Paris Motor Show LIVE: Volkswagen XL Sport image

Volkswagen has officially presented to the public the new XL Sport, during the 2014 Paris Motor Show, which is coming with a Ducati engine under its hood.

The world’s most powerful two-cylinder engine is made by Ducati and it has 1,199 cc. The unit in question is capable of producing a whopping 197 HP (147 kW) and it can rev all the way up to 11,000 rpm. The unit is currently equipping the recently unveiled Volkswagen XL Sport which, just like its name is suggesting, is a hotter version of the XL1.

According to the car manufacturer, the above mentioned model has a drag coefficient of 0.258 and it has various magnesium alloy components, pushrod rear suspension, titanium connecting rods, digital instrument cluster in the cabin, carbon fiber cowl on the top of the instrument cluster and wing doors. The Volkswagen XL Sport, equipped with the Ducati Superleggera 1.2 liter engine, is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.7 seconds and it has a top speed of 270 km/h (168 mph). These “figures” are being sent to the 18-inch forged magnesium alloy wheels through a dual clutch seven-speed transmission. More details on the model remain unknown for the moment.