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Old 01-05-2018, 01:42 PM   #2531 (permalink)
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Love the overall body design & shape, especially if a rear backglass were incorporated.
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There's enough taper in the cabin you can see anything more than [five feet] behind the car. Your classic bubble-top coupe.

Yesterday I saw a first-gen Honda Insight in a parking lot that was that same color. As close as most of us will get to a $$$upercar.
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It put me off, that sound and the ATB width tires... Is it a car or a velomobile?
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It put me off, that sound and the ATB width tires... Is it a car or a velomobile?
I was thinking that they could have made it 1.5 times larger to make it more like a marketable car.

Maybe the next one will be more real world looking.

Other than that I love it.

Just don't want to die in it.
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I couldn't hear the little diesel engine over the wind noise. It shouldn't be louder than a Prius.

At 0:09s — I have problems rolling down my door window, too.


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My guess,is that VW was going for remarkable efficiency,and this guided all parameters of the design.
The 2011 version was Cd 0.186,16.1 sq-ft frontal area,for a drag index of CdA 2.994 sq-ft,and 261-mpg hwy.
With garden-variety mirrors,it's Cd could grow to 0.201.
The larger XT Sport,with 'real' tires degrades to Cd 0.26,and that's without mirrors as well.
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XL1 was a commercial implementation of the earlier concept. Things like hollow gears in the transmission, single seating and the side-hinge door weren't possible even at $$$upercar prices.


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XL1 was a commercial implementation of the earlier concept. Things like hollow gears in the transmission, single seating and the side-hinge door weren't possible even at $$$upercar prices.


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I think I should have posted Cd 0.26 for the XL Sport.There is no XT Sport
The original 2006 1-Liter VW was Cd 0.159.
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With that narrow track it's no wonder they licensed it the 'wobbly one'

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