A lightweight Volkswagen AG Lupo, powered by a 1.2L 3-cyl. direct-injection turbodiesel — and piloted by two professional drivers — came within a whisker of averaging 100 mpg (2.4L/100 km) during an 80-day “round the world” 20,700-mile (33,313-km) trip. The Lupo is a special version of VW's smallest 2-dr car, the Polo (see WEVTU — Oct. 1, '98, p. 7). It makes extensive use of magnesium and plastics to cut weight and the unit-injector DI system, said to generate 30,000-psi (2,069-bar) ...
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