BMW Reveals Rendering Of GINA Light Visionary Model

Written by tonks on June 10, 2008

BMW GINA Light ConceptBMW has revealed the GINA Light Visionary Model in a futuristic rendering – which we have to admit, is pretty amazing. The designers of BMW definitely took a different approach to this new model with the look of it as well as the materials that is supposed to be used to build it.

The GINA Light Visionary Model’s outer skin is made entirely out of textile fabric that’s pulled taut around a frame of metal and carbon fiber wires. The skeleton of the car is controlled by electro-hydraulic devices and can actually move and change shape beneath the fabric skin.

For example, the headlights of the concept can be exposed or hidden by the car’s skin just like blinking eyes, and the hood opens from the center as the fabric parts to expose the engine. This idea extends to the interior, where BMW designers have made visible only those instruments that are required at a certain time, while the rest of the time the same fabric interior “blinks” them out of view.

The doors are something that definitely caught our eyes. They lift up in a semi-scissor fashion and since there are no exposed hinges, the fabric artfully binds up as the door swings open. It is obvious that the model is not yet ready (or may never be ready) to be put into production.


Posted Under: BMW,Supercars

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