Echoing the design of Richard Jenkins’ Greenbird, the wind-powered vehicle that set a land-speed record of 126.1 miles per hour earlier this year, we’d like to present a conceptual design for a BMW Blue Dynamics Land Yacht by Stefan Radev. Purely an exercise in “what if?” the renderings show a premium version of a super-sleek sail car that combines the “distinctive style and emotional character” of a BMW with the “exclusiveness of a yacht” and a zero-emission power source.
The virtual concept allows access to the cockpit through an elevating windscreen, and the rigid sail can be moved automatically or manually. While the car only exists in computer form today, you can see the optimism of the designer in this image of the dashboard. There’s a wind direction dial and a spedometer – which goes up to 420 km/h. Radev’s original description of the Land Yacht is after the jump.
Gallery: BMW “Blue Dynamics” Land Yacht
[Source: Yanko Design]
BMW Blue Dynamics Land Yacht concept gets off on wind power originally appeared on Autoblog Green on Fri, 04 Sep 2009 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.