Car From The Future - Rinspeed Bedouin

Posted: Feb 24 2003, 9:27pm EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 1:43pm CDT, in News | Other Stuff

 

Car From The Future - Rinspeed Bedouin
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Rinspeed Design, the Swiss powerhouse for automotive concepts introduced the Rinspeed Bedouin concept car at the geneva car show.

The Rinspeed Bedouin is powered by a future-oriented environment-friendly twin-turbo engine running on natural gas. Natural gas is an extremely clean-burning fuel that consists almost entirely of methane and contains almost no sulfur.
The almost magical transformation sequence is started by two electric motors that drive jackscrews to lift the entire roof of the vehicle. The front part of the roof then folds and in effect becomes the tailgate window while the rear part of the roof turns into the cargo bed. The tailgate is also electrically powered and can be lowered to extend the bed by another 45 centimeters to an overall length of 185 centimeters. The bed can be used to transport bulky cargo and serves as a modern tent replacement and romantic bunk for leisurely rests.
The four-valve engine is from Porsche and produces 420 hp / 309 kW at 6,000 rpm.

Data:
Max Speed : 250 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h : ca. 5.9 sec









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