Se já foi possível transportar automóveis ao alto, sobre os seus próprios narizes, muitas coisas hão-de ser possíveis por mais estrambólicas que pareçam. Por ex., tirar o país deste sarilho onde se meteu.
cooperative design by GM and the Southern Pacific Railroad.
When Chevrolet was faced with a financial challenge they got,
well, creative. During the 1970s the Vega was released as an affordable
automobile. The goal was to keep the cost below $2000. Standing cars on their
noses to transport them across the nation saved them space, allowing them to
get more Vegas in one single train ride. It was called the Vert-A-Pack, a
cooperative design by GM and the Southern Pacific Railroad. Now instead of
holding the typical 18 cars horizontally, they could fit 30 cars vertically.
The real interesting factor is the adjustments they made on these models under
the hood, so they could stand to stand without spilling fluids all over the
tracks. They had a special engine oil baffle; batteries had high filter caps to
keep acid from leaking; the carburetor had a special tube installed; the
windshield washer fluid was placed at a 45 degree angle.