Awesome Designs for the ‘Ferrari World Design’ Contest


Ferrari World Design Contest is a competition – launched by the marque from Maranello in collaboration with Autodesk, the project’s technical partner and official sponsor – for schools and universities from the automotive and design sectors in Italy and abroad to create the Ferrari of the future.

The participants asked to create a pure hypercar with technology and materials from the latest generation, a car with an extreme architecture, while functional under every aspect. The jury, under the presidency of Luca di Montezemolo, awarded an internship at Ferrari’s Centro Stile, lead by Flavio Manzoni, to the first and second placed participants as well as monetary prizes.

1st prize:
Eternità– Kim
Cheong Ju (Rep. of Korea), Ahn Dre (Rep. of Korea), Lee Sahngseok (Rep. of Korea) – Hongik University (Seoul)


2nd Prize:
Xezri– Samir Sadikhov
(Azerbaijan – see one of his previous designs here) – IED (Turin)


Cavallo Bianco – Henry Cloke (UK), Qi Haitao (China) – RCA (London)


jury special award – ‘most unexpected technological solution’: ‘the drake’
by chinese designers pan dai, zhou yimin, wu jia – jiangnan university (china)


Following the announcement of the winners, Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo commented:

Ferrari World Design Contest represents a window that we want to keep open on the world and the creative energy of the next generation. I saw at first hand the many genuinely innovative ideas that these talented youngsters sent us and could feel the enormous passion and commitment that had gone into them. I am certain that some of these suggestions will come to light in the Ferraris of the future.”

Commenting on the winning design from Korea, the Eternità, Ferrari stated: “The Seoul students provided the finest interpretation of Ferrari’s design brief for a thoroughbred hypercar brimming with new generation technologies and materials, an extreme (“hyper”) car not only in its architecture but also in every other aspect.”

Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (

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