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Volkswagen Golf GTI W12-650 Concept 2007

  The Volkswagen Golf GTI W12-650 Concept was revealed, for the first time, at the 2007 edition of Wörthersee annual GTI Meeting in the Austrian State of Kärnten. Up to now 1.67 million car drivers have fallen under the charm of the VW Golf GTI. Volkswagen has selected the occasion to reveal the VW Golf GTI W12-650 Concept that is a running vehicle illustrating a VW Golf GTI extended to its limit. The Volkswagen GTI W12-650 Concept is capable of a top speed of 325 kph and accelerates from 0 to 100 kph in just 3,7 seconds. Its 6.0 litre bi-turbo engine is longitudinally mounted behind the driver and front passenger. This transforms the VW GTI into a classic mid-engine sports car. A six speed automatic transmission hammers the maximum torque of 750 Newton-metres (at 4.500 rpm) to the rear axle.

The width of the supercar goes to 188 cm compared to 176 cm for the production model. The height is 142 cm while the production model has 150 cm. The chassis components were adapted directly from a super sports car. Mounted on the front axle are 235 tires in 19 inch format, while in the rear there are 295 tires. Dr Klaus Bischoff, Director of Volkswagen Design, explains "In the rear, the showcar is 80 millimeters wider on each side. However, the body of the VW GTI W12-650 easily takes this in. We already have a strong shoulder section here on the production model. We were able to draw it outward even more distinctly, like on a sports car."

"Our greatest challenge", says Klaus Bischoff: "was to provide the six litre mid-engine with sufficient air, without watering down the GTI's side profile. In addition, provisions had to be made for sufficient downforce at the rear axle on such a fast type of car. But for aesthetic reasons we did not want to put an enormous rear spoiler on the car." In both cases a trick helped. Klaus Bischoff: " the strongest Golf design elements are the G-pillars. But it is precisely here that we needed air ducts for engine cooling air. Therefore, the C-pillar were redesigned on short order to assume this function of routing air to the engine. In doing so, we simply made rear windows turn inward. This created two ducts between the windows and the C-pillars through which air flows for engine cooling. We got the rest of the cooling air in front via gigantic radiators and the ducts connected to them, as well as on the sides via inlets on the side skirts."

Innovative body construction has also prevented the lines of the VW GTI W12-650 from being ruined by a roof-mounted wing. Klaus Bischoff: " The roof is part of an enormous diffuser that supplies sufficient downforce to the rear axle. It consists of a carbon-fiber material and directs the air over and under the rear spoiler to achieve road grip, like in racing cars."

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