Most fuel-efficient production car to be at Goodwood Festival of Speed

June 27th, 2013 by Events

The Volkswagen XL1 is the world’s most fuel-efficient production vehicle (click image to expand - image courtesy of Volkswagen)

The Volkswagen XL1 is the world’s most fuel-efficient production vehicle (click image to expand – image courtesy of Volkswagen)

Volkswagen will be at the 20th Goodwood Festival of Speed on from 12 to 14 July 2013.

Taking pride of place on the Volkswagen stand, and also making its way up the famous hill climb, will be the XL1.

This super-innovative, ultra-frugal model looks like a vision of the future, but it is in fact already in limited production.

The XL1 is the world’s most fuel-efficient production vehicle, with an official combined fuel consumption figure of 313 mpg and CO2 emissions of 21 grams per km, and it is also one of the most advanced vehicles in the world.

Its body is made largely of carbon-fibre reinforced polymer, while its drivetrain melds a two-cylinder 800 cubic centimetre (cc) diesel engine with an electric motor.

Like any good supercar, it is low at only 128.2 cm high, and features scissor-opening doors, and its 120-litre boot does make it more practical than most supercars.

Among those driving the XL1 will be Formula One driver and six-times Le Mans winner Jacky Ickx, and Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, outgoing Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen brand responsible for development.

Visit the Festival of Speed website for more information or to purchase tickets.

You can follow Volkswagen at Goodwood on Twitter at @UKVolkswagen.

 

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