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VW luxury car named after son of Greek god


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Volkswagen has named its new luxury car Phaeton, and will debut it at the Geneva motor show in spring 2002.

The car (pictured), originally codenamed Project D1, is VW's first venture into the luxury segment and was first shown in concept at the Franfurt show in 1999.

  • In Greek mythology Phaeton was the son of the god Apollo and a human mother who was accused of not being a true god. (December 18, 2001)


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