The Shape-Shifting BMW GINA: Can You Say Transformers?
What you see above is the BMW GINA Light, and this car has a body made entirely out of high tech seamless fabric which is stretched over a metal frame.В So it won’t turn into Optimus Prime and blast Decepticons, but it can transform. The body shape of this car can be changed at will by the driver.
The material on the exterior of this car is stretched over an aluminum frame which is controlled by hydraulics so you can change the shape of the car as you see fit. That means you can automatically make the spoiler higher, or widen out the fenders to fit your personal taste.
Words cannot explain how cool it looks when it shifts shapes. Check out the video and see for yourself.
This shape-shifting car is a concept car that was developed by BMW to “challenge existing principles and conventional processes.” The GINA is built on the same chassis as the BMW Z8 and it has a six-speed automatic transmission with a 4.4 liter V8 engine.