Porsche's X1/9 copy?

Porsche's X1/9 copy?

Joined: October 15th, 2007, 3:50 am

July 5th, 2008, 2:46 pm #1

It seem VW_Porsche toyed with the idea of producing a copy of the X too. This was found in a copy of R&T from May of 1976. The concept and idea of using a FWD drive train to create a mid-engine car had a significant influence in the car industry, still, for reasons unknown, the classic car media and etc continues to refuse acknowledgment and recognition of where this innovative idea came from and the individuals and designers involved.



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Pat Higginbotham
Pat Higginbotham

July 5th, 2008, 3:20 pm #2

the KEI cars in Amada-san's post in BS section. Very light, very low power. Interesting stuff Bernice! Wish they had built some.
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Joined: April 11th, 2006, 4:43 pm

July 5th, 2008, 4:05 pm #3

It seem VW_Porsche toyed with the idea of producing a copy of the X too. This was found in a copy of R&T from May of 1976. The concept and idea of using a FWD drive train to create a mid-engine car had a significant influence in the car industry, still, for reasons unknown, the classic car media and etc continues to refuse acknowledgment and recognition of where this innovative idea came from and the individuals and designers involved.



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Joined: December 21st, 2004, 3:04 am

July 5th, 2008, 6:30 pm #4

It seem VW_Porsche toyed with the idea of producing a copy of the X too. This was found in a copy of R&T from May of 1976. The concept and idea of using a FWD drive train to create a mid-engine car had a significant influence in the car industry, still, for reasons unknown, the classic car media and etc continues to refuse acknowledgment and recognition of where this innovative idea came from and the individuals and designers involved.



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CharlieW
CharlieW

July 5th, 2008, 8:17 pm #5

It seem VW_Porsche toyed with the idea of producing a copy of the X too. This was found in a copy of R&T from May of 1976. The concept and idea of using a FWD drive train to create a mid-engine car had a significant influence in the car industry, still, for reasons unknown, the classic car media and etc continues to refuse acknowledgment and recognition of where this innovative idea came from and the individuals and designers involved.



Let's see, it was mid-engine, targa, 2 trunks.
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Joined: June 30th, 2002, 3:20 pm

July 5th, 2008, 9:05 pm #6

so far as I can tell.Was the Europa engine/transaxle originally a front drive unit? Seem like something Chapman would do...
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Pat Higginbotham
Pat Higginbotham

July 5th, 2008, 10:20 pm #7

and tranny run north-south in the Europa.
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Joined: May 21st, 2002, 4:25 am

July 6th, 2008, 12:00 am #8

front or rear drive? The French do it differently,I know some Citroen's were longitudinal crankshaft/front drive...so were the Miller and the Toranado,for that matter,and some Maserati's were mid/longitudinal(?)
Pat...did you see my note down the page on the 1600 lb X1/9?
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Pat Higginbotham
Pat Higginbotham

July 6th, 2008, 1:38 am #9

and I think you are right about the Renault engine. I was hoping to get my X down to 1600 pounds and still retain the air conditionng, electric windows,full Mambo band I carry everywhere, Baracalounger aftermarket seats, six sacks of concrete and and my 42 pound poodle. I think this my God given right as an American-don't you.

HAHAHA
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Joined: May 21st, 2002, 4:25 am

July 6th, 2008, 3:22 am #10

at least one sack of concrete has to go....
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