Original Volkswagen XL Sport Concept con motor Ducati

Volkswagen has unveiled the Volkswagen XL Sport Concept at the Paris Motor Show a few weeks ago. This is a prototype developed based on the efficient Volkswagen XL1, with motor and V2 of a Ducati Superlight de 200 CV. It is the most powerful vehicle with a propeller V2 as the German mark.

Both VW and Ducati will be limited editions. Will be constructed 250 units XL1 and 500 units Superleggera. With the prototype Volkswagen XL Sport, Volkswagen and Ducati joined forces to show what they are capable.

Ducati 1199 SuperleggeraAs the main technical data can mention that the Ducati 1199 Superleggera is one of the best power to weight ratios in the world of two wheels. Meanwhile, XL Sport Concept is to achieve something similar; if, su ratio peso (890 kg) power (200 CV) and aerodynamic (o.44 m2) make it, by brand, the fastest car 200 CV, with a top speed of 270 km/h. And the reason is, mainly, in drag coefficient is 0,44 m2.

This coefficient is due to design changes, some wider tires or cooling capacity. Also, There are other improvements that should be noted, as special air curtains redirecting the air in a more efficient manner, weight reduction and an extendable rear spoiler (whose power unit is the same as the one with the Lamborghini Aventador).

Volkswagen XL Sport backThe Volkswagen Concept Sport XL rides almost the same engine as the Ducati 1199 Superleggera, with a few minor modifications. It is a propellant which is capable of reaching the 11.900 rpm, and has a maximum torque of 134 Nm y 200 CV. It transmits all its power to the rear axle through the known seven-speed DSG, and is able to pass 0 a 100 km/h en 5,7 s.

The Sport Concept XL chassis has been redesigned to give it a character “racing” model. Also, mounted tires for high speeds 205/40 R 18 (before) and 265/35 R 18 (back) with magnesium frame; This provides a reduction in 23,9 kg compared to aluminum. To curb, the prototype system mounted ceramic disc brakes.

El XL Sport concept Volkswagen XL1 del hermano es, and this is particularly noticeable in the design. The part where you have most in common is the body, with a lot of parts in carbon reinforced polymer (CFRP). Also, two doors mounted type 'gullwing'.

Volkswagen XL Sport insideAs for the dimensions and design of the Volkswagen Concept Sport XL, for aerodynamic reasons, This is somewhat longer and wider than the XL1. So, el XL Sport mide 4.291 mm long, 1.847 mm de ancho, 1.152 mm de alto y 2.424 mm de batalla. On these measures, a model of muscular and dynamic design is developed, extreme proportions.

In the front of the Volkswagen XL Sport include LED lights, their air intakes and grille. Have been replaced by cameras mirrors, and rear (which most distinguishes the XL1), because it is much wider than his brother, has an extendable wing, a roof to fall down the back of coupe without rear window and contains the engine and a trunk of 107 liter.

On the inside of the Volkswagen XL Sport, It is also based on his brother, el VW XL1, but with slight modifications: digital instrumentation specially designed for SUVs, with a stopwatch for lap and oil pressure; also has carbon fiber accents, steering wheel with red details, aluminum pedals… We'll see if it sees the light and serves as inspiration for upcoming models.

Adrián Osés, Locos Engine.

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