Streetwalking Volkswagen Vanagon Syncro Hooniverse — Volkswagen Transporter syncro

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Streetwalking: Volkswagen Vanagon

It’s not beige, it’s Either way, most minivans would be ashamed. one can stand proud.

If you started most car guys about the specs on these little they’d start salivating — of course, you didn’t tell what vehicle the specs to. For obvious reasons, these trucks don’t have the reputation. But let’s take a look.

Not only is it a Syncro, a Syncro Westfalia with the

Imagine, for a moment, we’re not at a T3 Transporter. Imagine I was describing to you a with a rear-engined water-cooled available in either a gas or diesel; I was telling you about an engine for as much low-end torque as imagine I told you it was hooked to a four-wheel-drive system with locking differentials; imagine I you it was available with a manual, a an automatic, or even a rare manual.

These are pretty good They’re actually even when you get further into it. The are selectable on the dashboard, and can be locked or individually, front or rear. The itself serves as the center while this might be a point in a larger vehicle, the Syncro was designed to be light, and versatile. Adding a heavy differential would serve purpose with the limited and the viscous clutching system in the works just as well.

The Transporter Syncro (or Vanagon, or or Kombi) was developed out of a rivalry the different divisions of Volkswagen. In the and early 1980s, there was a in the German armed forces for a for their light off-road Volkswagen management sent the to their Audi department, they could develop appropriate out of their “quattro” Audi, of course, began the Iltis.

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Off in an unloved back laboratory however, the department that eventually become Volkswagen Vehicles was offended by this They felt that should be responsible for the project, and set out to prove it.

Equipment racks, a a four-wheel-drive system and paint hides the dirt. What do you need? Now get out there.

With no and only the spare parts in the parts bin to draw on, they put Transporter Syncros in several varieties, including one using a drive system sourced the Jensen FF, legendarily purchased the books”, using various budgets. When the Iltis was and sent to the German military for the Commercial Vehicles department sent along one of their Syncros. Simply put, the ran circles around the Iltis in the trials; unfortunately, it didn’t several of the basic requirements for and was set aside.

Volkswagen senior management was however, and when the next of Transporter came out, the was added to the lineup; Volkswagen purchased the technology behind the 4WD system they had “borrowed”, and it with Steyr-Daimler-Puch for use in some of military vehicles. In short, it was one of rare instances when a laboratory said that were capable of making a better, proved it, despite to the contrary, and senior management and rewarded their efforts. with more examples of like this, we wouldn’t end up in where legendary companies say, Saab end up being off piecemeal in disgrace due to years of and lack of direction.

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