Thursday, March 11, 2010

Single Person Car

Volkswagen's $600 car gets 258 mpg -- It looks like Ford, Chrysler and GM missed the boat again!

China launches $600 car that will get 258 mpg

This $600 car is no toy and is ready to be released in China next year.

The single seater aero car totes VW (Volkswagen) branding.

Volkswagen did a lot of very highly protected testing of this car in Germany, but it was not announced until now where the car would make it's first appearance.

The car was introduced at the VW stockholders meeting as the most economical car in the world is presented.

The initial objective of the prototype was to prove that 1 liter of fuel could deliver 100 kilos of travel.

Spartan interior doesn't sacrifice safety

The aero design proved essential to getting the desired result. The body is 3.47 meters long and just 1.25 meters wide, and a little over a meter high. The prototype was made completely of carbon fiber and is not painted to save weight.

The power plant is a one cylinder diesel positioned ahead of the rear axle and combined with an automatic shift controlled by a knob in the interior.

Safety was not compromised as the impact and roll-over protection is comparable to the GT racing cars.

$600 car gets 258 mpg

The Most Economic Car in the World will be on sale next year:

Better than Electric Car-258 miles/gallon: IPO 2010 in Shanghai

This is a single seated car

From conception to production: 3 years and the company is headquartered in Hamburg , Germany ..

Will be selling for 4000 yuan, equivalent to US $600..

Gas tank capacity = 1.7 gallons

Speed = 62/ 74.6 Miles/hour

Fuel efficiency = 258 miles/gallon

Travel distance with a full tank = 404 miles

Volkswagen 258 mpg car on sale in 2010

Source: Internet

Friday, March 5, 2010

The People's Car

1932 Volkswagen Beetle Type 12 (Zundapp Prototype)

1933 Tatra V570

This car is not a Volkswagen even though it looks much like one.
The T97 was designed in 1933 as a smaller alternative to the large T87. Instead of a V8, it was powered by a 1.8-litre flat-four engine. With engine power of 29.4 kilowatts (40.0 PS/39.4 bhp) the car could achieve top speed of 130 kilometres per hour (81 mph).[1] The design was also simplified, using just two headlights instead of three, a single-piece windscreen, and an overall smaller body. Production of the car was canceled after the Nazis annexed Czechoslovakia in 1938, possibly to avoid comparison with the KdF-Wagen (see below). At that time, 508 cars were built. In 1946, production resumed, but the new communist government quickly dropped the T97 in favor of the cheaper to build and overall 'more communistic' Tatraplan, which was named after the Communist Planned Economy.

193? Volkswagen Beetle Series 3

193? Volkswagen Beetle Series 3 Cabriolet

193? Volkswagen Beetle V-1 Experimental Chassis

1933 Volkswagen Beetle Type 32 NSU

1936 Volkswagen Beetle Daimler-Benz Cabriolet

1936 Volkswagen Beetle Type 60

1936 Volkswagen Beetle Type 60

1936 Volkswagen Prototype

1937 Volkswagen Beetle Type 60

1937 VW Cabriolet

1937 Volkswagen

1938 VW Model 38

1938 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

1939 VW KdF Wagon Ad

1942 Volkswagen 4 Wheel Drive Beetle Type 87

1944 Volkswagen Beetle Type 877

1945 Volkswagen Beetle

1946 Volkswagen Beetle

1946 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet Prototype

1946 Volkswagen Beetle Pickup

1947 Volkswagen Beetle

1948 Volkswagen Beetle

1949 Volkswagen Beetle

1949 Volkswagen Beetle Hebmuller Cabriolet Type-14a

1949 Volkswagen Hebmller Cabriolet

1950 VW Beetle Convertible

1950 VW Beetle Deluxe Sunroof Sedan

1951 Volkswagen Beetle

1951 VW Beetle Deluxe Sedan

1952 Volkswagen Beetle

1952 VW Beetle Stoll Coupe

1952 VW Hebmuller Beetle Type-18A Polizei Cabriolet

1953 Volkswagen Beetle

1954 Volkswagen Beetle

1955 VW Beetle Deluxe Sedan

1955 VW 1 Millionth Celebration

1956 Volkswagen 1200

1956 VW Beetle Deluxe Sedan

1956 VW Beetle Karmann Convertible

1957 VW Beetle Deluxe Sedan

1958 VW Beetle Deluxe Sedan

1959 VW Beetle Deluxe Sedan

1959 VW Beetle Interior

1960 VW Beetle Sunroof

1947, 1951, 1952 and 1955