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Old 09-20-2008, 05:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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VW 1 Litre, different look

Only pic I could find but looks a lot more finished for the market. Not sure which I like more. I'll take one of each.
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Hiya,

It certainly does look like a production model -- maybe because they got the prototype down to a 0.83L/11km, they felt like they had a little room to make it more conventional and still hit the 1L/100km goal?

The side view mirror and the lack of the rear wheel skirts, are the most obvious aero changes.
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Hmm... first pic looks photoshopped, or am I stating the obvious?
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After tracking down the pic source and reading the article I'm not too excited.

VW 1-Liter tandem city car tipped for 2010 production - MotorAuthority - Car news, reviews, spy shots

Only 1000 units/yr means there is ZERO chance they will try to certify it for the US.

The new pic also shows a more conventional tire than the skinny LRR special on the prototype.
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Hmm... first pic looks photoshopped, or am I stating the obvious?
It's not a "photograph" as much as a computer generated image.
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LOL, whatever They took the people sitting in a 1L and the background and even the plate and drew a blue car over it, using a computer of course.
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I can see the chances of the new one going to production higher than the prototype. Its got a more marketable look to it. The prototype looks as radical as when the Insight came out or the EV1
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The evolution from the second picture to the first one looks like the marketing department throwing away much of the good work from the engineering department ...
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It must be a computer rendering. I'm actually surprised that it hasn't been changed even more drastically- guess I'm used to Detroit...
I like it. Even toned down how much less mpg are we talking? It's still gonna kick butt.
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Hiya,

Here's a better looking version, that says it will be produced in 2010:
dealership-car: VW to produce 235mpg car for 2010

Plastic and magnesium (not carbon fiber like the prototype) and a 300cc engine, for 235mpg (not 283 of the prototype) -- produced in limited quantities.

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