Stunning Render Drops the BMW i8 into Blade Runner [w/Video]
I’ll pose the question to you, “Is there anything better than a new car render?” Think about it. The designs push every conceivable limitation, inspire us to stretch our style choices and perceptions, and if nobody likes it – it never has to exist beyond the concept. This though— this is something we think you’ll want to exist very, very badly. Ace designer and render artist Yasid Oozeear penned this futuristic BMW i8, plucked from the dystopian world of Ridley Scott’s 1982 film, Blade Runner. Read on for his walkthrough of the future-noir BMW and a video detailing his process, below. PHOTOS: See More of the 2012 BMW i8 Concept Spyder
What inspired you to take on this project?
The idea was initiated by a challenge on Facebook, where our goal was to create an unseen shot from Blade Runner. For a long time now I had been hoping to see a second part or even a remake of the movie. Being the car freak and i8 fan that I am, I started playing around with the i8 as being inspired from the world of the movie.
Talk us through the design.
As you can see, both of the i8 Blade Runner renders still have wheels – there's no hover technology implemented in the design, though the movie had both normal cars and hover ones. I decided I didn't want to change the car to a hover version, rather I added some elements to make it enough for my needs. I do not want to sound too easy, but I love everything about the i8.
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Would you change anything?
Perhaps the wheels looked a bit off in the beginning to me, but I got to accept them in time. Although on my design I tried different ones, I just thought they needed something more 'solid' and 'futuristic' for this version.
Any unique features?
In my mind, the i8 in this Blade Runner period does not run on fuel at all. It has been heavily modified and runs only on an electric source, which explains all the fancy lights around.
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