Saturday, January 29, 2011

VW XL1



Hi there, I heard you like super effecient cars from the future. Well this one is [nearly] here... and it's just that. It looks pretty crazy

Engadget reported;

"executives Ferdinand Piech and Martin Winterkorn both confirmed that the car will be produced in small numbers, first for Germany and later coming to the US and China. It's powered by a diesel engine with less than one liter of displacement, managing 313mpg combined (that's Imperial, 260mpg using American units) putting out just 48hp and thankfully assisted by a 27hp electric motor. "




313 MILES PER GALLON. 

What.

That's awesome.

I love German engineering, bring on more.

25 comments:

Teutorix said...

The future.

Tsipise said...

I won't love the price, I'm afraid.

Vapor said...

Holy crap.... it would pay for itself in a year.

erics said...

they almost look like the motorcycles from tron.

SuciƓ Sanchez said...

Or 0 mpg in snow.

Laughing Vault said...

and it looks so cool

Zoe said...

It looks like the future.

Jimmy Fungus said...

Looks like it would be a pain in the butt to change the rear tires, but I think if I could afford a car like this I could probably pay people to do that.

Facerolling said...

Vw is my favourite make of car. This one looks a little too futuristic for me, but 313 miles a gallon would be so nice, probably only fill the tank once a month. Followed.

Das Auto! said...

i did a post on this a while back, hopefully it makes production! i wouldn't buy it, but the technology is amazing

Rob said...

I. Want. That. Damn. Car.

Dwrek said...

There are so many laws and restrictions in the industry. There is no way US will EVER see a car like this. We could have a 100mpg car right now if it wasnt for all the diesel taxes in the US right now, its no longer cost efficient to make them for us.

Mister Sharaf said...

looks futuristic

Les said...

Wow... that's crazy impressive.

thenitefalls said...

Anything that saves a lot on gas is a big 1+ for me :D

Con Queso said...

Hmmm...I like it, but the back end looks so weird.

tigey said...

Looks so futuristic and cool

Rawr said...

awesome :D

CandleintheDark said...

I can see this happening. Looks and does awesome.

DDX said...

I'd drive that. It looks like a light cycle

Rose said...

and its a coupe? lol

i_love_weed said...

the 313 miles per gallons sounds awesome... now if it just werent so god damn ugly...

PvtCarlin said...

Insane. LIKE!
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Punk1119 said...

Why the wheel covers? Good luck changing your tires. They're going to keep making cars nowadays so you can't even service the simplest part by yourself, then charge you a bunch when they do it.

Tasty said...

300 miles per gallon? Wish I had that right now.. lol

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