Fancy yourself as the UK's next great car designer? Then enter our competition to design a hot hatch of the future, and you could see your ideas turned into reality by Ford.
Autocar has teamed up with Ford to give budding UK car designers the chance to put together a design proposal for a hot hatch for the year 2020.
Show us exactly what you can do and you could win prizes, plaudits and a platform for your work to be exhibited from.
Entrants to this category must be 17 or over and should produce a detailed design proposal for a hot hatch of the future. You should sketch your design, or use CAD software to visualise it.
Your hot hatchback must be original, imaginative and fit for purpose. It must seat four, deliver the kind of performance that hot hatch drivers expect, and emit no more than 120g/km of CO2. All entries must be submitted by 1 October 2009.
After that, a panel of experts including Autocar editor Chas Hallett, editor-in-chief Steve Cropley and Ford of Europe’s chief exterior designer, Stefan Lamm, will pick the winners.
The winning design will be turned into a 3D model at Ford’s Dunton Technical Centre and displayed on the Autocar stand at the Autosport International Show in January 2010. There are also some great prizes for runners-up (see link below).
Senior category deadline extendedClosing date - 1st October 2009, UK entrants only