In recent months, Volkswagen has toyed with different notions of the future of motoring, from green-tinted performance to overengineered efficiency. Whether fast or frugal, the brand seems particularly interested in being ahead of the curve.
In that spirit, Autobytel was invited to spend some time with some ultrarare Volkswagens at a specially prepped test course just south of downtown Los Angeles, following media days for the L.A. Auto Show.
We had the chance to drive the Volkswagen XL1 prototype, a seventh-generation Volkswagen GTI, the Design Vision GTI concept car, and one nutty Beetle.
Follow the jump for our thoughts on each car.