W12 Nardò

A W12 named after the high speed track on which all speed records were to be beaten in 2002.

On 14 October 2001, the W12 Nardò, a development of the first model dating from 1997, beat the 24-hour race speed records.

The W12, equipped with a 660 hp 12 cylinder engine, covered a distance of 7085.7 km at an average speed of 295.24 km/h, beating the previous record of 12 km/h.

Even though the W12 Nardò was not prepared for establishing a long distance record, it nevertheless set two further records (over 5000 km and 5000 miles) and 6 international category records.

Records that were broken the following year by the W12 Record.

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PROJECT

W12 Syncro

The W12 Syncro, introduced at the Tokyo International motor show in 1997 was the first stage of a 5-year-long project created around the new 5.6 litre Volkswagen W12  engine.

W12 Record

The Volkswagen that beat all the world speed records, covering a distance of 7740.576 km at an average speed of 322.891 km/h. 

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