/Paris 2014: Volkswagen XL Sport

Paris 2014: Volkswagen XL Sport

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Volkswagen have always been great at making compact sports cars. Actually, they have always been great at making sports car concepts. When it came to producing those models, 9 out of 10 times they chickened out. So don’t get your hope up if you like this new Volkswagen XL Sport.

Volkswagen XL Sport is a very interesting little concept powered by a two-cylinder bike engine from Ducati 1199 Superleggera. You can think of it then as the sporty version of VW XL1. While that car was all about fuel economy, the XL Sport introduces a bit of fun to the mix.

Well, it’s actually a lot of fun. With a kerb weight of 890 kg, a drag coefficient of 0.258, and a power output of 200 horsepower, the performance of Volkswagen XL Sport is far from shabby. The car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.7 seconds and can reach a top speed of 270 km/h.

One of the reasons why VW tends to put their brilliant concepts on back burner is probably because they lavish a lot of attention on them and equip them with the latest technologies and materials, and that makes them expensive to build. The XL Sport benefits from titanium connecting rods, pushrod suspension, low-resistance tires, carbon fiber body and two seriously cool wing doors.

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