The contest brief asked the Local Motors’ community to design a stripped down, easy customizable, high performance street legal track car, in the same segment as the Ariel Atom, the KTM X-Box and the Caterham 7.
The goal of the company is to build its first sportscar, with a track-oriented variant and a more road-focused coupe.
Amng more than 200 entries, the community and staff selected one grand winner: Greg Thompson with his SF-01 Street Fighter.
Greg will receive $7,500 and a royalty on every vehicle Local Motors sells based on his design.
1st place – SF-01 Street Fighter by Greg Thompson (TaurusNut)
The SF-01 aims to be the ultimate affordable high performance track enthusiast platform on the market. It is based on lightweight tubular frame and features inboard suspension and thanks to the long wheelbase it has the ability to accommodate various engines in mid-front position – including Inline 4’s, Inline 6’s, V8’s.
The long wheel base also enables a lower frontal cross section from the bodywork, that provides better aerodynamic stability, performance, and gives the SF-01 more of a rear engine stance and look.
The front clam shell houses an independent hood panel that can be swapped out or customized to cover which ever engine is selected.
All body panels on the SF-01 are designed to be easily manufactured. Every panel can be produced using a one piece open-face mold. There is a recessed trunk aft the fuel cell as well as a pair of storage bins nestled above the rear wheels.
2nd Place – LM Track Fighter by Gabriel Hantig (Gabi_Hantig)
The Track Fighter features a body with flowing lines and muschular wheel-arches and shoulders. The sporty look is characterized by a combination of matte and carbon fiber-finished panels.
3rd Place – Spun by Narcis Mares (Spoon334)
This project combines a simple, easy to fabricate frame structure, with Rally Fighter-style lights and interchangeable body parts.
Among the design elements are the minimal wraparound windshield and the large air scoop on the hood.
(Source: Local Motors)