17 June 2022 11:56 WIB

Classic And Simple, VW Beetle 1303S On Accelera Eco Plush

Volkswagen Beetle is arguably one of the cars with the longest production range in the world. The original VW Beetle, often dubbed the 'Beetle Classic', began production in 1938 in Germany and ended in 2003 in Brazil.

The VW Beetle as per the initial name of Volkswagen is a car intended for the German people. Volkswagen itself can be translated as a 'People's Car".

This car has successfully become a people's car, not only in Germany but also in other countries. The VW Beetle seems to have its own followers. Moreover, a VW Beetle is unique, it uses an air-cooled engine that is placed in the back.

The variations of the VW Beetle are also very diverse, ranging from 1100 cc to 1600 cc. All of them have a flat 4 configuration or what is often referred to as a 'boxer' engine.

Mr J's white VW Beetle is the 1974 1303 S variant which means it has gone through an improvement stage.

Compared to the original VW Beetle, precisely before 1971, the VW Beetle 1303 S gets some significant updates such as a longer wheelbase to be more stable, disc brakes, better steering, Macpherson suspension and a twice the luggage capacity.

The windshields and rear window are also bigger for better visibility. The ‘frunk’ cover was extended, the fenders were longer, the engine hood was redesigned, and the larger 'elephant feet' taillights were used.

Then, Mr J made a little change where his VW Beetle now has US-style looks.

For the tyres, eco tyres from Accelera are used, the Accelera Eco Plush. Given that the VW Beetle's power isn't that powerful, tyres with little rolling resistance can be the right match instead.

Keep it simple, keep it classic, the Beetle way.

 

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Volkswagen Beetle bisa dibilang sebagai salah satu mobil dengan rentang produksi paling lama di dunia. VW Beetle original yang seringkali dijuluki ‘Beetle Classic’ mulai diproduksi pada tahun 1938 di Jerman, dan berakhir pada tahun 2003 di Brazil.

VW Beetle sesuai nama awal dari Volkswagen adalah mobil yang ditujukan untuk rakyat Jerman. Volkswagen sendiri bisa diartikan sebagai ‘People’s Car” atau mobil rakyat.

Mobil ini sukses menjadi mobil rakyat, tidak hanya di Jerman, namun juga di negara lain. VW Beetle seakan-akan memiliki pengikut sendiri. Apalagi VW Beetle ini unik, mesin pendingin udaranya diletakkan di belakang.

Variasi dari VW Beetle pun sangat beragam, mulai dari 1100 cc, sampai 1600 cc. Semuanya memiliki konfigurasi flat 4 atau yang sering disebut dengan mesin ‘boxer’.

VW Beetle putih milik Mr. J ini adalah varian 1303 S tahun 1974 yang artinya sudah melalui tahap improvement.

Dibandingkan VW Beetle original, tepatnya di bawah tahun 1971, VW Beetle 1303 S mendapatkan beberapa pembaharuan signifikan seperti wheel base yang lebih panjang agar lebih stabil, rem cakram, kemudi yang lebih baik, suspensi Macpherson dan kapasitas bagasi naik 2x lipat.

Kaca depan dan belakang juga dibesarkan untuk visibilitas yang lebih baik. Kap diperpanjang, fender ditarik, kap mesin diperbaharui, serta penggunaan lampu belakang model ‘kaki gajah’ alias ‘elephant feet’ yang lebih besar.

Kemudian, Mr. J melakukan sedikit ubahan dimana VW Beetle nya kini menggunakan gaya US.

Untuk bannya, digunakan ban eco dari Accelera, yaitu Accelera Eco Plush. Mengingat tenaga VW Beetle tidak terlalu besar, ban dengan resistensi gelinding yang kecil malah bisa menjadi pasangan yang tepat.

Keep it simple, keep it classic, the Beetle way.

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