V2 Ducati motor plus VW XL1

Wolfsburg / Paris, October 2, 2014

Simple physics: The positive pole attracts the negative or vice versa. So always find together properties that do not really fit together so well. So now done at the VW - study XL Sport. The Wolfsburg make their mix of eco - mobile and sports cars now available on the Motor Show 2014 in Paris.

Increase in length and width

The XL Sportster XL1 follows the design of the one-liter car. In its dimensions, the sporty version but has gained new heights: 40 inches in length, 18 centimeters in width and 20 inches more wheelbase separate the two opposites of each other. Despite the new external dimensions Volkswagen holds also in XL Sportster to a body consisting largely of carbon fiber. In conjunction with the light - V2 Ducati engine sportsmen study comes at just 890 kg unladen weight.

Carbon fiber bodywork and most powerful twin-cylinder

The little troublemakers in the rear of the XL Sportster draws from 1.2 liters whopping 200 hp and 134 Nm of torque. The usually built in a Ducati 1199 Superleggera machine is doing in motorcycle up to 11,000 revolutions per minute. The engine was connected to a seven-speed DSG gearbox. In 5.7 seconds you go from zero to 100 km / h. Circuit makes the combination of carbon-fiber body and the strongest two-cylinder engine in the world only at 270 km / h.

Aerodynamic details

The performance also carry the special aerodynamic details at: Air Curtains, wheel arch vents, optimized underbody, a buoyancy-reducing diffuser and integrated into the tailgate adaptive heat openings made ​​visually and technically a super athlete from the piggy - base.

Technology support or mass produced?

Whether, when and at what price it goes with the XL Sportster, remains to be seen. For now, the efficient super sports car will remain a study. The high-tech development, however, shows how multi-brand synergies within the VW Group. So could their way into production cars of VW individual technical elements in the near future. Achieved the XL Sportster but the production stage, but he is certainly not cheap: The XL1 already costs around 110,000 euros . (ml)