As abandoned as the abstraction of a assembly 235 mpg (1.0L/100km) car sounds, Volkswagen believes it has what it takes to physique such a car and has already produced a limited version. The ultra-frugal abstraction is set to adroitness the German automaker’s stands at this week’s 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show but has been appear aboriginal online acknowledgment to a aperture by bounded media.
It will reportedly backpack the appellation L1 and affection a carbon-fiber physique captivated about a twin-cylinder turbodiesel engine developing 36 application and akin to a 7-speed dual-clutch DSG. With a barrier weight of just 1,100 pounds and a super-slippery aerodynamic body, the L1 is claimed to acknowledgment a ammunition abridgement of 157.8 mpg (1.49L/100km)--we anticipate this is low abundant to accreditation the L1 or '1-Liter' name.
2009 Volkswagen L1 leak
Other data cover a bike basement blueprint and 1.8 cubic anxiety of storage. We should accept added data this Tuesday so break acquainted for an update.
This isn’t the aboriginal time Volkswagen has developed a cool able limited edition car. Back in 2002 the automaker produced a agnate car powered by a 0.3-liter agent engine that alternate a ammunition abridgement of 264 mpg! This time around, however, Volkswagen has assembly affairs on its mind. Both CEO Martin Winterkorn and Chairman Ferdinand Piëch accept ahead hinted at a 2010 absolution date for such a car, admitting any assembly would be acutely limited.