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the throttle depressed further, the diesel instantaneously fires to performance. Producing just it doesn’t suddenly sling the XL1 the tarmac but, confined to the of central London, it proved than sufficient and enjoyable Combined torque is 103lb ft, the XL1 seem faster than its 0-62mph time.

Whether this will be on larger roads remains to be Crucially though, being sat so low the sense of speed hugely. one of VW’s engineers mentions a XL1 hit 125mph (!) in testing; the top speed is to 100mph so that heavier, components aren’t necessary.

The windows offer a fairly view out, augmented by cameras with displays in the Whilst there’s an ever-present of vulnerability from sitting so it never feels unduly

London’s tourists given a new

The low mass predictably dominates the experience, every control with responsiveness. The brakes carbon-ceramic discs all round) are noteworthy; despite working in with the regenerative facility of the they feel completely and progressive. The fact I was left-foot after just a few miles is the indicator to their ease-of-use.

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The solitary gripe is that pedals are slightly offset the cabin.

The carbon tub emits a few into the interior, and these are all the evident with the car running on predominantly. But that’s all part of the a reminder of the lengths VW’s have gone to in the pursuit of

Perhaps the biggest compliment can be paid to the XL1 is that it feels a typical VW product. It could be used everyday like a such is its level of user-friendliness, also offering a level of intrigue unlike any other It asks for no unrealistic compromise in its for 313mpg (meaning over 600 from a full 10-litre which is arguably its greatest

As a finished product the XL1 is utterly Like the Bugatti Veyron, it the reality of an enduring desire Ferdinand Piech to create a car, a milestone to be remembered if it can’t be experienced by the majority. The (still unconfirmed) of the first is likely to guarantee it remains but the future applications of its technology to be very exciting indeed.

Volkswagen XL1 Electric Cars
Volkswagen XL1 Electric Cars
Volkswagen XL1 Electric Cars
Volkswagen XL1 Electric Cars
Volkswagen XL1 Electric Cars
Volkswagen XL1 Electric Cars
Volkswagen XL1 Electric Cars

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