Your daily weirdness hotness: Volkswagen Nardò W12

What the heck is it?

At the request of then Volkswagen Group CEO Ferdinand Piech, Giorgetto Giugiaro and his Italdesign team was tasked to design a Volkswagen sports car, with instructions that it had to accommodate a 12 cylinder engine in a W configuration, be mid-engined, and also be able to be configured with Volkwagen’s Syncro four-wheel drive system.

Another reason for its conception was to prove to the world that Volkswagen Group could build a large and reliable engine for its luxury car, the Volkswagen Phaeton, and its sport utility vehicle, the Volkswagen Touareg (source).

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~ by velofinds on November 13, 2009.