The contest had a jury made up of eleven people specialized in various fields, from Pink Floyd's Nick Mason to Paolo Pininfarina and Sebastian Vettel. The jury had to pick a winner by January 15, 2016. However, another award was at stake, and this one was decided by a free vote on Facebook. The public got the opportunity to decide the Premio Speciale (Special Prize).
This edition's big winner was the Manifesto (shown in the article's leading picture) and was designed at the ISD-Rubika at Valenciennes, France. The team that drew up this concept vehicle is made up of six students of the prestigious French design school. So, the Gran Premio Assoluto was awarded to the team made up of Michael Barthly, Grimaud Gervex, Jean Baptise Epinat, Michael Kalyvianakis, Stanislas Oleksiak and William Stock.
Another design got a special mention from the jury, the FL by Roman Egorov. This concept is the only one that focused on the cabin of the Ferrari of the year 2040. The Russian student from Hochschule Pforzheim in Germany managed to rethink the human-machine interface and impressed the jurors with his vision.
The people's vote, also known as the Premio Speciale, was decided online, on Facebook. Three students from the Hongik University in Seoul won the distinction. As we mentioned earlier, the same Korean university won the big prize of this contest in 2011. This time, the de Esfera concept, finished in a gray and red combination, won the public's affection and the Premio Speciale.