Volkswagen L1 conceptWed, 23 Sep 2009
Volkswagen chose the Frankfurt motor show to unveil the revolutionary L1 Concept - a diesel-electric hybrid vehicle constructed from aluminum and carbon fiber.
Weighing 380kg, the L1 can seat two occupants in tandem. They enter through a side-hinging, electrically operated canopy which maximizes aerodynamic efficiency. It has a Cd figure of just 0.195.
Measuring 3813mm in length, the L1 Concept is comparable to the Fox yet, at just 1143mm in height, it's as low as a Lamborghini Murcielago. Its width, at just 1200mm, is narrower than any conventional car on sale today.
Read our opinions of VW's L1 Concept in our 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show Highlights.
Volkswagen L1 Concept - Frankfurt 2009