Thursday, June 12, 2008

BMW GINA Light Visionary

The BMW GINA Light Visionary is a concept car that eschews a hard metal body. Instead of a metal, the GINA uses a seamless fabric stretched over a movable metal frame. Basically, they tore off the skin of a BMW and dressed it up like batman for Halloween 4 months early.

According to BMW, the car is built on a,
"Z8 chassis and has a 4.4-liter V8 and six-speed automatic transmission... the fabric skin — polyurethane-coated Lycra — is resilient, durable and water resistant. It's stretched over an aluminum frame controlled by electric and hydraulic actuators that allow the owner to change the body shape."
Right here is where I would put my own spin on the quote, but I'm not sure what they just said because I fell asleep three words into it. Honestly, I can't tell the difference between a horse-drawn cart and a Maserati, so .... who cares. It does look cool though.

Plus, if you got into a car crash, you could take it in to a tailor instead of a body shop. Bling bling! Now that's a money-saver. And, it's one step closer to an awesome sailboat-car. For all those James Bond moments in your life.

(From my friend Ben, and Wired)


Ed said...

Another car of the future. I like the way the headlights blink open like eyes. Then again, it does bring the day of the robot revolution closer to hand.

W. E. B. Du Blag said...

That was my favorite part too! It looks like an animal.