I love the Volkswagen XL1 because it looks like what cars from 2015 looked like in movies from the 1990s. The future is now, kids, and MotorWeek is along for the ride!

As our intrepid European Correspondent Mate Petrany did earlier this year, the folks at MotorWeek took VW's supposedly 261 mpg futurecar for a spin around Wolfsburg, Germany and the Autobahn. They managed 147 miles per gallon on their trip.


"I have driven the future, and it is good," Brian Robinson says, adding that you can get it up to speed "fast enough." Sweet!

MotorWeek Theater is our showcase of some of our favorite classic reviews from public television's finest motoring program. How does this video only have 6,813 views on YouTube? It's the future!