In 2007, the Trabant celebrates its 50th anniversary, so Herpa, a model car company has decided to launch a prototype which not only tries to catch up some of the nostalgia (à la Fiat 500 or Mini) with a model that, although inspired by the communist sub-subcompact, has been updated to modern times. They have even bought the name already, so their commitment is solid.
Visitors to the Frankfurt International Motorshow will be able to see the preliminary 1:10 scale model and make their suggestions in design. All suggestion slips will be entered into a raffle to win a special model of the historic Trabant 601. From here, we can't but also ask for the cleanest powertrain possible, because there's always room for a simple and good small car.