Is it just me or are kids getting more and more talented these days? Just look at these concept cars created by high school students from Grades 10 to 12. No, these sketches weren’t made by any big-time designer. Instead, they were penned by the three winners of Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s 2019 Drive for Design competition.
FCA’s Drive for Design competition asked high school students ranging from Grades 10 to 12 in the US to design a new vehicle which would be the ‘ultimate expression of any FCA brand’. The top choices include two Alfa Romeos and one Maserati penned by three students from Florida, Michigan, and Washington.
The first place designer was Maximillian Cooper from Design and Architecture Senior High in Miami, Florida. He created the stylish Alfa Romeo Serpente concept seen at the header. In second place was Mason Ross from Kennedy Catholic High School in Burien, Washington, who created the other Alfa Romeo concept. Rounding up the top three was Vincent Piaskowski from Ernest W. Seaholm High School in Birmingham, Michigan with the shark-inspired Maserati.
All three students will be awarded numerous prizes and receive a tour of the FCA U.S. Product Design studios. They will also get one-on-one time with some of FCA’s leading automotive designers. Each student will also be receiving a scholarship to attend 'Precollege Summer Experience Transportation Design' program at the College for Creative Studies, a leading art and design college in Detroit. The summer program will help the students further their skills in designing a new vehicle.
With these bright students likely being future automobile designers, we can be sure that upcoming vehicles will continue to look as good.