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you are a drating dumbass are you happy now someone gave a reaction to you comment ? idiot
It doesn`t really deform or reshape. The "reshaping" is just the way it moves as the doors open and close, or the headlights "open" and "close". Things like that. I didn`t see any other changes. It didn`t do a Transformers trick or change it`s overall appearance.
Good grief people. First off, it`s a concept car that will likely never see commercial production. But it could lead to some positive changes and just the fact that people are coming up with such great ideas should be applauded.
Like a BUNCH of people have said, the skin of a car does nothing in a crash. Metal crumples and twists, the frame under it makes the difference. You can take all of the outer panels off, crash a car, and have the exact same result. It`s decoration and protection for the internal parts.
"No protection against cuts, scratches, fires or high speed impacts."
Again, wrong. There are bullet proof materials, cut proof is not a problem. It`s probably as protected against scratches as the painted metal on cars now that can be scratched with a key, a rock, even a tree branch. Fire? Seriously? How a car with a metal skin any more protected? If it catches fire the car is pretty screwed anyway. I had one car totally go up in flames, and had a minor fire with another. The minor fire was out fast and did no real damage, but the metal skin had nothing to do with that. I just caught it fast.
And for the record, when an auto manufacturer changes hands, they don`t pull up stakes and move the all the facilities to different countries. So what if an Indian company owns Jaguar now. The ones sold in the U.S. are still built here.
But thanks for your attempt at derision to make yourself look like you`re a really cool, sarcastic guy.
As for the link, I posted the first one I could find that had a list. It was an effective illustration of the point I was making, which really had nothing to do with who OWNED what, but WHERE it was built.
Some of us have more important things to do than sit on IAB all day and deconstruct others posts.
But, I guess that`s why YOU`RE here.
But....none the less.....great idea!
If you actually know anything about the manufacture and design of cars you know that the skin is designed mostly for looks and aerodynamics, and plays very little part in the solidity of the car.
I love the look of this, it`s almost replaced the Aston DB9 in my top spot ^-^
And what`s so advanced about moving parts covered in spandex-type stuff?
Still, it looks way too cool to not be in a Sci-Fi movie near you!!
Isn`t your car easy to break into, like with a rock?
It`s cool looking though. Maybe if only parts of it were made with the cloth? You could re-enforce the front/back and probably get some sort of cage...
I can just imagine this car would come with 2 manuals. One for how to operate and the other for what NOT to do and the all the dangers for the car.
1) This car is not for everyday use, just something to see; it`s in the BMW Museum (There`s a car museum?!) and I don`t tihnk they`re gonna sell it anyways, so stop with those "What if..." comments.
2) If they have discovered a super-crazy-awesome alien fabric that can stretch and all but has the power of steel, and made a car with that fabric, then goodbye "What if..." comments.
Good in concept, though I wonder how easily that fabric would rip. And you couldn`t use a hammer or plunger to fix it then. And would it clean well?
Call it the condom car.