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Old 03-28-2018, 03:48 PM   #2671 (permalink)
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Old 03-30-2018, 09:54 PM   #2672 (permalink)
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How it Works: Streamlining and The Story of Koenig-Fachsenfeld
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Ford engined Streamlined Speclai, which was fitted with a wind-cheating undertray and had an exceptionally low Cd.
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Old 03-30-2018, 11:36 PM   #2673 (permalink)
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Oh, we did a few tests to impress the head of some firm but nobody cared much then. There was one though; a rear-engined chassis with rubber suspension, a little 32 hp Ford engine and thermo-syphon cooling to avoid a radiator. The standard Ford with that engine just did 105 km/h; ours reached 140 km/h and got 17.5 km/I (49 mpg) at a steady 80 km/h. It was used as a courier car during the war.

Ford engined Streamlined Speclai[sic], which was fitted with a wind-cheating undertray and had an exceptionally low Cd.
A courier vehicle like the Volkshart-Saggita V2.
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Old 03-31-2018, 11:21 AM   #2674 (permalink)
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Auf der Internationalen Automobil-Ausstellung in Frankfurt am Main wird auch das vom Bundesministerium für Forschung und Technologie geförderte Auto 2000 gezeigt. Der Dreizylinder-Dieselmotor mit Direkteinspritzung, Turbolader und 45 PS Leistung benötigt bei einer Geschwindigkeit von 120 Stundenkilometern nur 4,1 Liter Dieselkraftstoff auf 100 Kilometer. Mit dieser Studie leistet Volkswagen einen Beitrag zur Ökologiedebatte, die das Energiesparen und die Reduzierung der Umweltbelastungen zur politischen Gestaltungsaufgabe macht.
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The Auto 2000, sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Research and Technology, will also be shown at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt am Main. The three-cylinder diesel engine with direct injection, turbocharger and 45 hp power needed at a speed of 120 kilometers per hour only 4.1 liters of diesel fuel per 100 kilometers. With this study, Volkswagen is making a contribution to the ecology debate, which makes energy saving and the reduction of environmental pollution a political design task.


A look at the 1981 Volkswagen Auto 2000 concept [update]
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The guidelines also specified that the prototypes had to be able to comfortably carry four adults and 400 kilos (881 pounds) of luggage, while performance, size and reliability had to be at least on par with similarly-sized cars sold new at the time. The Federal Ministry for Research and Technology invested 110 million Deutschmarks to help fund the project.

Mercedes wasn’t the only West German automaker that participated in the project: Volkswagen introduced its take on what form a futuristic, highly fuel-efficient car should look like at the 1981 Frankfurt Motor Show. Riding on a modified Golf platform, the Auto 2000 boasted tall, fastback-like silhouette with a wide C-pillar, a glass hatch and a truncated rear end. Up front, the radiator grille was replaced by a sizable air dam discreetly integrated into the bumper, while 13-inch steel wheels fitted with full wheel covers reduced drag.

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The Volkswagen Auto 2000 concept remained a design study that was never seriously considered for mass production by the automaker’s top brass. However, the third-generation Passat that was introduced in 1988 borrowed several styling cues from the futuristic show car.
Ditch the surf boards, the roof has an aero arc to it.

https://ranwhenparked.net/2017/08/20...oming-in-2022/


And the concept has no side view mirrors, looks like tiny camera extends out.
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I see I didn't caption that. The concept looks like a Dasher with a Prius loft line.

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From way back in 2007

Cool Eco Cars - Toyota Prius Wagon - Economy and Style, Fast and Sleek Energy Efficient



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High-tail Hybrid X concept

It's hardly a secret that Toyota has a number of high-tail designs. At the 2007 Geneva Motor Show, its Hybrid X concept took the look to new heights in a low, sleek form that could be viewed as either a station wagon or a hatchback.
https://www.motorauthority.com/news/...v-prius-family
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VW 2000: I always liked the look of it.

110M DM and the bastids never considered manufacturing it!?! Another reason to hate VW.
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I'm split on which thread to put this in, aerodynamic or non-aerodynamic.

It's the area behind the front wheels, no attachment.

2015 Divergent BLADE Concept
2015 Divergent BLADE Concept


I figure the low frontal area and roof line kind of make up for it otherwise.

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