Annie and her Smart 341 Parkour Concept have taken top honors at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge, which this year focused on the theme of “
Hollywood’s Hottest New Movie Car
Penned at the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studios in Sindelfingen, Germany, the 341 Parkour Concept is touted as a reporter’s best friend.
It belongs to budding investigative reporter Annie and features several elements designed to enable her to take pictures from the best possible locations, such as a large greenhouse and suction cap-enabled climbing ability.
"With the 341 Parkour smart hit the nail on the head: the design combines innovation and functionality with an exciting film plot" is how the jury consisting of multi-discipline design professionals justified their decision.
The Smart brand and its designers certainly have a knack for award-winning designs, having tied with Cadillac for first place in the award last year with the 454 Concept
. Of course, as we’ve seen with past Smarts, capturing the highly conceptualized designs in the production world is yet to be fulfilled though we'll likely see more exciting designs
in the future.
For a look at the rest of the concepts in this year’s Design Challenge, click here
, and for our complete coverage of the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, click here
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