The newest Volkswagen sports car has its sister brand’s DNA. That sister brand, however, just happens to be Ducati, VW’s motorcycle line, and the DNA is none other than the V-Twin engine found in the Ducati 1199 Superleggera.
The XL Sport is based on sibling XL1, a sibling Volkswagen sports car.Only 250 XL1 units were built and Superleggera production run is also limited to 500 units, so the XL Sport is also likely to arrive – when it will arrive wasn’t revealed – in limited numbers.
With an engine that revs up to 11,000 rpm, it accelerates to 62 mph from 0 in 5.7 seconds. It’s no wonder that Volkswagen bills the engine as one of the world’s most powerful 2-cylinder engines, to go along with unique details such as magnesium-alloy clutch, cylinder head and oil pan covers, along with two throttle valve discs and two fuel injectors per cylinder.
Full details on the Volkswagen XL Sport can be found here.
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