This year’s Drive for Design student design contest hosted by FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) concludes with four proposals picked as viable candidates for a Dodge SRT Hellcat for the year 2025… if Hellcat products graduate from heavily-tuned production models to outright supercars.
All Drive for Design winner have one thing in common and that is the overly dramatic look of the proposals which, as it turns out, FCA brass actually likes. Dodge Hellcat models are supposed to be big and imposing and aggressive. They are particularly impressive since they are the works of high school students.
The winning sketches will remain on display in the Mopar booth at the Detroit Autorama Feb. 26-28. The designers will be awarded Apple products, a three-week summer course at the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit, three passes to the Detroit Autorama, a three-day/two-night stay in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and dinner with members of the FCA US Design team.
2016 Drive for Design Winners:
- First place – Ben Treinen, Archbishop Moeller High School (Cincinnati, Ohio)
- Second place – Harrison Kunselman, Mount de Sales Academy (Macon, Georgia)
- Third place – Hwanseong Jang, Bloomfield Hills High School (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan)
- Fourth place – Andrew Gombac, Loyola Academy (Wilmette, Illinois)