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    Arrow ROFL! New European supercar

    Let's see who can recognise this mutant.
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    Volkswagen Beetle mutant?

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    lol no.

    here's an open-wheel version..
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    And can you believe they built one that flies?
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    Arrow

    Now we know how the Panzers made it across France in 5 days..
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    Yup, the good ole 2 CV, the French answer to the VW.

    Actually, it was an extraordinary vehicle for its time, if a bit of a joke.

    When I was living in Switzerland, it used to be said the 2CV was the world leader in cars: it used to lead the way up all the mountain passes, with 20 or 30 real cars behind it

    Want to know what 2 CV means? The French had a concept of fiscally rating cars according to engine size, based on a mythical relationship to horsepower. CV stands for chevaux vapeur or "steam horses" which was their unit. So the 2 CV had two steam horses in its engine compartment. The use of CV rating is not unique to Citroen, either; the Renault R4 was thus named because it had a 4 CV engine. I think they still use the CV for taxing vehicles (not sure, though).

    The 2 CV is commonly referred to in speech as the deux chevaux (two horses), sometime abbreviated to deuch (pronounced dersh).
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    we call it "ente" (duck).

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    We call it the "lelijke eend" or ugly duck.
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    hehe that looks like "leaky end"

    otherwise known as diarrhea..

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    If it had that, it would at least go a bit faster.
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    they also appear a lot in Louis de Funes movies, often driven by nuns. And they have weird driving habits, not what you would expect from nuns

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    Wow, and I thought that only Guchi could post ugly cars!!
    This is the way.

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    I've heard that car described as "a frog stuck in a quonset hut"
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    Originally posted by Brian Ellis
    Yup, the good ole 2 CV, the French answer to the VW.

    Want to know what 2 CV means? The French had a concept of fiscally rating cars according to engine size, based on a mythical relationship to horsepower. CV stands for chevaux vapeur or "steam horses" which was their unit.
    This is correct, in Italy they call it CV as well.

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    Originally posted by agallag
    I've heard that car described as "a frog stuck in a quonset hut"
    Thought I was the only one

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