Sports Car Platform design contest: the winners

Sports Car Platform design contest: the winners

Local Motors has announced the results of the Sports Platform contest, launched back in July. The winner is Greg Thompson, while the runner-ups are Gabriel Hantig and Narcis Mares.


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.

SF-01 Street Fighter by Greg Thompson

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)

SF-01 Street Fighter by Greg Thompson

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.

SF-01 Street Fighter by Greg Thompson

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.

SF-01 Street Fighter by Greg Thompson

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)

LM Track Fighter by Gabriel 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.

LM Track Fighter by Gabriel Hantig

LM Track Fighter by Gabriel Hantig

3rd Place – Spun by Narcis Mares (Spoon334)

Spun by Narcis Mares

This project combines a simple, easy to fabricate frame structure, with Rally Fighter-style lights and interchangeable body parts.

Spun by Narcis Mares

Among the design elements are the minimal wraparound windshield and the large air scoop on the hood.

 (Source: Local Motors)

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  1. jamielm
    18/2/2015

    I never noticed it before, but the second place design has a similar design in the back to a Lotus. I really do like the winning design overall (http://bit.ly/trackcar). What are people’s thoughts of the open frames though?

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