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    Thread: VW Golf GTI W12

    1. 05-17-2007 12:13 PM #1
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      Short version:
      - 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
      Mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive 650hp twin-turbo W12 powered GTI concept.
      Yikes!



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      05-17-2007 12:16 PM #2
      oh jesus.
      vw engineers you cruel, cruel, nasty little Germans.
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    3. 05-17-2007 12:19 PM #3
      what more can you say then holy ****?
      That is once nice looking car, and I'd really like to see some numbers for this gti, weight etc.

    4. 05-17-2007 12:21 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by Bains »
      what more can you say then holy ****?
      That is once nice looking car, and I'd really like to see some numbers for this gti, weight etc.

      Are you looking at the same car I am? That thing's ghastly... I'm sure it's fast, but... the widebody kit is just awful.
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    5. 05-17-2007 12:21 PM #5
      How heavy is the w12?
      Even if that GTI has 4 motion, I would think with that much weight in the front on a car it would be stepping out every time you tried taking a hard corner.

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      05-17-2007 12:22 PM #6
      Yikes! VW takes the Clio V6 to the estreme
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    7. 05-17-2007 12:22 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by cougar »
      Are you looking at the same car I am? That thing's ghastly... I'm sure it's fast, but... the widebody kit is just awful.

      I dig the look, hopefully they'd change the front bumper, other then that it looks really nice to me.

    8. 05-17-2007 12:26 PM #8
      Reminds me of that picture of clarkson driving the atom with his mouth blowing open.
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      05-17-2007 12:26 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by Bjaardker »
      How heavy is the w12?
      Even if that GTI has 4 motion, I would think with that much weight in the front on a car it would be stepping out every time you tried taking a hard corner.

      It's mid-engine.
      I'm surprised it's real. Most assuredly it's a one-off that'll sit in some VW museum until a zombie apocalypse, but it's still extremely cool. I hope Top Gear tests it.

    10. 05-17-2007 12:26 PM #10
      It almost looks like the engine is in the back

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      05-17-2007 12:27 PM #11
      Big engine, little car? I love it.
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    12. 05-17-2007 12:27 PM #12
      I don't think it's in the front; look at the shot from the front/top, the roof dips down like it forms an air intake?

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      05-17-2007 12:29 PM #13
      Quote, originally posted by axe »
      Yikes! VW takes the Clio V6 to the estreme
      That was my first thought as well.
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      05-17-2007 12:31 PM #14
      Quote, originally posted by vwgtirob »
      I don't think it's in the front; look at the shot from the front/top, the roof dips down like it forms an air intake?

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      05-17-2007 12:31 PM #15
      Quote, originally posted by Arsigi »
      That was my first thought as well.

      Me too... its cool and all, but not really my taste.
      it looks as out of place as the Clio does in real life.
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      05-17-2007 12:32 PM #16
      the engine is heavier than the car
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      05-17-2007 12:36 PM #17
      It is actually a diffuser
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    18. 05-17-2007 12:36 PM #18
      "Mittelmotor"... yeah, it's midengined.
      And HOLY CRAP that would be a blast to drive!

    19. 05-17-2007 12:40 PM #19
      Can anyone translate this?
      http://www.auto-motor-und-spor...7.hbs

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      05-17-2007 12:41 PM #20
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      05-17-2007 12:47 PM #21
      They said the 3.6 would'nt fit!!! So what is different under the hood? What gives?
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    22. 05-17-2007 12:49 PM #22
      i thought it was a pchop...
      looks like GT4 screenshots..

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      05-17-2007 12:50 PM #23
      I don't care what anyone says. I think that thing is beautiful!

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      05-17-2007 12:52 PM #24
      If they would pop the hood, I could pop some wood....need engine shots!!!
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      05-17-2007 12:52 PM #25
      Quote, originally posted by LabRat56 »
      They said the 3.6 would'nt fit!!! So what is different under the hood? What gives?

      There is no engine under the hood!
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