View Full Version : VOTING: 300C Redesign

10-28-2007, 08:05 PM
Thanks to all who entered! The entries were beautiful and represented a terrific diversity of visions for what the next Chrysler 300 should be. 16 entries, wow!<p>Now it's voting time. Standard rules apply: 10 points spread among your four favorite entries. For further information read the voting rules <A HREF="http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=13879" TARGET="_blank">here</A>. Incorrect or insufficient votes will be discounted.<p>Here are the entries in the order they were received:<p><B><A HREF="http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/4015/dsc0012gw9.jpg" TARGET="_blank">yourlilbro</A></B><br><A HREF="http://img180.imageshack.us/my.php?image=yourlilbrotb3.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/8697/yourlilbrotb3.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><B><A HREF="http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b302/ClunBB9/Sketch1101407002.jpg" TARGET="_blank">ClunBB9</A></B><br><A HREF="http://img519.imageshack.us/my.php?image=clunbb9bw5.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/2215/clunbb9bw5.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><B><A HREF="http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/4417/chrysler300ccy9.png" TARGET="_blank">V-D-A DESIGN CO</A></B><br><A HREF="http://img140.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vdacopygj0.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/3764/vdacopygj0.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><B><A HREF="http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/2711/300chv7.jpg" TARGET="_blank">mrfdesign</A></B><br><A HREF="http://img100.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mrfdesignjr2.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/5514/mrfdesignjr2.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><B><A HREF="http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/1033/chrysler300hc9.jpg" TARGET="_blank">DoMiNo</A></B><br><A HREF="http://img140.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dominosa6.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/6110/dominosa6.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><B><A HREF="http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y165/dgnr/300.jpg" TARGET="_blank">Vexed&Glorious</A></B><br><A HREF="http://img137.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vandgju0.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/936/vandgju0.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><B><A HREF="http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4/mountdoug/Picture24-2.png" TARGET="_blank">Mr. Burns</A></B><br><A HREF="http://img134.imageshack.us/my.php?image=burnsjs8.bmp" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/2346/burnsjs8.th.bmp" BORDER="0"></A><p><B><A HREF="http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/517/300ccu9.jpg" TARGET="_blank">dezigNergy</A></B><br><A HREF="http://img137.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dezignergyzn8.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/3337/dezignergyzn8.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><B><A HREF="http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb251/adythesaxoman/car%20drawings/scan0011.jpg" TARGET="_blank">THE CSS PRODIGY</A></B><br><A HREF="http://img519.imageshack.us/my.php?image=prodigyja7.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/6816/prodigyja7.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><B><A HREF="http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b189/or2005/300c1-1.jpg" TARGET="_blank">or2001</A></B><br><A HREF="http://img134.imageshack.us/my.php?image=or2001eo0.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/2719/or2001eo0.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><B><A HREF="http://www.lettvindevelopment.com/upload/wysiwyg/martin/Chrysler%20300%20(Next%20Gen%" TARGET="_blank">driven by design</A></B><br><A HREF="http://img136.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dbdzx8.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/9734/dbdzx8.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><B><A HREF="http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/3555/img046mv5.jpg" TARGET="_blank">knihc2008</A></B><br><A HREF="http://img140.imageshack.us/my.php?image=knihcdc0.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/7084/knihcdc0.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><B><A HREF="http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/Dj_designs/300c.jpg" TARGET="_blank">flyinmonkey351</A></B><br><A HREF="http://img144.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fm351ia5.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/8600/fm351ia5.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><B><A HREF="http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/6981/scan76chrysler300es6.jpg" TARGET="_blank">MarioBro88</A></B><br><A HREF="http://img180.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mb88pt2.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/3515/mb88pt2.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><B><A HREF="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y141/hellospaceboy/300.jpg" TARGET="_blank">AXIS</A></B><br><A HREF="http://img100.imageshack.us/my.php?image=axisgy5.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/1005/axisgy5.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><B><A HREF="http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/8726/chrysler300ciz8.jpg" TARGET="_blank">SV</A></B><br><A HREF="http://img136.imageshack.us/my.php?image=svcb8.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/5951/svcb8.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>Please let me know if I left anyone out, or if any of the links aren't functioning. Good luck to all, and once again thanks for the fantastic participation this time!! <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by DoMiNo at 8:11 PM 10/28/2007</i>

