I agree with you GabSonic
Unfortunatly this design was the 1st place winner.
I wasn't able to get my design finished / posted in time mostly because I didn't know about the contest unit like 3 days before the due date.
1stly It actually seems like all three winners did a lot of the same old same old (no offense) flare out the fender here cut a hole in there, which is typical in a contest like this.
2nd What I noticed the most was it feels like the three winners just drew until they had something that looked "cool" and didn't actually have much of a thought process beyond the initial rough draft in their heads. I also noticed they did not put any effort forth to give this car a paint job that would match the modifications done.
This design in particular was obviously incomplete the rims completely lack any noticeable detail and because of this they are quite ugly.
For a Higher performance car all the winning designs lack the character to match the performance
I still congratulate the winners however I believe they should all take another look at their designs and add in the missing pieces of the puzzle.
If anyone wanted to see a Far from finished work in progress I have a piece in my scrap album. I decided to model my submission instead of manipulating the provided artwork in the asset package.
indeed, I looked at your other works and right away I could tell that this lexus design was probably incomplete but was complete enough to submit as most of the major detail was present but not fully refined.
Also it looks as though my comment was hidden, I'm not sure what purpose that really serves other then to hide criticism. As a professional the only advice I will give is to open yourself to the critiques of your peers, doing so allows you to become better. ignoring them and hiding them does the opposite. You should follow your own advice that you gave to GabSonic and keep your mind open, in this case to the possibility that someone who gets paid to do stuff like this everyday is trying to help you become better.
Congrats of your victory keep refining and honing your skills.
That car would be a definite attention getter. And it looks like it could eat up some roadway with ease.