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It is quite clear what the Volkwagen logo (a V a W in a blue background, sorounded by a circle). It is home, but is rather mundane. The logo is the result of an office competition to see come to a logo. The winner (who won 50 Marks for their problems) was an engineer named Franz Reimspiess (the same man who perfected the engine for the Beetle in the 1930s).
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The origins of this car goes back to 1925 when Béla Barényi sending its concepts to Maschinenbauanstalt Wien, with marked influences of the Tatra T97 and the Porsche Type 12.
Adolf Hitler, then chancellor of Germany, developed a network of highways designed to unite the country by road quickly (after the system was extended to Switzerland and Austria). In principle it was felt that the speed limit should be 160 km / h, but eventually chose was unlimited. The network is called Autobahn, would consist of three lanes of roadway for each direction, with a minimum width of each lane approximately 2.5 meters, 60 centimeters of concrete under the asphalt layer; curves well Peralta; barriers on both sides the road, and a long etcetera. But the drawback was that most of the German population had no car. The name to be adopted in principle for the model is KDF-Wagen, which means something like "A force for joy," or Strength through joy.
In 1933 Hitler met with Ferdinand Porsche to discuss the development of a Volkswagen vehicle, or rather the popular car for the people (the scope of the economy), a basic vehicle that should be capable of transporting two adults and three children at a maximum speed of 100 km / h (62 mph), and it should cost no more than 990 Reichsmarks. Hitler himself asked to be set in the wilderness for a beautiful and aerodynamics. You should also have good qualities to endure the worst treatment imaginable, and easy maintenance.
Ferdinand made the original parameters of the Volkswagen for many years before becoming commissioner. However, its production came to be financially viable when it was backed by the Third Reich
Erwin Komenda, Porsche chief designer, was responsible for the design and style of the car.
The chassis and the machinery of type 1 were used in a large number of military vehicles including El Kübelwagen-which was later adapted to the Volkswagen Type 181 (Known as "Thing" in the United States and "Safari" in Latin America) - and vehicle Amphibious Schwimmwagen built in smaller numbers.