Supercar Body Challenge 2013: the winners

Supercar Body Challenge 2013: the winners

grabCAD and 500 Group have announced the results of the 2013 Supercar Body Challenge. The first three winners of the 3D CAD design competition are Greg Thompson, Pedro Almeida and Benjamin Garson.


Launched in November 2013, the 2013 edition of grabCAD‘s car design contest asked participants to create a body for a 1000+hp twin turbo roadster, starting with a chassis available in CAD format and developing both a street and a track version.

Kanza Concept by Greg Thompson

Now the CAD community and 500 Group have announced the results of the challenge. The grand winner is Greg Thompson with his Kanza (khan-zah) Supercar.

Kanza Concept by Greg Thompson

Greg explained: “I have personal and commissioned projects that I’m always involved with, so it’s a nice change of pace when you’re confronted with requirements that aren’t part of your normal process, workflow, or schedule. It’s also important to have reality checks as well stacking your own work against others to see if what you are doing is relevant.

Kanza Concept by Greg Thompson - Track version

“I’d say I spent around 200 hours on this Challenge before letting the computer crunch out renders 24 hrs a day. Its fun and exciting to go wild when starting a new project, but its very taxing to objectively look at the work and edit, edit, edit. I flushed out the design in about a week and the remaining time was dedicated to the editing process.”

Kanza Concept by Greg Thompson - Details

The second place was won by Pedro Almeida with his 500G Razor. Pedro commented: “I spent around 200 hours on the whole process, from concept sketches to final 3D models and renderings. […].

500G Razor Concept by Pedro Almeida

“The main challenge was definitely create a appealing design around the given chassis and integrate all the details like air intakes and lights […].”

500G Razor Concept by Pedro Almeida

500G Razor Concept by Pedro Almeida

The 3rd prize was awarded to Benjamin Garson for his Nebrius SC ’14.

Nebrius SC 14 Concept by Benjamin Garson

Benjamin commented: “I wanted to prove to myself that I could deliver a mature car design using SolidWorks, which is not my favorite software. […] . I think I have spent about 90 hours [to model] and another 60 to 80 hours for more than 50 renderings.

“When GrabCAD was 5 ,000 people, the Challenges were “easier” to win, now there are too many talented engineers and designers! But that’s really really inspiring and motivating! Work hard and it will pay off.”

Nebrius SC 14 by Benjamin Garson - Track Version

The other winners – from the 4th to the 8th place – are Fateh Merrad, Christian Vlad, Tibor Rak, Chris Teddy Manka and Flaviano Crespi

For the complete list of the winning entries you can read grabCAD’s original announcement. Some of the entries are also available for download, and in the coming days we’ll add them to our database of free 3D models.

(Source: grabCAD)

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  1. aflo
    22/3/2014

    Impressive work

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