W12 Roadster

The Roadster version, a variation on the W12 theme was a 12-cylinder open-top engine.

The second variation on the W12 project was an open topped version based on the chassis, engine and mechanical figuration of the W12 Syncro introduced at the 1997 Tokyo motor show.
The engine remained the 5600 cc W12  unit  developing 420hp, with acceleration of 0-100km/h in just 4 seconds.
Compared to the Syncro version, the transmission changed from 4WD to rear drive.

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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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