(from Ferrari Press
Release) Luca di Montezemolo and Sergio Pininfarina
announced today in Maranello the winners of the Car Design
competition that greatly excited the upcoming automotive design
talents from all over the world.
The 20 finalists models have been conceived by students coming from
13 different countries, representing four renowned schools - College
for Creative Studies of Detroit, Coventry University School of Art &
Design, Istituto Europeo di Design of Turin and Tokyo Communication
This morning, the young designers introduced their 1:4 scale models
to the jury, as well as a series of sketches and concepts of the
inside and the outside of their designs.
The winning models are:
- "Millechili" - by
Luis Agullo Spottorno (Spain) and Felix Hiller (Germany) -
Istituto Europeo di Design, Turin
- "Fiorano" - by Rob
Battams (UK), Tom Hardman (UK) and David Imai (USA), Coventry
University - School of Art & Design
- "Tre Diviso" - by
Daisuke Nagasato (Japan), Kim Teakyung (Korea) and Hiroaki
Yakubo (Japan) - Tokyo Communication Arts
- "Ascari" - by
Manuele Amprimo (Italy), Werner Gruber (Italy) and Yu Jae-Cheul
(Korea) - Istituto Europeo di Design, Turin
The four winners will
have the unique opportunity of work experience at Ferrari's or
Pininfarina's Concept Design's Department .
Special mentions for significant proposals have been given to:
- the high level of
attention and care shown towards the project: Tokyo
- the most voted
project at www.ferrariworld.com site: "Ferrari F Zero" - by
Jean-Michel Raad (France), Shen Jiang (China) and Leon Dang
(China) - Coventry University School of Art & Design
- best project's
name: "Millechili" - by Luis Agullo Spottorno (Spain) and Felix
Hiller (Germany) - Istituto Europeo di Design, Turin
- female team: "Vigore"
by Keiko Ikeda (Japan), Hye Jin Kim (Korea) and Yanagimoto Kazuo
"612 Lafayette" - by
Shigenori Maeda (Japan), from the College for Creative Studies of
Detroit, has won the "Alcoa Award", a special design prize for
Excellence Design for Aluminum: the winner will receive an aluminum
reproduction of his model.
The Sunday Times, the leading UK Sunday newspaper, also presented
its special "Reader's Award" to the "Ferrari F Zero" project.
The competition, organised in partnership with Pininfarina and with
the support of Alcoa (the company that produces aluminium
spaceframes for Ferrari) has seen works from the most talented
students of each college, who have been challenging themselves to
produce 1:4 scale Ferrari models, proposing stimulating alternatives
to the internationally acclaimed shapes of the current and previous
mid-engined eight cylinder cars and the front-engined twelve
cylinder cars. The students have had total creative freedom,
although their designs had to retain the recognizable features and
values of the Ferrari Marque.
The jury was composed of a team that, in real life, decides the
style of Ferrari cars designated for production: President Luca di
Montezemolo, Vice President Piero Ferrari, General Manager Jean Todt,
Vice General Manager Amedeo Felisa, the new Concept Design Chief
Donato Coco and the Head of Product Portfolio Development Massimo
Fumarola. In addition, Life Senator Sergio Pininfarina and Ken
Okuyama, Chief Designer for Pininfarina, were part of the jury. Even
Giuseppe Bonollo and Frank Stephenson, currently Responsible for
Product Portfolio Management of Fiat, and Responsible for Fiat and
Lancia's Style Centre respectively, took part in the jury, as
previously Ferrari's Responsible for Product Strategies and
Responsible for Concept Design.
During the last three weeks, the section of the site
www.ferrariworld.com, containing photos of the twenty finalists, was
visited by more than 22,000 users, who have expressed their personal
judgment on the different proposals.