VW Golf W12 is a supercar concept of the coupe that had disappeared in smoke. Instead, the idea of extreme power made proselytesin front from the explosive GTI.
The GTI W12 is very successful in appearance, it doesn’t look like a Golf “inflated with pump”, but a well thought out, with carefully worked muscles and an exceptional technical package. The 650 W12 summarizes the virtual essence of this car: the original 12 cylinder W12 engine develops 650 hp, achieved at 6,000 rpm. Torque is also approaching to the “monster” term, so that the 750 Nm at 4,500 rpm is transferred through a six-speed automatic gearbox, rear axle only.
It begins to make a fireball racing, as it really is, as the technical platform is taken from a late W12 supercar, so the GTI image reaches a width of 1.88 meters, 10 cm more than the production model. The suspension is totally different, which lowered the ride height by 8 cm. Alloy wheels are special, but, ironically, the manufacturer has failed to tell us their size – instead, we are warned that it took specially designed tires, 235 mm wide in front and not less than 295 mm rear.
So,we don’t have to care about the grip, so the car goes to 100 km / h in about 3.7 seconds which seems normal for that amount of horses, while the top speed is somewhere at 325 km / h. Goodbye Ferrari and other suercars with claims! Their luck is that we only talk about this car as a concept, however, it is only a concept presented at the annual meeting at the Wörthersee, Austria, where fans gather Golf GTI since 1982.