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California Dreamin’ with the VW ID Buggy

He was the car to a way of life. Because its so wonderfully pared to the Essential, Manx Buggy, Bruce Meyers, in 1964, no other has captured the California dream of endless summer and eternal youth at the surf beach. Two seats in an open tray made of glass fiber, a small windscreen, a thin roll bar and in the rear, a Boxer – so the Manx was to dream of the beach boys car.

About 50 years later, VW has reinterpreted this idea is now new, and with the ID Buggy to the Here and now brought. While Meyers used a beetle Chassis and boxer engine as a platform, has decided to VW design chief Klaus Bischoff for the Modular electricity modular MEB and a cover placed, the reduced and appealing as it was then.

Wolfsburg instead of California

half A year after the Premiere of the prototype demonstrated during its maiden voyage in Pebble Beach, the Californian dream of 2019 still is not working. If the Stromer with the full backing of its 204 HP and 310 Nm accelerates strong engine and on his Pampa-Pneus butter suspension is soft and rolls over the Asphalt, each of the Sunnyboy. It creaks and squeaks nothing, because the battery in the car floor makes the Buggy more rigid than any other convertible, and nothing distracts in the empty tub from the pure joy of Driving: There are neither doors nor roof or Windows, and no superfluous controls. A tiny speedo, two lever for turn signals and transmission to the left and to the right of the steering Wheel and two pedals in the footwell – that's all it has to offer the Buggy. There are lots of fresh air in the hair, Sand between the toes and in the nose the smell of the Pacific.

the ID Buggy is just a dream. But because of the prototype drives almost as good as a production car, the concept of the small-scale model on the large-scale platform Hand and foot has. For any design Studio or body builders will probably find that handles of VW MDBs, and a Stromer for surfers and other sun-catcher builds. And if the not-so-high demands on a Funauto such as VW themselves, in the case of the range a little greedy and a little bit of the frills omitted, then this should also be prices possible, with which the Buggy is catapulted out of the market. If you believe the wolf burgers, there are promising talks with partners, and in the next year, the dream could go on, therefore, quite true. Not in California, but in Wolfsburg, Germany.

The author of the test took a ride on the invitation of the manufacturer.

Created: 21.08.2019, 18:51 PM

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