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      06-12-2008, 12:59 AM   #89
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F-ing Chris Bangle
He F-ed up every model in BMW already, and now this!!

Here is what I think of him and his "visionary thinking"
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      06-12-2008, 02:36 AM   #90
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I wasn't impressed until i saw the video:

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      06-12-2008, 06:49 AM   #91
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When can I order mine?
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When can I order mine?
i will build you one for 100k!!
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      06-12-2008, 07:33 AM   #93
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Some of these responses have me shaking my head.

The GINA project was started when the Z8 was being developed, over 10 years ago. The point of the "concept" is to open doors on how cars are designed. The GINA concept was used to develop the Z4 and other present and future BMW cars. If you listen, Bangle says one way they use it is in design. They create a skeleton and then lay the fabric over top to see how the lines turn out. They can then adjust the skeleton on demand, and bam you have a new design and a new way of looking at design. The possibilities are endless!

It is brilliant design strategy and awesome out of the box thinking. This is how you innovate and continually keep your product fresh and provide solid direction for the future of the brand.
Well put! Some of the responses had me shaking my head as well.
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F-ing Chris Bangle
He F-ed up every model in BMW already, and now this!!

Here is what I think of him and his "visionary thinking"
You obviously don't get the purpose of this car.
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Tent Car

BMW is not the first.

Concept is not new. First protos were about 20 years ago by another that I can not mention.

This could be a BMW Aztek... Shape of... a Tent.

Love to see the next X5 transform into a Camping RV with a built in camp fire.

Great publicity stunt by BMW, though.

That's why I love BMW.
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      06-13-2008, 09:54 AM   #96
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car looks like a vaGINA
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      06-13-2008, 04:04 PM   #97
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car looks like a vaGINA
lololol

but seriously this is one crazy cool concept.
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      06-13-2008, 05:41 PM   #98
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Looks like 320what beat me to it.

Everybody complaining that it looks like a Z4 or they don't like the lines or whatever are completely missing the point. It doesn't matter whether they chose a Z4 or a 7 series or any other BMW to base this concept on, it is about the skin of the car, not the body style.
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wow this page is full of idiots.

Say hello to your cars vaGINA boys, it's 10 years old and they developed the current cars off of it, hence why its going to the museum and the philosophy is staying with the company.

Dont look stupid

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BMW is not the first.

Concept is not new. First protos were about 20 years ago by another that I can not mention.

This could be a BMW Aztek... Shape of... a Tent.

Love to see the next X5 transform into a Camping RV with a built in camp fire.

Great publicity stunt by BMW, though.

That's why I love BMW.
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i will build you one for 100k!!
That is cheap for a 1 of a kind.
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      06-14-2008, 09:51 PM   #101
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i am speechless... Literally
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I can totally see some asshole taking a blade to the skin of this car.
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Everyone keeps talking about the angry girlfriend or psycho that will take a blade to this car...

How many times have you heard of someone taking a hammer to someone's car these days? It happens but almost never, and it'll be just as likely with a blade to a cloth car. Not to mention the cloth will surely be strong enough to withstand a knife.

On another note, I just realized... with a cloth car, NO SCRATCHES!!! That makes me happy/hopeful
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Everyone keeps talking about the angry girlfriend or psycho that will take a blade to this car...

How many times have you heard of someone taking a hammer to someone's car these days? It happens but almost never, and it'll be just as likely with a blade to a cloth car. Not to mention the cloth will surely be strong enough to withstand a knife.

On another note, I just realized... with a cloth car, NO SCRATCHES!!! That makes me happy/hopeful
Scratching a car has implications like getting it repainted or if it has been smashed up then it mights need body/window repairs. The same thing is true with a cloth body, but it might be worse. I mean, if it's only cloth and it is cut then what if it's raining? Well I guess it depends on the structure under the cloth...

Also, I do love the flexibility and the fact your car will have no scratches. But I'm not sure if the loss of a metal body will lose the character of cars. Since cars were invented we have only known them to be made of metal. It's totally redefines what the original invention was all about. It's like making a mobile phone out of cloth when we are used to plastic and other materials. Its a strange concept.
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Since cars were invented we have only known them to be made of metal.

Really? What about the Corvette...... fiberglass, the Woody...uh, wood? The Pontiac Fiero....Plastic Resin! I think cloth is fine.
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      06-18-2008, 09:37 AM   #106
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OK you win, no one is going to scratch it!!
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I suppose it looks good when put together.
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The GINA concept isn't new. It has existed for more than six years. BMW just decided to show it to the public now.
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      06-23-2008, 11:27 AM   #110
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I wanna see this thing without the skin on

seems there are alot of moving things beneath the surface
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