Volkswagen EcoRacer first on road test

Volkswagen’s EcoRacer was taken to the race tracks for a spin by 34 motor journalists from 9 countries. The journalists covered 1200km over 3 days at a racetrack in Pau, South of France.

“We took this unusual step to let people see for themselves that fascination, sportiness and excellent handling can be combined with fuel efficiency. The EcoRacer impressively passed this test without any breakdowns at the racetrack in Pau. This concept car proves that fuel economy and sportiness are not mutually exclusive”, said Matthias Rabe, Volkswagen AG head of Group Research.

A quick recap on the EcoRacer stats as I’ve blogged about it before, it weighs 850kg and goes from 0-100km/h in 6.3 seconds. It’s 1.5 litre turbodiesel rates at 136ps and 250Nm torque, has a top speed of 230km/h and has an amazing average fuel consumption of 3/4 litres per 100km.

More details on the Volkswagen EcoRacer here.

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  • albagmane on Dec 18, 2005 at 7:37 pm

    gosh.. will this car really comes to the market soon??? its gonna be a sportscar breakthrough… GOSH!

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  • babaji on Dec 18, 2005 at 8:53 pm

    hmm….look like a hybrid mini for me…???

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  • neurra on Dec 18, 2005 at 10:54 pm

    my dream car.. so little petrol used..

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  • ya is a nice car whit hiding power on it. i see this car in Tokyo motor show whit nice Little girl from France posing on that car, who!!.

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  • Michael Chua on Dec 19, 2005 at 8:05 pm

    3 to 4 liters of diesel per 100km? That's super fuel-efficient! :D

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  • anonymous 17 on Dec 22, 2005 at 6:37 pm

    maaaan! vw ecoracer looks like dodge viper when the roofs aren't opened!

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  • i l0VeD c@r on Jan 01, 2006 at 8:49 pm

    the front looks like TVR

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