Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Single Seater Aero Car

This is Volkswagen's new car - a single seat aero design soon to be released in China for only 4000 yuan, that's around $600 and it will get 258 miles per gallon.

The original objective of the prototype was to seat one person and to prove that 1 litre of fuel would deliver 100 kilometres of travel. It is made completely of carbon fibre and is unpainted to save weight.

The aero design proved essential to getting the desired result. The body is 3.47 m. long, 1.25 m. wide and a little over a metre high. Safety was not compromised as the impact and roll over protection is comparable to racing cars.

Power plant is a one cylinder diesel motor positioned ahead of the rear axle with an automatic transmission. Fuel tank capacity is 1.7 gallons (about 7.7 litres) with a speed of about 74.6 mph (about 119 kmh). Travel distance with a full tank of fuel is 404 miles (646 k).

(now we just need to make it look SEXY and sound like a V8 and the whole world will buy one)!