MECHANICAL ENGINEERING HERITAGE NO.78
This car was released in 1958 and became the first highly popular model among mini-size vehicles, which have unique automobile standards in Japan. It is one of 60 SUBARU 360 cars that were first manufactured. Various devices incorporating aeronautical technologies ensure rigidity for its light weight, enabling the accommodation of four adult passengers and the maximum speed of 83km/h. The cumulative number of cars produced until production finished in 1970 exceeded 390,000 units. The car became so known to people that it received the nickname ‘Tentoumushi’ (ladybug) for its completely novel design.
On exhibition (Reservation required)
SUBARU CORPORATION Gunma Plant Subaru Visitor Center
- Hours open:
- Admission fee:
- Days closed:
- See website.
- 1-1 Shoya-machi, Ota-shi, Gunma 373-0822
- About 20 mins. by taxi from Ota Sta., Tobu Isesaki Line