Video: Volkswagen XL1 Supercar Tested
While the decision by Volkswagen to have record setting, supersonic skydiver Felix Baumgartner take their fuel efficient super car, the XL1, on a test spin might not seem like the best choice of a potential reviewer, but irregardless, we get some real good looks at the company’s 261 mpg 2-seater.
Besides the astounding MPG figure, which the plug-in VW gets from a .8L engine that puts out 48 hp and a 20 kW electric motor, the car also gets 31 miles of all electric range.
Mr. Baumgartner was particularly taken by the fit and finish of the car, as well as all the carbon fiber work on the vehicle.
And while the car has slightly offset 1+1 seating and no rear or side mirrors (cameras and monitor are found in their place), the skydiver clearly enjoyed driving something far out side the norm. And that is probably the reaction VW is looking for in marketing the car.
But more than the skydiver’s opinion to us, we get to see Volkswagen’s near $100,000, limited-run car in action, and it does not disappoint. For more details on the car, check out the XL1’s first drive report here.