VW XL-1: we drive the future
Tom Ford drives the 313mpg hypercar right across Britain. For about 20 pence of diesel
Posted: 03 Feb 2014
Which is why the XL-1 wins TG's Innovation of the Year. Because it's a demonstration of boundaries successfully pushed and expanded, and you can't unlearn this kind of progress. No, it's not exactly mass production - only 250 will be made at a cost of £94,000 each - but this clever little drivetrain will find its way into a small VW in the near future. At which point, we'll know that under the bonnet, our hybrid Up has a little bit of spaceship at its heart.