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.

Ferdinand Piëch, chairman of the Volkswagen group was responsible for commissioning  Italdesign Giugiaro to take on a project aiming to enhance the performance of the new engine developed in Wolfsburg, the W12.

"For once - explained Giorgetto Giugiaro - I did not concentrate on the body when designing this prototype: I put together a casing, a shell around the central engine, which I left on view to emphasise its importance and enhance performance levels".

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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. 

W12 Nardò

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

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