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Offline Jammydodger

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Volkswagen GTI W12 650 Concept
« on: June 09, 2007, 01:45:07 PM »
Posted this on my site and thought you guys might want a looksy too.



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Well Volkswagen has pulled a fast one (literally) and decided to unveil a W12 powered, rear-wheel-drive, mid-engined GTI at the tuner/drunk/party fest in Austria known as Worthersee. We'll have more information, photos and video in coming weeks ahead.

We also have a loosely translated version of the German press release below, but what we do know is this:

- VW claims a top speed of 202 mph
- 6.0l W12 12-cylinder twin-turbocharged engine mounted in the back seat of the GTI
- 650hp and 553 lb-ft. of torque (!)
- with the flared fenders the car sits over 6 feet wide and only 4.6 feet tall
- 19" wheels with 295 rear rubber and 235 front rubber
- the fenders are flared 3.15" at the rear

Looks pretty slick

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Re: Volkswagen GTI W12 650 Concept
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2007, 02:04:43 PM »
Wow[tm].

Pretty slick indeed.

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Re: Volkswagen GTI W12 650 Concept
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2007, 02:57:33 PM »
Sexy but im more interested in the run on vegetable oil, hybrids.


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Re: Volkswagen GTI W12 650 Concept
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2007, 09:39:40 PM »
^^^ You would you BC Tree Hugger :D.

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Re: Volkswagen GTI W12 650 Concept
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2007, 09:50:29 PM »
Leaving the ecological aspect aside, that's a matter of "maintenance cost". Gasoline is so fappin expensive these days, I'd trade any gas driven car for a hybrid, veggie, even e-car any time.

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Re: Volkswagen GTI W12 650 Concept
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2007, 12:09:28 AM »
The only problem with the hybrids now is all the maintenance contracts...or so i've heard...you do see alot of hybrids running around here in Canada, and i really do think it's the future.

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Re: Volkswagen GTI W12 650 Concept
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2007, 04:56:50 AM »
Well for BC and California just signed this contract to build a ... http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2007/05/31/bc-green.html hydrogen highway.