Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Miniature Volkswagen

Yes, it's another Volkswagen post. But this time, you can't drive it unless you're shorter that 5 feet in height!


Even though the technology exists for vertically-challenged people to drive ordinary vehicles, Volkswagen's Brazilian division has developed a miniature version of one of their hatchbacks. They call it the "Mini Gol".

It's just a prototype of course, but it's an exact replica of its big brother. It's powered by a 5.5hp engine, and only two of these vehicles are currently in existence. One is used for shows, and the other is owned privately.


There is no information available as to whether this vehicle will ever be mass produced, but I personally don't think it should be. Obviously I don't have anything against little people, I'm just concerned that the size of this vehicle may cause accidents due to lack of visibility, or confusion on the behalf of other drivers. Plus my understanding is that it has a very limited top speed. What do you guys think?

33 comments:

  1. Need something for overly tall people to. I had a 6'6" tall colleague who looked like a HappyMeal toy in his convertible.

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  2. No kidding, I would think some trucks on the road would roll right over it mistaking it for a speedbump

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  3. I can get one of those for my mohter, she's only like 4 foot 10 lol

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  4. I don't think there would be enough of them out there to really cause a large number of accidents.

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  5. What about the horizontally challenged? Or the diagonally challenged? When will they get their due?

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  6. Lol I wonder if you can drive that car on the highway.

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  7. I don't think this vehicle is practical at all...

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  8. Interesting... seems like it might be a bit unsafe though.

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  10. I don't know...it sounds like an interesting concept but you raise the exact things that I was concerned about; namely the confusing aspect to other drivers as well as the fact that I'd imagine it only has a go-kart engine in it.

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  11. I don't think there is a big enough market for these to be mass produced.

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  12. man, brazil is a crazy place...
    fucking brazilian... how do they work??

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  13. bet it wont go as fast as the big one!

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  14. Hay bud just stopping by and viewing the blog love what your doing with it keep it up. I am starting to post on my blog some more think you can stop by and take a look.

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  15. is that thing street legal?

    this blog is much better than most car-related blogs.

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  16. they don't like to be called midget cars... they prefer little cars haha

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  17. hahah midget cars? would they drive on teh side walks?

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  18. Little cars for little people :)

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  19. Short man is short.
    But that thing is really unsafe, just because its "cute", does not mean it's practical. He'll get flattned going on a real road.

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  20. Being smaller, the Mini Go car should save on fuel. Though I agree that a smaller car may be harder to see.

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  21. Look at that little midget man, how cool!

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  22. lol, i feel bad for laughing :(

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  23. We share the same concern. However, nice to see that they're doing what's in their power to help the little people. Makes me instantly feel good about mankind. :)

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