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AUTO • MOBILE • BMW GINA Light Visionary Model
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Is a fabric-skinned shape-shifting sports car concept. BMW said the flexible, stretchable water resistant translucent man-made fabric skin – polyurethane-coated Spandex, is resilient and durable. It resists high or low temperatures, does not swell or shrink and the movement does not slacken or damage the fabric. The body changes its shape according to exterior conditions and speeds, and it also allows the driver to change its shape at will. The fabric is stretched over a moveable frame . . .
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Nice idea, but what happens when the fabric tears?
 
really smart car .........
or we can say it is a living car .....
 
ROFL.. isn't that similar to the material they used on women's hot pants in the 80's? Guess they really want to emphasize the BMW booty :P. I'm guessing they'll get JLo to do the commercial?
 
If you've seen video of the front engine cover opening and closing you will realize why they named her the BMW GINA
 
Well, the point to see would be how the fabric responds to high speed drags and the internal part of the fabric to high internal temperatures near the engine assembly
 
I'd like to see how it deals with high-speed collisions.
 
BMW......Forward thinking visionaries!
 
Interesting... how resilient is it when another car hits it, or it hits another car?
 
that dose not impress, and somehow i do not trust fabric with my life at 60mph+
 
hey come up with the "SHADED CARS".
Its a nice idea actually. :)
 
Awesome. A car with turgid, yet wrinkly skin; just like a penis.
 
Looks like Black Mamba... Awesome...!!!!!
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birds... ohhhh the birds!!!!!!
 
super handsome..." Come on now, open your eyes baby... There we go"
 
i like it woo cool loppiiiiiiiiiii
Joyce S
 
Sorry, but it looks like a car girdle. :{
 
We've had aircraft that change shape for some time to optimize performance over various flight segments. Why not cars?
 
what wonder car i like it
 
it looks like everything you could ever need
 
Yeah Why not. We will soon see bicycles of that kind
 
it will remain a concept only atleast in near future.................
 
It looks amazing with the doors shut but once they open there are wrinkles and I can't help but feel that the car needs some botox.
 
Reconozco la originalidad pero prefiero las líneas más clasicas ..por ejemplo las del mio.
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WOW that car is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Reconozco la originalidad pero prefiero las líneas más clasicas ..por ejemplo las del mio
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Super nice... Creating the space to let the people create their own car in the future...
 
cooooooooooooolllllllllllllllllllll
 
打死我都不开这车出去
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It is just the Cover with fabric i guess.
 
How does it stand up to some jackass with a boxcutter?
 
خيلي وقته ديدم اما واقعا جالبه....
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Diwan G
 
nice caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrr
 
OK, OK, but I saw these pictures about 3-4 years before. That's not new.
 
He, I named it the umbrella-car, isn't it?
 
Looks like a great white shark made out of saran wrap
 
If the occasionl rock chips my windshield, they'll probably shred this thing. Interesting concept though.
 
+Trung Le pmsl lov it. As for the car idea. Different but got a wow factor to it for sure
 
I wonder how this would hold up in the winter or if you hit a deer.
 
Wow I want a test drive !!!! Hook me up bru....
 
I love that concept. When I first saw it, I thought it was an aviation technique called "Dope and fabric covering". But then I saw the doors opening, and such. So it's still a flexible fabric after all.

I don't know how that would hold up at speed, and deform between the support structure for that matter, making the design look rather odd i bet.

If it was 'doped' fabric, it would be very taut and hard, much like a drumhead, and would hold up to speeds very well. It is used on light aircraft very successfully in this manner, on everything except engine cowlings. And those planes go over 100 mph.

As far as the inevitable tears in the fabric. The aforementioned airplanes use a modified baseball stitch to close the tear, then a piece of fabric is doped on over the sewn area, edges pinked. The only other alternative is to re-sleeve the entire section.

Love it! Makes me want to build a car like that.
 
Congratulations Batman ! Your car is now ready !
 
Looks like a poke'mon character. LOL But cute! :)
 
What I'd really like to know is how well it resists determined use of a sharp knife. I could see it being as resistant to accidents (where it's really the frame that matters - moving to a lighter nonrigid skin might even help there) and normal wear and tear as a traditional car, but if thieves find they can just cut their way in to look for valuables inside, then hi-tech cars could become worthless in a hurry.
 
looks like a camping car with wireframe and cloth over it! :)
 
that is so so so so so cool and it does look like Batman car right or wrong
 
I foresee instant accidents when that untearable fabric comes loose and wraps itself around the driver's windscreen.

