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Rinspeed BamBoo – Click above for high-res image gallery

Rinspeed brings a touch of the Mediterranean life to the Geneva Motor Show floor with the BamBoo. The four-passenger electric golf-cart for grown-ups is able to run up to 75 miles per hour and has a range of 65 miles thanks to a 54-kW motor. That should be plenty to get you from the dock where your yacht is berthed, to the clubs of Monaco and back again.

If partying all night has you feeling a little groggy the next day, just hop in the BamBoo and head to the beach. Once there, you can use the inflatable roof as a beach blanket(!). Don't forget to bring the included tablet PC with you, to keep in touch with friends. Once back on the road, the BamBoo will still allow you to stay in touch by providing the ability to display messages in the front grille.

It might be just us, but we can't help but think that the color scheme makes the BamBoo look more than a little like a cocktail-sized version of the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile – mustard and all. Check out our high-res gallery below and let us know what you think.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Somewhere out there a MINI is missing its headlights. But in all seriousness, how in the hell does Rinspeed make money? It appears as though they had to get a crapload of sponsors to make this glorified golf cart.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why reinvent the wheel? Didn't Ghia chop a bunch of Fiat 500's in the late 1950's into this exact sort of thing? (Yes. It was called a Jolly.) Not great then, not great now.
      • 4 Years Ago
      how does rinspeed make money?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Seriously Autoblog, enough of your readership is asking this question. Could you do a little digging and make a post out of it?
        • 4 Years Ago
        If I've learned anything from the Sopranos, its that they are most likely just a front for the mafia.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wouldn't be caught dead doing 75 mph in that contraption, and that's exactly what you'll be in that rolling coffin.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Glorified golf cart? Exactly!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I guess I am alone in this thought but here it goes. I like Rinspeed for trying new and VERY different designs for cars. They are funky, weird, crazy, bizarre and only satisfy an incredibly small niche's needs but they represent what a bunch of concept designers can do without much to hold them back. I appreciate Rinspeed, even if I would never buy one.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Dumb. Why does this company get any press at all?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sponsored by Oscar Myer?
        • 4 Years Ago
        damn it didnt get to finish my comment, the boss walked by and I sent it in.
        What I meant to say was;
        Sponsered by Oscar Myer? Are they coming out with Vienna Sausages now?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Reminds me a bit of the Citroen Mehari.

      Also, it looks better than the actual (jacked up) golf carts they use as NEVs in Florida.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I said it last week and Ill say it again: that thing is hideous and needs to be put out of its misery ASAP. And Rinspeed needs to lay off the acid.
      • 4 Years Ago
      We at LITRAX are thrilled about the BamBoo. We just heard from our partner WEISBROD (who made the weavings with silk for the interiors and suitcases), that all Bamboo Fibers are originally coming from LITRAX Switzerland. And that's really great news! We hope that our client BMW will have a closer look at this concept and perhaps adopt similar things with either natural bamboo or our functional bamboo fibers.
      • 4 Years Ago
      My first thought upon seeing this vehicle is that Dino's head is missing from the roof.

      My second though was, I want one. Nostalgic memories of power wheels just overwhelmed me.
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