GTI W12 650
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
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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