Swiss design company Rinspeed's newest concept car is the zaZen - said to show "new ways to automotive enlightenment."


Developed in partnership with Bayer MaterialScience, the Porsche-based zaZen features a one-piece polycarbonate dome roof with a built-in holographic brake light. The roof can vary from fully transparent to opaque at the touch of a button. The same material allows superfluous controls and displays on the dash to "fade out" so they don't distract the driver. According to Rinspeed, "The interior is an invitation to meditative unity for man and machine." More zen after the jump…

Rinspeed zaZen 450 pr photo

The white body is covered in millions of tiny Swarovski crystals under a self-healing polyurethane clear coat.

The zaZen will debut at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show. Ommm?


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