VW's tandem L1 project is reborn; leaked high-res pictures
13 September 2009

This is the latest version of VW's tandem L1 project, so-called because of its ability to travel 100km on one litre of fuel.

The two-seater was due to be unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show on Tuesday, but early pictures and details were revealed by the German media over the weekend.

See the high-res VW L1 pictures

The reports suggest the car, which is powered by a 29bhp two-cylinder diesel linked to a seven-speed DSG gearbox and weighs around 380kg, will achieve 189.6mpg.

VW originally showed a one-litre concept in 2002, although the exotic lightweight materials used to build it made it to expensive to consider for production.

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13 September 2009

Wow that's a funky lookin' car. Nice rimz, are they dubz?

14 September 2009

Oh look : a GM EV-1 !

VW _could_ have been a bit more individualistic on that one.

14 September 2009

Oh look... a three-seat Space-Efficient Vehicle... ;-)

SEV1SEV2

14 September 2009

Build it VW ... I'll buy one (if the price is sensible)

14 September 2009

[quote Autocar]This is the latest version of VW's tandem L1 project, so-called because of its ability to travel 100km on one litre of fuel.
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Well, err, 189 mpg is only 67 km per litre. Doh!!

Shouldn't the headline read something like this:

"This is the latest version of VW's tandem L1 project, so-called because of the project's ultimate ambition to travel 100km on one litre of fuel."

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