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  • Yeah, but VW's Got a New One

    I've already proven here that my MO is that I either entirely believe in something that's wrong, or I strongly disbelieve something that's true.

    Here's another one - got it on email today. This time, I have a real problem with a one-cylinder diesel engine, but I'll leave it up to you authorities to sort out:

    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
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    Re: Yeah, but VW's Got a New One

    Now that's what I'd call a Smart Car. Sort of reminds me of the Messerschmidt car produced from plane parts after WWII.
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    • #3
      Re: Yeah, but VW's Got a New One

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_KR200
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      • #4
        Re: Yeah, but VW's Got a New One

        Just where I would want to be sitting on cold winter evening driving up the New England thruway
        with a Peterbuilt riding up my ass. Smart car is bad enough this is death on wheels.

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        • #5
          Re: Yeah, but VW's Got a New One

          Originally posted by antmnte
          Just where I would want to be sitting on cold winter evening driving up the New England thruway
          with a Peterbuilt riding up my ass. Smart car is bad enough this is death on wheels.
          Wow. you must really thinkg peopel who ride motorcycles are total idiots then?


          1 cylinder diesel - I'd TOTALLY rock that to work every day. Where do I sign up?
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          • #6
            Re: Yeah, but VW's Got a New One

            Seriously...I would almost drive it.
            But then, you would have to talk to Banks about a turbo; maybe see about running a 4" pipe and a bullydog tuner.
            On the plus side, you could go to lunch, get some used veg oil, and have a eco-grease car.
            Andrew
            1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport and other FoCoMo problem children

            2020...year of seeing clearly for the first time in a while. And moving half way across the USA to rehabilitate a 65 year old abandoned dealership into a rod and resto shop.

            Moving to Alabama from Nebraska...I left Nebraska and came back to Nebraska. Only with a lot less snow.

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            • #7
              Re: Yeah, but VW's Got a New One

              that there is pretty damn cool...i would rock it as a commuter
              If you can leave two black stripes from the exit of one corner to the braking zone of the next, you have enough horsepower. - Mark Donohue

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              • #8
                Re: Yeah, but VW's Got a New One

                Originally posted by Eliteman76
                But then, you would have to talk to Banks about a turbo; maybe see about running a 4" pipe and a bullydog tuner.
                bingo!
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                • #9
                  Re: Yeah, but VW's Got a New One

                  1 cyl diesel commuter? yawn... (just not my cup of tea, in all honesty I'd rather drive a big ol truck with tons of personality, but gets 8mpg...)

                  The thing that gets me is that it is tagged at $600 US.... If that's true then everyone else in the world is getting bent over and f^#($d cause there is no way the materials would cost less than $600 anywhere else...

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                  • #10
                    Re: Yeah, but VW's Got a New One

                    Originally posted by dieselgeek
                    Originally posted by antmnte
                    Just where I would want to be sitting on cold winter evening driving up the New England thruway
                    with a Peterbuilt riding up my ass. Smart car is bad enough this is death on wheels.
                    Wow. you must really thinkg peopel who ride motorcycles are total idiots then?


                    1 cylinder diesel - I'd TOTALLY rock that to work every day. Where do I sign up?
                    Why would I say that ? I didnt even infer that, and you know people are gonna use that turd to drive to work like a car.
                    You ever drive in NY rush hour traffic on a winter night ? On the thruway? You will die in that thing.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Yeah, but VW's Got a New One

                      vw 1 cyl diesel.

                      I'd put a boxer engine in it and call it normal. ;D

                      it is not aggressive enough for real use highway, but local, heck, I was even interested in a street legal golf cart.
                      Previously boxer3main
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                      • #12
                        Re: Yeah, but VW's Got a New One

                        Originally posted by chevy3100
                        1 cyl diesel commuter? yawn... (just not my cup of tea, in all honesty I'd rather drive a big ol truck with tons of personality, but gets 8mpg...)

                        The thing that gets me is that it is tagged at $600 US.... If that's true then everyone else in the world is getting bent over and f^#($d cause there is no way the materials would cost less than $600 anywhere else...
                        Yeah, that part got me, too. Being as ignorant as I am about technical things, I'dda thought a carbon fiber ink pen would cost $600 to build, let alone a car with an engine.

                        I posted it, but I really think it's a hoax. I sure don't know. Got no idea.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Yeah, but VW's Got a New One

                          It's not going to be $600, I don't think there is a concrete release date. I would be surprised if this sells for a dime under 20k.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Yeah, but VW's Got a New One

                            Originally posted by antmnte
                            Originally posted by dieselgeek
                            Originally posted by antmnte
                            Just where I would want to be sitting on cold winter evening driving up the New England thruway
                            with a Peterbuilt riding up my ass. Smart car is bad enough this is death on wheels.
                            Wow. you must really thinkg peopel who ride motorcycles are total idiots then?


                            1 cylinder diesel - I'd TOTALLY rock that to work every day. Where do I sign up?
                            Why would I say that ? I didnt even infer that, and you know people are gonna use that turd to drive to work like a car.
                            You ever drive in NY rush hour traffic on a winter night ? On the thruway? You will die in that thing.
                            x2
                            even boston traffic..
                            that is ask'n to die....
                            guess country boy in the boonies. doesn't understand how 18wheelers run on the east coast..

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                            • #15
                              Re: Yeah, but VW's Got a New One

                              Originally posted by antmnte
                              Just where I would want to be sitting on cold winter evening driving up the New England thruway
                              with a Peterbuilt riding up my ass. Smart car is bad enough this is death on wheels.
                              I hear ya, Anthony. I didn't mean to imply that I ever wanted to be caught dead in one, but that this car seems a heck of a lot better than the Smart Car, with really high gas mileage. I can see some limited function for a go-cart like this, in a big city where parking is tight, for example. But it would be taking your life into your own hands.
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