Volkswagen XL Sport, a citycar with a 2-cylinder Ducati engine
In the traditional evening on the eve of press days at Paris Motor Show, Volkswagen unveiled the forms of its XL Sport, a prototype of a subcompact citycar that shows a sporting behaviour. A clear example of what the German carmaker meant with the word synergy.
The new concept, 4.29 meters long and 1.84 wide, weighs only 890 kg and it is powered by the twin-cylinder engine derived from the Ducati 1199 Superleggera, the most powerful 2-cylinder in the world, and in this case declined in the power of 200 hp.
The engine is mated with the DSG dual-clutch transmission with seven speed and allows the XL Sport to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.7 seconds with a top speed of 270 km/h.
The aerodynamics reminds the XL1, while the suspensions observe a double triangle geometry and the braking system features carbon-ceramic disks.
On board, the instrument cluster indicates also lap times in race track and part of the dash is trimmed in carbon fiber.