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jim73vw
13-11-2007, 03:19 PM
Not strictly a kit car but a project done in Germany in 1976 based on a beetle. It is GRP.

The engine was the standard 34hp unit, with a top speed of 81mph quoted.

It is claimed to have a drag coefficient factor of just 0.24.

It was lurking at the back of the Auto museum in Wolfsburg (see my other pictures under General Chat

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2222/2001414864_9ba30ad228_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2159/2001414818_5aa9603093_b.jpg

Can't say it worked for me :sorry:

letterman7
13-11-2007, 03:45 PM
I wonder if that's where the Opel design originated from...oops, no..it's got Opel rear lights. Interesting design exercise, though.

Alzax3
13-11-2007, 05:33 PM
Well it wouldn't win any prizes from me! shades of Mini Marcos about it too....

Spacenut
14-11-2007, 09:05 AM
Hmm. Scrub what I said about no specialist cars in the Wolfsburg museum...

Aerodynamic cars are rarely good-looking - and with a Cd of 0.24, it is SERIOUSLY aerodynamic. Clearly a response to the fuel crisis at the time. I guess the coefficient was determined during the daytime, with those lights up I suspect it would be a lot worse!

Hey Rick - I think you are OK, the Opel GT predates this effort by several years (1970 I think), and was heavily influenced by your very own Corvette!

Luigi Colani did a 700cc BMW motorbike engined aero car in the 1960's that looked a whole lot better (even had a flip-forward canopy for cockpit entry), so this really looks like a token effort on the part of VW. Plus, the new water-pumpers were out as well (Golf, Polo) and the Beetle only had a couple of years production left in Europe...

Are those gull-wing doors I see as well?

Lauren