• Short Summary

    A TOTALLY NEW DESIGN IS INCORPORATED IN THE QUASAR-UNIPOWER CITY CAR WHICH WILL SHORTLY BE ON THE MARKET IN BRITAIN.

  • Description

    A TOTALLY NEW DESIGN IS INCORPORATED IN THE QUASAR-UNIPOWER CITY CAR WHICH WILL SHORTLY BE ON THE MARKET IN BRITAIN. THE THEME IS COMPACTNESS, BUT SEATING IS AVAILABLE FOR FOUR OR FIVE PERSONS WITH COMPLETE TRANSPARENCY FOR ALL-ROUND VISIBILITY.

    THE CAR IS CONSTRUCTED ALMOST ENTIRELY OF TRIPLEX SAFETY GLASS AND GIVES UNRIVALLED VISIBILITY TO THE DRIVER AND PASSENGERS. IN ORDER TO AVOID POSSIBLE DISCOMFORT FROM BRIGHT SUNLIGHT, THE GLASS IS TREATED TO AVOID EXCESSIVE HEAT.

    THE ORIGINAL IDEA WAS TO PRODUCE AN ELECTRIC CAR, BUT THE SIZE OF BATTERIES NEEDED TO PROVIDE A RANGE OF 75 TO 100 MILES PER DAY WOULD HAVE BEEN EXCESSIVE.

    THE 1,000 cc PETROL-FUELLED B.M.C., AUTOMATIC POWER UNIT IS POSITIONED TRANSVERSELY AT THE REAR, GIVING A TURNING CIRCLE OF ONLY 18 FEET (5.5 METRES).

    ALTHOUGH UNUSUAL IN APPEARANCE, THE CITY CAR HAS BEEN POWERED AND GEARED TO REACH A MAXIMUM SPEED OF 50 MPH (80.5 KPH).

    THE FIVE DOORS ARE ALL GLASS APART FROM THEIR METAL FRAMES, AND IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT ALL THE GLASS SHATTERS INTO A MASS OF PARTICLES WHICH HAVE BLUNTED EDGES.

    IT IS ENVISAGED THAT THE CITY CAR WILL HAVE MANY APPLICATIONS OUTSIDE CITIES, SUCH AS VIP TRANSPORT, INTERNAL WORKS TRANSPORT, RESORTS AND HOLIDAY CAMPS, STATELY HOMES AND AIRPORTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA22P777L8P0C222GGV8L9AN5P4
    Media URN:
    VLVA22P777L8P0C222GGV8L9AN5P4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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