Local Motors has announced the winners of its most recent community car design competition: Chicago Motors.
Over 80 car designs were submitted from around the world using inspiration from all of the things that make Chicago unique: The Chicago Spire, Al Capone and Lake Shore Drive among others.
Local Motors designers were challenged to not only design a hot car for Chicago, but to also design a car that will positively impact the Second City.
The Local Motors Community voted Giulio Partisani’s “Socom AC Biposto” into first place.
As Giulio describes it, the “Socom AC is a supercar designed to be safe and fast. The car has a strong presence yet manages to be quiet thanks to its hybrid propulsion.” For his win, Giulio has received the $1,500 grand prize.
In second place is Mihai Panaitescu’s “ChicagoRed” design. Taking inspiration from a gangster’s fedora, Mihai created a curvy sedan with a mean face and space for four.
Mihai’s “Boston Bullet” was previously the first place winner of Local Motors’ Boston Motors Competition.
With an underlying theme of classic “Chicago” theatre ambiance, this design does not disappoint.
It has classic Compact Utility Vehicle proportions with outstanding throwback light treatments. And most unique, his side view mirrors.
Local Motors has also announced its next competition, which will take designers to NASCAR country in North Carolina. Details will be released on February 4th, 2009.
For more information visit www.local-motors.com.
(Source: Local Motors)