Volkswagon 1-litre car

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  1. MegansPrius

    MegansPrius GoogleMeister, AKA bongokitty

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    This car looks like something from a science fiction movie.

    VW 1 Liter Car (click link for full article and additional pictures)

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    At the 42nd Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Volkswagen AG in Hamburg, the most economical car in the world is presented: the 1-litre car. The prototype, which until now has been kept closely under wraps, and which many people never believed could be built, was driven under its own power from Wolfsburg to the Annual Meeting in Hamburg. Before the Annual Meeting, the current Chairman of the Board of Management, Dr. Ferdinand Piëch, drove this research vehicle to Hamburg from the company's headquarters at an average fuel consumption of 0.89 litres per 100 kilometres.
     
  2. Rokeby

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    I would say, "This car looks like something from the not too distant future."

    My $0.02
     
  3. jayman

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    Rated 0.89 litres per 100km. That works out to 317 miles per Imperial gallon!

    Um, I suppose the usual "your mileage may vary" applies here. Lead footed drivers may only get 243 mpg

    I suppose if fuel exceeds $12 a gallon and all the pickups and suv's are off the road and rusting in a field somewhere, it would be entirely safe to drive such a car on the roads of North America

    Wonder if you can get studded snow tires for it??
     
  4. hiremichaelreid

    hiremichaelreid New Member

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    Cool, just don't get under a semi like a turtle crossing the road. :flock:

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  5. Devil's Advocate

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    I still like this car better.

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  6. F8L

    F8L Protecting Habitat & AG Lands

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    Me too. I would really enjoy the hybrid version!
     
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