Meduza

Page created on 20 May 1998


The Meduza was a protype shown by WSK (Wytwornia Sprzetu Komunikacyjnego - transport equipment works), a division of PZL (Polskie Zaklady Lotnicze - Polish aeronautical works), in the middle of 1957. The in-house designed (and not to mention, very round) body of this minicar rode on a platform chassis. All mechanicals, including the rear mounted 300cc 2-stroke motor are practically the same as those found on WSK's other design of the time, the Mikrus. The general dimensions, such as the 3 metre length and 1850 mm wheelbase, are also virtually identical. Its mass somwhere around 500 kg and fuel economy ranged from 4.8 to 6.5 litres/100km.

The Meduza did not make it into production.

The interior is very spartan and the rear bench seating should be in reality only considered for children.

As this fine Meduza specimen from Muzeum Techniki in Warsaw, Poland shows, access to the trunk is through the opening disguised as a grill. This can also be done from the inside.

 


Acknowledgements:

Piotr Trzeciak - information

Dariusz Piecinski, Paul Negyesi, Muzeum Techniki - colour pictures


Copyright 1998, Bolko Rawicz