Designed by controversial former BMW designer Chris Bangle, the BMW GINA (Geometry and functions In "N" Adaptations – the "N" represents the mathematical symbol for infinity) refers to a philosophy meant not only to give designers and engineers creative freedom, but also to allow them to consider consumers' immediate needs and desires in dramatic new ways in both styling and function. The GINA's shape could change through the use of flexible tensile fabric stretched over a moveable body frame of aluminum and flexible carbon fibre.
The 'Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas' exhibition is currently taking place in the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia.
The exhibition is a celebration of innovative automotive design that brings together 17 concept cars from Ferrari, Bugatti, Ford, General Motors, Porsche and other manufacturers from Europe and the United States.
The cars shown range in age from the early 1930s to the present day. These are a reflection of design trends born from the contemporary social and political developments of the time that pushed the designers' imagination. In addition to the cars on show, the exhibition features conceptual drawings and scale models to demonstrate the stages of the car design process.
Here we take a look at some of the most visionary designs at the Dream Cars exhibition. In many cases it's amazing how many of the ideas have carried over into production cars of today...