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The VW Auriga Land Yacht Lets You Travel by Wind on Terra Firma

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: • References: oliverhubertus.de and tuvie
Seasickness would be no problem at all for the passengers of the VW Auriga, despite the fact that this conveyance employs an expansive mast-mounted sail as a means to catch wind and move. Indeed, this breeze-driven technology is not reserved for floating transportation alone. Here, it has been added to the top of a four-wheel vehicle.

Oliver Hubertus's inspiration for the Volkswagen land yacht came from the Zeilwagen of 1646. Evidently, the designer strove to give this design a much more futuristic look with a streamlined hull and stable inward-tilting tires.

It's difficult at first to discern the scale of the VW Auriga, but try and compare it to the size of the driver in the separate cockpit. The VW Auriga is actually quite expansive. It features an open deck and a spacious area below that's sheltered and surrounded in windows.