The Ducati-Powered VW XL1 May Debut At Geneva Next Year
Nov 12, 2013 15:01
According to insiders from the VW Group, the performance version of the XL1will likely be called the XLR and will feature a two-cylinder petrol engine from Ducati's 1199 Panigale superbike.
VW’s head of R&D, Hans-Jakob Neusser, told Autocar that the Ducati-engined XL1 is well underway, saying “Yes, we are working on it internally. It is a very special project,” Neusser said. Although he declined to confirm when the new car would be revealed, chances are it could debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, possibly followed by a small production run.
The XL1 features a rear mounted plug-in diesel electric hybrid powertrain developing 68hp and 139Nm of torque and will ditch the diesel for a high-revving 1.2 liter two-cylinder petrol engine. on the Ducati 1199 Panigale bike develops 187 hp at 10,750 rpm and 123 Nm (91 lb-ft) of torque at 9,000 rpm.
There are a huge number of car accidents occurring around the country every day. And understanding the causes of these incidents is one of the best ways of ensuring your stay safe on the roads. Read more
Most people spend around six months learning to drive before obtaining their license. They often gain excellent road skills during that time. However, something happens within the next couple of years, and they seem to forget everything they learned. Bad habits creep in, and drivers become considerably more dangerous on the roads. To highlight the severity of the issue, we wanted to draw your attention towards some of the consequences you can expect to experience. We hope this article will shock you into improving your approach and making sure you are always as safe as possible when behind the wheel. Read more
For many people, our cars are our pride and show. A combination of blood, sweat and tears funded the financing for our vehicles, and whether it’s a fancy new BMW Coupe or a humble Ford Focus, it’s a good idea to keep up appearances. Read more