Wallpapers: VW XL-1
Treat your desktop to some hi-res images of the amazing eco-Veyron
Posted: 07 Feb 2014
This weeks wallpapers are dual purpose. Aside from being rather excellent desktop decoration, they're also a pixely crystal ball. As the car in question, the VW XL-1, is... the future.
It's an eco-supercar that strives for one thing and one thing only: efficiency. The VW designers went to extraordinary lengths to makes sure it was as light as possible, slippier than a greased eel and a stingy fuel-sipper.
What they ended up with was a two-seat diesel-electric hybrid that can do 313mpg, with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain that coughs out just 21g/km of CO2. But what's even better is that all these eco-gubbins are wrapped in a package that looks like it's landed from space.
Recently Tom Ford took the amazing XL-1 across Britain, leaving him describing it as an ‘eco-Veyron'. But to photograph such a beguiling car we required a desolate, remote and outer space-like backdrop. We needed Yorkshire.
You can see the fruits of our labour above, where you can also download hi-res versions and slap them onto your computer's background. Just scroll through, click the pic and size that takes your fancy and right click it to your desktop background.
Photography: Richard Pardon