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Volkswagen typ2(T1) SambaBus '62
Volkswagen typ2(T1) SambaBus '62
Appears in Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Gran Turismo Sport
Type in GT5 PR[1]
Interior in GT6 Detailed[2]
Manufacturer Volkswagen
Drivetrain RR[3]
Max Power 33 BHP
Performance Points 209 PP
Weight 1,095 kilograms (2,410 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 34.22 kg (75.4 lb) per horsepower

The Volkswagen typ2(T1) SambaBus '62 is a van produced by Volkswagen. It appears in Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6. It is also available in Gran Turismo Sport, where it was added as part of Update 1.10, released on December 22, 2017.

In-game descriptionEdit

"A camper van-styled vehicle that maximises internal space with minimum body size."


The Volkswagens created by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche had a plethora of ideas packed in the small bodies, as well as infinite possibilities. The cars were developed into a variety of variants, from off road cars for battlefields, to sportscars like the Porsche 911.

This Samba Bus is an example of its transformation into a van with a large luggage space. Because the engine is mounted in the rear in the same manner as the old Volkswagen beetle, the nose is extremely short. And because of the flat horizontally opposed engine, the floor of the luggage room is not very high. This is an example of the Volkswagen mechanism proving its superiority, in attaining the maximum space in a minimum body size.

The actual height of the car is relatively low at less than 62.9 inches, and it is said this is because they did not want to raise the air resistance with a high height. Still, because the floor of the car was very low to the ground, it had more space than its rivals, and it was also  very high in cost performance. Its small turning radius thanks to its short wheelbase, and the versatility of its compact size also gave it a lot of advantages as a commercial van.

The round headlights and the rounded front end design was practical but humorous, and is often used as a motif of other custom cars. VW is well aware of the important image of the Samba Bus, and has already introduced this in taller wagon concept cars.

AcquisitionEdit

GT5Edit

As a Premium car, the Volkswagen typ2(T1) SambaBus '62 can be purchased from the Dealerships for 72,250 Credits. It is a Level 1 car.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 72,250 Credits. It is a detailed car.

GT SportEdit

This car can be purchased in the Volkswagen section of Brand Central for 75,000 Credits.

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