Test Drive contest champ crowned

David Sichtermann bags big loot in Atari's car-design challenge; winning mock-up will appear in this September's street racer.

A real-life aspiring designer has won a 3D vehicle-design contest sponsored by Atari for its upcoming racer Test Drive Unlimited. The "Be a Car Designer" promotional contest pitted more than 100 would-be racecar designers against one another to draw up a custom car model--the winning design to be included in Test Drive Unlimited. David Sichtermann, 28, from Los Angeles, beat out the competition, as judged by 6,500 online voters. Sichtermann's winnings are twofold: In addition to his design being included in the game, he will take home $2,500, which he says is reserved for school costs at the Art Center College of Design. To view Sichtermann's and others' designs, visit the contest's Web site.

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ixDynastyxi
ixDynastyxi

ya it kinda looks like a submarine. it would be kinda weird to see that driving on the road next to you

lucin13
lucin13

Looks like a freakin boat with wheels

Turisman4
Turisman4

And you thought the Toyota MTRC was crazy??

nick0091
nick0091

UGLY, I should have voted in that contest many of the others were way better and even in more detail.

fgt40
fgt40

Looks like a Toyota concept car wannabe to me. Apart from that, good for him!

mybadlife
mybadlife

Why would anyone want to buy that car and add to their collection? It's no Porsche, Ferrari, or Lamborghini.

DolphinDude31
DolphinDude31

I think it can work well in the game...a totally far-fetched car could be a nice contrast in the otherwise very reality-grounded game. It was well presented, and I don't think it was that bad...just not quite to my taste.

Fauij
Fauij

altari does good things with cars

ttkpsycho
ttkpsycho

I think its a great design and cant wait to see it in the game...

skatefreak89
skatefreak89

I say its not the best, there are better ones standing in that list.

Chaos2005
Chaos2005

Looks strangely similair to the Nike car in GT4.

xRandyx
xRandyx

" mr_killer_man Car and bike in one? " and boat...

obotex
obotex

that is the worst car design i have seen in my life.....its not even a car its....its...i dont know WHAT it is, but its just plain ugly!!!

ortan13
ortan13

It's good to see Atari take place in this game

master_orion
master_orion

awsom desighn bad car for the game i cannot see where it could fit inside this game it is rather an impossible task! i would like to see all the other desighns that would be nice!

teknocack
teknocack

I don't get why he won the contest unless it was random, which I gather it is not due to the listing of votes. What about the guy who had three times more votes, a higher score, and a better design?

halopower67
halopower67

yeah iwish that happened to me...to sad it didnt :( but congrats to him!:)

walrus1
walrus1

wow congrats man, u drew a piece of red poo

Guyzea
Guyzea

Crappy looking weird car, ugh, if this car is a reward in a game, i will sell it and buy a Dodge Viper.

agbPenn
agbPenn

They can't let a design that bad be in such a great game. DON'T DO IT ATARI, HIS CAR LOOKS LIKE CRAP!

BeatMith
BeatMith

Indeed , congratulations to him , terrible design though , I hope the programmers turn it into something that actually looks like a car .

Xrm150
Xrm150

car looks like crap....others looked much better. But all are better than what I could come up with.

fordies
fordies

congratulations to him

Thorpe89
Thorpe89

Wow, congratulations to him! :D