UV radiation from the sun is going to do a number on the polyurethane as well as the fabric making it decompose and yellow over time. Acid rain won't be very nice to it either, not to mention salt from the road. Cool concept car, but not meant for daily driving unless you have oodles of money and a BMW mechanic on retainer.
 
looking like a king of car...
 
WOW, that looks cool. But I'm just wondering what this kind of car would be needed for..
 
COOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL..............................
 
Sitting with open mouth just looking and looking. Oooooooh! Proper futuristic stuff.
 
my dream carrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr............. :)
 
Looks like a fat guy on a beach in a speedo that's one size too small!
 
i think , that is nice................................................................................................................................
 
Yes, car is rigid these days because of what is underneath the body, so you might think that flex fabric would cope well in real world. But imagine how long would it take to puncture it, and how often would that happen. As for active aerodinamics - we allready have those - retracting rear wings, flexibile front splitters... Actually, just check out Pagani Huayra. That somes it all up
 
yea it's really nice to look at.... I hope it's real
Oz Jake
 
damn... ama put that ish on my bike!
 
Bugly...butt ugly. I don;t like this ar all....
 
Wow not when you crash they can wrap you up in 1million dollar fabric.
 
Very interesting and unique.I would like to know more about the motor and running gear. How fast is it. What does it run on?
 
nice concept of imagination and creativity at work......hope is applied to more than glitz and glamour......
 
this car is the car i never see in mi life befor is cool and hot
 
It could work. The fabric must be made incredibly tough to prevent someone with a knife to cut your bonnet and knick your battery
LL Pete
 
At one time weren't airplanes made with fabric stretched over the airframe?
 
this looks like the dragon from how to train your dragon except not black #justsayin but luks nice thou
 
I think the standard spandex rule applies here - just because it fits, doesn't mean you should wear it.
 
Wow is very nice !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<3
:)
 
nihayati bakwash hai...........farzi haiii...........
 
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
An aggressive-looking car awesome, dear Santa!
 
niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
 
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
 
is it real if it is then wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nel Ez
 
i like it...no more paintjobs
 
OMG!! this car is looking awesome its just like viper
 
a great masterpiece.., it looks like a bug,,
 
What happens if you are in a collision?! Eh..
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سقف نداره
به درد نمیخوره
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That's nice,beautiful,smooth,and fast..... That's BMW for you
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That is a very ugly car. I don't like anything about it and I love BMW. Concepts are usually ugly though.
 
Interesting to see the 1920s Weymann fabric body system being reintroduced using modern fabric.
 
does it come in blue nice set of wheels wow
 
It even comes with cyanide pills, so you can have a quick death instead of a long, drawn out one if you get in a wreck with one of these things.
 
don't drive behind someone smoking or it can be another Hindenburg lol jk
 
that car ccant be more than 1
 
I kind of like it. The possibilities for customizing the exterior with color are amazing - sort of like phone skins. Wonder how easy it is to hide things under the skin? Car inspections could get more expensive for law enforcement.
 
Love seeing this innovative thinking. Bravissimo!
 
Remember techonolgy ya 1990s motorola ya tv.maze wazae awasleep.wacha waendele kuunda magoodies
 
Remember techonolgy ya 1990s motorola ya tv.maze wazae awasleep.wacha waendele kuunda magoodies
 
looks like you could bounce right off it
 
Does it have Stain and rip coverage? do you take it to teh steam cleaners if it needs to be washed? and what about Dyes and styles what if you want a different color later on ?
 
what a carrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
very muscular car, its BMW!!!!
Diya D
 
wow what a amazing car
 
If you don't pay up, it might do the squeeze on you.
 
Wow, does it have any protection incase of accident?
 
nice! looks like a dog. I want one of those cars now xD
 
Watta Looks ! This is for men only !
REAL MARDANA GAADI !
 
From the front, it looks like Batman got a hold of an original Porsche speedster.
 
Looks like a shoe. Probably not so impact resistant. Good concept-bad design
 
Men i need to have a look with my eyes
 
Send me time & location for a test drive & I'll be there.
 
wonderfull technology thats lovley
 
It's ok... not too crazy about it
 
sexy n colllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllleyes 
 
sexy n colllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllleyes 
 
Was kinda cute two years ago when it debuted.
 
wid dis car no size
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I hope that's not the same material that the Hindenburg was made from.
 
C'mon Britain there must be someone that can better this...........
 
Is this real? I saw this photo years ago in some magazine. :/
 
I don't mean to sound like a child, but the GINA? LOL. Could've come up with a better name. But it looks sweet nonetheless
 
bad news for the body shop, good news for the sewers.
 
