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 public… » 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 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 it … » 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

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 plastic… » 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

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

Make a Left at HMS Dorsetshire: Rinspeed Splash Breaks Record for…

Frank Rinderknecht, CEO of Switzerland's bonkers tuning company, Rinspeed, recently drove the company's Splash amphibious prototype across the English Channel in 193 minutes, 47 seconds — a new world record for crossing — dodging freighters and supertankers to get 'er done. That feat landed him in the Guiness Book…

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