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.
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.
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ya it kinda looks like a submarine. it would be kinda weird to see that driving on the road next to you
UGLY, I should have voted in that contest many of the others were way better and even in more detail.
Why would anyone want to buy that car and add to their collection? It's no Porsche, Ferrari, or Lamborghini.
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.
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!!!
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!
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?
Crappy looking weird car, ugh, if this car is a reward in a game, i will sell it and buy a Dodge Viper.
They can't let a design that bad be in such a great game. DON'T DO IT ATARI, HIS CAR LOOKS LIKE CRAP!
Indeed , congratulations to him , terrible design though , I hope the programmers turn it into something that actually looks like a car .
car looks like crap....others looked much better. But all are better than what I could come up with.