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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Volkswagen's sports car with the Ducati engine

Some time ago the famous German car manufacturer, Volkswagen (VW) had revealed will create a concept of sports car that uses an engine of Ducati motorcycles. (look the info here).

Apparently VW keep their promise this time, when presented a sports car at the Shanghai Auto Show in 2015, named 'XL Sport,' which is a sports car that uses an engine of Ducati motorcycles.
Volkswagen XL Sport in the Shanghai Auto Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1Oum2qg)
VW pinned on the XL Sport an engine that is also used on the Ducati 1199 Superleggera, the two-cylinder V-twin engine that has a capacity of 1,200 cc. This machine is capable of spraying power up to 197 hp. And its transmission systems rely on a seven-speed dual clutch DSG transmission.

Right side view of Volkswagen XL Sport. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1Oum2qg)
According to the German manufacturer, this car has a maximum speed of 268 kilometers per hour with acceleration from 0-100 km/h achieved in 5.7 seconds, as quoted from Indianautosblog on Sunday, April 26, 2015.
Dashboard and interior view of Volkswagen XL Sport. (Pictures from: http://bit.ly/1z47C9e and http://bit.ly/1bJgvuP)
Developed on the basis of the VW XL1, the XL Sport weighs just 890 kg thanks to its Carbon Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) fabrication. The vehicle measures 4,291 mm in length, 1,847 mm in width, 1,152 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,424 mm.
Rear side view of Volkswagen XL Sport. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1bJe8Z2)
The body design is quite futuristic because it does not use the front and rear bumper. Headlights slanted with the use of LEDs, while at the rear lights are put on the edge of the air vent.
The car cabin is dominated by a black color. There are digital panels combined with carbon fiber on the dashboard. While the seats covered by premium leather that combined with red stitching. VW XL Sport limited production, which is only 250 units. The price offered for one unit is the US. $100 thousand, or approximately Rp. 1.2 billion. Are you interested? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | INDIANAUTOBLOG]
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