Michelin Challenge Design 2017 – Le Mans 2030: Design for the Win

Michelin Challenge Design 2017 – Le Mans 2030: Design for the Win

Michelin has announced the theme of its annual design contest, that pays homage to the Le Mans 24 Hours by asking to create a racecar for the year 2030.


Like for the previous editions, the 2017 Michelin Challenge Design is open to the entire design community, from students and universities to individuals, small and large companies .

The deadline for submitting projects is May 1, 2016.

Update: due to the tremendous response to the 2017 Michelin Challenge Design, Le Mans 2030: Design for the Win theme, the deadline for entries is being extended from May 1 to August 1, 2016

The entries will be judged based on the following criteria: relevance to the theme; concept originality; design value and quality; developmental potential; and design displayability.

Below we report the complete contest brief. For more information and to register you can visit michelinchallengedesign.com.

Le Mans 2030: Design for the Win

There is nothing like the Le Mans 24 Hours. The world’s greatest race has always been more than the pure pursuit of speed. Le Mans is the ultimate test of ideas, innovations, endurance, creativity and beauty.

Innovative historical examples of race cars include: the enclosed, aerodynamic bodywork of the 1925 Chenard and Walcker Z1 “tank”, the 1963 Rover BRM kerosene powered turbine car and the 1991 race winning Mazda 787B rotary.

In recent years, Le Mans organizers have pushed for significant reductions in fuel, energy and tire usage. The open formulas available to achieve those results have made Le Mans the most relevant and exciting form of competition for manufacturers worldwide. This approach has inspired the creation of Audi’s diesel and diesel hybrid technologies, Toyota’s ultra-capacitor hybrid, Porsche’s V4 hybrid and Nissan’s radical DeltaWing and GTR-LM concepts.

2013 Le Mans 24 Hour race winning Audi R18 e-tron quattro

The 2013 Le Mans winner: Audi R18 e-tron quattro

Over the past 93 years, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ferrari, Ford, Honda, Jaguar, Maserati, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Toyota, and others have used the Le Mans 24 Hours to build international awareness. Each era’s winning cars have reflected the brand ambitions of the competing companies and represented a breakthrough in technology.

2015 Le Mans winning Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1

The Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 winner of the 2015 edition

The Michelin Challenge Design 2017 – Le Mans 2030: Design for the Win – invites you to create a breakthrough race car to win the Le Mans 24 Hours in the year 2030. Entrants are encouraged to utilize future-looking technologies, innovations, and pioneering problem solving skills to design a car that reinforces the premium brand image of a company that is either famous for its historical successes, or ready to elevate its brand through a Le Mans 24 Hours win.

(Source: Michelin)

Image Gallery

Michelin Challenge Design 2017 - Le Mans 2030: Design for the Win - Image 1
Michelin Challenge Design 2017 - Le Mans 2030: Design for the Win - Image 3
Michelin Challenge Design 2017 - Le Mans 2030: Design for the Win - Image 2

Related Stories

Stellantis launches annual Drive for Design contest

Stellantis launches annual Drive for Design contest

Stellantis has launched the new edition of its Drive for Design Contest for US high school students. The deadline is April 12, 2024 and the top prize is an internship at Ram Truck design studio.
23rd Annual Movin’On Challenge Design

23rd Annual Movin’On Challenge Design

Movin’On Challenge Design is a call to designers, creatives and innovators to help our world make progress on one of its most important objectives—sustainable mobility. With sustainability being a key driver in the acceleration of mobility...
Synergy Concept

Synergy Concept – Polestar Design Contest 2022 Winner

At the IAA 2023 in Munich Polestar presented Synergy, the winning design from the latest Polestar Design Contest, developed in a 1:1 scale model. The company also announced a partnership with Hot Wheels.

Comments

Leave a Comment

Newsletter

Get all the updates with our weekly newsletter!

Find a Car


Scroll To Top
Scroll To Bottom