7. Volkswagen XL Sport


Volkswagen’s limited-production XL1, with its diesel hybrid powertrain, might be great at producing ultimate mileage, but hypermileage doesn’t normally equate to a thrilling driving experience. In an exercise to flex its engineering muscle, and to take advantage of its recent purchase of Ducati, VW debuted the XL Sport concept car at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Instead of the diesel hybrid in the XL1, however, VW stuffed the 197 hp V-Twin from the 1199 Panigale Superleggera! VW claims the car weighs 1962 lbs, has a drag coefficient of 0.258, can hit 168 mph top speed and 0-62 mph in 5.7 seconds. VW also restyled the car to make it look less science experiment and more sportscar, updating it with paddle shifters, sport suspension and ceramic brakes along the way. It’s too bad this is only a concept.