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A New Car for $600?

By alwaysakid

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I got an email forward touting this car as a new model VW will be marketing in China that gets 258 miles to the gallon of diesel fuel and sells for the equivilent of $600 US.
What do you think? Is this for real or another cyber legend?
This is what the email said:
This is not a joke and they do sell for $600.00.
They wont be able to make them fast enough -- be good just to run around town.
Here's a car that will get you back and forth to work on the cheap....... $600 for the car. 258 miles per gallon... Only a one seater however.
Talk about cheap transportation....... Volkswagen's $600 car gets 258 mpg -- It looks like Ford, Chrysler and GM missed the boat again!
This $600 car is no toy and is ready to be released in China next year. The single seater aero car totes VW (Volkswagen) branding.
Volkswagen did a lot of very highly protected testing of this car in Germany, but it was not announced until now where the car would make it's first appearance. The car was introduced at the VW stockholders meeting as the most economical car in the world as presented.
The initial objective of the prototype was to prove that 1 liter of fuel could deliver 100 kilos of travel. The aero design proved essential to getting the desired result. The body is 3.47 meters long and just 1.25 meters wide, and a little over a meter high.
The prototype was made completely of carbon fiber and is not painted to save weight. The power plant is a one cylinder diesel positioned ahead of the rear axle and combined with an automatic shift controlled by a knob in the interior. Safety was not compromised as the impact and roll-over protection is comparable to the GT racing cars.
Better than Electric Car? 258 miles/gallon: IPO 2010 in Shanghai. This is a single seated car.
From conception to production: 3 years and the company is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany ..
It will be selling for 4000 Yuan, equivalent to US $600.
Gas tank capacity = 1.7 gallons
Top speed = 62 to 74.6 Miles/hour
Fuel efficiency = 258 miles/gallon
Travel distance with a full tank = 404 miles.

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lsnickerman
Mar 27, 2011 at 8:59 am
What?? this is crazy! If this releases in the US, the super pricey smart-car will be in trouble!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Metalmikejr
Mar 25, 2011 at 11:54 am
LOL I need it. To have it imported is prolly ridiculous amounts of money.
 
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rhonda
Mar 24, 2011 at 2:58 pm
Hhhhmmm, maybe I need to plan a trip and pick us up a few!! I would hate to be between a few 18-wheelers in that thing!!!
 
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66Chevelle
Mar 24, 2011 at 6:57 am
That's cool, one for each family member and u can all park in the garage at the house, plus still have room for the really important thing, THE COLLECTOR CAR.
Larry
 
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canadianpontiac
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Mar 23, 2011 at 8:21 am
Will this fit in the overhead carry-on luggage compartment?
 
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CorvairJim
Mar 23, 2011 at 1:41 am
My brother and his wife just spent a couple of weeks in China in January, completing an adoption process that has been dragging on for over four years. Their hearts and minds were centered on their new daughter so I don't think they would have gone looking for a souvenir for you (or ME, for that matter!), but that's as it should be. Little Claire Xi-Le Ely is the new love of their lives. She just celebrated her first birthday 2 weeks ago.

(I don't think they could have checked a car with their luggage anyway... wink image )
 
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Mar 22, 2011 at 11:12 am
Damn, i just got back yesterday! ;-)
 

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