A sleek design with a striking shape was the clear winner at this year’s Ferrari design challenge.
For its Top Design School Challenge, Ferrari asked students at a selection of top design schools around the world to come up with their best car creations.
The Manifesto, designed by six students at the ISD-Rubika in Valenciennes, France, was the unanimous winner of the ‘‘Gran Premio Assoluto’’ overall prize, reports Autoblog.
A statement released by the company says the jury – made up of an impressive list of designers, engineers, collectors, and drivers – was won over ‘‘by the completeness of the Manifesto design as well as the students’ ability to create a coherent overall vision of the car spanning its exterior, cabin and running gear’’.
‘‘The spectacular door opening mechanism also highlights the evolution of the interior functions, using future-forward technologies. The exterior is instantly recognisable despite the fact that it incorporates certain orthodox features.’’
A special mention went to the futuristic FL concept from Germany’s Hochschule Pforzheim school, which was the only design that focused solely on the cabin.
And the ‘‘Premio Speciale’’ award, decided by an online ballot, went to the de Esfera, designed by three students from Hongik University in Seoul, Korea.