Mr. Burns
10-28-2007, 08:41 PM
question: why can't you put image tags around the links? That way it would show the images rather than the links.

driven by design
10-28-2007, 09:10 PM
Some wonderful entries appeared pretty late in this contest. I promise that the late entries aren't suffering from Oscar syndrome though! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>My votes are as follows, with pros and cons listed at the end of each review:<p><B>4 : SV</B><br>Surprisingly, the last entry is my favorite. I think more than anyone, you've really captured the essence of the 300 with the solid look of this design, SV. Many seem to want to defy convention and make it swoopy instead, and I think that really loses the characteristic of the car. The fact that you whipped this out on very short notice is also a testament to your skill; in the real world, designers are expected to come up with ideas on short notice and generate quality results in a short period of time. The fact that you've done so and come up with a colored design that is faithful to the 300's characteristics means a lot in my book. Well done.<br><B>+</B> Solid shoulder line that descends into the front wheel well without curving, and extending the full length of the profile. Nice preservation of the grille as a separate "nosepiece" element that juts outward. Nice tribute to the original design's headlight shape with "question mark" styled turn indicators. I also like the fact that you're toning down the busyness of your reflection detail here, as I've felt it detracted from some of your previous designs.<br><B></B> The streaked-back "squircle" headlight design seems as though it was lifted right from a Ford Fusion or Mercury Milan. The front of the windscreen does seem stretched, or squashed as you put it, and I know exactly how you feel when you said you were uncertain about the proportions. It's not always easy to tell. I'd have made it slightly shorter though, as it seems a bit long, but it's really not that bad.<p><B>3 : Axis</B><br>I love the execution of this design and the effort you put into it, even though the design is a rather unconventional one, and awfully small for a full-size sedan. Very nice technique, but a bit hard to identify as a 300, or even as a Chrysler.<br><B>+</B> Great reflection work and subtle highlights contrasting against a classy black finish help give this a very strong and upscale presence.<br><B></B> It seems too short to be a 300, and the front really screams Lincoln to me. That said, the front is incredibly well done and distinctly American. You weren't far off the mark, but the long horizontal strip running across the top of the grille and headlamps is a signature Lincoln cue. It looks like a new Lincoln concept for the 2008 NAIAS. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><B>2 : dezigNergy</B><br>I think out of all the entries, yours had the most conceptual promise, dezign. It's a shame you didn't polish it up some more, as I feel it had a tremendous amount of potential. It blends aspects of prestigious marques like Bentley and Rolls Royce, which were inspirations for the original 300's design.<br><B>+</B> Incredible front end. Depth, volume, proportion and modernized prestige.<br><B></B> Rear is disappointingly toned down in comparison to the powerful front. I think it would have much more presence if the shoulder did not drop aft of the rear fender. Perhaps too MUCH prestige is present in the rear quarter, as it looks more like the Queen's Royal Limousine than a Chrysler. Also, I think the roof is just slightly too tall in relation to the profile; lowering by two or three inches would take away from the tall, RR Phantom-esque proportions.<p><B>1 : Domino</B><br>I've figured out what this looks like now, Domino! Viper and 300 got together and had a baby, right? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> I really admire your design goals here but I think most would never recognize it as a 300. Although the rear is hard to make out at such an angle, it reminds me of the new CTS, and the front end has the look of a venomous serpent. The grille looks like a mouth full of teeth. I wonder how different it might look with the sort of mesh grille we've come to expect on it. The swoopy lines present here are a lot for a car that's renowned for barely having any, but its boldness is awesome nonetheless. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><B>+</B> Great proportions and stance. Wonderful wheels as always. Nice mirrors with integrated turn signals, and good termination of the bonnet curvature towards the grille. The sill scoop that carries forward into the front fender is a good touch but might reduce the visual height of the profile just a bit too much.<br><B></B> The winged emblem placement right on the door seam is hard to reconcile; the door has to fold in there and there doesn't appear to be enough space for the left side of the wings to fit either, but I applaud the idea even if it is a bit overdone. Sleek adaptation of the headlamp shape has wonderful technique but is perhaps too derivative; has more resemblance to an Audi or Mitsubishi to me.<p><B>Honorable Mention : mrfdesign</B><br>You definitely played it safe like me and tried to conservatively capture the nature of the 300. I think your technique shows a lot of promise. The proportions on yours are a bit too skinny and not very dramatic, but I can tell you had a solid design in mind which was evolutionary rather than revolutionary. A lot of the passion of these designs comes out in their exaggerated features and proportions. Don't be afraid to make them wild and bring some drama to them! I look forward to seeing more of your stuff.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by driven by design at 9:52 AM 10/29/2007</i>

