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Not Everything Designed by Porsche is a Or, is it?

Designed by Ferdinand Porsche and by Volkswagen the Kübelwagen was used by the Military during World War II. enough, this German of the Allied Jeep was based on the Volkswagen Type I (what we today as the Beetle) another of Porsche’s legendary designs.

The concept for the Kübelwagen (literally to mean “bucket-seat car) was by none other than Hitler himself in a 1934 with Porsche about the of a military application for the aforementioned However, the project did not formally forward until 1938. At time Ferdinand was approached by ranking officers to design an lightweight vehicle that transport four fully soldiers over rough and terrain.

Originally developed as the Type 62, the prototype was showcased in November of Given the transports light (715kg or 1578lbs) and self-locking ZF the vehicle faired extremely in rough terrain despite its of four wheel drive.

Porsche Designed Kübelwagen Better Than Expected

field testing in 1939 the Porsche designed Kübelwagen to be a and reliable aid in the field. However, key modifications were requested to the beginning of full-scale production in These included a reduction in the speed possible (so the transport keep pace with troops) and an increase in off-road Off-road prowess was complemented by the of new axles, 16 inch wheels, and a slip differential. These key combined with many small improvements, completed the and resulted in full-scale production of the now Type 82 beginning in February of

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From 1940 to 1945 50,000 Kubelwagens were While there were slight modifications made the five year production the basic concept and build remained true to Ferdinand original design. Most to the Kubelwagen’s success was its efficient and air-cooled engine (typical and more surprisingly, its smooth, underbody allowed the transport to all the competition in snow and ice by acting as a sled and propelling forward the wheels would sink mud, snow, ice or sand.

Concept and Quality Remain to Original Porsche Design

60 years later it is not uncommon to see an Kübelwagen still being or shown by the enthusiasts that the model. In addition, the Type 82 was the for the instantly recognizable VW “Thing” in the UK and “Safari” in Mexico). So, like things Porsche, it seems those items designed a utilitarian purpose in mind are classic and timeless in certain In fact, just like a of other Porsche classics, the is available as a true-to-original reproduction at .

[Source: Wikipedia, RetroThing,

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