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Well Volkswagen has pulled a fast one (literally) and decided to unveil a W12 powered, rear-wheel-drive, mid-engined GTI at the tuner/drunk/party fest in Austria known as Worthersee. We'll have more information, photos and video in coming weeks ahead. A full photo gallery is provided in the links below.

We also have a loosely translated version of the German press releaes below, but what we do know is this:

- VW claims a top speed of 202 mph
- 6.0l W12 12-cylinder twin-turbocharged engine mounted in the back seat of the GTI
- 650hp and 553 lb-ft. of torque (!)
- with the flared fenders the car sits over 6 feet wide and only 4.6 feet tall
- 19" wheels with 295 rear rubber and 235 front rubber
- the fenders are flared 3.15" at the rear
Rest is here:

http://www.vwvortex.com/artman/publish/vortex_news/article_2007.shtml
 

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holy shit that baby is setup for understeer. 235 fronts and 295 rears... and I bet you it would *still* swap ends like crazy given WOT.

cool swap -- thank god it's RWD. :)
 

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holy shit that baby is setup for understeer. 235 fronts and 295 rears... and I bet you it would *still* swap ends like crazy given WOT.

cool swap -- thank god it's RWD. :)
That's probably why they did that. Given how much power they got behind that thing putting more grip out front would induce some crazy oversteer.
 

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:eek2: WOW~!
 
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