Volkswagen-s XL1 concept car is out of this world Richard Hammond… — Volkswagen XL1

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Richard Hammond: Volkswagen XL1 be a Geneva Motor Show — and shows an exciting for cars

Exclusive: Just 50 XL1 cars will be made


It looks like it’s off the set of a sci-fi film. It’s the XL1 and it’s a concept car that’s built by Volkswagen which be on the company’s stand at the Geneva Show next week.

It’s the sort of car that normally do the rounds at a few motor ­probably whirr slowly up the at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and disappear into a museum.

that isn’t the fate of the XL1 Volkswagen is going to put this two-seater into production.

we go any further, you need to know it will do 314mpg. Yes, you that right. That’s the figure, so even if it can manage half that in the real it would be amazing.

How come it is so economical? Well for it only weighs 795kg and has a coefficient of just 0.189. is ridiculously low.

Volkswagen’s have used all the tricks and materials out there to get this car’s weight down to a

The chassis is made from ­fibre-reinforced plastic and the wheels are and extremely narrow – only tyres can be fitted at the front of the

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The body’s skin is only thick and the windscreen just thick. There’s an aluminium structure at the front and back and the is also aluminium. The dashboard is from a special wood-fibre and is again very thin.

The comes from a small two-cylinder diesel engine backed up by a 27bhp electric powered by a 5.5kWh battery There are more amazing to reveal: despite the fact the XL1’s fuel tank just under two gallons it has a of 300 miles.

The auto can cover 31 miles on power alone. When on electric power the diesel is shut down and its clutch

When the two-cylinder restarts, the motor is used to get it up to speed the clutch is engaged so the car doesn’t to diesel with a jerk.

is going to build only 50 for now and hasn’t yet told us how much it charge for them. It isn’t to be a bargain, that’s for sure.

Apparently, if more people one, more will be to suit the demand. But even if it Ferrari money, it doesn’t matter because what it is that the future of the car is very

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