Supercar Challenge custom livery competition winners


Eutechnyx and System 3 ran a competition for custom livery creators to get their designs into Ferrari Challenge successor Supercar Challenge and I won with the following designs. The text link takes you to more pictures and a discussion of the creation of the livery while the picture link shows you a larger picture.

Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli (2008, Game, PS3) – 8/10 review

President System 3 Software: Mark Cale
Executive Producer: Mark Cale
Technical Consultant Car Handling and Race Consultation: Bruno Senna
Instructor Race: Tiff Needell
Game Designer: Mark Cale
Game Designer: Dave Thompson
Game Designer: Gareth Wright
Lead Programmer: Craig McHugh
Manager Programming: Andrew Perella
Manager Technology: Mark McClumpha
Manager Creative: Mark Barton
Designer: Gareth Wright
Designer: Kev Shaw

Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli (2008)

Partake in the international Ferrari 430 Challenge series across fifteen tracks then take over twenty models from Ferrari history for a spin in one-make Trophy championships. Additionally, you can be tutored around Ferrari’s Fiorano test circuit and take the challenge online.


One-make racing game which boasts rewarding and convincing driving and racing, outstanding rain effects (unlike a lot of games, they remembered the wiper animations), a good livery editor and some terrific tracks that we haven’t seen before in a game (Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Virginia International Raceway and the Auto Club Speedway of Southern California and, for the first time in a long time for cars, Circuit Paul Ricard). There are some nice touches such as wildlife, leaves and men with flags (yay!) at circuits and a personal favourite music track over the main menu (Ebla by E.S. Posthumus). For me, the single marque is no limitation at all (indeed, I love single marque games) and the cars exhibit a wide variety of handling; some of them are an absolute joy to drive including the F512 S, F355 GTB, and the F40.

Classified 3+ by PEGI. The game is only suitable for persons who have reached the age of 3 or over.


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Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli: Ferrari 575M Maranello Italia and Not Italia custom livery


Not Italia

Another competition entry for FCTP and, as you can see, the original design was based on the Italian flag. The competition didn’t allow you to use flags so I altered the colours and submitted that as NotItalia.

Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli: 365 GTB/4 Comp. Track custom livery

I’m not too convinced that I pulled this idea off. It’s supposed to be a race track with kerbing and grass. The racing numbers are styled as a grid marker (I was rather pleased with that idea).

While I felt the design looked a bit naff in the screenshots above, in replays it worked surprisingly well and that, coupled with the fact that the car was great fun to drive, made me feel a lot better about how the paint job turned out.

Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli: Ferrari 360 Modena Ying Yang custom livery

The idea behind this paint job, as indicated by the title Ying Yang, was a two-tone design with a different colour on each side of the car and the demarcation pattern to be styled after the classic ying-yang icon. Unfortunately, you can’t tell from the finished job. This is a case of one of those ideas which simply didn’t work when applied. It is posted as a complete failure.

Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli: F355 Berlinetta Thorny custom livery

Original Colour

Base Paint Variations

I’m really bad at abstract pattern creation but this is my attempt at one and, because it is made from the neutral colours of black and white, the base paint can be changed to almost any other colour and it still looks fine. While I was quite pleased with the design in these screenshots, I didn’t feel it looked as good during the race.

Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli Ferrari 512 S and M / Midnight Club Los Angeles Mercedes Benz S600 “DUB” Saturn custom livery

Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli Ferrari 512 S

Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli Ferrari 512 M

Midnight Club Los Angeles

This design is inspired by the iconic Saturn V rockets which took men to the moon in the twentieth century.

It is a particularly simple design and quick to reproduce. I initially produced it on the 512 S in FCTP and then realised that I done it on the wrong car as I’d already won the 512 S trophy. I reproduced it on the 512 M in a couple of minutes.

When deciding to upload an entry to Rate My Ride in Midnight Club Los Angeles, the Saturn livery was the obvious choice. I applied to the Mercedes-Benz S600 “DUB” Unfortunately, in MCLA, paint jobs are not rendered too nicely with elements degenerating into a blur inside the length of a single car. For example, in the two garage shots, compare the black stripes at the back with the crisp black boxes at the front. At most angles, this effect was even worse. Shame, as MCLA is, basically, a really nice looking game.