Rumors of a Ducati powered VW have piqued interest for years, and as it would turn out–they have a bit of truth backing them! Meet the Ducati powered Volkswagen XL Sport, the latest concept to display extreme lightweight efficiency paired with power.
How can anyone not be intrigued by the Ducati powered Volkswagen XL Sport? The interesting pairing has given rise to a new animal.
This is such a strange concept vehicle that we should just dive directly into the specs:
- Power is derived from just one V-twin 1199 Superlegerra motorbike engine.
- The motorbike engine produces 197 horses. This figure seems quite suitable for a bike, but how is it enough for a car?
- Extreme weight control is the answer. The Volkswagen XL Sport tips the scales at a scant 1,962 pounds with a power-to-weight ratio of 9.95:1.
- These factors enable the vehicle to achieve an impressive 168-mile per hour top speed.
- The 0-60 sprint time is at 5.7 seconds. Redline occurs at 11,000 rpm.
- Brand new chassis inspired by, you guessed it, motorsports. It is comprised of steel subframes and a carbon reinforced polymer shell.
- This little lady is one of the most aerodynamic offerings from VW. With a coefficient drag of 0.258 and a 1.7 square meter face, there is certainly much to smile about.
- Carbon ceramic brakes and other components work together to keep weight low and overall performance at peak levels.
It will be interesting to see how many changes the Volkswagen XL1 concept endures before reaching production, should it ever reach production.