This may be the tightest GrabCAD Challenge to date. We think if the jury was given the option they would have named all 8 of our top entries as winners. Regardless, after looking in-depth at over 35 of the best entries out of a whopping 215 total entries, we have our winners.
You may notice that some of the winners weren't included as finalists in the 500 Group world vote. Many things changed in the rankings as we took that more in-depth look into whether all requirements were met and who stacked up the best within each category. Check out the full results page to see many more entries outside of the top 8 that deserved recognition for their fine (and probably very time-consuming) hard work.
Amazingly captures the appeal needed in the street design. Like Greg says, "an elegant solution to the idea of a super car." This street design would attract a broad range of drivers but isn't too toned down, either. Did the best job of optimizing designs for the two different situations. You can see the care in the technical and aerodynamics throughout the design and description of his design thinking.
Street Design: 1
Track Design: 1
His design statement says it best, "The body was designed as if its "grabbing" the four wheels, creating a very powerful stance and sense of unity between all elements." While we like the strong statement, the lines were a bit harsher than the universal, timeless appeal wanted for the street look. And, there's an even fiercer track version. Again, the technical details were very thoughtful and thorough. What put it over the edge was the clear description of what made it unique.
Street Design: 3
Track Design: 2
Beautiful. The back falls a bit too far on the aggressive side but it's tough to ignore the front's good looks. We appreciate the clean, simple street design. Excellent track design, where the aggressiveness plays toward its favor and good details in the rendering. Also falls in the top pack as far as planning and execution on technical and aerodynamic details.
Street Design: 4
Track Design: 4
Incredibly, Fateh seems to have created a smooth, timeless street design with an edge. It's a hard combination to achieve and we commend him for it. The track design felt like it wasn't that big of a departure from the street version. However, that doesn't mean that technical detail was missing. This design suffered the most in its aerodynamics - others did such a good job of creating opportunities to feed the hungry radiators but all lines looked good.
Street Design: 2
Track Design: 5
The street design is agressive but still comes across as marketable because of the artistic details. Those may be too much for the average driver, though - but we love it. The track design looks like its in its element, but it could have gone even further. Still great work. We would have liked to have seen more details on design thinking and while both street and track were included and all requirements were met, it impacted the effectiveness of its presentation that they were split in two.
See also: HYPER-STREET
Street Design: 6
Track Design: 3
Like Tibor said, this is meant to be bringing the track and street look into one. We like both but feel with a few more edits this could have been more appealing to many more customers. Perhaps there's too much compromise in the street design. The same can be said for the track version. We like the concept but wish there was a little more personality in both. This popped up into the top entries in a surprising way and we're glad it did. While it didn't thrill in any particular category, overall, we couldn't help loving it.
Street Design: 7
Track Design: 7
Somehow the organic lines come off as overly aggressive or over-designed in the metallic material chosen for the main street design. Looks more simple and elegant in the darker body renders. Again a few more edits, like fewer details around the front wheels, would have made this an all-star. The attitude and details work much better in the track version. There were some really cool things done with the technical details but we were a bit disappointed that the logos weren't used in a more useful way or with better presentation.
Street Design: 8
Track Design: 6
Feels like the smoother version of HYPER's street design. Thank goodness for its soft curves which look so sexy without being agressive. Again, it's almost too much. The simpleness of some of the other entries makes this seem a bit over the top. The softness doesn't translate as well in the track version. The details don't seem to fit seamlessly and look more like a later addition. Still there's something really enjoyable about the overall passion put into the work.
Street Design: 5
Track Design: 8
Narrowing the selection down for the world vote took many hours and more than a little discussion and a lot of heated opinions. We may be a little biased but we feel this contest has had the most density of talent than any other GrabCAD contest.
A good number of contestants missed inclusion by the very narrowest of margins. Those contestants who submitted quality entries certainly know who they are, and I've personally expressed those opinions to them in the comments. All contestants should bear in mind the Supercar System is engineered for swappable bodies precisely so customers can have more than one solution, this is only Supercar body 1.0.
Upcoming contests this year with GrabCAD will feature radically different themes so stay tuned. We hope to blow your minds a little. Once more, a heartfelt thanks to all the contestants that poured hours into their creations.
· Andrey Chernorot
· ANOUAR BARODI
· arifin santoso
· Benjamin Garson
· Fateh MERRAD
· K Doan
· Marius Flitar
· michael gray
· Pedro Almeida
· Steve Hansil
· Greg Thompson
You can see that we've taken the time to recognize many other entries, below, that were nominated by Community members and jury members alike for doing something special or adding a little more excitement to the mix with some delicious eye candy.