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Rinspeed Advantige R one concept

Rinspeed Advantige R one concept

Rinspeed Advantige R one concept


Rinspeed R one concept rear view
Make Rinspeed
Model Advantige R one
Concept year 2001
Production year -
Engine 1.8 litre biodiesel

Rinspeed design, based in Switzerland displayed their Advantige R one concept at the 2001 Geneva Motor Show.

The minuscule Advantige R one with its overall height of only 97cm (38”) is the lowest automobile, and was also the first sports car in the world to run on biofuel made from kitchen and garden waste through a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine (16V) producing 120 hp.

The purpose of the single seat Advantige R one is immediately obvious, racing and fun. The central driving position allows for the unique body shape with pronounced arches and an almost modular center section. The R one's body lines are reinforced by longitudinal air inlets in the shape of shark gills. The rear view mirrors have been replaced by three color cameras whose images are transmitted to LCD monitors in the cockpit.

To improve visibility in city driving and facilitate parking, Rinspeed engineers developed the “Dynamic Cockpit Control Concept (DCCC)”. This new and unique system automatically adjusts the positioning of the cockpit. Height and inclination of the driving seat is electronically altered according to vehicle speed: Up to 40 km/h the cockpit is automatically in the highest position. Above 75 km/h the cockpit is lowered by about 30 cm into its lowest position.

The Advantige R one's cockpit also leans into corners in a manner similar to a motorcycle, reducing the sideways forces exerted on the driver. The result is a completely new turning sensation. Says Rinspeed boss Frank M. Rinderknecht: "This unique combination of automobile, motorcycle and racecar cries out for the endless hairpin curves of Mediterranean coastal roads - a truly special thrill and treat."

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Rinspeed Splash
Rinspeed Senso
Rinspeed eXasis
Rinspeed ZaZen


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