll close it on Saturday, October 27.</B> Good luck everyone!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Can you keep this open till Sunday I'm working on something this weekend

Mil
10-27-2007, 03:42 AM
<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"><p>Can you keep this open till Sunday I'm working on something this weekend</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah, that'd be great for me too, I don't want to post a half finished design =/<br>Sunday, no more extensions. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

DoMiNo
10-27-2007, 08:08 AM
That's fine by me. But yes, that will be the final closing date.

driven by design
10-27-2007, 11:47 AM
<IMG SRC="http://www.lettvindevelopment.com/upload/wysiwyg/martin/Chrysler%20300%20(Next%20Gen%20Contest).jpg" BORDER="0"><p>As you can see, my idea has a bit of a twist on it. I wanted to make the new 300 into the first "hybrid hot rod", giving it immense power and lighter weight while maintaining fuel economy on par with most average cars. I wasn't entirely finished with the front end render, but I won't have time to finish it by the deadline this weekend. This was originally a much larger image, but I reduced it down to 1024 pixels wide because I wasn't sure what the minimum resolution of most people's displays might be, but at the very least I wanted it to fit in a 1280 wide display. Mine is 1920 pixels wide, so I have to accomodate others. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

mrfdesign
10-27-2007, 12:36 PM
dude! i have such mixed feelings on this one mr DXD.<br>Im thinking this is the winner here but then im thinking it's just too i dunno maybe overdone?<br>Side view is awesome, But i really dont like the fact that you placed the chrysler badge in the bottom third of the grille, i can see it lines up with the body line but dont work IMO.<br>Absolutely fantastic presentation though man.<br>But i really cant decide whether yours deserves all my 4 points :-P<br>we'll see. good bloody effort though , by far most effort!<p>or2001<br>looks like a range rover man :-) maybe the scan ??<br>Nice render though.<p>Vexed<br>I really like it. Nice long bonnet, an in-your-face design which the 300C is appreciated for. Good stuff<p>DoMiNo<br>I really dont' like the design man. Sorry dude. I like the headlights tho. Excellently drawn and absolutely nothing wrong with proportions etc it's just i am really turned off by the grille, it killed what is probably an awesome design with a normal grille. <p>DesigNergy<br>Um um um, nice front end, awful from A-pillar bacwards. What happened to the rear??!!! would've been great with an ordinary boot. So great front, but the rolls royce inspired body is not cool. <p>ClunBB9<br>very odd design. That side profile just does not flow at all, and definately not gonna work on the elegant and simple 300C. looks a bit small too. IMO not very attractive. sorry man im really just being 100% honest, trust me crit will only make you stronger!!!!<p>yourlilbro<br>hmmm neat drawing. looks very chrysler but looks like a 300C thats been on a diet! lol. It's profile is almost Jag XJ kind of, looks skinny. Nice detailing with the reflections etc though. Good effort <p>V - D - A DESIGN CO<br>looks too much like the original for me. Neatly drawn, proprtionally it's poor but thats a very difficult angle to draw a car from. Big ups for the effort though, like the crossfire headlights :-)<p>mrfdesign<br>im going to crit my own design :-)<br>hmmm i must say my side profile isn't very muscular at all which makes the design as a whole less aggressive than i intended. Simple lines and a safe design is what i chose - nothing too adventurous which may put it into the "average" group for this contest. who knows :-) <p>I was very honest this time around, pls pls pls dont take my comments personally, i intend on being more honest now cos i believe it makes you guys better cos u'll want to make maybe some negative comments and change them into positive ones for your next designs !!! Well done to everyone, was a very cool contest. :-)<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by mrfdesign at 1:00 PM 10/27/2007</i>

driven by design
10-27-2007, 05:44 PM
mrf: Yes, I agree with the poor placement of the winged emblem. It was my intent to make it much bigger and higher up, underneath the brushed strip across the top. I didn't quite get around to shaping it to fit the top curvature of the grille. I was actually thinking of putting the new Cerberus "Pentastar" relief emblem on instead, but couldn't quite make it look right. I didn't finish the headlamps or foglamps, and didn't get to finish the highlight detailing around the chin area either. The front end embodies the essence of the design, but doesn't represent it well because it's a bit unpolished. It's decent, but it's my least favorite angle. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0">

