You might recall that at the recent Techno Classica show in Essen, Germany, Volkswagen displayed a group of record-setting vehicles and handed out copies of a 68-page booklet, Mission Maximum, that detailed the automaker’s accomplishments.
Fans of the brand can download a free digital copy of that booklet through a VW website.
“When something is achieved, which surpasses all that has gone before it, the result is a record,” VW says in the booklet. “When a company like Volkswagen looks back at its rich history, the past is littered with record-breaking performances. It gives Volkswagen Classic great pleasure to present a selection of these records and remarkable superlatives.”
The records detailed not only involve such things as the recent run up Pikes Peak by the ID. R or the 0.99 liters-per-mile fuel standard established by the 1L, but the fact that the VW plant at Wolfsburg has produced more vehicles — more than 45 million — than any other automaker’s assembly plant.
There’s even a section on “cramming,” the popularity of seeing how many people can fit into various Volkswagen vehicles.
P.S. You don’t have to be a VW buff to enjoy the stories.
When something is achieved, which surpasses all that has gone