Ferrari has picked a winner in the third iteration of its Top Design School Challenge. This year, the challenge invited design students from around the globe to envision what a Ferrari might look like in the year 2040 – with France’s France’s ISD-Rubika design school submitting the strongest concept.
ISD-Rubika’s creation, the Manifesto, was chosen as the recipient of the ‘Gran Premio Assoluto’ award due to the completeness of its design and its notably cool doors. While many of the other applicants focused on just the exterior design of the car, the Manifesto was complete with a vision for its interior and running gear as well.
A notable mention went to Roman Egorov’s FL design concept, which focused only on the interior of a Ferrari from 2040. Egorov, a student at Hochschule Pforzheim
in Germany, reimagined a car’s cockpit, going so far as to invent all-new controls for controlling the acceleration and braking of the car.
Winning the ‘Premio Speciale’ award, which was voted on by Ferrari fans through Facebook, was the Ferrari de Esfera concept. The concept didn’t catch the eye of the judges, which included Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason, Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel and Paolo Pininfarina, however it garnered the most online votes. The concept was designed by a team of students from the Hongik University in Seoul, Korea.