The Rinspeed Splash Hydrofoil Actually Exists

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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 while standing next a hydrofoil car, I managed to take photos and walk away with my sanity more or less intact.

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Old Goggles Pizzano

I've been very lucky to have met him and seen almost all of his cars (Splash included) in one place at one time. I was a huge fan of his work before, and the visit to his garage left me with a sense of amazement. Not only does no one do what he does better, no one does what he does.

If anyone can design and build a flying car that isn't merely a plane with lights and bumpers added, it is Mr. Frank Rinderknecht.