knihc2008
10-28-2007, 01:13 AM
Nothing terribly revolutionary here, just an update on the 300 design, with some all-American sedan cues thrown in. The front grille is a throwback to the 300D while the fender flares are JC-ified 300C arches. The 300C design has been simplified to a simple strong shoulder line running the perimeter of the car. A pillarless arch runs over the greenhouse in true old-school sedan style, and the doors open suicide-style (this is meant to evoke the best of the old-school Lincoln Continentals). <p>Though the car has very retro ideas, it is executed in an immensely modern way. The grille is meshed, flanked by cat-like modern light pieces. The pillarless greenhouse is done in stainless steel and chopped for an ultimate hot rod look. The suicide doors are acuated by a stylized Chrysler logo. This car oozes luxury and class in the purest, red-carpet glamour, 50's style golden-dream, American way, as a Chrysler should. And, as any 300 should, it does this while shouting muscle car, brawn and power.<p> <IMG SRC="http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/3555/img046mv5.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>Sorry about the crappy image. When I left San Diego during the wildfires, I left my markers and pens down there.

Mil
10-28-2007, 06:18 AM
*sigh* This is just great. Got my designs ready right here... Can't scan em in =/ <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/angry.gif" BORDER="0">

kid
10-28-2007, 06:22 AM
digital camera?

flyinmonkey351
10-28-2007, 09:18 AM
Heres my entry.. not crazy about it but its pretty good for a last minutes sketch i had to take a picture of my sketch due to my scanner problemos<p>Great entries!!!<br><IMG SRC="http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/Dj_designs/300c.jpg" BORDER="0">

mrfdesign
10-28-2007, 10:33 AM
knihc2008<br>this must be one of your weakest entries IMO. dunno, it looks very wrong to me. Very flat and your beltline is low. It actually doesnt look like its your design, i've come to expect much better from you so it doesnt make sense you created that lol no offence mate.<p>flyinmonkey351<br>hmmm, i like some aspects such as the presentation, colouring, proportions are also good, BUT the car doesnt shout chrysler to me much and that grille, much like dominos doesnt work for me personally, however i think your design will be one of the favourites

MarioBro88
10-28-2007, 10:34 AM
<A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/6981/scan76chrysler300es6.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>Amazing entries, everybody! WOW. (And superb participation.)

knihc2008
10-28-2007, 11:33 AM
Thanks for the candidness, mfrdesign. My designs of late have all been of the swoopy, wedgy, smooth-tension filled sort of shapes. I really wanted to break away from that and make something different. The flatness you talked about was intentional; I wanted this car to look like one of those American mobster cars, the chopped gangster look. And I'm surprised you said the beltline is low; it's actually very high, though I made the graphic in the middle of the side panels so as to not have the car look so soap-boxy and slab-sided. Anyway, I appreciate the constructive criticism! I will keep it in mind for future design entries :]

CosworthKid
10-28-2007, 11:34 AM
DoMiNos and mrfdesign look really impressive and cool to me! Driven by Design's entry is cool as well!

SV
10-28-2007, 12:20 PM
i've figured out the styling for mine, so i'm gonna make a quick entry right now...hopefully the contest won't be closed in the next 2 hours <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0">

Mr. Burns
10-28-2007, 12:46 PM
Wow I give up! There are some amazing entries in this contest!

SV
10-28-2007, 04:27 PM
ok its taking me longer than i thought, but it will be up tonight <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

AXIS
10-28-2007, 05:07 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><IMG SRC="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y141/hellospaceboy/300.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>The next generation 300 takes the Chrysler brand upmarket, and positions the vehicle in direct competition with the Cadillac CTS.</TD></TR></TABLE>

SV
10-28-2007, 07:50 PM
okay, i'm done. it took way longer than i thought it would, but i'm done. would've done the wheels, but i have homework to do and i've already put it off to do this <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emdgust.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/8726/chrysler300ciz8.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>something about the proportions don't seem quite right to me, i made the far side of the front end stick out a bit more because at first it looked a little squashed, but now that i've colored it in it doesn't seem quite right...then again maybe i'm just being OCD <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emdgust.gif" BORDER="0"> overall though i'm satisfied.

DoMiNo
10-28-2007, 07:52 PM
<B>Contest is now closed.</B><p>Thank you all! Excellent participation, wonderful entries. Voting will be up shortly!