Job site Freelancer.com recently hosted a contest that called on designers to imagine what the rumored Apple Car might look like. We don't have any details on the car that Apple is said to be developing, so the designs submitted to the contest have no basis in reality.

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That said, it's a fun look at how different designers took Apple design aesthetics and applied them to imaginative, futuristic car renderings. The contest had 193 submissions, with the winning vehicle, from Aristomenis Tsirbas, featuring a flat design with smooth curves and sliding doors.

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This concept explores a semi-autonomous electric car in the minimalist tradition of Apple design. It features external high resolution LED screens front and back for user selected headlight/taillight designs. This concept explores a semi-autonomous electric car in the minimalist tradition of Apple design. It features external high resolution LED screens front and back for user selected headlight/taillight designs.

Many of the popular entries had similar futuristic designs and explored different car types from traditional sedans and sports cars to vans and trucks. This third-place Volkswagen Bug-style Apple Car from user Maximchernysh features purple accents, a wide frame, no side windows, and a generous number of Apple logos.

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While all of the designs are fanciful, some of the renderings look like they came straight from a science fiction novel. This tiny shark-shaped Apple car from DearbornDesign rides low to the ground and has a front panel for entry.

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The winning entry, which is the one at the top of the page, received a $1,500 prize from Freelancer.com for getting the most likes during the contest. All of the different car designs people imagined can be seen over at Freelancer.com's contest site.

We haven't heard much about the actual Apple Car in recent weeks as media attention is largely focused on the Apple Watch, but work on the car is still ongoing under the codename Project Titan at an unspecified location near Apple's Cupertino headquarters. We've learned little about the car, but we know that it may resemble a minivan and is being worked on by hundreds of employees.

Top Rated Comments

ButteryScrollin Avatar
120 months ago
Let's remember all those cool apple watch mockups we used to get.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
applesith Avatar
120 months ago
Hahaha no way. This reminds me of pictures from the 80s of how 2005 would look.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rkRusty Avatar
120 months ago
They all look ridiculous.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
goobot Avatar
120 months ago
These look terrible.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
farewelwilliams Avatar
120 months ago
disgusting renders. these designers should change careers.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ianKent Avatar
120 months ago
Magic Mouse on wheels is not what Apple is/will be spending years on.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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