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    For my taste, the most tantalising offering at the Paris show was from VW.

    VW reveals 167mph Ducati-engined XL Sport concept | Autocar

    I just hope the handling is entertaining & that VW has managed to better its usual efforts & given it feelful steering. I also hope that there's a business case for it.

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    Surely Renault can manage something using the Twingo platform (although it would need radical resetting of the horrible sounding standard suspension set-up).

    How I wish Carlos Tavares was still at the helm as an internal champion for this sort of thing.

    cheers! Peter

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    My initial reaction was that the engine is too small for a performance car, but then I considered that a 1134 Gordini had a smaller engine with about half the power and no aerodynamics, and that was considered a fast car!

    I like it.

    Henry

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    I do like the styling compared to the Renault RS.01 it is more practical. But still it is not an A110, it is a A310 at +850kg, and not that good in that it is a carbon tub. I do suppose that a car of that size fits more people, though. I would like to see a A110 size car in all the fancy materials at about 600kg with that motor, that would be impressive.

    Thinking out loud again !!!!

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    After converting their figures, 197BHP (146kW) and top speed of 167 mph (269km/h) I would probably have to say bullshit. 890kg isn't heavy, but compared to the donor bike it's elephantine. Plus there's the minor matter of torque; something a sports twin doesn't have a lot of in the scheme of things.

    I guess the top speed is theoretical, so why not spruik it on something that will never be built?

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    I'm inclined to believe that 167mph claim. It's drag factor of .258 is low. I remember the Calibra Turbo had a factor of .29 and it could just hit 150mph with 201BHP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dvr View Post
    I'm inclined to believe that 167mph claim. It's drag factor of .258 is low. I remember the Calibra Turbo had a factor of .29 and it could just hit 150mph with 201BHP.
    It impressed me too. It's even better than my Djet's .26; mind you, the narrow Djet's CdA would be better.

    cheers! Peter

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    Chuck the V-Twin, add Golf R engine and stir.

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