Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick
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Volkswagen to build the "1-Liter" car in 2010

With fuel prices going crazy and global warming on everyone's minds, it's really exciting to see a car company step forward and offer a car like this. Tiny engine (333cc), ultra-lightweight construction (carbon-fiber skin and magnesium frame), aircraft-slick aerodynamics (passenger sits behind driver), and - get this - 235 miles per gallon (that's 1 liter of fuel per 100 km, hence the name).

Plus, I think it looks cool:

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It looks not-unlike the enclosed design I plan for my Lil' Vehicle of Danger. Let's hope Volkswagen follows through, builds enough for demand, and sells 'em at a reasonable price!

Chris

EDIT: Click this image to see a story with lots more photos:
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