VW’s Ferdinand Piëch Reveals VW Might Use Ducati Panigale To Power XL1 Eco Car
Oct 01, 2013 12:17
VW confirms they were genuinely considering giving the the XL1 a wider body along with a two liter turbo engine from the GTI.
Ferdinand Piëch, who spoke at presentation held at the University of Vienna., according to Autorevue, said that the automaker will apparently be going for a motorbike engine - the Ducati 1198 Panigale.
The motor itself is a 1.2-liter V-twin that makes the equivalent of 191 hp (143 kW) and 132 Nm (98.1 lb-ft), according to the Italian bike manufacturer’s official US site.
Said to be named XL1 sport, Piëch said it would be lighter than the hybrid XL1,.
How would it sound like? Here are a couple of videos below that will give you an idea.
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