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Old 10-20-2004, 08:35 PM   #1
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Check this out!

Its called the W12 Coupe.

Geez go VW, first they come out with the wicked R32 Golf, that 6 speed Jetta, the uber luxourious Der Pheaton and now...this



GM needs one of these! ha!
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the engine on that thing is what'* so freaky....forget V-6, this is the W-12!

(from VW press release)

"The basic layout of the W12 engine is made up of two very thin V6 four-valve modules which are configured at an angle of 72 degrees with a joint crankshaft with seven main bearings to make up a V-V arrangement, i.e. a "W". The cylinder angle is just 15 degrees Within the two V6 banks. This makes the construction, which is very compact in comparison to V12 engines, possible."
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Oh lordy......
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That'* old, I remember seeing those pics back in '00. My cuz who'* a big vdub fan knew about this in 2000. I don't think it'* been released yet.. there would be lots of advertisments! However, I think it is kinda like the GT-40 type thing.. it is publically available, but really only good for racers.


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Didn't this thing get canceled due to feared competition and cannibalization among Porsche and Lamborghini, both companies under the VW AG empire?
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looks too much like a Saleen S7
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Its still a Volkswagon
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