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                  Golf GTI W12 650

                  Golf GTI W12 650

                  Golf GTI W12 650

                  Golf GTI W12 650

                  Golf GTI W12 650

                  Golf GTI W12 650
Make Volkswagen
Model Golf GTI W12 650
Concept year 2007
Production year -
Engine Twin turbo W12

The Volkswagen Golf GTI W12 650 was revealed in Austria, at the 2007 Wörthersee car show, an event which caters to Volkswagen and Audi enthusiasts.

Like the Audi TT Clubsport Quattro which was also revealed at the show the GTI W12 650 is performance orientated. Instead of the usual engine options the GTI W12 650 is powered by a mid-mounted, longitudinal positioned, 6.0 litre twin-turbo W12 unit developing 650 horsepower and 554 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels the GTI W12 650 concept is capable of a 0-60 mph time of just 3.7 seconds and a 201 mph top speed. Enough to show up the vast majority of supercars.

The goal of the GTI W12 650 development team was to create a car which despite its enormous performance potential and technical differences could be clearly identified as a Volkswagen GTI. Therefore the GTI W12 650 uses the headlights, doors, bonnet and the tail lamps from the production car.

The biggest problem was supplying the centrally mounted engine with sufficient air, and also producing sufficient downforce at the rear axle without greatly altering the silhouette of the GTI W12 650 from the original. Therefore the C-columns were redesigned and the rear side windows run inward in such a way that they lead air to the engine.

To reduce rolling resistance and weight the wheels of the Volkswagen GTI W12 650 are made from a light alloy, and because of their large size a specially engineered tire had to be made.

On the inside the Volkswagen Golf GTI W12 650 features alcantara leather, race-look transparent "Flip UP" switch guards for vital functions, extra gauges and fire extinguishers integrated in place of the glove compartment.

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