Learn more about the new Volkswagen XL Sport and see all the 2014 Paris Motor Show Coverage at AutoGuide.comFollowing Volkswagen’s acquisition of Ducati, you had to know it was only a matter of time until their marriage produced a child with a VW badge.
And here at the Paris Motor Show, that’s exactly what we’re getting a first look at: the Volkswagen XL Sport. You might remember the XL 1, the super-efficient car that put saving fuel first, almost to a fault. The company only built a handful of them before calling it quits, or so it seemed.
This is the XL Sport, a two-cylinder sports car that borrows aerodynamics from the XL-1 and its engine from the Ducati 1199 Superleggera sport bike. That means this thing makes 197 hp and winds out to a mind-bending 11,000 RPM! It also weighs (1,962) less than 2,000 lbs.