The Volkswagen XL Sport is sexiest-looking two-cylinder car ever

Based on the economical XL1
Oct 2, 2014
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Volkswagen is showing that a car with a two-cylinder engine can look just as sexy as any V10-powered supercar. The German carmaker is accomplishing that with its XL Sport concept car at the ongoing Paris Motor Show.

The XL Sport is based on the XL1 and is powered by a modified V2 engine from the Ducati 1199 Superleggera. Volkswagen, of course, owns Audi, which acquired Ducati in 2012.

Paired with the engine is a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, giving the XL Sport 197hp and letting it sprint from zero to 100kph in 5.7 seconds before reaching a top speed of 270kph.

Besides the V2 engine, the other upgrades the XL Sport received are its special air curtains, wheel arch air outlets, an optimized underbody, a diffuser that reduces aerodynamic lift, and adaptive exhaust heat vents integrated into the rear lid. A unique extending rear spoiler spans nearly the entire width of the car, transforming the XL Sport into a classic race car.

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