Volkswagen EcoRacer Prototype (2005)

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VW EcoRacer Prototype

Sports car has a consumption of only 3.4 litres and 230 kph!

The carbon fibre is a coupé, a roadster and a speedster all in one

The VW is powered by a TDI engine of the coming

At the Tokyo Motor Show (22 to 6 November) Volkswagen are presenting a that could well history as the most economical the car of its time. Its basic data: fuel consumption of 3.4 litres for 100 km, a top of 230 kph. Its name: EcoRacer.

to its carbon-fibre (CFP) bodywork, sports car with its centrally engine weighs in at only 850 and accelerates from 0 to 100 kph in just 6.3 Powered by a newly developed turbo-charged diesel of the next it offers a forward-looking synthesis of economy and impressive performance. 230 6.3 seconds, 3.4 litres — vital statistics are as unusual as are fascinating.

But the objective of development was not to break With the EcoRacer, the intention was to create a research vehicle united the elements of economy and under a very emotionally roof.

Tight Proportions: The of the bodywork, with its new sports-car end, LED headlamp and rear-light tight proportions and powerful demonstrates that even economical cars can rivet wherever they appear. The of the EcoRacer is 3.77 metres 1.74 metres wide, and 1.21 meters high. The of the specially developed 17 alloy is 2.48 metres.

The font and overhang is extremely short.

Volkswagen EcoRacer Prototype

functional: The prototype is anything but a mock-up. It can be driven without and is intended to serve as a technology And the EcoRacer is also a versatile As soon as a door is opened, the wing above it swings up, optimal access. The entire roof is removable. Even the hatch can be removed.

And, last but not least, the of the windscreen can be exchanged for a module a short, racing windshield. makes the EcoRacer, firstly, a secondly, a roadster and, a speedster.

CFP bodywork: As the mainstay of the a carbon-fibre (CFP = carbon-fibre plastic) bodywork was developed was both light and stiff. it is a CFP polycoque (the safety embraces room for two persons) roll bar, CFP crash and a CFP skin. The main parts of the are a chassis pan, two side and the dashboard.

The crash elements in the area are the CFP crash absorber and an bumper cross-member. A further CFP carries the engine and rear The vehicle f loor with diffuser is also made of

The EcoRacer as a coupé: The bonnet, and doors are also made of as are the roof elements. The door of the EcoRacer open electromechanically. not only releases the door — via Keyless-Entry-and-Go system but also swings the associated wing upwards on a gas-pressure so as to optimise the entry and exit.

These roof sections and the T-bar, the longitudinal web between can be removed completely and stowed the seats.

The EcoRacer as a Roadster: And in a matter of minutes, the entire structure including the windows can be or converted. First, the rear the coupe rear end, is At the same time, the side of the front wings between the wheel and the door hinge are out. The effect of the thus free-standing tyres has dynamics all of its

In fact, without the hatch and the the coupé now emerges as a roadster.

The as a Speedster: In the final stage, the can be converted to a speedster. For this, a catch in the area of the A column is released, to allow the windscreen frame and the upper dashboard to be taken off. In place of module, a minimalistic windscreen its own dashboard cover is inserted.

The result is a speedster in its purest

Futuristic styling elements: As to the styling, the shape of the radiator and the double headlamps above it is conspicuous. They demonstrate a end that would be conceivable in a form tomorrow on future of sports car. In the area of the B the typical air intakes of a central-engined car are dominant.

A sense of power from the muscular contours of the and the 17 aluminium-alloy wheels that the wheel-boxes.

Running gear, and athletic: Dynamics and innovative characterise the prototype’s running too. On the one hand, it is very but on the other hand it offers obvious potential for extreme The front double-wishbone axle is a new design.

The wishbones are made of aluminium, as are the bearings. The four-control-shaft rear is based on the derivate that was in the Golf. Its use in a central-engined sports car the potential of an axle that perfectly with front-wheel, and all-wheel drive.

In the EcoRacer distribution front / rear: 40 to 60) it was specifically to the central-engine concept, and of a few kilograms.

New-generation TDI engines: as unique from the point of of design as the entire body is the TDI engine. It ref lects the future of the engine. Clean, powerful and versatile. The 1.5 TDI is still under

Like the new twin charger among the direct-injection petrol the turbo-diesel direct injection is characterised by greatest agility at consumption. The Volkswagen developers to it as a highly charged downsizing

New TDI data: The four-cylinder engine 100 kW / 136 PS at 4000 rpm. Between and 3750 rpm, the 1484 cc unit develops a torque of than 250 Newton metres. The ratio is 17.2:1. The unit is light and compact, and — not in the EcoRacer — it conforms to the exhaust standard, and future EU threshold values. The gearbox of the is the DSG double-clutch transmission.

The 1.5 TDI, presented in the EcoRacer for the time, has the potential to implement the CCS CCS (Combined Combustion System) is a process that combines the of diesel and petrol engines, synthetic fuels.


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