BMW have unveiled their concept car GINA which rethinks the notion of an external hard shell. The body is made from a seamless polyurethane-coated Lycra fabric stretched over a moveable aluminum frame allowing the owner to change the car’s shape. Purely conceptual, there is no intention of this technology ever going into production.
GINA (Geometry and functions In ‘N’ Adaptions) has been in development for six years, the working model is built on a Z8 chassis and has four panels which take about two hours to put on. Via Core77.
An interesting concept and hopefully something that will see the light of day in some form. Because GINA actually doesn’t look bad at all. How safe this prototype is, is another question!
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