WEB DESK: The Volkswagen Beetle is an old car which is still alive not only in the hearts of its lovers but it is raving high on roads at every corner of the world. Some of the interesting facts about this mechanical beetle are as follows.
Volkswagen is a German word that means “people’s car”. The original Volkswagen prototype was created in order to try and establish a vehicle that could haul two adults and three children while being able to maintain a speed of 100km/h.
Beetles are everywhere in the world. Well, that is because of the fact that the VW Beetle was being manufactured for 65 years. A total of 21,529,464 vehicles were manufactured in those 65 years, so chances are probably much more to see beetle around the globe. This is currently ranked as the longest produced vehicle in the history of car manufacturing.
Did you ever know that you could be driving a VW and it is almost identical to an Audi? Deliberately because The Audi 8 and the VW Passat may look somewhat different, but the VW Passat was created in order to identically match the mechanical build and parts of the Audi 8.
The Beetle has been ranked and listed as one of the most influential vehicles that is available or was created during the 20th century and found to be the most beloved vehicles among all diverse societies.
Many vehicle manufacturers use a base of VW to create their vehicles, and then simply add some personalize touches and design in order to call it their own. Among the manufacturers that borrow from VW are Audi, Porsche, Seat, & Skoda. So probably somehow somewhere we have been unaware and driving a VW on the roads underneath different Logos.
It’s not just a common family car. It is true. The Beetles were affordable stable vehicles that with a little bit of tweaking became extremely competitive on the drag racing circuit. The bubble like Foxy may look cute and candy, but it is ready to kick some exotics on the track.
The original Beetle was in use of Adolf Hitler. Keen to put ordinary Germans on the newly constructed autobahn superhighways in their own cars, a subsidized savings plan involving a coupon booklet was devised. When a family filled their booklet, they were supposed to get their car. WWII intervened and all pre-war Beetle deliveries were limited to Nazi party officials. Private owners didn’t get their hands on a Beetle until after the war.