VW Golf 1 GTI Cup v1.0

The GTI was presented to Volkswagen’s management early in 1975, and the project was approved 28 May 1975. The car’s name is typically described as an acronym of either the Italian phrase “Gran Turismo Iniezione”, or the English “Grand Tourer Injection”, and is usually written in all capitals. Production was not expected to exceed 5000 units, which was the number…

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VW Beetle Fun Cup 2011 v1.0

Volkswagen Beetle-style bodies are fitted to space frame racing chassis, and are used in the Uniroyal Fun Cup, which includes the longest continuous motor-race in the world, the 25 Hours of Spa. It is an affordable entry-level series that gentleman drivers race. The Fun Cup is a one-make racing series created by Franz Dubois in 1997 in Belgium. The cars are identical…

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Volvo P1800 ES v1.1

Volvo introduced its final P1800 variant, the 1800ES, in 1972 as a two-door station wagon with a frameless, all-glass tailgate. The final design was chosen after two prototypes had been built by Sergio Coggiola and Pietro Frua. Frua’s prototype, Raketen (“the Rocket”, on the right), is located in the Volvo Museum. Both Italian prototypes were considered too futuristic…

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