Rinspeed's Self-Driving i3 Anticipates Your Needs And Winds Your Watch

When we're all wheelchair-bound amorphous blobs skirting between our PepsiBucks injections and the latest PixNey flick, how will our mechanical watches keep running? Rinspeed has you covered. » 2/16/15 3:57pm 2/16/15 3:57pm

Rinspeed Understands What Autonomous Cars Need To Be

I have to hand it to Rinspeed. The Swiss company that's usually best known for creating delightfully bonkers concept cars has a new concept for an autonomous car, Budii. And, while it's still a bit bonkers, it realizes something about autonomous cars that most carmakers still haven't accepted: An autonomous car is a… » 12/09/14 9:43pm 12/09/14 9:43pm

Tatooo.com, The World's First Vehicle With Its Own Dot Com

Once you understand the point of Rinspeed, the Tatooo.com becomes a little easier to digest. The Switzerland-based firm began as Rinspeed Garage in 1977, importing sunroof kits and converting vehicles for disabled drivers. » 5/22/14 10:27am 5/22/14 10:27am

The Rinspeed Splash Hydrofoil Actually Exists

Remember this little guy from 2006, the hydrofoil car Rinspeed CEO Frank Rinderknecht drove, if that’s the right word, across the English Channel? It’s real. The Rinspeed Splash was on display in Geneva. And while it will never cease being surreal to think it’s a hydrofoil car it’s hydrofoil car it’s hydrofoil car » 3/08/13 2:45pm 3/08/13 2:45pm

The Rinspeed Micro Max Is A Mini-Sized Bus From The Future

Frank M. Rinderknecht's creative powerhouse joined forces with infotainment company Harman to create the perfect urban traffic system. The Micro Max electric vehicle is part of the revolutionary idea, using Cloud technology with real time navigation functions while balancing between the functions of personal and… » 2/19/13 7:32am 2/19/13 7:32am

A concept car for the beach-going gadget freak

Swiss tuning shop and concept-car emporium Rinspeed cranks out something weird for the Geneva Motor Show every year. It must have been an off year because it rehashed the BamBoo concept from last year, but this time with some extra, "hi, guys!" » 2/15/11 12:00pm 2/15/11 12:00pm

Rinspeed BamBoo: For The Other Kind Of Orgies

Swiss dreamers Rinspeed are once again using the Geneva Motor Show as an opportunity to launch a fantastical creation. This time it's the BamBoo, an electric beachcruiser that eschews "horsepower orgies," but clearly encourages the other kind of orgy. » 12/01/10 10:00am 12/01/10 10:00am

Rinspeed iChange Concept Rings In At $1.2 Million

You can't put a price on a great concept car. Unless it's the Rinspeed iChange, which cost €1 MIllion to create for its Geneva Motor Show debut. » 3/09/09 11:00am 3/09/09 11:00am

Rinspeed E2: Hot-Swappable Horsepower Heading To Geneva

While the Rinspeed E2 looks a lot like the Fiat 500 Abarth, it's actually fitted with a powertrain capable of switching power output from a 60 HP "Commuting" to a more-speedy 160 HP "Highway" level. » 2/25/09 6:00am 2/25/09 6:00am

Rinspeed iChange Concept: Mighty Morphing Electric Changer

The Rinspeed iChange concept, headed to the Geneva Motor Show, is touted as the world's first adaptive car-body based on passenger count thanks to a magical rear end. Also, it's controlled with an iPhone. » 2/16/09 8:00am 2/16/09 8:00am

Rinspeed iChange Transforming Concept To Debut At Geneva

Following the debut of the James Bond-inspired Rinspeed Squba at the last Geneva Auto Show, Rinspeed plans to wow Transformers fans in Geneva with their iChange 1-2-3-seater concept. » 12/12/08 1:30pm 12/12/08 1:30pm

Rinspeed sQuba Concept Surfaces in Geneva

Get it? It's also a submarine! Right, so the master-level geniuses at the Swiss fantasy and tuning shop Rinspeed unveiled the sQuba concept. That's the one designed as amphibious transport for secret agents certified for diving equipment — maybe you've seen it on Keith Olbermann. Anyhow, here it is, ready to go. All… » 3/04/08 11:45am 3/04/08 11:45am

The Rinspeed Bedouin: A Shooting Brake For All Seasons

This may actually be one of the most Jalopnik cars in existence and, as a shooting brake, it fits within our day's wagon theme. What makes it such a Jalopnik ride? Start with the fact that it's based on the Porsche 996 Carrera but upgraded to use natural gas, giving it 420 horsepower and 413 lb.-ft. of torque. Then… » 2/20/08 1:00pm 2/20/08 1:00pm

The Rinspeed "X-Treme" Is A Swiss Extravaganza

The mad Swiss at Rinspeed, known for both Porsche tuning and underwater Lotus tuning have set their sights on the Porsche 957 Cayenne and the results are extreme X-treme. The Rinspeed X-treme is much wider and lower than the stock Cayenne thanks to the bulging arches and matching side skirts. The whole package is also… » 1/07/08 9:45am 1/07/08 9:45am

The Rinspeed sQuba Dives Into Our Hearts

There's something about Lotuses that make designers want to submerge them in water, which is fine by us. While we've heard of no Lotus/Bond deals, the Rinspeed sQuba concept makes a fine heir to the swimming Louts Esprit that submerged in The Spy Who Loved Me. While these are obviously computer animations, a real… » 12/17/07 11:15am 12/17/07 11:15am

Geneva Showcase: Rinspeed eXasis

One word, kid, plastics. That was the advice given to Benjamin Braddock, recent grad and schupper of proto-MILF, Mrs. Robinson in "The Graduate." What if he'd listened? What if he'd finished his PhD in materials science, moved to Switzerland, took a job with Bayer, and created a strong, lightweight, transparent… » 3/06/07 3:59pm 3/06/07 3:59pm

More on Rinspeed's "Glass Car" for Geneva


Rinspeed released more info on its "glass" roadster concept, the eXasis. Not glass at all, really, the eXasis is made of cutting-edge plastics, including a transparent body and floor of a compound dubbed Makrolon by the chemists at Bayer. Recalling bullet-shaped racers of the 1960s, the eXasis gets its power from a… » 2/14/07 7:45am 2/14/07 7:45am

Rinspeed to Show "Glass Car" in Geneva

The Swiss concept-car scientists at Rinspeed are readying another experiment in materials chemistry for the Geneva show this year — this time in honor of their 30th anniversary. It's called the eXasis — a "glass car" made from the latest plastics. While the errant upper-case letter in its name denotes super… » 12/18/06 8:42am 12/18/06 8:42am

Swiss Tuning: Rinspeed's Porsche Cayman, 911 Tweakers

Auto mod house Rinspeed may be best known for such outrageousness as the Zazen concept, with its holographic brake light, and single-section roof dome fashioned by space-age materials by Swiss elves, but it also builds more accessable tuners. Take the new Cayman Imola (above), which sports a 997-Turbo-look body kit… » 9/25/06 9:08am 9/25/06 9:08am