All those schoolboy memories of trying and failing miserably to sketch my favourite Ferrari have today built to the horrible conclusion that I will fail to win the Ferrari World Design Contest.
From the gorgeous curves of a 250GTO, the beautiful proportions of a 355, or the knife sharp air intakes of an F40, the seven finalist teams from around the globe will be challenged to develop the Ferrari hypercar of the future.
Student teams will be faced with creating virtual 3D models of their proposed prancing horse design using Autodesk Alias and 1:4 scale physical models. The winners will be announced in mid-July, and awarded the prize of an internship at Ferrari in Maranello, Italy.
In addition to the overall winner, Autodesk will present an award to the team that best uses its Alias software to demonstrate and communicate the process and intent of their vehicle design.
The seven finalist teams are: IED and IAAD from Turin (Italy), the London Royal College of Arts (United Kingdom), the European Design Institute Barcelona (Spain), Seoul’s Hong-ik University (Seoul, Korea), the DSKSupinfocom (Pune, India) and the College for Creative Studies (Detroit, Mich., United States).