Rinspeed Car maker has unveiled first pictures of its new Rinspeed BamBoo Concept Car, with features a minimalistic open four-seater that mixes a rétro-inspired design and also with eco-friendly features. The Rinspeed BamBoo concept was designed by Swiss car visionary Frank M. Rinderknecht and world debut at Geneva Auto Show on 3 March 2011.
Essentially “a grown-up golf cart,” the BamBoo is designed to evoke memories of sunny days spent on the beach in 1970’s St. Tropez. While we’re not so sure about that, the car has a convertible roof, a bamboo-trimmed interior, and a foldable bicycle. Powertrain details are limited, but Rinspeed says the car will be an EV that “pushes the ‘reset’ button” and “clears the mind for a new way of thinking.” The Rinspeed BamBoo concept has interior components made from bamboo fibers. The open-top vehicle is for those individuals that love the sun, summer and the beach.
The name BamBoo comes the bamboo fibers used for many interior components. On the Statement Rinspeed Says “It is a reminiscence of the Seventies, of the south of France and St. Tropez,” and also says “And one would expect to find Brigitte Bardot behind the wheel with playboy Gunther Sachs at her side heading towards Tahiti beach.”
Anyone not blinded by horsepower orgies, chrome tinsel and top-speed frenzy should take a closer look. “BamBoo” pushes the ‘reset’ button, clears the mind for a new way of thinking. It sports simple, clean lines. No bells, no whistles. Nothing is superfluous. Plain aesthetics in their purest form. As stated before and even in a figurative sense: Nomen est omen. Simply bamboo.