Volkswagen has taken the wraps off the XL Sport this evening at the Paris Motor Show.
While the regular XL1 wants to be the most fuel efficient car ever made, the XL Sport comes with the world's most powerful two-cylinder engine. It's sourced from a Ducati 1199 Superleggera and develops 197 bhp (147 kW) which grants the vehicle with a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 5.7 seconds and a top speed of 168 mph (270 km/h).
The 1199cc engine revs up to 11,000 rpm and is coupled to a dual-clutch seven-speed gearbox while 18-inch forged magnesium-alloy wheels are installed on both axles and come wrapped around in 205/40 R18 & 265/35 R18 high-performance tires. Stopping power is provided by ceramic brakes and the body panels are made from carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) to keep weight down to a low 1,962 lbs (890 kg).
The Volkswagen XL Sport has a drag coefficient of 0.258 and benefits from titanium connecting rods, pushrod rear suspension, various magnesium-alloy components along with wing doors that open to reveal a digital instrument cluster and carbon fiber cowl extending across the top of the instrument cluster.
Additional details can be found in the attached press release.