We'd heard rumors that Volkswagen was going to make a sport version of the ultra-lightweight, ultra-low-drag XL1 eco car, but we had no idea it would be this cool. Rather than going the predictable route and dropping a 2.0L TFSI engine in there, the company is simply giving the car to new subsidiary Ducati and saying "go nuts." 

Ducati is going to be dropping a 1,198-cc, 190 hp V-twin in the engine bay, which should be plenty of power for some serious acceleration. We're excited.

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[via Autoblog