Final Gear Redesigns the Jaguar XJ - RESULTS THREAD

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This was the challenge:

Hello everyone, and welcome to the first ever Final Gear Automotive Design Challenge! :)

We've spent countless hours on these forums discussing the designs of key industry figures such as Chris Bangle, and we've argued over the designs of many new cars which have been released. Some we hate, some we love, but more often than not recently, we hate them. :p

So here is an opportunity. What would you do if you were in the position of head designer at a major car company? Would you turn over the tables and try something radical? Would you try and refine and modernise old designs while keeping in line with tradition?

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In this challenge, you are the head of design at Jaguar. You have been asked to design a new generation of the flagship XJ model. The XJ has had a very consistent look for many generations, and some see it as dated. Yet for many, Jaguar is all about tradition. You must walk the fine line between these views as you design the car.

And these were the entries:

Entry 1 - American TG Man
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Entry 2 - Chaos
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Entry 3 - darkshark0159
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Entry 4 - katwalk
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Entry 5 - Salguod
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Entry 6 - Supreme_Being
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Entry 7 - Ian Callum
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Entry 8 - Donington :rolleyes:
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Entry 9 - Public
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Entry 10 - klankymen
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Entry 11 - starfox07
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Entry 12 - Dsemaj
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Entry 13 - eddysdaman
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AND THE WINNERS ARE:

3RD PLACE - Ian Callum (10 points)
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2ND PLACE - Salguod (13 points)
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1ST PLACE - Chaos (14 points)
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Many thanks to those who entered and a round of applause to the victors! :)
 
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Mine is running over, so I may have a late entry.

Whoever did number 8.... well, nice try. :p
 

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I like it how the majority of entries (so far?!?) have gone for the more traditional Jaaaaaaag look, needless to say though, I did laugh at #7 because I wasn't expecting it to be there :lol:

Trying not to give away which is mine, but there are still things on mine which I am not happy with, sent it in with annoying little niggles, don't even do that in the photoshop competition.
 

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Yeah, that is the tough part about drawing. I feel the same way.

I included #7 to pit our designs head to head with the real thing. You can vote for #7 if you'd like.
 
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Go for it.
 

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Well I'm going to try to get one up tonight. Might be late but after seeing those....
 

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Oh shit, I somehow missed this. lemme see if I can whip one up on short notice.
 

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Can I submit mine's on the 22nd? I finished the drawing but it's still in my computer back in Vancouver.
 

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I deem thy thread a source of lulz :lol:

Man, I used to draw cars all the time. I should really enter the next contest.
 
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Can I submit mine's on the 22nd? I finished the drawing but it's still in my computer back in Vancouver.

To ellaborate on what's up with late entries:
I will send the late entries to all voters at the close of the voting to give them a chance to revise their votes. I think I'll close the voting around the 27th.
 
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All of them are horrible :lol: Including mine.


Though to be fair, I forgot about it after the first day....
 

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No offence, but don't you mean "especially mine"? :p
 

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This is a pretty cool competition, I think that next we should do a "new 911" contest, seeing as how everyone and their dog is bitching about how the 911 changes. I'd be very surprised if anyone could turn out a better design than Porsche themselves, short of going all retro on its ass.
 

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That's what I personally had in mind. I think I'll let the winner choose the next competition though (unless it's Ian Callum).

For the next competition, I suppose I will allow it to be more open and let people post their WIPs and ideas. I think that will keep the competition alive and active, which was a problem in this contest.
 

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I think that will keep the competition alive and active, which was a problem in this contest.

I never even saw the original thread, that introduced the contest. I remember hearing in some other thread that you (or somebody suggested doing such a thing), and then all of a sudden I saw the "entries thread". Not until after reading this thread did I discover the first one.

So that might account for the lack of entries.

Since I didn't feel like spending a lot of time making a proper entry here, maybe I'll try to see what kind of 911 design I can do.

EDIT: I think it's safe to say that after 45 years of working on one car, it's basically impossible to improve on it. so to anybody complaining about porsche design: there's no need to change anything, it's already perfect.
 
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