The DAF 600 is a sma family caur that wis DAF's first production passenger caur: it wis first presented at the Amsterdam Motor Show in Februar 1958 an wis in production bi 1959, although the firm haed published the first details o the caur at the end o 1957. It wis available until 1963.
The 600 wis the first caur to hae a continuously variable transmission (CVT) system - the innovative DAF Variomatic. The DAF Variomatic employs centrifugal weights to shift the transmission an is enhanced bi an engine manifold vacuum. It wis the anerlie caur ever produced which went faster bi the simple expedient o gently an gradually releasing the accelerator ance top speed haed been reached. This increased manifold vacuum which helped the variable pulleys shift to an even higher ratio so even though the engine RPM stays the same, the transmission increases the caur's speed, in the case of the DAF 600, frae 60 miles per hour (97 km/h) to nearly 70 mph (110 km/h) given enough time an level road.
The Variomatic also permitted increased engine brakin bi operating a switch on the dashboard which reversed the action o the vacuum on the pulley's diaphragm, seeking a lower ratio with increased manifold vacuum.