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5 Wild Rides Built by Rinspeed

Rinspeed Inc. is a Swiss concept car builder and mobility visionary. Since 1991, they have also designed exotic concepts and special vehicles for the CES in Las Vegas, the Geneva Motor Show, and other car shows each year but does not enter into production. Rinspeed Inc. was founded in 1979 by Frank M. Rinderknecht (born 1955) and works with many Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers as Harman, Osram, ZF, SAP, Borbet, Dekra, Harting and many more.

Here are five absolutely wild examples built by Rinspeed.

1995 Rinspeed Roadster SC-R

This roadster, built in a small series, represents today’s spirit of the times and the design trends of the nineties. The body reflects a mixture of classic shapes of the sixties, paired with ultra-modern elements and a futuristic look. The congenial bold and dynamic appearance is orientated to a buyer potential that enjoys life and fresh air. Although rather conceived as a leisure vehicle, it can be used any day in any weather.

The body is made from aircraft-quality aluminum and is joined with a tubular stainless steel chassis. Four small projector headlights, fastened on small wings, and the free-standing front fenders round up the clean design.


1996 Rinspeed Yello Talbo

Conceived as a symbiosis between nostalgic and futuristic elements, the unusual appearance, based on the traditional design of a Talbot-Lago 150 SS by "Figoni & Falaschi" of 1938, shows off in a pastel yellow color. This is in a play of words and colors about the partner "Yello" - one of the world's most renowned music groups.


1997 Rinspeed Mono Ego

Rinspeed Mono Ego - the first single-seater car in the world that's licensed for the road! To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Rinspeed Design AG company, Frank M. Rinderknecht has come up with something extraordinary: the Swiss automobile tuner has created a vehicle that blends traditional beauty and forward-looking technology most impressively – the Rinspeed Mono Ego. Developed in only a year, it is his company's anniversary contribution to the Geneva Salon de l'auto, an eye-catcher that could generate active discussion among the visitors. Cooperation with leading international personalities and companies has put the "Rinspeed Mono Ego" in a position to make automobile history.

The French fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac (who numbers champagne producer Pommery among his clients) has transformed the Mono Ego into a mobile work of art. In the words of Frank M. Rinderknecht: "We granted him every possible freedom. The result is a multicultural work of art, created jointly by the Swiss Rinspeed company and Castelbajac."


1998 Rinspeed E-Go Rocket

As many times before, the Rinspeed Design company, led by Frank M. Rinderknecht, has come up with something extraordinary: the small Swiss automobile specialist has created a vehicle that blends traditional beauty and forward-looking technology most impressively - the Rinspeed E-Go Rocket. Inspired by one of the world-famous record-setting cars on the salt flats and developed in only six months, his company's contribution to the Geneva "Salon de l'Auto" is an eye-catcher that could well generate active discussion among the visitors.


1999 Rinspeed X-Trem M.U.V.

The universal conception of this lifting system allows an extensive and comprehensive use as a multiplex system. The car transforms itself quickly from a sport to leisure as well as to commercial vehicle and back.

Frank M. Rinderknecht: "Due to our invention, the use of the pick-up truck is considerably enhanced and enlarged. The vehicle now can be loaded swiftly, easily and without effort and therefore can be used in every aspect of life".

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