Quimera Responsible Racing’s All Electric Drift Car Contest has artists from all around the Internet using their digital creativity to pen the look of the future paint job on Quimera’s drift car.
Begun on March 21, the contest ends on May 14, 2012 and the winning entry will be applied to the drift car during the summer and will be unveiled at the Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, Calif., this October.
The prize consists of $5000 cash plus a trip for two to see the car in action.
Quimera’s All Electric Drift Car (AEDC) is considered the first electric car to be designed with drifting as its main purpose.
Drifting is a form of motorsport in which drivers compete by controlling the slide of their car on a twisty track, ideally with a few long, sweeping turns. Competitors are judged by their speed and control of the slide – or drift – and also by the spectacular impression their driving style leaves on the public. Look and style is as important here as talent. Hence the importance of the paint job on the vehicle.
The leading design, as of today noon, was Nathan McDonald’s project (pictured). There is 41 more days left to the contest. Rules and more info about the contest can be found here.