1997 Volkswagen W12 Syncro Concept


Introduced at the 1997 Tokyo Motor Show, The W12 Syncro concept was the start of a 5 year project created around Volkswagens new W12 engine. Volkswagen commissioned Italdesign Giugiaro to take on the project of developing and enhancing the performance of the powertrain. The result was a 12 cylinder engine which was basically two V6 engines stuck together side by side and combined to create a W configuration. This unique setup allowed for a more flexibility in packaging the engine when compared to traditional V12 configurations.

Peak power was rated at 420 PS (309 kW), and peak torque at 391 lb-ft (530 Nm). The W12 engine saw further development through other concept cars until eventually finding it’s way into some Volkswagen and Bentley passenger vehicles.

Engine: 5.6L W12
Weight: 1,200 kg / 2,645 lbs
Power: 309 kW / 414 hp / 420 PS
0-100 kph: 4.0 seconds
Torque: 530 Nm / 391 lb-ft
Top Speed: -


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