When it is released, the XL1 from Volkswagen will be the most fuel-efficient production car in the world, with a fuel consumption just under a liter of fuel per 100 km. It is a two-seater plug-in hybrid, with a range of up to 50 km in all-electric mode...and zero local emissions.
The rotating doors are super-cool, although it may still be a challenge to open them in tiny German parking spaces.
Quick Specs (sorrry abou the mix of metric/U.S):
Make:Volkswagen, Model: XL1, Year: 2013, Engine: 1.0L 2-Cylinder Diesel Hybrid, 0-62 time: 11.9sec, MPG: 261, HP: 74, Top Speed: 100mph, Seats: 2, weight: 795 kg, Aerodynamics: Cd 0.189, Center of gravity 1,153 mm high
Bottom Line: Looks really cool, but your grandmother's Pinto will beat it on the 0-60.