The XL Sport. Why 'Bluemotion' does not have to be boring.

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  1. Toyotec

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    It was during the March WoB Trip that I sat in the XL 1 concept.

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    This 2 cylinder diesel/hybrid plug in was designed to achieve 0.9 l/ 100 km, using lightweight materials like carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) and a streamlined body with a 0.189 coefficient of friction..

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    With an 800cc TDI engine capable of 48ps and an electric motor generating up to 27ps, this 795kg car could also top out at 100 mph on a limitless Autobahn.
    A limited 250 of these vehicles were available to 200 customers at a price of 115k Euros.


    Well there is now a sporting version.

    The XL 1 Sport

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    It sure does look sporty and then you read the details.

    Revs up to greater than 12000 rpm, achieves 200 bhp and a top speed of 168mph!

    This little name gives a clue to it's performance.

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    How is that possible? Remember Volkswagen owns Ducati. That Italian motorcycle company that produces the worlds most powerful 2 cylinder motorcycle.

    The Ducati 1199 Superleggera

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    The 1198cc V twin develops the power and torque as below.

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    Therefore it was a case of, out with the TDI oil burner/hybrid plug in and in with a 1.2 litre engine from the Ducati 1199 Superleggera (Italian for light) and you have this exclusive car.
    Like the XL 1, only 250 XL 1 Sports will be built at the former Karmann facility at Osnabruck.

    These pictures were taken at GTI international 2015.

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    Layout of the car showing the powertrain and main chassis ingredients.

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  2. vw_singh Events Team Paid Member

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    The XL1 Sport must sound amazing! Would be nice to see one test driven.

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  3. Toyotec

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    I am sure a bike engine'd thing crescendoing to 11000 rpm on a quick blat through the gears = music to the petrol head.

    Will love to see one tested indeed!
     
  4. Buggirl

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    Looks awesome!
     

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