Wow. Anne Forschner, a design student at Germany's Pforzheim University, developed this wild-looking "Lovos" auto concept in collaboration with BMW.
The body of the car consists of 260 identical, interchangeable panels attached to the structure via hinges. Each panel, or "scale" (as in fish scale) can open or close, either to turn to face the sun and operate as a solar panel, or open to operate as an air brake.
Twelve scales also enclose each wheel. As the car begins to move, the scales around the wheel pivot to collectively form the shape of a turbine, presumably for cooling.
via car design