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1965 Volkswagen Beetle

When the Volkswagen Beetle was brand new way back in 1965 it cost $1,965, which is about $15,000 after adjusted for inflation. However even with its low price, Volkswagen still managed to maintain a level of detail that was unheard of in cars within the same price range. 4 layers of paint is one thing, but how about an engine made of aluminum and magnesium?

 

Performance

  • Power: 40.0bhp
  • Torque: 65.0lb ft
  • MPG: 32.0mpg
  • Top speed: 72.0mph
  • 0-60mph: 32.1secs

Engine

  • Configuration: Flat 4
  • Aspiration: Natural
  • Fuel:¬†Gasoline
  • Fuel delivery: Carburetor

    Chassis

    • Suspension Front: Independent, torsion bar
    • Suspension Rear:
      Independent, torsion bar
    • Drive train:
      Rear-Engine RWD
    • Steering:
      N/A
    • Body frame:
      chassis and separate body
    • Transmission:
      Four-speed manual


         

        September 24, 2018 — Peter Modzelewski