Designed by pop artist James Rizzi, the BamBoo is a futuristic golf cart with a high-tech grille and an electric powertrain.
Rinspeed has released new information and real photos of the BamBoo concept, ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
Designed by pop artist James Rizzi, the BamBoo was created to evoke memories of summer days spent on the beach in 1970's St. Tropez. Despite the retro inspiration, the car has a composite body and a high-tech "Identiface" grille which can display Facebook messages, websites, and other internet content. There's also a two-piece removable roof and 17-inch AEZ aluminum wheels with Goodyear EfficientGrip tires.
Inside, the cabin is relatively sparse but there's a "breadbox" dashboard, inflatable rear seats, a JBL audio system, and a docking station for the HTC Flyer tablet.
The concept is motivated by a small electric motor that produces 54 kW (72 hp / 73 PS) and 140 Nm (103 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the 1,090 kg (2,403 lb) BamBoo to accelerate from 0-50 km/h (0-31 mph) in 4.7 seconds, hit a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph), and have a range of approximately 105 kilometers (65 miles).