Published 21 July 2011
Posted by Tanya Weaver
The competition, launched in collaboration with Ferrari’s technology partner Autodesk, challenged transportation students from 50 international schools and universities to create the Ferrari hypercar of the future. As a spokesperson for Ferrari told me at the ceremony: “Ferraris are not cars, they are dreams. We asked the students to design dreams of the future.”
It’s not surprising that over 200 projects were submitted when the prize up for grabs for the students in first and second place would be an internship at Ferrari. In the first round of judging Flavio Manzoni, Ferrari senior vice president of design, and Andrea Militello, Ferrari exterior designer, together with the rest of the jury whittled the projects down to just seven schools. These schools could then submit three concepts each, which would include 3D models created in Autodesk Alias and 1:4 scale physical models.
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