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.
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.

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