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Volkswagen Kübelwagen Typ82 '44
Volkswagen Kübelwagen Typ82 '44
Appears in Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 PR[1]
Interior in GT6 Detailed[2]
Manufacturer Volkswagen
Displacement 985 cc
Drivetrain RR[3]
Aspiration NA
Engine Volkswagen air-cooled flat-4 engine
Max Power 22 BHP
0-60 Mph N/A
Standing Quarter Mile N/A
Top Speed 50 miles per hour (80 km/h)
Length 3740 mm
Width 1600 mm
Height 1650 mm (top up)
1110 mm (collapsible)
Weight 715 kg

The Volkswagen Kübelwagen Typ82 '44 is a German off-road wartime vehicle which features in Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6. It is a non-amphibious vehicle closely related to the Volkswagen Schwimmwagen Typ166 '42. It appears alongside the Schwimmwagen in one of the Top Gear Test Track Special Events in Gran Turismo 5.

DescriptionEdit

"Volkswagen's military off-road vehicle, maximizing the high traction of the RR layout."


The unfortunate history of World War II did produce some benefits in terms of technology. In America the Jeep was born, and in Germany was the Kübelwagen. Soldiers who were forced to march long distances with heavy equipment before now had a different role, with the appearance of off road vehicles that allowed travel on roadless paths.

The order made to Porsche, was to create a 3 passenger car based on the "Volkswagen" (the people's car) that can drive on rough terrain. The weight had to be less than 550 kg, to enable transport on aircraft and boats.

The official order was given in January of 1939 by the German Army and a prototype was completed with the year. It is said that Dr. Porsche might have already had ideas for an off road vehicle as a part of the people's car concept, which made this quick development possible. The rear engine, rear drive Volkswagen mechanism was simple and light weight with good traction and a body structure that was easy and cheap to mass produce: it encapsulated all the advantages of Volkswagen.

The air cooled engine obviously had no problems such as coolant leaks and was extremely reliable. With its proven durability, the advantage of the Volkswagen was clear, and its fame grew even after the war. The Kübelwagen was active not only in northern areas such as Poland and Russia, but even down in the African front.

AcquisitionEdit

GT5Edit

This car can be bought at the Volkswagen dealership for 245,000 Credits as a Level 1 Premium Car.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 245.000 Credits. It is a detailed car.

NotesEdit

  1. Appears as a Premium Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Appears as a detailed car in Gran Turismo 6
  3. Rear Engined, rear-wheel drive

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