1971 Volkswagen Karmann Cheetah (ItalDesign)

Volkswagen Karmann Cheetah (ItalDesign), 1971
Volkswagen Karmann Cheetah (ItalDesign), 1971
Volkswagen Karmann Cheetah (ItalDesign), 1971
Volkswagen Karmann Cheetah (ItalDesign), 1971
Volkswagen Karmann Cheetah (ItalDesign), 1971
Volkswagen Karmann Cheetah (ItalDesign), 1971
Volkswagen Karmann Cheetah (ItalDesign), 1971
Volkswagen Karmann Cheetah (ItalDesign), 1971
Volkswagen Karmann Cheetah (ItalDesign), 1971
Volkswagen Karmann Cheetah (ItalDesign), 1971
Volkswagen Karmann Cheetah (ItalDesign), 1971
Volkswagen Karmann Cheetah (ItalDesign), 1971
Volkswagen Karmann Cheetah (ItalDesign), 1971
Volkswagen Karmann Cheetah (ItalDesign), 1971
Volkswagen Karmann Cheetah (ItalDesign), 1971
Volkswagen Karmann Cheetah (ItalDesign), 1971
Volkswagen Karmann Cheetah (ItalDesign), 1971 - Interior
Volkswagen Karmann Cheetah (ItalDesign), 1971 - Interior
Volkswagen Karmann Cheetah (ItalDesign), 1971
Volkswagen Karmann Cheetah (ItalDesign), 1971
Volkswagen Karmann Cheetah (ItalDesign) - Geneva'71
Volkswagen Karmann Cheetah (ItalDesign) - Geneva'71
Volkswagen Karmann Cheetah (ItalDesign), 1971 - Design Sketch
Volkswagen Karmann Cheetah (ItalDesign), 1971 - Design Sketch
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Presented in March 1971 at Geneva Autoshow.
The cooperation with Karmann comes up with the design of a roadster with low production costs, based on 1600 Beetle mechanics.

Cooperation with coachbuilder Karmann began in 1969 for a project that will become the Volkswagen Scirocco in 1974.

For the 1971 Geneva Motor Show the project is for an economic roadster to be mass produced.

It is based on the 1600 Beetle mechanics and platform, and after the Tapiro, it represents another step into squared shapes. Cheetah's birth is contemporary to the Alfasud Caimano's, that will be premiered a few weeks later during the Turin Motor Show.

Both prototypes share the same formal layout. The front of the car is characterised by the soft-nose and overhang lights, while the roll-bar has been substituted by two strong pillars that simplifies hard top mechanisms.

The engine is a 1,6 litres with 50 hp.

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In the early 1970s, German coachbuilder Wilhelm Karmann GmbH was already responsible for building the slinky Karmann Ghia and drop-top Beetles for Volkswagen — but it also helped build a small, conceptual sports car for VW and Italdesign.

As was the case with the Karmann Ghia, the coachbuilder had virtually no say in the Cheetah project. The sleek, angular lines — fitted over a modified Beetle floorpan — were entirely the product of Giugiaro's imagination. Karmann did, however, have a part when it came time to design the roof. A soft top, which sported a translucent sunroof panel over the cockpit, slid down the length of the car's sidebows and could be neatly tucked between the seats.

Obviously, the Cheetah never made it into production — a pity, for Fiat found a fair amount of success with its Bertone-styled X1/9 facsimile, which came to market a year after the Cheetah premiered at the 1971 Geneva motor show.

