To celebrate the release of Project CARS, Bandai Namco recently held a competition in collaboration with leading provider of English and maths tuition Explore Learning in which aspiring young drivers could submit designs for their own car of the future. After 8,000 entries, the winner has now been announced.
Selected by none other than real life racing driver Nicolas Hamilton, 10 year old Jack Hillery's submission was declared the winning entry. Hamilton presented the winner with his prize at the Explore Learning centre in Bristol: a framed picture of his car design, a certificate and a PS4. Five entries also received a stash of Bandai Namco goodies.
Jack's design was chosen for its flexible middle designed for better corner maneuverability – maybe he was inspired by bendy buses? It's also environmentally friendly since his design is powered by the sun and the wind. Think of the congestion charge and road tax savings.
"I was really impressed by the standard of entries and the imagination behind the CARS of the Future designs," Nicolas Hamilton commented. "But Jack’s stood out to me, not only did it look great but he had been very creative in how the car would run and even how it would bend around corners! There was such great attention to detail, which is why he was my winner.”
“We were thrilled to team up with Explore Learning on CAR of the future. Dreams, fun and inspiration are what games are all about. This couldn’t have been more evident in the children’s designs, the standard was exceptionally high but Nicolas certainly chose well, as Jack’s talent really shone through with his well thought out and striking design," said Lee Kirton, PR and Marketing Director at Bandai Namco.
Explore Learning's Head of Curriculum Carey Ann Dodah also commented: “Our members really loved exploring what racing cars of the future would look like. We had an incredible response and the designs really illustrated their efforts and how much thinking they put into it. It was really pleasing to see the children not only being creative artistically but also very engaged with how their CARS would operate. Our members were so excited to take part and to meet Nicolas, who is such a great role model for our young members.”
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