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Rinspeed Bamboo

Remember the Rinspeed Bamboo? Well, among the Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Astons exhibited at Geneva, this Lego-like car is also present for reasons that I really don’t understand. The creators of this thing said that the idea behind the Bamboo is to capture the spirit of the 70s Saint Tropez.

Rinspeed Bamboo

It looks like a funky golf car and has a composite body, a two-piece removable roof and 17-inch aluminum wheels from AEX, wrapped in Goodyear EfficientGrip rubber. The worst thing about this golf cart, pardon, car, is the so-called “Identiface” grille that can display messages and Internet content to passing motorists. The question is, why?

Rinspeed Bamboo

Inside the cabin, the Rinspeed Bamboo has a “breadbox” dashboard, flower-shaped JBL speakers, inflatable rear seats, a smartphone charging dock and a HTC Flyer tablet.

Rinspeed Bamboo

It comes with a 16 kWh battery that sends power to an electric motor that produces 72 hp (73 PS / 54 kW) and 103 lb.-ft (140 Nm). With a curb weight of 2,403 lb (1,090 kg), the Bamboo can “sprint” to 31 mph (50 km/h) in 4.7 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 75 mph (120 km/h). Driving range is about 65 miles (105 km).

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