Spandex? so the deliver this with animal prints?
 
I have no problem with the car, design, structure, fabric sustainability, or anything else. What I don't get are all of the people posting who don't understand mans advanced technology's. The main reason these things don't take off is human resistance to change. People the only constants in life are change. Nice concept car, can't wait for the future is NOW!
 
Bad news for pretentious assholes. Doesn't look like this would take a keying very well.
 
I wonder how the fabric would stand the test of time and the elements?? would someone throwing out a cigarettes burn a whole in your car??? But its a awesome concept!! i cant wait for it to hit the road so i can see one and testdrive one :D
 
For all the people saying fabric isn't safe: The safety comes from the steel cage that supports the fabric just like it comes from the steel frame that supports the body panels in your car. You didn't think that the 8mm sheet metal and fiberglass that most cars are skinned in are what keep you safe, side you?
 
No dents if a in ice balls comes out of the sky in the car ever.
 
It looks like the Hindenberg. Hopefully not as flammable.
 
AWESOME PIECE OF MATERIAL/FABRIC/LINING !!!!!! THE USES/IMPLEMENTATION IS OUT OF BOUNDS/OVER THE TOP !!!!!! ENDLESS IDEA'S 4 IT !!!!!!!!!! ESPECIALLY WITH PPL WHO HAV AN IMAGINATION LIKE MINE !!!!!!!! HELLO ! WATCH OUT ! STAY KOOL !!
 
I can now put this on my Ford Contour! :)
 
so what do you do when a bird shits on your ride?
 
I could youse soom of that to hold my truck together look like shrink wrap wouldnt need to paint my truck .would cover some dings where can
I buy a rool
 
Do you know that a creative man is a great thinker? you think and be creative.
 
good car but i have lamborghini murcielago
 
Cool, except - It takes keying a car to a whole new level. Now they can cut your car up. LOL.
 
Wonder cud u change de shape dat de key goes into mayb it cud b started wit a nissan micra key haha
 
Finally a proper use for Spandex! Those German people think of everything!
 
I hope they never put this in production. 
 
...and in a crash, it will just bounce the offending vehicle safely away! Other uses when not being driven; trampoline, kite, umbrella...
 
very old video but thanks for reminding.
 
wuz up with dat car , it looks cool , but is it rerally a tent ??????????
 
This will become useful when we can power this car with trash and fly through the sky in it in 2015. I couldn't resist a cheeky Back to the Future reference there, because like the film, this car is fiction.
 
Looks a lot like it did when they first released video a few years back...
 
look like a toy car i mean would you relly wanna drive that
nice model though
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Does it come with a duck tape body repair kit?
 
"Dude, your car's got Camel Toe"
 
How easy would it be for a semi-truck to change it's shape at 50 miles per hour?
 
How do you get it past Mythbuster's fans intact though? It looks like so much duct tape, their holy of holies.
 
love the car but why did they make wringle ridges on the door
 
Wonder how it stands up to collision or vandalism?
 
I have been wanting to see this car become a reality since I first heard about it five years ago. It looks amazing and without trying new things, we'll never innovate. Kudos to BMW for taking the plunge to try something new.
 
Old news, sorry......
 
but what happens when it crashes????
 
What happens in a crash at 60mph with a fabric car.....
 
This looks awesome, but what about hail?
 
yea if it hailed you would be screwed
 
While the technology demonstrated is awesome, I think it detracts from the look of the car. This would be far more practical for something like an airplane wing, which I know DARPA has been working on for some time.
 
what happens when a stick or something sharp tears the fabric
 
I had a chance to see this car last year at the BMW Museum in Munich. Pretty Awesome.
 
Shaan, they give you an iron on patch kit. ;)
Tin Ohn
 
umbrella or raincoat for car
K Carew
 
The car is a concept not intended for production. I worked with some of the great guys responsible for it. I think the point is to explore what their shapes are doing in the production realm but try something new. Pretty sure it was done a few years ago.
 
Take out the fabric for machine wash
 
That's nice, but what happens when the car crashes? It's not like it's going to reduce the impact at all, it's fabric not metal.
 
I'm buying this from Bruce Wayne.
 
That car is the ugliest car I have ever seen. Period.
 
Production date? This car's about 3 years old...
 
I LOVE the philosophy of BMW - thinking outside the box. This car may or may not work, but we need to start thinking differently if we want to find solutions for the multiple issues facing the planet. Thanks to innovative guys like these, we just may have a chance yet!! Well done - BMW.
 
Nagmayat met nga pagsakayan atan.....
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