|Seat||Zumikon , Switzerland|
Frank M. Rinderknecht
( CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors )
|Branch||Concept vehicle construction and mobility advice|
Rinspeed AG is a public limited company based in Zumikon near Zurich in Switzerland . It is privately owned and does not publish any sales figures. The company's divisions are prototype and concept vehicle construction and mobility consulting. The company regularly causes a worldwide sensation at the Geneva Motor Show and at the CES in Las Vegas with its sometimes spectacular mobility visions.
In the early 1970s, Frank M. Rinderknecht (born 1955) founded a company to get moped accessories at affordable prices. From this a company emerged in 1979, which subsequently developed from an importer for sunroofs to a representation for AMG (1982) and for AC Schnitzer (1988) and co-founder of the tuning industry. In 1981 he presented the first highly regarded concept vehicle, the Rinspeed Aliporta, a VW Golf with gullwing doors. In 1983 a Porsche 959 followed in Targa version.
Since 1991, Rinspeed has presented at least one new concept and special vehicle every year . Between 2002 and 2005 four vehicles were shown, three of which run on natural or natural gas for environmental reasons. This is not the case with the Chopster presented in 2005, a Porsche Cayenne with a lowered roof and 600 hp , which is being built in a small series primarily for the Middle East. The cooperation with a number of specialists from the automotive supplier industry at home and abroad, including Harman, Osram, Dekra, Eberspächer, ZF, SAP, EY, Wirecard, Borbet, and many others, as well as universities and energy suppliers is also known and industry.
In order to concentrate more on the development of project vehicles and services for the automotive industry, Rinspeed sold the "Porsche Tuning" division in 2008 to Mansory GmbH, which operates as an "extreme luxury tuner" .
The last vehicle presented at the CES in Las Vegas in 2020 is called "MetroSnap" and is a near-series design of a modular vehicle.
- Speed Art (1992)
- Veleno (1993)
- Cyan (1994)
- Roadster R + SC-R (1995)
- Yello Talbo (1996)
- Mono Ego (1997)
- E-Go Rocket (1998)
- X-Trem (1999)
- Tatooo.com (2000)
- R one (2001)
- Presto (2002)
- Bedouin (2003)
- Splash (2004)
- Chopster (2005)
- Senso (2005)
- zaZen (2006)
- eXasis (2007)
- sQuba (2008)
- iChange (2009)
- UC? (2010)
- BamBoo (2011)
- Rinspeed Dock + Go (2012)
- Rinspeed MicroMax (2013)
- Rinspeed Etos (2016)
- Rinspeed Oasis (2017)
- Rinspeed Snap (2018)
- Rinspeed Microsnap (2019)
- Rinspeed Aliporta. Rinspeed AG, accessed on October 10, 2016 (English).
- story. Rinspeed AG, accessed on January 25, 2019 .
- Extreme luxury tuner Mansory: Monster for millions. In: Spiegel Online . November 20, 2008, accessed January 25, 2019 .
- Rinspeed sells the "Porsche Tuning" division. (No longer available online.) In: ATZ online. November 12, 2008, archived from the original on January 20, 2010 ; accessed on January 25, 2019 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Rinspeed combines car, train and web in a new mobility concept ( Memento from June 12, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) (manufacturer's website )
- Uli Baumann: Rinspeed UC at the Geneva Motor Show - Super-Mini with electric drive. In: auto motor und sport . February 15, 2010, accessed January 25, 2019 .
- 2012 | Dock + Go. Rinspeed AG, accessed on January 25, 2019 .
- Holger Wittich: Rinspeed Micromax at the Geneva Motor Show 2013 - My electric bus is your electric bus. In: auto motor und sport. February 13, 2018, accessed January 25, 2019 .
- 2016 | Rinspeed Σtos. Rinspeed AG, accessed on January 25, 2019 .
- 2017 | Rinspeed Oasis. Rinspeed AG, accessed on January 25, 2019 (English).
- Rolling Garden: Rinspeed Oasis: City Study for the CES 2017. In: Die Welt . October 6, 2016, accessed January 25, 2019 .
- Jens Scheiner: Rinspeed Snap: Two-part mobility concept. In: Automobile Industry. March 12, 2018, accessed January 25, 2019 .
- Holger Holzer, Maximiliane Reichhardt: Rinspeed Microsnap: Future, one size smaller. In: Automobile Industry. October 30, 2018, accessed January 25, 2019 .