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Volvo LCP 2000: 30 years later

In the mid 70s, after having presented the axes on total security concepts, manufacturers began to work on the lightest car possible so that it can offer a better energy balance. One dictated by the oil crisis of 1972 approach.

Among these concepts, we find the Volvo LCP 2000, we celebrated thirty years, which has served the era of scientific laboratory design to design a car whose weight must not exceed 700 pounds.

At Volvo, the studies began in 1979, under the patronage of Light Component Project and in 1983, at an international meeting on the environment, that Volvo has presented three prototypes radical enough for the time.

Volvo LCP 2000 is characterized by:

-    the look of a small hatchback car has three doors;

-    his body in plastic melees a magnesium and aluminum;

-    its vertical tailgate giving access to the inverted seat for security purposes;

-    his lack of chest.

Motorsports thirty years before their time

The prototypes were LCP 2000 Volvo cars has front wheel drive, while that at the time, the cars were swedish propulsions.

These concepts using innovative engines. Two of them are powered by a small engine three-cylinder turbodiesel 1.3-liter that developed a power of 50 horses. In addition, they were in magnesium and one of the two already accepted biodiesel.

The third, more futuristic, was powered by a four cylinder 1.4 liter carburait ethanol and has had a CVT box.

Volvo was the first series of traction appeared in 1986 and was the model 480. It was kind of hatchback three-door, but more compact than the Volvo was the 1800 ES propulsion, 70 years.

Today, Volvo LCP 2000 is exposed to Volvo Museum located at Goteborg.

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