|Body Style||2-door coupe, speedster, 2-door converitble|
The Volkswagen EcoRacer is a Volkswagen concept car first shown to the public at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show. It combines the performance of a sports car with fuel-efficiency equal to the most fuel-efficient cars available in 2005.
The EcoRacer accelerates from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 6.3 seconds. The top speed is 230 km/h (143 mph). The average fuel consumption is 3.40 liters per 100 km (69 miles per gallon).
It has a diesel-powered, turbocharged internal combustion engine with a displacement of 1.5 L. Despite the small displacement it delivers 100 kilowatts (136 hp) with 250 N·m of torque at 1900 rpm. The engine is of the common rail type, which is more efficient and quieter than the conventional rotary pump injection systems. It is equipped with a particle matter filter. The engine is linked to a Direct-Shift Gearbox (DSG) with 7 gears.
The EcoRacer seats two people, and has no luggage compartment. The body is made of carbon fibre, which resulted in a relatively low weight of 850 kilograms (approximately 1875 lb). It is 3.765 meters long (148 in) with a wheelbase of 2.48 meters (97.6 in).