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Old 09-13-2020, 02:13 AM   #11 (permalink)
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It's an historical artifact, like the Kraft durch Freude wagen.

The world has advanced to the point where VAG is allied with Tesla.

A modern interpretation would be pure electric and an unpainted stainless steel monocoque. Curved edges, simple curves.

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Old 09-14-2020, 11:08 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Kinda tried that, can you say Delorean?
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Saying it doesn't make it so. The Delorean was a fiberglass body with a stainless steel wrap. It wasn't structural.
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Very informative video, thanks for sharing!!

Think of how much better fuel economy it could've gotten if it kept closer to the original design, 2 passengers, ditch the AC, tiny diesel or gasoline motor with no battery/hybrid system, or maybe just a tiny 0.5kw hybrid assist battery. Lighter weight, lower CDA; in order to make it more marketable they ended up with a vehicle not that much more efficient than a G1 Insight, and costing many times more.

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