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    Geneva 2009: Rinspeed iChange in the flesh

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    With automakers pouring into Geneva from around the world, it's largely up to Rinspeed to hold down the home fort here in Switzerland, and the quirkiest of niche automakers never disappoints. So this year we made sure to swing by ...

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    Geneva 2009: Rinspeed's Abarth-based E2 concept

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    Usually one concept is enough to put Rinspeed on the map here at its home-turf Geneva Motor Show, but this year the quirky Swiss coachbuilder doubled down with a modified Fiat 500 that hugs the road and the planet at the same time. Joining the ...

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    Geneva Preview: Rinspeed's E2 delivers a Fiat 500 with a split personality

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    The mad Wissenschaftlers at Rinspeed have come up with a dual-mode Fiat 500 Abarth that gets you more power and better gas mileage – just not at the same time. Rinspeed started with the 500 Abarth that has a standard 135 horsepower, and ...

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    Geneva Preview: Mighty Morphin' iChange proves Rinspeed is up to its old tricks

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    From the gloriously fertile mind of Frank Rinderknecht comes the Rinspeed iChange, a shape-shifting zero-emissions concept car. As its name suggests, the iChange actually morphs its body shape depending on how many people are going to be ...

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    Geneva 2009 Preview: Rinspeed iChange

    Click above for high-res renderings of the Rinspeed iChange concept
    Rinspeed will continue its tradition of producing weird and wacky cars for Geneva Motor Show in 2009 with the introduction of the iChange concept. As has become de rigueur these last few years for just about any concept, the ...

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    Mansory gobbles up Porsche tuning arm of Rinspeed

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    It appears that German tuner Mansory isn't content doing outrageous things to Ferraris, Rolls-Royces, Mercedes, Bentleys and Aston Martins. They apparently want to do similar things to Porsches as well. To make things easier on themselves, ...

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    Geneva 2008: Rinspeed sQuba, submergible absurdity

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Rinspeed sQuba concept.While the Geneva Motor Show provides its own brand of ridiculousness, the Rinspeed crew takes the cake in Switzerland. We've already seen the pics, the prosperously pompous video and have attempted to rationalize the Rinspeed sQuba ...

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    Geneva '08 Preview: Rinspeed sQuba Concept - For the spy who loves you

    click above for more high-res images of the Rinspeed sQuba var digg_url = ''; Back in 1977, James Bond took a Lotus Esprit for a swim in The Spy Who Loved Me. It's only fitting that Swiss design company Rinspeed, known for its crazy concepts that often ...

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    Rinspeed's X-Treme 600 hp Porsche Cayenne

    Click the image above for a gallery of the Rinspeed X-treme.It may seem like Rinspeed has been hitting the Absinthe bottle with its recent spate of far reaching concepts, but the Swiss tuner might be looking to another green libation for inspiration of its line of 957 Porsche Cayenne parts.Despite ...

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    Rinspeed sQuba Concept to make a splash at Geneva

    Click above to view a high resolution image var digg_url = ''; Swiss design company Rinspeed is known for its eccentric concepts, including last year's translucent eXasis Concept and the "Splash" hydrofoil car that ...

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    Rinspeed releases 997 Turbo-based Le Mans 600

    click above image for more pics of the Rinspeed Le Mans 600 As the gap between rich and poor becomes more pronounced, so does the gulf between the fastest and not-so-fastest cars. The latest entrant in the go faster stakes is Rinspeed, which has done a number on the 997 Turbo. Called the LeMans ...

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    Geneva Motor Show: Rinspeed brings the weird, again - eXasis

    Click the image above for our gallery.The open-wheeled excess continues -- this time it comes courtesy of the wacky blokes over at Rinspeed. We've already given up most of the details over the past month, but as a reminder, the translucent body gives you a voyeuristic view of all the components ...

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    Geneva Preview: Saab 9-5 BioPower Rinspeed

    Click photo for 37 more hi-res imagesWell, this one's a surprise. We thought that the radical eXasis concept would be all Rinspeed had on hand at the Geneva Motor Show, but instead, the Swiss tuner has teamed with Saab to create a matching 9-5 BioPower station wagon, as well. Lowered and painted a ...

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    RINSPEED debuting open-wheel eXasis in Geneva

    Rinspeed, the Swiss firm known for organically-styled flights of fancy, as well as tuning less fanciful cars, will roll out a jet-fighter of a car at the Geneva Auto Show in March. The eXasis is the name of this little speed capsule, constructed out of translucent high-tech plastic. The seating is ...

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    Zurich-a! Rinspeed Indy 4S

    Click to enlargeSubtle.Subtle always works. At Rinspeed, sometimes subtle simply isn't in the vocabulary. Other times, however, you'd think it's the only language spoken. This schizophrenic nature is what makes the company what it is. They're at home no matter what they're doing, whether it's ...

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    Rinspeed Imola builds on Porsche Cayman

    With styling cues inspired by its 997-based Indy, Zurich-based Rinspeed has developed an appearance and light tuning package for the Porsche Cayman. Dubbed "Imola," the slinky Cayman gets a blazing orange finish that's accented with Rinspeed's checkered-flag motif introduced on the Indy-- a ...

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    VIDEO: Rinspeed "Splash" record-setting English Channel crossing

    click image to begin videoSo what does an amphibious hydrofoil sports car look like when its making a record-breaking run across the English Channel? We've seen pics of Frank Rinderknecht, the chief executive of Rinspeed, piloting the "Splash" in the chilly and choppy waters of the Channel, but we ...

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    Rinspeed "Splash" sets English Channel record

    'Tis the season for channel crossings... Driven (piloted?) by Rinspeed chief executive Frank Rinderknecht, the custom "Splash" amphibious car zipped across the English Channel Wednesday, covering 36 km in 3 hours 14 minutes, setting a new Guinness Book of Records mark for a hydrofoil car on the ...


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