Volkswagen XL Sport concept

Volkswagen XL Sport concept

Volkswagen XL Sport concept

Volkswagen XL Sport concept

Volkswagen XL Sport concept

Volkswagen XL Sport concept

Volkswagen XL Sport concept

Volkswagen XL Sport concept

Volkswagen XL Sport concept

Volkswagen XL Sport concept

Volkswagen XL Sport concept

Volkswagen XL Sport concept

Volkswagen XL Sport concept

Volkswagen XL Sport concept

PARIS -- This is the Volkswagen XL Sport, a re-imagining of the XL1, a diesel-hybrid that managed over 200 mpg.

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Volkswagen XL Sport concept

With the XL Sport, the focus is more on performance.

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Volkswagen XL Sport concept

Volkswagen XL Sport concept

Volkswagen XL Sport concept

The diesel-hybrid powertrain has been replaced by a 1,199cc V-twin motor from VW's corporate cousin Ducati.

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The Superlegerra motor gives roughly four times the power of the previous car.

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Volkswagen XL Sport concept

Gull-wing doors are still standard.

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Volkswagen XL Sport concept

Bigger magnesium wheels add more grip without adding too much weight.

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Carbon-fiber construction also keeps this thing below 2,000 pounds (890 kg).

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Volkswagen XL Sport concept

A minimalist interior, with the passenger seat shifted slightly back to save room.

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Volkswagen XL Sport concept

Plenty of new wings and fins and louvers.

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Volkswagen XL Sport concept

Bigger brakes are needed to handle the extra power.

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Volkswagen XL Sport concept

The Ducati heart, wedged in the narrow engine bay.

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Volkswagen XL Sport concept

A seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox is used.

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Volkswagen XL Sport concept

Volkswagen XL Sport concept

Red stitching in the sports seats are another indicator of the extra performance.

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Volkswagen XL Sport concept

Volkswagen XL Sport concept

Volkswagen XL Sport concept

Volkswagen XL Sport concept

Not much cargo space, but enough for a brisk trip to the grocery store.

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