- Ferdinand Porscbe designed the Volkswagen Prototype (People's Car) in 1936, according to the Nazi Party's wish, and in 1937 DAIMLER-BENZ produced a series of 30 pilot cars. A team of Allied investigators and Henry Ford II ruled that VW (nicknamed KUAFER "SKATHARI") would not have a commercial future, but it nevertheless became the most successful car in automotive history, surpassing even the ' 'MODEL T' of FORD.
- In its political version the beetle has excelled since 1946 to date as it has been produced in more than 34,000,000 pieces in 12 different versions. Its mechanical parts were used by many manufacturers who produced other cars of different design. Finally, in America, the Beetle's air-cooled flat engine was used in lightweight single-seater helicopters. You can see such an engine in the Museum in full operation without the propeller.
- The beetle was launched with 1200cc, 1300cc, 1500cc, 1600cc, 1800cc, 2000cc, 2200cc and 2400cc engines with a maximum horsepower of up to 360bp always air cooled, four-cylinder with dual carburetor feed and / or spraying. Today the engine continues to be produced with catalytic technology in Brazil.