Amid all the supercars and seriousness at the Geneva Motor Show, Rinspeed has unveiled funky the BamBoo concept.
Amid all the supercars and seriousness at the Geneva Motor Show, Rinspeed has unveiled the BamBoo concept.
Designed to capture the spirit of 1970's St. Tropez, the BamBoo is the brainchild of pop artist James Rizzi. As such, the concept resembles a funky golf cart with a composite body, a two-piece removable roof, and 17-inch AEZ aluminum wheels with Goodyear EfficientGrip tires. Most notably, the car is equipped with an "Identiface" grille which can display messages and internet content to passing motorists.
Inside, the unique styling carries over as the cabin features a "breadbox" dashboard, inflatable rear seats, and flower-shaped JBL speakers. Furthermore, there's an HTC Flyer tablet and a smartphone charging dock.
Motivation is provided by a 16 kWh battery which sends power to an electric motor that develops 54 kW (72 hp / 73 PS) and 140 Nm (103 lb-ft) of torque. This enables the 1,090 kg (2,403 lb) concept 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).