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      11-03-2009, 06:33 AM   #1
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CAR magazine interviews BMW design chief Adrian van Hooydonk

By Guy Bird

03 November 2009 09:22

CAR: Chris Bangle once told a great story about sending BMW designers to study with an origami master to gain influence. Judging by the Vision EfficientDynamics concept it looks like you were on that trip?

Adrian van Hooydonk: I didnít go along but in the recent past our designers have experimented with a lot of things Ė folded metal, folded paper, even plywood Ė and on this concept car maybe all of that came to fruition. We wanted to make a car that looks immediately very, very light. All the body panels seem to be lightly draped on the surface Ė itís not a solid Ė you see the material. Itís carbonfibre, painted and sanded, and the chassis is aluminium, so itís really lightweight: 1400kg.

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