In view of the good results, the company decided to launch a limited production of 150 units until 2004. Now, according to the German magazine Automobilwoche, have backtracked.
The high costs of production of the vehicle (for its limited weight, are used aluminum and carbon fiber) and their plight in the market have frustrated plans Volkswagen. Of course, the project could be inherited by other sportier Group brands, such as Audi, Bugatti and Lamborghini.
The Group does not cross a good time, just change President (Pischetsrieder has replaced a Piëch) and the balance of the first quarter is very encouraging: their profits have fallen 24 percent. The future must wait.
Therefore, Volkswagen still has not ruled on the production of L1 (pictured right), a model that consumes only 1 liter of fuel per 100 kilometers. Analysts say that manufacturing is unlikely, but the transfer of technology to other models of the brand is assured.