• Sep 4th 2009 at 10:00AM
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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.

[Source: Yanko Design]

BMW "Blue Dynamics" land yacht description:

The "Blue Dynamics" is a wind powered vehicle. It consists of three wheels and a sail.

The challenge was to incorporate the style of a premium vehicle with the exclusiveness of a yacht, powered by an environmental force- wind. It is an interpretation of the idea through the eyes of a premium automobile brand like BMW, that has taken a path of creating environmentally- friendly cars, who carry a distinctive style and emotional character.

The name "Blue Dynamics" combines a symbolic connection of the wind (air) and BMW's "efficient dynamics", "active hybrid" greener emmission programs.

The playground of "Blue Dynamics" is flat a open space like deserts or beaches with typical wind conditions

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      • 8 Months Ago
      Since the article refers to the World Record of 126.1 mph I think the number is legit. Certainly 4.20 km/h couldn't be correct.

      I definately get the sense that taking it for a spin would be sweet!
      • 8 Months Ago
      "Honey, I'll be home as soon as the nor'easter kicks up."
      • 8 Months Ago
      Guess what was also "zero emissions?"

      • 8 Months Ago
      He probably ment 4.20 km/h or 420 m/h...
      • 8 Months Ago
      ooo....its an actual land yacht (not like older American Sedans)
      • 8 Months Ago
      Way to go BMW, you already forgot about this one?


      Might aswell have designed a new Quattro system or a Luxury Hybrid...
      • 8 Months Ago
      You can almost hear the laughter...

      That is just BMW ridiculing environmental conscious people !
      ( Indeed the whole environmental cause )

      BMW just wanna keep on making money on their fossil fuel burners !!
      • 8 Months Ago
      Would work great in the Great Open Mid-West.......until you came to that first interstate OVERPASS!
        • 8 Months Ago
        just make the mast fold down- BMW has those stretchy skin cars, so why not?
      • 8 Months Ago
      420 kph? Maybe with a 260 mph tailwind.
        • 8 Months Ago
        Land yachts and iceboats and sailboats achieve their highest speeds moving perpendicular to the wind. The record speed, over 126 mph, probably used a wind of about 40 mph. Someday they'll try it with a really stiff breeze and raise the record again.

        Going with a tailwind, they'd only be able to go about half the wind speed.
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