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Разработки студии ItalDesign
1968 Alfa Romeo 33 Iguana (ItalDesign), 1968 Bizzarrini Manta (ItalDesign), 1969 Abarth 1600 (ItalDesign), 1970 Porsche Tapiro (ItalDesign), 1971 Alfa Romeo Caimano (ItalDesign), 1971 Volkswagen Karmann Cheetah (ItalDesign), 1972 Lotus Esprit (ItalDesign), 1972 Maserati Boomerang (ItalDesign), 1973 Audi Karmann Asso di Picche (ItalDesign), 1974 Hyundai Pony Coupe (ItalDesign), 1974 ItalDesign Medici 1, 1974 Maserati Coupe (ItalDesign), 1976 Alfa Romeo New York Taxi (ItalDesign), 1976 BMW Karmann Asso di Quadri (ItalDesign), 1976 ItalDesign Medici 2, 1977 BMW M1 (ItalDesign), 1978 ItalDesign M8, 1978 Lancia Megagamma (ItalDesign), 1979 Isuzu Asso di Fiori (ItalDesign), 1980 Fiat Panda 4x4 Offroader/Strip (ItalDesign), 1980 Lancia Medusa (ItalDesign), 1981 DeLorean DMC 12 (ItalDesign), 1982 ItalDesign Capsula, 1982 Lamborghini Marco Polo (ItalDesign), 1982 Lancia Orca (ItalDesign), 1983 Renault Gabbiano (ItalDesign), 1984 Ford Maya (ItalDesign), 1984 ItalDesign Marlin, 1984 ItalDesign Together, 1984 Lotus Etna (ItalDesign), 1984 Saab 9000 (ItalDesign), 1985 Ford Maya II EM (ItalDesign), 1985 Ford Maya II ES (ItalDesign), 1986 ItalDesign Machimoto, 1986 ItalDesign Orbit, 1986 Oldsmobile Incas (ItalDesign), 1988 ItalDesign Asgard, 1988 ItalDesign Aspid, 1988 ItalDesign Aztec, 1989 Seat Proto T (ItalDesign), 1989 Subaru SVX (ItalDesign), 1990 Bugatti ID 90 (ItalDesign), 1990 Jaguar Kensington (ItalDesign), 1990 Seat Proto C (ItalDesign), 1990 Seat Proto TL (ItalDesign), 1991 BMW Nazca C2 (ItalDesign), 1991 BMW Nazca M12 (ItalDesign), 1992 BMW Columbus (ItalDesign), 1992 Fiat Cinquecento (ItalDesign), 1992 ItalDesign Biga, 1993 BMW Nazca C2 Spider (ItalDesign), 1993 Bugatti EB 112 (ItalDesign), 1993 ItalDesign Lucciola, 1994 Fiat Firepoint (ItalDesign), 1994 Lexus Landau (ItalDesign), 1995 Daewoo Bucrane (ItalDesign), 1995 Lamborghini Cala (ItalDesign), 1996 ItalDesign Formula 4, 1996 ItalDesign Formula Hammer, 1996 ItalDesign Formula Legram, 1997 Alfa Romeo Scighera (ItalDesign), 1997 Alfa Romeo Scighera GT (ItalDesign), 1997 Volkswagen W12 Syncro (ItalDesign), 1998 Bugatti EB 118 (ItalDesign), 1998 ItalDesign Structura, 1998 Volkswagen W12 Roadster (ItalDesign), 1999 Bugatti EB 18/3 Chiron (ItalDesign), 1999 Bugatti EB 218 (ItalDesign), 2000 ItalDesign Touareg, 2000 Maserati Buran (ItalDesign), 2000 Seat Salsa (ItalDesign), 2001 Aston Martin 2020 (ItalDesign), 2001 Maserati 320S (ItalDesign), 2001 Volkswagen W12 Coupe Nardo (ItalDesign), 2002 Alfa Romeo Brera Concept (ItalDesign), 2002 Volkswagen Tarek Concept (ItalDesign), 2003 ItalDesign Moray, 2003 Maserati Kubang GT Wagon (ItalDesign), 2004 Alfa Romeo Visconti (ItalDesign), 2004 Toyota Alessandro Volta (ItalDesign), 2005 Alfa Romeo 159 (ItalDesign), 2005 Ferrari GG50 (ItalDesign), 2005 Mitsubishi Nessie (ItalDesign), 2006 Ford Mustang (ItalDesign), 2007 ItalDesign VAD.HO, 2008 ItalDesign Quaranta, 2008 SsangYong C200 (ItalDesign), 2009 ItalDesign Frazer-Nash Namir, 2010 Proton EMAS (ItalDesign), 2011 Volkswagen Gо! (ItalDesign), 2011 Volkswagen Tex (ItalDesign), 2011 Volkswagen Up! Azzurra Sailing Team (ItalDesign), 2012 ItalDesign Brivido, 2013 Audi Nanuk quattro (ItalDesign), 2013 ItalDesign Parcour, 2014 ItalDesign Clipper, 2015 ItalDesign GEA, 2016 ItalDesign GTZero, 2018 ItalDesign Zerouno Duerta, 2018 Nissan GT-R50 (ItalDesign), 2019 ItalDesign DaVinci
