2003 Volkswagen 1 Litre Car Concept
Volkswagen 1-Litre Car Concept
The VW 1-litre car is a two-person construct car intentional to locomote 100 km victimization equitable 1 liter of fire (eq to 235 miles per US congius or 282 mpg Purple). To reach such thriftiness, it is made from jackanapes materials; the trunk is sleek; and the locomotive and transmittal are intentional and tuned for thriftiness.
For aeromechanics, the car seating two tandem, kinda than side-by-side. Thither are no behind scene mirrors and it alternatively uses cameras and electronic displays. The backside wheels are approximate to appropriate a sleek eubstance. The hale coefficient (Cd) is 0.16, compared to 0.30 for distinctive cars.
For igniter burthen, the car uses an unpainted c character cutis complete a mg subframe. Case-by-case components bear been intentional for low weightiness, including locomotive, infection, respite, wheels (c fiber), brakes (al), hubs (ti), bearings (ceramic), inner, etc.. Evacuate fomite burthen is 290 kg (639 lb).
The locomotive is a 299 cc (18.2 in³) diesel producing scarce 6.3 kW (8.5 hp). It drives done a six-speed infection that combines stick-shift mechanism, weightiness, and crusade efficiency with reflexive contrivance and efficiency controls. The locomotive is switched off mechanically during slowing and chicago. According to Volkswagen, fire saving is 0.99 L per 100 km (238 mpg US, 285 mpg Majestic). A 6.5 L tankful (1.7 US gallons), gives a impulsive scope of 650 km (400 miles). If diesel were $3 a congius, it would toll a footling terminated $5 to locomotion 400 miles.
The consistence and framing are intentional with crunch zones and roll-over aegis, and the bicycle-built-for-two seats agency expectant face crunch zones. Volkswagen claims security corresponding to a GT racer, though the sparkle burden compromises condom in hit with heavier vehicles.
Thither is 80 L of reposition spa.
Ilk former construct cars, Volkswagen has proclaimed no output plans. Still, the clear strong technology endeavor combined with beingness the solitary car in its family has led many to be sky-high aspirer the car leave stretch output.
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