Ferrari makes cars that capture the imagination. The lines, the engines, the interiors all have a way of drawing you in and inspiring a sense of awe. In order to constantly deliver new supercars that meet the high bar that the Italian automaker sets, Ferrari has to envision the future and then make it a reality.
Recently, Ferrari enlisted the help of the world’s top design schools to assist them in achieving that task. As part of its Top Design School Challenge, Ferrari invited students from nearly 50 institutions to imagine what its supercars would look like in 2040. The four finalists were recently revealed along with their visions for future Ferraris. The four schools are Hochschule Pforzheim in Germany, College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Hongik University in South Korea, and ISD-Rubika in France.
There will be two winners. One will be voted on by the public, the other will be selected by a jury that includes Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel, renowned designer Marc Newson, and Jamiroquai frontman Jay Kay. You can vote on Ferrari’s Facebook page, and the final results will be announced on January 15, 2016. And maybe one day these cars will go into production, where they can hopefully avoid the fate of being driven by D-bags.
You can see some of the finalists’ car designs below.