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  • Volkswagen Rabbit
    997 words
    Tom Stephenson The History of Volkswagen In 1937, the German government founded Volkswagen to mass produce a low priced "peoples car". A Nazi organization called the German Labor Front operated the company originally. They brought in Ferdinand Porsche to design the car. He used elements from his type 32 prototype NSU that he designed in 1934. Such elements were an air cooled horizontally opposed four cylinder rear mounted engine and torsion bar suspension. Production was supposed to start at the...
  • Car Safety Features
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    CAR SAFETY Active and Passive: Car safety features are grouped into two categories: Active and Passive. Active feature are designed to reduce the likelihood of a crash. Things such as tires, brakes, lights and steering are active features. The most important of all of them however is the driver. Passive safety features aim to reduce the damage done to a car's occupants in the event of a crash. These include things like seatbelt's, airbags, and crumple zones. For all these features any car can st...
  • Porsche 911 Road Cars
    510 words
    PORSCHE 911 ROAD CARSByDennis Adler Josh Cohen Period 11/2/01 Porsche 911 Road Cars is about model 911 cars and the history of them. The book explains who invented Porsche, how they modeled them, how the price changed over the years, how they designed the engines, and all about the speeds and racing ability. The two most interesting things I have learned about in this book concern Porsche's characteristics; for example, how the engine for the 901 Porsche was designed and where it was placed in t...
  • Most Important Car Maker Of The Time
    644 words
    Ferdinand Pros che: Life And Achievements of A Pioneer German engineer Ferdinand Porsche is certainly one of the most important figures - if not the most important and influent-in the history of automobile making. This outstanding Teuton was born on September 3rd, 1875 in Mafferdorf, Germany. One of the most remarkable accomplishments of his career was that his work was not limited to one factory, but instead he worked in many of the most renowned car-making factories of the time. His life as an...
  • Time The First Vw Beetle
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    The people's car - generically, Volkswagen in German - is almost as old as the automobile, and the type was familiar in Germany long before the advent of the Volkswagen. Usually these 'popular'; cars were minimal cars, though size and simplicity did not necessarily bring them within the reach of the ordinary man in the street. Henry Ford did build a successful universal car, to sell at a low price, but his Model T with its 2.9-litre engine was by no means a small car, nor was the Model A that fo...
  • Came Chrysler's New 300 Sedan
    402 words
    It's been all too long since a new American sedan created anything more than an apathetic yawn from consumers. Between relentless Japanese competition and America's seemingly endless obsession with trucks and SUVs, the idea that a domestic four-door could be the 'it' car of the year seemed laughable. Then along came Chrysler's new 300 sedan, a car so unabashedly nontraditional in both its style and its substance that it makes the competition look hopelessly bland in comparison. Chrysler veered f...
  • Design Idea Fuller
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    Fuller was most famous for his geodesic domes, which can be seen as part of military radar stations, civic buildings, and exhibition attractions. Their construction is based on extending some basic principles to build simple structures (tetrahedron, octahedron, and the closest packing of spheres). Built in this way they are extremely lightweight and stable. The patent for geodesic domes was awarded in 1954, part of Fuller's decades-long efforts to explore nature's constructing principles to find...
  • Car Design And Graffiti
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    Car design In the beginning, car design was simple. All cars had four wheels, a couple seats, a motor, and a steering wheel. Henry Ford offered his model T in any color you want, as long as its black. Today creating cars has become more complicated. Not only must a car look good but it also must be safe and fuel-efficient. Most of this pressure comes from consumers, but they are not the only ones who have to be pleased. The United States Congress pushes automakers also, but more along the lines ...
  • Most Radical Concept Car Of The 1950's
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    Another element that was present in the 1950's was automobiles. Automobiles were something that everyone once dreamed of owning. Now after the war. they could finally own one. Automobiles of the 1940's were dull and very plain. This was because designers were too busy designing tanks, planes, etc... for the ongoing war. The major event that took place that changed the way cars looked and how they performed happened on October 14, 1947. This was when Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier. From thi...
  • Ferrari Sports Cars
    422 words
    The novel I have currently been reading is Shirley Haines "The Legend of Ferrari". The Ferrari first started in the year of 1947, which have turn into legendary for their speed and beauty. The Italian government considers the Ferrari a work of art. Ferrari sports cars are very luxurious, year after year; they are some of the most exclusive sports cars in the world. One reason why they are so costly is that they are measured works of art to most people. My most preferred car from the Ferrari coll...
  • 6 Cylinder Engine Into A Car
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    VOLKSWAGEN GTI And this car may indeed come here in one form or another if VW thinks it can attract enough bass to the bait. It likely won't be called the 25th-Anniversary Edition because the American GTI doesn't reach that milestone until 2007. However, it may approach in price this car's in-Germany tariff of $24,787. That would represent a $1047 premium over a loaded 2002 GTI V-6 and a $2787 hike up from a fully loaded GTI 1.8 T. For their extra deutsche marks, German buyers receive a new chin...
  • Result Of The Automobile
    890 words
    The automobile, much like the T.V., was something everyone once dreamed of owning, and thanks to the post-war economic boom of the Fifties everyone could. Unlike the automobiles of the Forties, which showed a utilitarian, military influenced design, the automobiles of the Fifties spoke of a much more progressive style. This essay will speak about the design influences that made the automobile a much more attractive purchase, as well as the effects that an automobile driven society has had on our...
  • Volkswagen Beetle Combi
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    in this paper I intend to introduce to the reader, the aims and objectives which will hopefully set the foundations to the arguments which will be raised in, the cultural biography of the Volkswagen. I shall be predominantly observing the Volkswagen beetle in my research, although, parallels will be drawn by also including the Volkswagen combi which I believe will help demonstrate and strengthen my overall approach. We need to understand that the beetle is primarily an object which has been prod...

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