The Flying Mast

(insane in the membrane...)

A visionary car made of… membrane…?!

I bumped into this cool video on the blog Minimal Structures.

BMW came up with this amazing concept (IMHO) of a car entirely made of  an elastic fabric skin (polyurethane-coated Spandex). The car was christened BMW GINA.

GINA stands for “Geometry and functions In ‘N’ Adaptations”.

BMW GINA (via baekdal.com)

BMW GINA (via baekdal.com)

Although it’s only a conceptual prototype, it is undoubtedly  a groundbreaking and inspiring idea that challenges the way cars were always designed, produced and conceived.

BMW GINA (via baekdal.com)

BMW GINA (via baekdal.com)

BMW GINA (via baekdal.com)

BMW GINA (via baekdal.com)

For more info:

MBW GINA on Wikipedia

BMW Web TV

Article on WIRED

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April 27, 2010 - 12:49 AM Comments: Closed