This “Ferrari of the future” design was picked unanimously by a jury of true Ferrari devotees, which included engineers, designers, and even celebrities like Jay Kay, Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason, and F1 superstar Sebastian Vettel. The jury gave “Manifesto” top marks for its overall completeness, both inside and out, and more specifically its doors, which hinge from behind the driver and passenger headrests, and raise the car’s entire front section.
The forward-thinking supercar certainly wasn’t the only winner to emerge from the competition, however. A second prize was awarded to the “de Esfera” design, which was shaped by a team from South Korea’s Hongik University, and won an overall online vote. A team from Hongik University had previously won the 2011 Ferrari World Design Contest.
Another concept received special mention as well, the “FL” from Germany’s Pforzheim University, which was the only design that focused solely on vehicle interiors. It earned acclaim for rethinking the conventional human-machine interface and by pushing the boundaries of interior materials.
Overall, 12 designs were in the running for the jury’s grand prize.