Rinspeed has made its name inventing crazy car but this one really takes the cake. Called the eXasis, it’s made from high-tech plastics and is almost entirely transparent. The eXasis has open wheels, a cigar-shaped body with fore and aft tandem seating, and has elements of the legendary Auto Union race cars from the first half of the last century combined with a modern Baja-1000 off-road vehicle.

The engine is a compact and powerful two-cylinder supercharged 750cc unit that develops 150hp and 150Nm of twist. Environmentally friendly bioethanol is used to power it, keeping in tradition with earlier eco-friendly Rinspeed vehicles. With a projected vehicle weight of just 750 kilograms thanks to plastic lightweight construction each horsepower has to account for just five kilograms - on a level with a Porsche. The six-speed roadster can hit 100km/h in just 4.8s all the way to a top speed of 210km/h.

Rinspeed will be showing it at the Geneva Auto Show in March.

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Length 3'700 mm

Width 1'960 mm

Height 1'284 mm

Wheelbase 2’500 mm

Track front 1’700 mm

Track rear 1’700 mm

Ground clearance 325 mm (245mm)

Empty weight approx. 750kg


Top speed 210 km/h

Acceleration 0-100 km/h approx. 4.8 sec


Engine family Weber Motor MPE 750 Turbo

Displacement 750 ccm

Stroke 66 mm

Bore 85 mm

Cylinders 2

Valves 4

Compression ratio 9:1

Power output 150 PS

at 7500 /min

Max. torque 150 Nm

at 4500 /min

Type of fuel Ethanol


Power train Rear wheel drive

Gearbox Manual sequentiell

Gears 6


Chassis Aluminium

Body Plastic

Seating capacity Recaro Innovation

Front brakes 380 mm - 6 piston

Rear brakes 355 mm - 4 piston

Front suspension Double wishbone

Rear suspension Double wishbone

Dampers/springs KW automotive

Steering Rack & pinion


Front tires 265/30-22

Front wheels AEZ 8.5 x 22“

Rear tires 295/25-22

Rear wheels AEZ 11 x 22“