|1933 Volkswagen Prototype|
Designed by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche, the People's Car (Volkswagen)
included an air-cooled, horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine
mounted in the rear which would power a 650 kg car to a maximum speed
of 100 km/h with average fuel consumption of less than 14 litres per 100
kilometres. This car, which Porsche called the Type 60 (and which would
become the VW 30 prototype), would be able to climb a 30 per cent grade
in first gear. It would have all-independent suspension, in an era when most
cars did not even have independent springing at the front, let alone the rear.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Thursday, August 10, 1933
Helen and I went down to Rita Mae's again. We got some candy. We stayed all night at Rita Mae's.