Автомобили марки Volkswagen
1937 Volkswagen Beetle (Kafer), 1955 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia (Ghia), 1969 Volkswagen EA276 Golf Concept, 1970 Volkswagen 1600 SS (Francis Lombardi), 1971 Volkswagen Karmann Cheetah (ItalDesign), 1975 Volkswagen Chicco, 1976 Volkswagen Turbo Polo (Colani), 1977 Volkswagen Prototype (Colani), 1981 Volkswagen Auto 2000, 1982 Volkswagen Student, 1986 Volkswagen Scooter, 1989 Volkswagen Futura, 1991 Volkswagen Vario I, 1991 Volkswagen Vario II, 1992 Volkswagen Chico, 1994 Volkswagen Concept One, 1995 Volkswagen Noah, 1997 Volkswagen CJ, 1997 Volkswagen W12 Syncro (ItalDesign), 1998 Volkswagen W12 Roadster (ItalDesign), 1999 Volkswagen Concept-D, 2000 Volkswagen AAC, 2000 Volkswagen Dune Concept, 2001 Volkswagen Microbus, 2001 Volkswagen W12 Coupe Nardo (ItalDesign), 2002 Volkswagen 1-Litre Concept, 2002 Volkswagen Magellan, 2002 Volkswagen Tarek Concept (ItalDesign), 2003 Volkswagen Concept R, 2004 Volkswagen Concept C, 2004 Volkswagen Concept T, 2005 Volkswagen Eco Racer, 2005 Volkswagen Ragster Concept, 2006 Volkswagen Concept A, 2006 Volkswagen GX3, 2006 Volkswagen Iroc, 2006 Volkswagen Neeza, 2006 Volkswagen Tiguan Concept, 2007 Volkswagen Golf GTI W12 650, 2007 Volkswagen Space Up!, 2007 Volkswagen space up! blue, 2007 Volkswagen up!, 2008 Volkswagen Caddy Topos Sail, 2008 Volkswagen Pickup Concept, 2009 Volkswagen Concept BlueSport, 2009 Volkswagen E-Up!, 2009 Volkswagen L1 Concept, 2009 Volkswagen Up! Lite, 2010 Volkswagen Berlin Taxi, 2010 Volkswagen Milano Taxi, 2010 Volkswagen New Compact Coupe , 2011 Volkswagen Buggy Up!, 2011 Volkswagen Bulli, 2011 Volkswagen Cross Coupe, 2011 Volkswagen Cross Up!, 2011 Volkswagen e-Up!, 2011 Volkswagen Formula XL1, 2011 Volkswagen GT Up!, 2011 Volkswagen Gо! (ItalDesign), 2011 Volkswagen Nils, 2011 Volkswagen Race Touareg 3 Qatar, 2011 Volkswagen Tex (ItalDesign), 2011 Volkswagen Up! Azzurra Sailing Team (ItalDesign), 2012 Volkswagen E-Bugster, 2012 Volkswagen Taigun, 2013 Volkswagen Amarok Power-Pickup, 2013 Volkswagen CrossBlue, 2013 Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe, 2013 Volkswagen Design Vision GTI, 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Dune, 2014 Volkswagen New Midsize Coupe, 2014 Volkswagen Taigun, 2014 Volkswagen T-Roc, 2014 Volkswagen XL Sport, 2015 Volkswagen C Coupe GTE, 2015 Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE, 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport, 2015 Volkswagen Sport Coupe Concept GTE, 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan GTE, 2016 Volkswagen Budd-e, 2016 Volkswagen I.D., 2016 Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze, 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active, 2016 Volkswagen T-Prime Concept GTE, 2017 Volkswagen I.D. Buzz, 2017 Volkswagen I.D. Crozz, 2017 Volkswagen I.D. CROZZ II, 2017 Volkswagen Sedric, 2018 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, 2018 Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak, 2018 Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Cargo, 2018 Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion Concept, 2018 Volkswagen Sedric School Bus, 2018 Volkswagen Tarok, 2019 Volkswagen ID Buggy, 2019 Volkswagen ID. Roomzz
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