Volkswagen 181 'The Thing'
An unusual vehicle was the VW 181 built for the German army but also sold to the public. This was a terrain vehicle but with rear-wheel drive only. The body was not unlike that of the Kubelwagen of the war. The first examples had a 1,493 cc engine from the Beetle but after 1 August 1970, the 1,584 cc engine was also available. It produced 44 bhp and when the four-cylinder engine was used, power increased to 54 bhp.
Drivetrain and Suspension
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
|R/R||Worm||Independent/Torsion bar||Independent/Torsion bar|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|0 mph||0 s||0 mpg||0 bhp 0|
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