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1970


1977 Starting point of Rinspeed Garage (Rinspeed = Founder Frank M. RINderknecht) with the import of sunroofs from the U.S. and conversions of cars for handicapped drivers.

1979 First time at the Geneva International Motor Show, Launching of the VW Golf Turbo based on the GTi. Presentation of the first on the market available headlight grill with rectangular lights. Founding of Rinspeed Inc.


1980


1981 Presentation of the Rinspeed "Aliporta", the internationally renown VW Golf with gull-wing doors. Moving of the offices from Küsnacht to the city center of Zürich.

1982 AMG-representation and exclusive distributor for Switzerland. AMG-representation and exclusive distributor for Switzerland.

1983 First Porsche shown Rinspeed Porsche 939 Targa at the Geneva International Motor Show. 1985 Launching of the Rinspeed R69 Turbo based on the Porsche 911 Turbo with inspiration of the Ferrari Testarossa.

1986 Expansion of the offices in Zürich, integration of a show room.

1988 AC SCHNITZER-representation and exclusive distributor for Switzerland. First use of PES-(Poly-Ellipsoid)-projector-headlights on a exhibited Porsche.


1990


Roadster
Rinspeed Roadster SC-R   (1995)

1990 Moving of the offices to larger and modern facilities in Zumikon, close to Zürich. Cooperation with Mercedes-Benz and AMG.

1991 Introduction of the Rinspeed Porsche Turbo Speedsters, the world’s fastest version at the Geneva International Motor Show.

1992 Creation of the Rinspeed Nissan "SpeedArt" by Rolf Knie, hand-painted with 420 circus horses. 1993 Presentation of the Rinspeed Viper "Veleno" in a striking green color. A!Avantgarde-representation and exclusive distributor for Switzerland.

Yello
Rinspeed Yello Talbo  concept (1996)

1994 World novelty Rinspeed Bugatti "Cyan" introduced at the Geneva International Motor Show 1995 World novelties Rinspeed Roadster R and SC-R as a own make introduced at the Geneva International Motor Show. First introduction of the Rinspeed Formula One World at the Geneva International Motor Show.

1996 Introduction of the Rinspeed Yello Talbo at the Geneva International Motor Show in cooperation with the famous music group Yello. Creators of the interactive SPORT ARENA at the Geneva International Motor Show covering approximately 20’000 sqft.

1997 World novelty and only single seater Rinspeed Mono Ego introduced in cooperation with the French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac at the Geneva International Motor Show. Interactive SPORT ARENA at the Geneva International Motor Show covering 20'000 sqft repeated.

E-GO
Rinspeed E-GO Rocket  concept (1998)

1998 World novelty Rinspeed E-Go Rocket presented as a futuristic single seater vehicle, inspired by the salt flat record cars. Attraction „Adventure Drive" on more than 2‘000m² surface as the first indoor Offroad-track of the Geneva Motor Show.

1999 World novelty Rinspeed X-Trem a striking pick-up concept with the revolutionary lifting system "X-Tra-Lift". Attraction „Adventure Drive" on more than 2‘000m² surface as the first indoor Offroad-track of the Geneva Motor Show.


2000


Tatooo.com
Rinspeed Tatooo.com  concept (2000)

2000 World novelty Rinspeed Tatooo.com - a 50s hot roddish pick-up truck with the "X-Tra-Lift".

2001 World novelty Rinspeed Rone a environment friendly and lowest sports car in the world.

2002 World novelty Rinspeed Presto - the versatile city car and roadster powered by a bi-fuel engine. 2003 World novelty Rinspeed Bedouin - the oriental quick-change artist powered by natural gas. Relaunch of the Rinspeed Porsche Tuning Line

Advantage
Rinspeed Advantage R One  concept (2001)

2004 World novelty Rinspeed Splash - in your wildest dreams.

2005 World novelty Rinspeed Senso - the most sensuous car in the world. World novelty Rinspeed Chopster - powerful low rider.

2006 World novelty Rinspeed zaZen - automotive enlightenment. World record across the English Channel with the Rinspeed Splash

Presto
Rinspeed Presto  concept (2002)

2007 World novelty Rinspeed eXasis - ethereally transparency.

2008 World novelty Rinspeed sQuba - first diving car with zero emissions, zero pollution in the seven seas of this world. Sale of all tuning activities to Mansory Switzerland AG.

2009 World novelty Rinspeed iChange - „iChange“ alters its shape - and automotive thinking.


2010


2010 World novelty UC? - a clever e-speedster to fight gridlock.



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