VW XL1: first drive
Wondering what the future of motoring looks like? Just take a gander at the 313mpg VW XL1
Posted: 08 Apr 2011
Can Wolfsburg be serious? Listen to chairman Martin Winterkorn, and you can take it to the bank. "To meet the EU targets of limiting global warming to just 2°C by 2050," he says, "then the average fuel consumption of the world's car fleet will need to be about 313mpg by then." Er, I hate to tell you this, but VW's XL1 launched at the inaugural Qatar motor show in Doha at the end of January, might just be the supercar your children's children lust after.
So will you want one? We snatched a drive around the emirate's capital, where a consequence of the highest GDP in the world means these are the most exclusive traffic jams outside of Monaco on race week.