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1992 Opel Twin

Opel Twin Concept, 1992
Opel Twin Concept, 1992
Opel Twin Concept, 1992
Opel Twin Concept, 1992
Opel Twin Concept, 1992
Opel Twin Concept, 1992
Opel Twin Concept, 1992
Opel Twin Concept, 1992
Opel Twin Concept, 1992
Opel Twin Concept, 1992
Opel Twin Concept, 1992
Opel Twin Concept, 1992
Opel Twin Concept, 1992
Opel Twin Concept, 1992
Opel Twin Concept, 1992 - Interior
Opel Twin Concept, 1992 - Interior
Opel Twin Concept, 1992 - Design Sketch
Opel Twin Concept, 1992 - Design Sketch
Opel Twin Concept, 1992 - Design Sketch
Opel Twin Concept, 1992 - Design Sketch
Opel Twin Concept, 1992 - Design Sketch
Opel Twin Concept, 1992 - Design Sketch
Opel Twin Concept, 1992 - Interior Design Sketch
Opel Twin Concept, 1992 - Interior Design Sketch
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The Opel Twin articulated a staggering proposition which, for 1992, was considerably ahead of its time: interchangeable drive units. With the engine and rear wheels designed as one modular unit, a Twin owner could head for the open road in a three-cylinder petrol engine, or steer through the suburbs with a brace of electric motors. Inside, the driver sat in a solo position while three more passengers could sit behind. A polygamist's delight perhaps, the Twin was nonetheless binned.


Highlights of the Twin concept car included interchangeable drive units, with the engine, transmission, rear axle and energy accumulator housed inside.

This allowed the vehicle to run on whichever drive assembly made the most environmental and economical sense.

For highway driving for instance, there was a three-cylinder gasoline engine (0.8 liter, 34 hp) and for city or short distance driving, an electric unit with two wheel-hub motors (each with 14 hp).

Arranging all the drive assemblies in the rear allowed for a variation to the usual seating layout. Instead of sitting front left, the driver had a central single-seat position, while three more passengers were able to sit in the back.
Source: Simon Hacker/MSN Cars; www.carbodydesign.com
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Jermaine
Thursday, April 17, 2008
How many of these were made??
jp
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
cool car !
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