Thursday, February 7, 2013

Not in the U.S. (of course)

From a friend in Seattle: I couldn't snag a photo from the email, but here is the description.

"This $600 car is not a toy; it 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; it was not announced until now where the car would make its first appearance... The car was introduced at the VW stockholders meeting as the most economical car in the world ! The initial objective of the prototype was to prove that 1 liter of fuel could deliver 100 kilometers of travel.

Its Spartan interior does not sacrifice safety; the impact and roll-over protection is comparable to a GT racing cars. 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.

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-seat 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 or 646 km !!!

But also check out this VW Hover Car:


M.U.G. said...

Gus said...

M.U.G., thanks!

Readers, click on the link in M.U.G.'s comment for more information about that little VW high-mileage car.