February 28, 2006, will mark the world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show of the Rinspeed concept car, zaZen, created by Swiss designer Frank M. Rinderknecht. It represents his vision of the car of the future and will be showcased as a kind of automotive enlightenment on four wheels. The vehicle was produced in cooperation with Bayer MaterialScience, one of the world's largest plastics producers. It also embraces a technical revolution in automotive production, with the transparent backlight being turned into a luminous holographic area.
The smoothly contoured, transparent, one-piece roof dome is made of Bayer's high-tech transparent Makrolon polycarbonate. The lightness of the roof construction ties in with the surface coating of the zaZen - a white mineral shade based on the Bayer raw materials, Desmodur and Desmophen. The gloss is made with millions of Swarovski crystals protected by a self-healing polyurethane clearcoat.