Great idea for a Father's Day gift
Wednesday 21 Aug 2019
The masterminds behind the Type 20 have equipped it with a 10kWh battery, a 2,500-watt onboard charger and an electric motor which produces 120 BHP and 173 lb-ft of torque — a considerable increase from the original van’s sub-50 BHP engine. Volkswagen enlisted its supercar-counterpart Porsche to develop a custom-built active pneumatic suspension that digitally raises the suspension as the driver approaches the vehicle.
Although it maintains its iconic design, the Volkswagen team did give the Type 20 a number of futuristic aesthetic adjustments. The Type 20 is painted in a retro black-on-white color scheme with orange trim and features bold blue headlights. Volkswagen also worked with Autodesk — an American software corporation — to develop the wired rearview mirror support, rims and steering wheel.
Rounding off the concept car’s design is a 720p wide-angle camera system which is integrated into the drivers-side second window which uses real-time facial recognition to identify users of the Type 20. Take a look at the Volkswagen Type 20 microbus concept in the gallery above, and see it in real life at IECC alongside a number of other VW prototypes.
One problem with the Father's Day gift suggestion - I'd say the current model you're looking at is made from "unobtainium" ....
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