Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..new one to try

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 02 Feb 2019, 22:25

bobins wrote:
02 Feb 2019, 22:15
Jensen Interceptor ?


You have done very well there! Was it the car or the Antiques Roadtrip which led you to your answer?

Here's the auction listing.....Its MOT history shows a bit of oil leakage!
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Re: Whatsthisthen?..new one to try

Post by bobins » 02 Feb 2019, 22:40

Nope - it was just a guess, though my first thought was a Scimitar, but the rear windows weren't right. I'll happily have an Interceptor if you're giving one away, but if I've got to pay for it then I think I'll have something else if it's all the same with you :lol:

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..new one to try

Post by bobins » 02 Feb 2019, 22:49

From one of H&H forthcoming auctions - what's this ??
A clue - it's a plug-in hybrid and not many of them were made.
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White car - H&H, fair use

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..new one to try

Post by myglaren » 02 Feb 2019, 23:00

I thought it looked Audi-ish.
Wrong again.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..new one to try

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 02 Feb 2019, 23:01

Not one of the cars from Demolition Man, by any chance?

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..new one to try

Post by myglaren » 02 Feb 2019, 23:04

Be nice if Sandra Bullock came with it if it were.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..new one to try

Post by bobins » 02 Feb 2019, 23:12

...another clue, it's got an 800cc 2 cylinder diesel engine in it and it was made by a major manufacturer.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..new one to try

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 02 Feb 2019, 23:51

Looked a bit Honda Insight ish, but skulduggery has led me to this conclusion
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Re: Whatsthisthen?..new one to try

Post by bobins » 03 Feb 2019, 00:05

Spot on !

A bit of info from the H&H auction page:
"Revealed at the Qatar Motor Show in 2011, the VW XL1 not only looks amazingly futuristic but also features a whole raft of pioneering construction and drivetrain technology. Power comes from a meagre 800cc TDI two-cylinder common rail diesel engine which develops just 48bhp. It's linked to an electric motor producing a further 27bhp, resulting in a far more respectable 75bhp when working together. Bearing in mind the kerb weight is just 795kg, that's adequate to scoot it along quite nicely we presume as you go through the 7-speed DSG gearbox fitted to the car. It will even run just on the electric motor with zero emissions - and in this mode it has a range of 50km (31 miles). That's more than enough to get you to your local supermarket for the weekly shop.

The XL1's suitably streamlined body is equally innovative. It's made from Volkswagen's patented Carbon-fibre Reinforced Advanced Polymer (CFRP) which is constructed using a process called resin transfer moulding (RTM). Elsewhere, magnesium wheels, ceramic brake discs and the use of aluminium for the dampers, steering and brake callipers help shave off that all important weight. In fact, just 23.2% of the car is made out of either steel or iron. Meanwhile, friction optimised wheel bearings and driveshafts, as well as special low-rolling resistance Michelin tyres, contribute to the low energy consumption and this technologically advanced masterpiece was made at VW's Osnabruck factory.

Fundamentally, the XL1 is a two-seater with gullwing doors and shrouded rear wheels being the key design features helping to keep the drag efficient to a minimum. That's not to mention the natty use of small cameras (e-mirrors) instead of traditional wing mirrors to tell the driver what's going on outside. Remember Audi being boastful of its ground-breaking 100 model's 0.30 drag coefficient back in the early 1980s? Well, the VW XL1 virtually halves that with its figure of 0.186, making it the world's most aerodynamic road-going production car to date."
https://online.handh.co.uk/m/lot-detail ... lot/43846/

Wonder how the fact that it doesn't have a conventional rear view mirror nor conventional door mirrors affect it's chances of getting an MOT ? I thought they were testable items ? 8-[

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..new one to try

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 03 Feb 2019, 00:36

bobins wrote:
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The XL1's suitably streamlined body is equally innovative. It's made from Volkswagen's patented Carbon-fibre Reinforced Advanced Polymer (CFRP) which is constructed using a process called resin transfer moulding (RTM).


Looks a bit like Wales' only hydrogen car manufacturer Riversimple's RASA car.
https://www.riversimple.com/wp-content/ ... eader.jpg

"The chassis is a carbon fibre monocoque made from very lightweight but extremely stiff carbon fibre composites. The monocoque chassis weighs less than 40kg."
I had a bit of a delve into Carbon Fibre the other day. Woindered why it hadn't taken over from steel by now. Its been around for ages, and carbon itself isn't in short supply but we are still building most of the automobiles in the world with steel. Still too expensive to make carbon fibre according to this....

https://gizmodo.com/why-is-carbon-fiber ... ve-5843276

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..new one to try

Post by Gibbo2286 » 03 Feb 2019, 11:01

I would have answered but it would be cheating as I follow the show....and the very nice Christina Trevanion. :)

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..new one to try

Post by bobins » 10 Feb 2019, 18:27

Whilst browsing eBay, I came across a dodgy listing for one of these.
So what is it ? I've even left the badge on to help out :-D
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Primrose car

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..new one to try

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 10 Feb 2019, 19:41

bobins wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 18:27
Whilst browsing eBay, I came across a dodgy listing for one of these.
So what is it ? I've even left the badge on to help out :-D

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Haven’t got my full set of skulduggery tools with me.....so never afraid to miss my initial thoughts are...

Maybe that’s AF on the badge, maybe it stands for Alexander Fraser, more welll known for three wheelers, but from the 1980’s did make some 4 wheelers.....can’t find any pics at the moment.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..new one to try

Post by bobins » 10 Feb 2019, 21:19

Not Alexander fraser ! :-k

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..new one to try

Post by bobins » 10 Feb 2019, 23:18

Another picture... though not shedding much light on the subject :-D
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Primrose too