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"In its early days, Volkswagen naming conventions were nearly as elementary as its vehicle designs. The Type 1 was, of course, the phenomenal Beetle; the Type 2 the famed VW Bus. The Type 3 actually represented three models: the Fastback, the Squareback, and this classic three-box design, the Notchback. All were largely based on the body on chassis, rear-engine design of the famed Type 1 with some key differences. The flat-four cylinder in the Type 3 is known as the “pancake” engine due to its low profile that allowed for more luggage space. The front suspension incorporated transverse torsion bars and the motor and transaxle had their own subframe as well which delivered less interior vibration. Type 3s are getting harder and harder to find these days with the “Notch” being the rarest of all. Take a trip back in time in this capsule of Volkswagen innovation."
—forzamotorsport.net[1]

The 1967 Volkswagen Type 3 1600 L - abbreviated as VW Notchback - is a RWD compact car by Volkswagen featured in Forza Motorsport 7 as part of the Totino's Car Pack, and as a seasonal reward in Forza Horizon 4 since the Series 12 update.

Synopsis

The Volkswagen Type 3 is a larger upmarket variant of the Volkswagen Beetle that began production in 1961. It debuted as a two-door notchback car that was complemented by many body styles such as a two-door fastback and two-door "squareback" station wagon in the following production years. The notchback, which is featured in the Forza series, was made available to the European and Canadian market.[2] It was replaced in 1973 by the Volkswagen Passat.

Characterized by a ponton body, the Type 3 offers more interior space and luggage room than the Beetle, featuring a large trunk at both front and rear.[3] Its "Typ 126" air-cooled engine with 1584 cc (1.6 liter) displacement produces 65 hp (48 kW) that makes the Type 3 the most powerful air-cooled Volkswagen in the Forza series.

Statistics

Icon ForzaMotorsport7 Wide.png
Speed 3.6
Handling 4.0
Acceleration 3.8
Braking 3.8
Common FM7 T1.png
E 189
DLC:
Requires the Totino's Car Pack
Unlock Requirements
Unlock:
Purchase from the car dealer for 28,000
Performance & Division
Division:
Vintage Sport Coupe
Collection Tier:
Tier 1 - Common (+50)
Speed:
Top Speed: 96.2 mph  (154.8 km/h)
1/4 Mile: missing data
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 18.082 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 122.7 ft (37.4 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.00 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.93 g
Icon ForzaHorizon4 Wide.png
Speed 4.6
Handling 4.5
Acceleration 3.8
Launch 5.6
Braking 4.5
D 153
Unlock Requirements
Hard-to-Find:
A "Hard-to-Find" vehicle that can not be purchased from the Autoshow
Auction House:
Can be purchased or bid on through an Auction House listing
Seasonal:
This vehicle may appear as a listed item in the Forzathon Shop or as a Festival Playlist reward.
Forzathon Shop:
Series 19 (Winter) for 450 FP
Festival Playlist:
Series 12 (Autumn) - "Racing Through The Years - 60s" championship
Series 15 (Winter) - "Magic Number" championship
Series 30 (Winter) - 50% season completion
Performance & Car Type
Car Type:
Cult Cars
Value: 250,000 CR
Rarity:
Common
Speed:
Top Speed: 96.0 mph  (154.5 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 18.020 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): Failed!
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 197.1 ft (60.1 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): Failed!
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.70 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.70 g

Conversions

Icon Engine.png Conversion - Engine
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport7.png 2.0L I4 - VVT
1.3L 2 Rotor
2.5L F4 - Turbo
Icon Game ForzaHorizon4.png 2.0L F4 - Turbo
2.0L F4 - Turbo Rally
4.0L F6
Icon Drivetrain.png Conversion - Drivetrain
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport7.png AWD
Icon Game ForzaHorizon4.png AWD
Icon Aspiration.png Conversion - Aspiration
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport7.png Single Turbo
Positive-Displacement Supercharger
Icon Game ForzaHorizon4.png Single Turbo
Positive-Displacement Supercharger

Trivia

  • The Type 3 has whitewall tires in Forza Motorsport 7 but black tire sidewalls in Forza Horizon 4.

Gallery

Forzavista

References

  1. "Totino's Car Pack" . forzamotorsport.net . Retrieved 11-06-2018.
  2. "1962-1973 Volkswagen Type 3 1500/1600" . hemmings.com . Retrieved 12-03-2020.
  3. "1972 Volkswagen Type III Fastback: The Jalopnik Classic Review" . jalopnik.com . Retrieved 12-03-2002.