What happens when you combine Lamborghini doors, the body of a Maserati MC12 and the engine of a Ducati Superlegerra V2 bike? The Volkswagen XL Sport. Its a 1199cc 197hp V-Twin engine, transplanted from a Ducati racing bike can rev up to 11,000 rpm, with a top speed of 168mph (270 km/h) and a 0-100km/h time of 5.7 seconds. No word yet on pricing or availability. Continue reading for a video shot at the Paris Motor Show, more images and additional information.
Yahoo News reports, “To keep the super lightweight car in check, the XL Sport is actually very slightly wider than the XL1 and has a retractable rear spoiler to improve downforce and keep it glued to the track in the bends. The body also has new vents to keep that fast revving engine cool and somehow, VW has found room to add a bit of luggage space too.”