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Volkswagen - W12 Syncro

Ferdinand Piech, 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".

SOURCE: ItalDesign Giugiaro

Engine & performance:

Position: mid-engined, longitudinally

Type: W12

Capacity: 5600 cc

Power: 420 hp

Drive: 4WD


Length: 4400 mm

Width: 1920 mm

Height: 1100 mm

Wheelbase: 2350 mm


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