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$600 258-mpg Car Coming to China

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March 31, 2010 – Comments (13) | RELATED TICKERS: TM , F , SPY

I cannot confirm the news as the car does not appear on the VW website.  I have the pictures but can't post them here.  Best of all: IPO in 2010!??

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US$600/-  car from China coming soon

New Single Seat VW


 New Ride

 If you could go to Shanghai for a vacation, buy two or more of these
 cars, one for your wife and one for yourself, and one for each of your
 kids, have them shipped to Canada and still ! spend less money than if
 you bought a car in Canada. Getting the car(s) into USA , still an
 ordeal.

 This is not a toy, not a concept car. It is a newly developed single seat
 car in highly aerodynamic tear-shape road-proven real car. It is ready to
 be launched as a single-seater for sale in Shanghai! in 2010 for a mere
 RMB 4,000 (US$600)!

 Interested? Wait till you learn that it will cruise at 100-120 Km/Hr with
 an unbelievable 0.99litre/100Km (258 miles/gallon)!

 Impressed? Totally, after you have read all the details below about the
 hi-tech and space-age material input into this car!

 The Most Economic Car in the World will be on sale next year


 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 .

 Will be selling for 4000 yuan, equivalent to US$600..

 Gas tank capacity = 1.7 gallons

 Speed = 62 - 74.6 Miles/hour

 Fuel efficiency = 258 miles/gallon

 Travel distance with a full tank = 404 miles

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Let me know if this is just a hoax.

13 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On March 31, 2010 at 9:02 PM, ChrisGraley (30.21) wrote:

This just in...

 

Outside sources have confirmed that it's not a car at all, but a Yak covered in Bondo. 

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#2) On March 31, 2010 at 9:08 PM, SUPERMANSTOCKS (55.80) wrote:

I will believe it when I see it

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#3) On March 31, 2010 at 9:58 PM, memoandstitch (< 20) wrote:

Just google "car 258 shanghai" and it looks like they are all from the same source!  At least you can see the pictures, lol.

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#4) On March 31, 2010 at 10:33 PM, portefeuille (99.57) wrote:

0.99 l/100km -> around 237.6 mpg.

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#5) On March 31, 2010 at 10:38 PM, portefeuille (99.57) wrote:

A 1 l/100km car is very old news by the way.

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Before the Annual Meeting, the current Chairman of the Board of Management, Dr. Ferdinand Piëch, drove this research vehicle to Hamburg from the company's headquarters at an average fuel consumption of 0.89 litres per 100 kilometres.

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(from here)

 

Driving at 80 km/h on the German highways can be very dangerous, hehe ...

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#6) On March 31, 2010 at 10:41 PM, portefeuille (99.57) wrote:

1l auto description.

max. speed is 120 km/h.

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#7) On March 31, 2010 at 10:43 PM, portefeuille (99.57) wrote:

my post on Volkswagen shares.

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#8) On March 31, 2010 at 10:45 PM, portefeuille (99.57) wrote:

the 3l Lupo. not exactly a huge success ...

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#9) On March 31, 2010 at 10:49 PM, portefeuille (99.57) wrote:

They had a tv series over here on some guys trying to turn a regular VW Golf into a 3l car. It is very easy if you simply use some carbon materials ...

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#10) On April 01, 2010 at 12:46 PM, jdlech (< 20) wrote:

You too, can look like a total dweeb while putting your life in grave danger from 90 Lb. suburban housewives driving 5,000 lb. SUVs. to the post office to transport 6 oz. of mail.

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#11) On April 01, 2010 at 1:26 PM, memoandstitch (< 20) wrote:

great links!

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#12) On April 02, 2010 at 1:51 AM, davidlwilliamson (< 20) wrote:

  This was first reported in Canadian Driver on June 5, 2002

http://www.canadiandriver.com/2002/06/05/feature-vw-1-litre-car.htm

It was also reported in US News and World Report on July 2, 2008

http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/daily-news/080702-VW-May-Produce-282-MPG-Two-Seat-Car/

Then it was upgraded to a 2 seater.

It is also listed in Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_1-litre_car

The Telegraph reported its unveiling at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/motor-shows/frankfurt-motor-show/6198163/Frankfurt-Motor-Show-Volkswagen-L1-Concept.html

And it was reported in

Car and Driver

http://www.caranddriver.com/news/car/09q3/volkswagen_l1_concept-auto_shows

 Road and Track

http://www.roadandtrack.com/highlights/best_of_r_t_auto_shows/frankfurt/volkswagen_l1_concept

Motor Trend

http://www.motortrend.com/future/concept_vehicles/112_0909_volkswagen_l1_concept/index.html

It is now called the "Volkswagen L1" is a bit larger and gets 158 MPG

Volkswagen lists it here

http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/volkswagen-world/futures/1-litre-car

Before Its News says it will cost $25,900

http://beforeitsnews.com/news/27063/Volkswagens_258_mpg._car.html

Of Course!! Why not price it out of the market, for most of us, like other fuel-efficient cars?

 

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#13) On August 16, 2010 at 9:38 PM, BrandonPaulChevy (< 20) wrote:

well, we should sell more auto parts to compensate..

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