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Fahrzeugbau P1 Fabino VW

Overview

Produced: 1973-0
Types:
P1 Chassis Test Instruments May 74

The Fabino body design elaborated outside the company was quite singular. While keeping the buggy style it was different from others. It could be driven with open sliding doors to offer “open-air” feeling and made remarkable easy to step in and out of the car. The body was made of one mould only and utilized the inner “30cm extended bathtub” from the serial buggy. The Fabino should have gone into road test with the new P1 chassis by end of June 1974.

P1 Fabino VW - Preliminary Specs 1973
Engine
Engine: VW 1300 cc (optional 1600cc)
Air cooling
Power Output: 40 HP DIN @4000rpm
Transmission
Gearbox: 4-Speed Manual VW
Clutch: Fichtel&Sachs, hydraulic actuated
Chassis
Chassis: tubular frame
Frame weight: 90 kg
Suspension: independent, front double wishbones, back in 2 axis inclined semi-trailing arms Anti-roll bar (for 1600cc only)
Gas shock absorbers with adjustable coil springs
Brakes: front disc 280mm, rear drum
Steering: rack & pinion Turns lock-to-lock: 3
Turning circle: 9m
Wheelbase: 2.30 m
Track (Front/Rear): 1,360/1,380m
Wheels: 6.5-14 alloy
Tyres: 195 - HR70 (Kleber)
Fuel capacity: 40 Litres
Body
Body: Fabino Fibre glass bolt on to chassis
Front screen; safety glass (sigla) with integrated roll-over bar.
Windows/Doors: polycarbonate, sliding on Teflon profile frame
Dimensions
Weight: approx. 590 kg, front 35% rear 65%
Length: 3.22m
Width: 1.65m
Height: 1.40m
Ground clearance: 15-20 cm adjustable
Performance
Top speed: 120 km/h
Weight/Power ratio: 15.0 Kg/HP

Source: Georges Pequito, May 2010

Source: Motorbase

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1300cc

Transmission

TypeGearsComment
Manual4

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
Rack-and-pinion

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
7' 5"4' 5"4' 6"10' 6"5' 5"29' 0"
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