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Monday, January 12, 2009
A VW Concept Roadster....Diesel, no less!

With a tip of the hat to the folks at the Auto Blog, we have news of Volkswagen coming VERY close to
debuting a two-seater, mid-engine roadster. Rumor is this car may be available in 2011.

Word has it the convertible roadster gets 42mpg and is as eco-friendly as just about any hybrid on the road today.

To accomplish the fuel economy and performance specs for this car, VW is using 3 tricks.
1) Turbocharging -- this gives the roadster 177 horsepower, and with a 2.0 litet diesel.
2) Automatic start-stop technology -- this helps improve fuel economy
3) Regenerative braking.-- this helps to power on-board systems such as the A/C.

Top speed is estimated to be 140mph. The tranny is a six speed with paddle-shifting.

For more on the story, follow this link to the Wired Magazine Auto Blog.

posted by The Detailing Guru @ 1/12/2009 03:44:00 PM  
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