German car manufacturer, Volkswagen has unveiled the futuristic XL Sport concept at the ongoing 2014 Paris Motor Show. While the company’s XL1 is claimed to be the most fuel efficient car ever developed, this XL Sport concept features the world’s most powerful two-cylinder engine.
Under the bonnet is the 1199cc engine that churns out a maximum power output of 197bhp. This engine is sourced from the Ducati 1199 Superleggera and it revs up to 11,000rpm. The car accelerates to 100kmph from zero in less than 5.7 seconds and hits a top speed of 270kmph. This motor is paired to a dual-clutch seven-speed gearbox and it can revs up to 11,000rpm.
The flared wheel arches of the XL Sport concept have been fitted to 18-inch forged magnesium-alloy wheels are covered by 205/40 R18 & 265/35 R18 high-performance tires. The company has used the carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) to develop body panels. Its stopping power comes from ceramic brakes.
The Volkswagen XL Sport concept is longer and wider than the XL1. This model is 168.9 inches longer, 72.7 inches wide and 45.4 inches high, and it has a large wheelbase of 95.4 inches. The VW XL Sport concept features a broad front section with dual LED headlights and XL1’s signature LED daytime running lights. It also features air intakes on either sides of the headlights. The cooling air supply for the Ducati engine is via vents in the rear fenders.