Science & Technology
Volkswagen Beetle

An economy vehicle produced by the German automaker Volkswagen at Adolf Hitler’s instance, the Volkswagen Beetle is the Type 1 car with over 21 million manufactured in an air-cooled, rear-engined, rear-wheel drive configuration.

The Beetle is the longest-running and most-manufactured car of a single design platform anywhere in the world. Volkswagen produced this compact car from 1938 until 2003.