Luciano D’Ambrosio, founder of LDA Design style centre, issued a challenge to his team’s creatives: imagine a vehicle with innovative styling solutions for motor racing. “The opportunity came during the coronavirus lockdown, a time when we had more time to reflect on out-of-the-box projects”, explains D’Ambrosio. The idea came instantly: “Design an SUV for Le Mans. It started out as a game, but then the challenge got really serious”. The thought may seem bizarre, but it is not as far from reality as we might think: “Today the market offers SUVs of all shapes and sizes, some of them with marked sporting personalities”. Here are the projects (complete design story on Auto&Design no.246).