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CAMPY making parts for new Volkswagon!!!(14 posts)

CAMPY making parts for new Volkswagon!!!ohmk1
Jun 10, 2002 4:33 AM
That's right sports fans! CAMPY is making alloy trunk and hood hinges for the new VW Phaeton. VW is using various high end manufacturers to bespoke this new uber sedan.
FYI, it's not the first time that CAMPY 's making autoparts. At one time they've acutally made alloy wheel rims for some Italian sports cars.
Jun 10, 2002 6:06 AM
I had an Alfa GTV6 (loved that car, when it ran) with Campy wheels. Thought it was pretty cool at the time.
Think of the possibilities...Me Dot Org
Jun 10, 2002 7:11 AM
For Shimano:
Acura Integra Ultegra
Maserati Bora Sora

The Ferrari Daytona Daytona
The Mitsubishi Mirage Mirage
The Opel Rekord Record

I know there's a few I'm missing...
Jun 10, 2002 7:13 AM
the top of the line 12 cylinder W12 Phaeton, gets a dismal 10 mpg!!!!
no one really drives those thingsDougSloan
Jun 10, 2002 7:17 AM
But it will probably only be driven a hundred miles a year.
They have a TDI to make up for it...(NM)biknben
Jun 10, 2002 7:53 AM
Nothin to see here!
since when did any 12 cylinder engine get good milage?collinsc
Jun 10, 2002 9:18 AM
Honestly, if youre buying a car with 12 cylinders, you dont give a rats ass about milage.
since when did any 12 cylinder engine get good milage?ohmk1
Jun 10, 2002 9:49 AM
Actually, even for a 12 cylinder egine, the VW's mileage is on the low side!
Personally, I would get the 8 cylinder offering.
Jun 10, 2002 7:43 PM
It's those damn heavy trunk hinges! Why aren't they carbon fiber?
Jun 11, 2002 6:37 AM
It's impossible to say yet what kind of mpg the car will get since it's not even in production. I could make pretty much any car get 10mpg if I drove it a certain way.
you betDougSloan
Jun 11, 2002 6:45 AM
I had a supercharged and turbocharged MR2. I could get 35 mpg on the highway (turn off the boost and drive the speed limit), or 2 on the race track (flat out).

I doubt any V12 would every get 35, though.

It's probably not very difficult to estimate the mileage a car will get these days. With displacement, weight, aerodynamics, and gearing pretty much known, and with lots of experience with this now, I'm sure they could get pretty close.
will you need a special tool to open the hood? (nm)DaveG
Jun 10, 2002 8:26 AM
i always worry when italians and germans get together. NmSpirito
Jun 10, 2002 9:41 AM
its not all THAT bad...SteveO
Jun 10, 2002 9:59 AM
I get bacala AND schnitzel for xmas.