Rinspeed Presto collapsible car

Collapsible tables, camping chairs and even bicycles have long proved their versatility in situations where space is at a premium. But now Swiss company Rinspeed design have taken the concept to a whole new level with the Rinspeed Presto collapsible car, a compact two-seater roadster that can 'grow' itself into a four-seater with the push of a button. The key to this miraculous transformation is a centrally located electric motor that is geared to stretch the vehicle from a length of 3 meters to 3.7 meters using low-friction precision rollers to expand the main longitudinal struts of the steel chassis.

Source: rinspeed.comAdded: 22 May 2006

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