Watch Red Bull Space Jumper Felix Baumgartner Test The Volkswagen XL1

You all no doubt remember Felix Baumgartner, the Austrian superbadass who jumped out of a balloon last year 128,000 feet above the earth and hit 843.6 mph with his body because Red Bull asked him to. Now he has been called to perform an equally dangerous task: drive the obscenely efficient Volkswagen XL1.

And by "equally dangerous task," I mean "take a nice drive in the Swiss Alps and tell the VW boffins what he thinks." No, it's not as exciting as his space jump, but it is interesting to hear his thoughts on the XL1, a ridiculously aerodynamic diesel hybrid that can supposedly get around 260 mpg.


The video also features some European autojournalists, who say they're quite impressed with the XL1 as well. I'd love to give it a go myself.

No word yet on whether or not VW seeks to toss it out of a space balloon.

Hat tip to Car Crack!

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