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Rinspeed ZaZen

Rinspeed ZaZen

Rinspeed ZaZen
Make Rinspeed
Model zaZen
Concept year 2006
Production year -
Engine 3.8 litre flat 6 cylinder

The Rinspeed ZaZen concept car was first revealed to the public at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show.

The design company Rinspeed, are well known for tuning Porsche models and producing radical concepts, and the ZaZen is no exception. Powered by a Porsche 997 Carrera S engine the ZaZen concept is capable of getting to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds and hits a top speed of 182 mph.
But the real attraction and inspiration of the ZaZen is its body, and the technology it hides.

Inspired by Buddhist philosophy and teachings, the ZaZen attempts to harmonise man and machine by providing only essential data to the driver, like speed. Unless they are needed, other dials and controls are hidden behind a variable translucency dashboard. Out of sight, out of mind. The entire one piece roof of the ZaZen also uses this technology, and at the touch of a button becomes opaque.

The rear brake light on the Rinspeed ZaZen sees the first use of holographic lighting on a car, an innovation which Bayer MaterialScience, who developed the technology, hope to see introduced to more vehicles in the future.

And finally, the mineral white paintwork of the ZaZen, incorporating millions of precious Swarovski crystals is protected by a self healing polyurethane clear coat.

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Rinspeed Advantige R one
Rinspeed Splash
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