- Nov 1, 2016
2017 Michelin Design Challenge winners imagine the Le Mans racers of 2030
Le Mans 2030: Design for the Win
For this year's Michelin Design Challenge, participants were asked to envision what the Le Mans car of 2030 would be like. Michelin received 1,600 entries from 80 countries, all of which had quality Thom Roach, Michelin North America's VP of original-equipment marketing, described as "truly outstanding."
Still, judges from Michelin, Groupe Zebra, and major OEMs including BMW, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, and PSA Peugeot Citroen managed to pick a winner and two runners-up. Those designs are on display here for your viewing pleasure.
The winners will also be guests of Michelin at the North American International Auto Show where they will be recognized and given private portfolio reviews. The first-place winner will also be recognized at the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans.