Rendering – The VW XR1 is the Porsche 911 rivaling DIESEL powered supercar

Posted on: Jul 9, 2013 - 6:03pm IST

The VW XL1 was quite the sensation this year. Us Indians were certainly interested in the 111km/l the XL1 promised to achieve.

CAR Magazine UK reports that the German car maker has plans for a crazy, go-faster version of the XL1 that would rival a base Porsche 911. It could be called the VW XR1 and here is what you need to know.

VW XR1 front

VW would be making use of the light weight carbon fiber construction of the XL1 (as it has proved to be quite aerodynamic). Where the XL1 uses a two-cylinder 48bhp diesel, the XR1 would make use of the 2.0-liter four cylinder diesel engine found in the VW Golf GTD. It seems that the VW engineers are contemplating as to whether add another turbocharger or supercharge it.

VW XL1 front three quarters
The XR1 would be a VW XL1 from hell!

Thanks to the 850kg kerb weight, the XR1 should be quicker than a Porsche 911 with 0-100km/h taking less than 4.6 seconds. The top speed is being targeted at 190mph (304km/h).

The XR1 would be capable of all this performance while still returning 70mpg (a Honda Amaze rivaling 24.78km/l).

VW XR1 rear

Key to all this performance and efficiency would be the lightweight reinforced polymer chassis of the XL1. It is believed that the overall shape and the structure of the XL1 would be retained.

VW is yet to sign off on the production of the XR1. Though it is being reported that company officials are enthusiastic to make such a car.

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3 thoughts on “Rendering – The VW XR1 is the Porsche 911 rivaling DIESEL powered supercar

  1. sandy says:

    I think this will also remain as a concept or limited production like XL1, rather they will call it as the powerful version of XL1. It retains the same narrow wheels and tires as XL1, which would be enthusiast choice for cornering or even everyday highspeed, unlike other supercars.

    1. sandy says:

      Sorry for typo error. I mean it won’t be enthusiast choice for cornering and or even everyday high speed, unlike other sports car.

  2. The back of XR1 looks like the General Motors EV1, a electric car from 1990s and it looks a bit ugly and unfinished but thats my view. Sabke apne apne funde hote hai!


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