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Zundapp Janus

Zündapp Janus - this is a German micro-car manufacturing company Zündapp. This tiny machine was in production from 1957 to 1958.

Initially, the company Zundapp was engaged in manufacture of motorcycles, but by 1954, the management has decided to create a more "weather-resistant" of the vehicle (in other words, it was required to create a "ski for bad weather"). They studied the variants of design from companies Kroboth, Brütsch and Fuldamobil and eventually turned to the designer Dornier Flugzeugwerke.

The main innovative features of the design was a door in the front - to access the front seat and the same door at the rear for access to the rear seat. This original design was named Janus by the name of the Roman God, usually depicted with two faces, one looking forward and one back. Another feature of the layout of the salon was able to put both seat and get in the result of a double sofa.

Car Zündapp Janus was equipped with a 2-stroke odnocilindrovym an engine capacity of 245 CC., which is housed in the center of the machine. The power of the Janus reached 14 horsepower, and the maximum speed is 80 km/hour. Suspension of the car was from the company MacPherson, the owners were very satisfied with its comfort and softness.

Production of Zündapp Janus started in June 1957. Only 1731 cars were made in the first six months. By the mid-1958, company Zündapp refused from its car of the project and sold the factory of the company Bosch. In total were built 6902 car Zündapp Janus.

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