BMW Hydrogen Powered Salt Flat Racer

Concept Cars 21 Oct 2008
BMW Hydrogen Powered Salt Flat Racer

Created by BMW Group DesignworksUSA, the Hydrogen Powered Salt Flat Racer is based on the idea of reusing ordinary materials such as old oil barrels and barbecue lids as main components for the body and wheel discs.


BMW Hydrogen Powered Salt Flat Racer Design PanelBMW has designed a hydrogen powered salt flat racer based on the premise of Reuse (instead of recycle).

This concept utilizes existing, ordinary, and mundane materials, such as old oil barrels and barbeque lids, as main components for the body and wheel discs.

Friendly, whimsical and sustainable, the concept employs goldfish as “co-pilots” or “canaries-in-a-coal mine” to ensure that the vehicle is running clean emissions (if your fish get sick, you must be running “rich”).

The wheels are gel-nylon for necessary flex, allowing tires to be airless and re-vulcanized or re-treaded.

“Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.”Jean Paul Richter

BMW Group DesignworksUSA – Design Team

  • President: Verena Kloos
  • Director: Chris Chapman
  • Creative Director: Erik Goplen
  • Designer: Richard Kim
  • Digital Modelers: Jason Rowlands and Blair Taylor
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(Source: LA Auto Show)

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