GENEVA, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest creation from Swiss Car Designer Frank M. Rinderknecht resembles a grown-up golf cart at first glance. But one that offers a firework of innovation and design. This successful combination is most evident in the canopy-like inflatable roof. It is covered with water-resistant nano coating and protects the interior against possible morning dew. Nothing but air lends the two-piece waterproof design its rigidity. While the outside of the roof is decorated by a giant beach scene created by New York Pop-Artist James Rizzi, the inside is refined by fabrics with thread made from genuine bamboo. No doubt, anyone going to the beach with this mattress will easily outshine any folding convertible roof, no matter how elegant and will instantly be in conversation with their beach chair neighbors.
See video from Rinspeed at: http://inr.synapticdigital.com/Rinspeed/GenevaBamBoo/
The open four four-seater "BamBoo" features an electric motor with 54 kW of power. This high-torque motor "made in Germany" accelerates the 1,090-kilogram vehicle to a top speed of 120 km/h. Lightweight construction does its part: The steel chassis with horizontal shock absorbers carries a sturdy composite body combined with the use of polymer plastic materials. The battery's capacity is enough for 105 kilometers – plenty for a fun car for short-distance traffic between hotel, beach and restaurant visits in the evenings.
Simple but highly refined is the interior of the "BamBoo." It's all in a name: The sides of the Bordeaux-red bench are decorated with the "BamBoo" logo and the "Rizzi bird," artfully woven with bamboo thread. The center seating surfaces are decorated with Rizzi drawings, and are made from breathable high performance material. And both rear seats are inflatable and stored in two aluminum cases on the open cargo bed. You guessed it – they too can be taken to the beach.
In any case, "BamBoo" is the fitting sun & fun car for the extroverted communicator. Personal messages for the people in the vicinity of the car are displayed on the innovative "Identiface." This screen-based section replaces the radiator grille, which is mostly redundant on an electric vehicle anyways.
Registered journalists can access video, audio, text, graphics and photos at http://www.thenewsmarket.com.
SOURCE Synaptic Digital; Rinspeed