View Full Version : BMW GINA Light Concept Revealed

06-10-2008, 11:13 AM





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06-10-2008, 11:33 AM
It doesn't have a WOW factor for me but it's plausible. Looks like a bigger Z4 from the side angle and i'm not sure about the rear view mirrors on the windshield

06-10-2008, 11:38 AM

06-10-2008, 11:41 AM
I dont like it.

06-10-2008, 01:37 PM
You guys need to see the video to realize just how cool the new 'skin' model is.

06-10-2008, 01:50 PM
added the link for the video.

06-10-2008, 03:03 PM
I love it.

I wonder how much it weighs?

I'd like to see it against high speeds, how aerodynamic would that thing be?

Boots R
06-10-2008, 04:03 PM
so, instead of waxing, you dry clean it?

edit: HOLY ****ING SHIT I just watched the video. THE CAR CAN WINK.

06-10-2008, 04:11 PM
finally something you can have sex with :D

doesn't look that appealing

06-10-2008, 04:32 PM
thats insane.

06-10-2008, 04:40 PM
pure genius enginuity, now you have to worry about some a hole running a knife instead of keying your car.

Dr. Flyview
06-10-2008, 04:47 PM
Sweet, no more body rust! :D

How long do you guys think until production cars might come out with this "skin"? 10 years? 20 years?

06-10-2008, 05:05 PM
plus a hood that look like a vagina

06-10-2008, 05:26 PM
Jesus ****ing christ that thing is insane! I've never heard of something like this before!

At first I didn't really get it, looking at the pictures..... I was gonna ask what the hell I was looking at. But that video does make it clear what this car could be capable of. Very cool concept, I like the idea.

I wonder though what that material would be made of? How resistant would it be to damage? It a tree branch brushed it, would it tear? I imagine it would be water proof, and therefore probably do a good job of repelling water. Imagine the cost of bodywork! Haha.... go to your nearest FabricLand. Would make for cheap maintenance, would probably be very easy to gain access to all parts of the workings underneath the cover, and you could sculpt and shape the body design at will.... the potential customization of a car like this is nuts! It could be anything you wanted it to be! You could have two parked beside each other that looked completely different.

Sorry, obviously this has gotten me a little excited..... like I said, I'd never even heard of this project, I think it's really really interesting! Huge potential!

06-10-2008, 05:35 PM
This is going to be a HUGE breakthrough for criminals and getaway drivers!

06-10-2008, 05:43 PM
and the next step, to put wings on the sides!!!

06-10-2008, 07:04 PM
If you think about it, its one of the most revolutionary designs in the automotive industry. I never seen anything like it.

06-10-2008, 09:47 PM
why is bangle there, wtf?! i thought he vanished from bmw!

06-11-2008, 12:39 AM
I dont understand. What is the point?

06-11-2008, 12:58 AM
Can I shape it to be an E30?

06-11-2008, 06:58 AM
Can I shape it to be an E30?
a new E30 wouldn't be such a bad idea. i mean if bmw does what ford did with the mustang or dodge with its challenger, that would be pretty cool:)

06-11-2008, 10:29 AM
That would be one big ass, heavy E30 if it were made to today's market and safety specifications. At least it would look good:D

06-11-2008, 04:20 PM
too bad we won't see something like this in production for at least a couple of decades

06-11-2008, 06:55 PM
I dont understand. What is the point?

Do concept cars have a point?

06-11-2008, 07:08 PM
Imagine the cost of bodywork! Haha.... go to your nearest FabricLand.


06-11-2008, 08:57 PM
Do concept cars have a point?

To show the companies potential.

06-11-2008, 11:57 PM

oh wait is that a corvette concept car *sleep*


06-12-2008, 10:27 AM
wow, that's some futuristic shi* going on there.

06-13-2008, 11:54 PM
That'll probably handle like shit, its got no rigidity. like the idea though!

06-14-2008, 12:24 AM
Now that I think about it...wasn't there something similar to this...the batman suit right?

06-14-2008, 12:46 AM
I saw the photos a bit ago but the video is wild.

Forward thinking.

06-14-2008, 01:58 AM
The video is amazing... and I love the tail lights and how the headlights open up... its also nice how the spoiler can lift up and the fenders get bigger...


Mickey Knox
06-14-2008, 12:21 PM
bmw way ahead again, i doubt you will have to worry abotu somebody slicing up your car. with modern fabrics it is perfectly plausible that it will withstand much more physical trauma then any steel shell ever will. also the color will be embedded in the fabric, so more more chipping, clearcoat scratching or any of that. I work in the tradeshow industry and fabric is the new hype material. there is ppl thinking about doing buildings with a fabric skin etc.

dont let the word "fabric" fool ya, this will be nothing like your tablecloth.

no rust, no dents EVER, no scratches, no waxing. sign me up

06-14-2008, 05:39 PM
no rust, no dents EVER, no scratches, no waxing. sign me up

On the other hand. Rust underneath the fabric, tears in the fabric, not shiny finish, and faded colour from the sun.

So you solve some problems, but you gain new ones.

06-14-2008, 08:09 PM
That car looks Incredible, but i still think Bangle is a big homo... and for some reason he reminds me of BMW_7!

06-14-2008, 09:40 PM
Sweeeeeeet, I want one so where do I sign?


Always the Germans with the bright ideas!

06-14-2008, 09:54 PM
Now that I think about it...wasn't there something similar to this...the batman suit right?

Bangle probably got the idea from S-T-R-E-T-C-H Jeans.
He probably wears one. LO-LOL

Mickey Knox
06-16-2008, 09:25 PM
On the other hand. Rust underneath the fabric, tears in the fabric, not shiny finish, and faded colour from the sun.

So you solve some problems, but you gain new ones.

i would venture a guess and think they would have a non rusting material as frame, and that the fabric has more strength than steal, being against puncture or tearing. you guys are all thinking pvc tarp or something. this shit wont even really feel like fabric i bet.

06-17-2008, 03:25 PM
You all raise good points, and I think one of the big key points here is really what this "fabric" is made of in the first place. That would be key.

You could probably engineer it to be anti-fade, you could give it a layer of sheen on the outside to give it that metallic effect (I've seen this on materials before), and you could probably even come up with a lot of interesting effects that have never been seen on cars before. Now mind you, all these features would probably make it expensive as hell. Bangle makes a point in the video about manufacturing ease... would be true, I'm sure the environmental impact of manufacturing this would be minimal compared to current metal-based bodywork, but it might not be cheaper. Not for us, the consumer, anyways.

I don't think rigidity would be an issue at all, the framework would be more than enough to keep a car like this stable. And as for the looks, keep in mind that this is a design concept. If this were to actually going to production, I can imagine them building a variety of different frames to base off of, giving you many, many options for styling. It's all malleable anyways, if you don't like it, change it.

If you can't tell, I'm still in love with this concept. Not necessarily the looks and styling of this specific car, but the entire idea behind it. This is something potentially revolutionary.