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VW's Ducati Engine Powered XL1 Claims 261 Miles Per Gallon




Volkswagen made headlines with its ultra efficient XL1, a 1,700-pound two-seater that nets a claimed 261 miles per gallon. And while that degree of insane efficiency is admirable, we'd be lying if we didn't see some performance potential with the car's low curb weight and fanatical elimination of aerodynamic drag.

The crew in Wolfsburg must have had the same thoughts, as a story has emerged from German publication Bild that VW has a car called the XL Sports in the works, that ditches the XL1's two-cylinder, diesel-powered engine and electric motor for something a bit more potent - the 1,198-cc, 190-horsepower V-twin from the Ducati 1199 Panigale. It'd be relegated to the track, but what a firecracker it would be.
XL1 won't be cheap as it is rumored to be priced close to $150,000.  That's not outrageous considering it is limited production hand-built vehicle.  VW will be producing only 250 of this high-tech beauty, and they don't see any issue with selling all units rather quickly.




VW's Ducati Engine Powered XL1 Claims 261 Miles Per Gallon Reviewed by Blogs on 2:26 AM Rating: 5

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