Wörthersee 2007: VW shows off monster Golf GTI W12 650 concept

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    Wörthersee 2007: VW shows off monster Golf GTI W12 650 concept

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    var digg_url = 'http://www.digg.com/design/VW_Golf_GTI_W12_650_Concept_With_Video'; It would appear that the Audi TT clubsport was just an appetizer for the fans at the Wörthersee 2007 meet in Austria. Volkswagen has upped the ante by throwing down a stunner: the Golf GTI W12 650 concept. The ultimate GTI in every way, this car has a claimed top speed of 325 km/h -- 201 mph! -- and a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) of 3.7 seconds.

    This is a pure show car, so don't go running to your VW dealer waving around a fistful of cash. He won't be able to help you. Too bad, though, as this super Golf dishes out a mammoth 650 horsepower and over 530 ft lbs of torque from the 6.0L biturbo W12 it's got mounted behind the front seats. All that juice flows through a 6-speed automatic to the rear wheels, which are shod in some seriously meaty rubber.

    Lower and wider than a stock GTI, the body retains the production car's doors, hood and lights, but otherwise it's all new. A number of intakes and a redesigned C-pillar help feed air to the 12-cylinder behemoth supplying the go-power. To keep the car planted to the tarmac, VW didn't want to use a massive spoiler to generate downforce. As such, the car's carbon-fiber roof acts as a giant diffuser that funnels air under the small spoiler at its trailing edge. In summary, the whole thing is a big exercise in the awesome.
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    Re: Wörthersee 2007: VW shows off monster Golf GTI W12 650 concept

    That is the ugliest thing I have ever laid eyes on.

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    Re: Wörthersee 2007: VW shows off monster Golf GTI W12 650 concept

    To me it’s a big who cares it won’t be available to us. It’s kinda like John Moss bragging about his GM toybox while we get average cars to drive. I would rather have a company spend it’s precious resources on improving the breed instead of creating dreams that will never come true.
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    I saw that today on left lane news. I'm already a fan of the GTI, and I'm also a fan of sticking huge engines where they shouldn't belong, so naturally I loved this. The other site didn't say where the engine was, and I couldn't imagine there was any way they got that W12 in the normal engine bay. I think it looks pretty cool though. And how many GTI's out there have 650hp? It's a shame they won't make even a couple.

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    Re: Wörthersee 2007: VW shows off monster Golf GTI W12 650 concept

    Quote Originally Posted by mmm...bowtie
    I saw that today on left lane news. I'm already a fan of the GTI, and I'm also a fan of sticking huge engines where they shouldn't belong, so naturally I loved this. The other site didn't say where the engine was, and I couldn't imagine there was any way they got that W12 in the normal engine bay. I think it looks pretty cool though. And how many GTI's out there have 650hp? It's a shame they won't make even a couple.


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    Re: Wörthersee 2007: VW shows off monster Golf GTI W12 650 concept

    Eww - my dinner just came up.

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