2001 Rinspeed Advantage R Concept


2001 Rinspeed Advantage R Concept

2001 Rinspeed Advantage R Concept

The Advantige Rone with its height of only 97cm (38 inches) is the lowest automobile and the first sports car in the world that runs on biofuel made from kitchen and garden waste.

This new and unique system allows dynamic positioning of the cockpit. Height and inclination of the cockpit – and with it the driver – are adjusted electronically according to vehicle speed: Up to 40 km/h the cockpit is automatically in the highest position. Beyond 75 km/h the cockpit is lowered by about 30 cm into its lowest position.

The cockpit also leans into turns in motorcycle fashion, governed by the centrifugal forces created by turning speed and radius. The result is a completely new turning sensation. Says Rinspeed boss Frank M. Rinderknecht, 45: 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.

The Advantige Rone with its bivalent drive concept (gasoline/biofuel) is the cleanest sports car in the world. Even fueled with compressed natural gas (CNG) the environmental advantages are impressive: Exhaust emissions are 60 to 95 percent below today’s stringent emission limits for gasoline or diesel vehicles.

Even more environmental friendly is the operation with resource-conserving Kompogas. It is produced by fermenting organic waste – mostly kitchen and garden waste – and is therefore CO2 neutral. With the energy extracted from 100 kilograms organic waste the Advantige Rone will cover 100 kilometers without contributing to the so-called greenhouse effect.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine Inline-4
valvetrain 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement 1795 cc / 109.5 in³
bore 80 mm / 3.15 in
stroke 89.3 mm / 3.52 in
compression 10.5:1
power 89.5 kw / 120.0 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output 66.85 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
torque 165 nm / 121.7 ft lbs @ 3000 rpm
body / frame Pre-Preg-Composite
driven wheels Rear Engine / RWD
front tires 235/35ZR19
rear tires 255/40ZR19
f brake size x 282 mm / x 11.1 in
r brake size x 282 mm / x 11.1 in
front wheels F 48.3 x 21.6 cm / 19.0 x 8.5 in
rear wheels R 48.3 x 21.6 cm / 19.0 x 8.5 in
curb weight 750 kg / 1653 lbs
wheelbase 2305 mm / 90.7 in
front track 1453 mm / 57.2 in
rear track 1567 mm / 61.7 in
length 3898 mm / 153.5 in
width 1825 mm / 71.9 in
height 972 mm / 38.3 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1
top speed ~205 kph / 127.4 mph
0 – 60 mph ~5.8 seconds