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Babe Magnet: The VW Basbo Flash

Sunday, 1 March 2009

I honestly don’t know the story behind this amazing feat of engineering, but here it is.

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Very cool.  The styling just screams high performance babe magnet.

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Serious aerodynamics here.  This dragon wagon chills at close to the speed of light and it beats your ride even while parked.  Okay, it’s got an unfortunate license plate, but hey, the hotness overrides the WOBL1.  Let’s have a look at the interior.

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IT’S A COCKPIT! Way cool.  But, um, where is the  silicone/saline siren supposed to sit?  Seems to be a slight design oversight, but admit it, you’re still cruising at 3,000 feet right?

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Not quite.  Sometimes scale matters.  You are travelling at whelp speed in a truncated tadpole…

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..only worse.  It’s a Mars Bar with wheels and an embarrassing license plate.

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Screw it; it’s basic transportation.  Let’s mess with the traffic and laugh about it while feeling Green and saving the planet.  (Sorry, there’s no room for you. Get your own tadpole, mooch.)

So is it a Babe Magnet or not?  Phhht.  For the money, I’d buy a Harley and a rainsuit instead, and I’d still get better mileage than Mr. Tadpole.

BUT if  I were forced into driving a dorkmobile, and only upon penalty of death, I’d choose this, if only for the nostalgia:

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Sam Lowry drove a Messerschmitt in BRAZIL.

[Top images via email from Dan S.  Don’t miss this excellent collection of Babe Magnets.]


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