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    Do you know GINA?

    Interesting concept, presented by our friend Bangle:

    http://www.bmw-web.tv/de/channel/new

    More pics here.
     
    Best regards, Dieter

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    Oh my lord, that thing takes Bangle's manifesto of hideousness to new and unimaginable heights.
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    Watch the TV feature first (see link above)...
    Best regards, Dieter

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    Bangle has really outdone himself on this one. It definately fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down!

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    I found this earlier today too. While I'm out on the design, I have to give BMW and Bangle the nod for thinking creatively.

    I do wonder though...do you wash it or take it to the dry cleaner?
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    It looks like that thing you use to juice a lemon. Maybe this is the first of the BMW kitchen appliance line.
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    As we have come to expect from Bangle the interest of the idea once again overrides the delight of the eye.

    Taking airship technology, and bringing down to earth is an amusing intellectual idea, but the Hindenberg did a rather more spectacular and memorable job of it back in the mid-1930's. Apart from the curiosity value of returning to an early 20th century idea, the best reason to use such a technology is lightness. I could see it having a certain appeal in a Smart/city car type use, until vandals and thieves realized all the pleasurable possibilities of a fabric covered car.

    Did you see the way the door opened too, I see a whole new meaning to the term 'stretchmarks'!!

    As my dear old Dad would have said, it's too clever by half.
     
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    Looks like a Z4 on steroids.

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    Fabric covered auto bodies are not new

    The American coachbuilder Weymann used fabric covered bodies in the 1930s - primarily on Duesenberg and Stutz chassis.

    http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/w/weymann/weymann.htm

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    I like the concept. It achieves the purpose of providing a contour shape and "protection" of internal elements, while reducing weight. While I don't particularly care for the shape or stretch marks, it's not a bad first pass. I'm sure that, with demand, the materials and execution will improve. It's nice to have something radically new in the car world.
    p.s. Nevertheless, I still don't forgive CB for his role in the design of the last generation of his cars.

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    The car itself is another example of a Bangle bust but those wheels might look mighty fine on our Z8's.
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    Reminds me of a bat - especially with the doors open. I think they should call it the Bangle Bat!

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    I want those rims! by the way, underneath its skin it's a z8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FWK-Z8 View Post
    The American coachbuilder Weymann used fabric covered bodies in the 1930s - primarily on Duesenberg and Stutz chassis.

    http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/w/weymann/weymann.htm
    My grandfather had a leather-bodied Rolls Royce. Mid 30's. I thought it was interesting but beyond that, not really my cup of tea.

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    Hmmmm.. don't forget the....

    Quote Originally Posted by FWK-Z8 View Post
    The American coachbuilder Weymann used fabric covered bodies in the 1930s - primarily on Duesenberg and Stutz chassis.

    http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/w/weymann/weymann.htm
    All American Corvette is a fiberglass 'fabric' with a stiffening resin as well, circa 1953.
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    more cuiriosities....

    Do I detect the hand of the master of hideousness in these designs, could it be that Bangle has been freelancing?
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z8doc View Post
    All American Corvette is a fiberglass 'fabric' with a stiffening resin as well, circa 1953.
    I like my little fabric car
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