Volkswagen XL Sport Unveiled With a Ducati Two-Cyl Engine

Volkswagen has taken the extremely fuel efficient XL1 and turned it into something a bit more exciting, the XL Sport.

Volkswagen XL Sport


Volkswagen has taken the extremely fuel efficient XL1 and turned it into something a bit more exciting, the XL Sport.
The XL Sport borrows V-Twin two-cylinder engine from the new Ducati 1199 Superleggera. The motorcycle engine can rev up to an astronomical 11,000 rpm and generates 197 horsepower, which is enough power to give the 1,962 pound XL Sport a top speed of 168 mph. It can also reach 62 mph in 5.7 seconds and the power is sent to rear axle via a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission.

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Volkswagen XL Sport

Forged magnesium-alloy wheels are fitted with 205/40 R18 front and 265/35 R18 rear tires and everything is kept under control thanks to ceramic brakes.

Volkswagen XL Sport

The XL Sport has a drag coefficient of 0.258 and the chassis incorporates high-strength steel subframes which house upper and lower control arms at the front with pullrod actuation for the dampers, while the control arms at the back have pushrods–similar to the layout for a racing car. The interior is accessed through wing doors that swivel upwards and slightly forward. In order to keep the weight as low as possible, the windows are made from polycarbonate and are fixed in place: just a segment of the lower area of the side windows can be opened.

Volkswagen XL Sport

VW will only produce 250 units of the XL Sport, but the pricing has not been announced.

Volkswagen XL Sport

Source: VW