10-29-2007, 01:21 AM
4 - Axis<p>3- Driven by Design<p>2- DoMiNo<p>1- mrfdesign<p>

10-29-2007, 09:49 AM
hmm a lot of great entries, will have to look at all of them more carefully.

10-29-2007, 11:38 AM
All entries are great in there own way, but ofcourse everyone has to have a favourite....<p><FONT SIZE="4">4</FONT> <B>mrf design</B> this is what the next 300c should look like... keeping the brilliant themes the current car has but modernising them just a bit. A brilliant piece of work. Only criticism - the back wheel looks a bit odd to me.<br><FONT SIZE="4">3</FONT> <B>Mr Burns</B> again, another cool update of the current car. The only thing i'd change would be the grille.. narrower and taller/deeper<br><FONT SIZE="4">2</FONT> <B>driven by design</B> great entry, great render. From the A pillars back it's perfect. The front lets it down a bit for me, but that's just personal taste.<br><FONT SIZE="4">1</FONT> <B>Knihc2008</B> Another great drawing. I love it... but... it's a bit more futuristic than the rest. I've awarded you the point over the others because you've still captured that 'thing' that the 300c has (can't explain properly)<p>The rest are all excellent, I kept changing my mind over who to give the points to. I really like yours SV, but I think the front looks a bit 'soft'?<p>WELL DONE EVERYONE!

10-29-2007, 11:45 AM
here we go:<p>4 --- Driven By Design (quality presentation. Very professional)<p>3 --- Mr Burns (love the design, very well drawn)<p>2 --- Flyinmonkey351 (bold and beautiful)<p>1 --- CSS Prodigy (i see good improvements in your designs)<p><br>Tough choice for me

10-29-2007, 04:07 PM

10-29-2007, 07:24 PM
4.-SV<br>3.-driven by design<br>2.-mrfdesign<br>1.-flyinmonkey351

10-30-2007, 02:13 PM
4 - Domino <br>2 - Mr burns <br>2 -driven by design <br>2 - SV <p>Sorry to all the other's, everyone enter with great quality!<br>I wish all of the competitions were so rough as this one as been!<br>

10-31-2007, 12:50 PM
4 - Flyinmonkey351<br>3 - Domino<br>2 - driven by design<br>1 - Mr. Burns<p>All entries were really good which made voting for me difficult. I liked a lot of them but I can only vote for four.<p>Well done everyone and keep up the effort!<br>

10-31-2007, 02:28 PM
Driven By Design-4<br>SV-3<br>DoMiNo-2<br>knihc2008<br>

11-02-2007, 03:57 PM
<br>4 - Domino <br>2 - dezigNergy<br>2 -driven by design <br>2 - Vexed&Glorious

11-02-2007, 05:37 PM
4- Driven By Design<br>3- Mr Burns<br>2- CSS Prodigy<br>1- DoMiNo

11-05-2007, 10:04 PM
<B>**VOTING CLOSED**</B><p>Thanks to all participants and to everyone who voted. In terms of both the quantity and quality of the entries, this turned out to be an extremely successful contest. Congratulations to everyone for the terrific work <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>The votes have been tallied and the results are as follows:<p><B>driven by design  26</B><br>DoMiNo  20<br>SV  13<br>Mr. Burns  12<br>rfdesign  11<br>flyinmonkey351  7<br>AXIS  7<br>dezigNergy  2, 2, 2 = 6<br>THE CSS PRODIGY  1, 2 = 3<br>knihc2008  3<br>Vexed&Glorious  2<br>yourlilbro  0<br>ClunBB9  0<br>V-D-A DESIGN CO  0<br>or2001  0<br>MarioBro88  0<p>Congratulations to <B>driven by design</B> for the win! Please IM me as soon as possible with your contest topic. <p>