Monday, November 20, 2006
Spy photos of VW's new models, early 1961
From The Autocar, March 10, 1961. VW leaked these photos to preempt unofficial leaks, but apparently provided no other information. This resulted in some wild speculation on The Autocar's part, including a likely mid-engine powertrain layout and longer wheelbase than the Beetle. A caption notes "a coupé with more curvature of the screen and different front end styling, a possible equivalent of the present Karmann-Ghia model." That part they got right.