Finland is not known as a hotbed of car design -- but that may change soon.
Two young Finnish designers took the top awards in the post-graduate vehicle design degree course at London's Royal College of Art.
The RCA was the first college to offer a vehicle design course. The school began training its first designers in 1969.
This year 17 students graduated, led by two 29-year-old Finns: Heikki Naulapaa and Jussi Timonen.
Naulapaa's dramatic Aprilia Magnet, a three-wheel sports bike, won the Best Overall Design award. A mixture of a sports bike and lightweight track-day car, the Magnet is based on a high-output Aprilia motorbike engine and close-ratio gearbox.
Timonen grabbed the other major award, for Best Use of Glass. His fuel cell car, called G Util, was singled out for its wraparound windshield that improves visibility, and complex glass doors that fold away under the car's bodywork.
Who knows, maybe someday the young designers will make Finnish car design as famous as mobile phones and saunas.