The Supercar body challenge
|   Saturday, June 09, 2012
In order to test the skills of engineers in making vehicles and doing their styling, GrabCad had specially organized a competition. The competition was about making GM chassis. It is under construction still and the engineers taking part in the competition are required to design a sleek body that has great aesthetics.

Sylvain Gerber won the track category whereas Darren McKeage won the street category.

GrabCad along with the 500 Group is working to organize this challenge.
This body has been named as the F1 belt and it will be launched in the year 2013.

The vehicle will be using the spare parts of General Motors i.e. the V 8 engine having 638 horsepower with the LS9 engine.

The winner will be given price of 3500 dollars in cash. Moreover, the winner will be given an option to select from locations such as USA, Europe and North America. The main aim of producing and organizing this competition is to create a nice automobile.
There are two categories for which the members are required to submit the designs.

The street design: This design requires a street body having various elements. It is true that street vehicles reflect the taste of the owner. The customer imagines that he is the one who is driving the vehicle.

The track design: This design needs to be practical, road legal and bold.

Darren McKeage won the first place in the street category. The design that he produced had taken inspiration from a classic vehicle. The body of the car was quite aggressive. In order to provide a dynamic look to the car, he had extended the front crown of the vehicle and the hood of the car was also widened. On the other hand, the sides of the vehicle had tight waist. The size of the fenders was enhanced by pushing in the panels. The body of the car was made with carbon fiber which made it look lighter in weight. The design of the car had extra detailing. The name of the car was given Tosa. It was named after a fighting dog.

Sylvain Gerber also won first place in the track category. He said that it wasn't easy for him to manage this type of car. He had to face a lot of constraints in order to ace this competition. He focused on those things that had a great impact on the performance of the car. He said that he wanted to make a car that was high in performance, sportiness, speed and aerodynamics. It was named as LM wildcat.

Other engineers also won other places in these two categories. In order to know more about the people and the cars that were designed, you can surf the World Wide Web. You will find plenty of images, videos and information regarding all. Plenty of information regarding the vehicles that were produced for the competition is available on the internet. You will get to know numerous details regarding the event and the vehicles that were produced.
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