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Rinspeed is a Swiss automobile manufacturer and tuning designer. Rinspeed specialise in restoring classic cars, and tuning and modifying modern cars (like Porsches and Subarus). They also design exotic concept vehicles for the Geneva Motor Show each year.

Rinspeed was founded in 1979 by Frank Rinderknecht.

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Concept Cars

sQuba

Built around a Lotus Elise, the Rinspeed sQuba is a concept car that can 'fly' underwater and has zero emissions. It debuted at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show, 30 years after its inspiration: the movie The Spy Who Loved Me. The sQuba was featured in the first episode of 14th season of Fifth Gear.

Splash

The Rinspeed Splash is a concept amphibian vehicle with hydrofoil design capable of 45 knots on water or nearly 200 km/h on land. Propelled by a 750 cc two cylinder turbo-charged engine burning natural gas which supplies 140hp at 7000rpm and weighing just 825kg, this strange looking vehicle can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in just 5.9 seconds. It premiered at the 2004 Geneva Motor Show, but is not planned for production.The Splash was featured in an episode of Top Gear. It set a record in crossing the English Channel.

iChange

The iChange is a concept car that changes shape and configuration based on the amount of passengers inside, up to three. The cars features are controlled by an Apple iPhone and is powered by a 150kW electric motor. The iChange has a 0-100 kph (62 mph) speed of slightly over 4 seconds, and hit a top speed of 136 mph. [1]

UC

The Rinspeed UC is a micro concept electric car that will be presented at the Geneva Motor Show 2010[2]. The name UC stands for "Urban Commuter" or "You see". It is a 2,5 meters long micro vehicle, operated with a central joystick. The electric motor delivers 124 Nm of torque. The concept car can reach a top speed of 110 km/h, and on-board batteries enable the car a capable of 120 km range in one charge.

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