Future cars: BMW’s shape-shifting GINA

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There are concept cars, and then there are concept cars.  This past June, BMW unveiled arguably the most futuristic concept vehicle of all time – the GINA Light Visionary Model.

GINA – “Geometry and Functions in ‘NAdaptations” – is skinned in flexible, stretchable water resistant translucent man-made fabric essentially allowing the vehicle to shift shapes depending on need. For example, the seemingly seamless skin opens to reveal the car’s engine and headlights (see below).

Do I understand what is going on here?  Not a chance.  But, I can confidently tell you that you’re looking at one of the more radical concept cars ever to be produced.

(via Autoblog | BC)