Volkswagen put a ridiculous motorcycle engine in its most futuristic car

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What happens if you take one of the most futuristic production cars ever made and tweak it just a little bit to turn it into a beast?

Volkswagen knows the answer: it took its ultra-efficient XL1 and swapped out the 47-horsepower diesel engine for the fire-breathing 1,199cc V-twin out of the Ducati 1199 Superleggera superbike. (Volkswagen Group’s Audi acquired Ducati a couple years ago, so this is the best kind of corporate synergy we’re seeing here.) The car, which weighs under 2,000 pounds,…

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