Saturday, January 23, 2010
Blast From The Past: Volkswagen Nardo W12 Coupe
It’s not all about new or future cars here at Carscoop, we also have a never-ending love affair with the past. The Italdesign Giugiaro study of the W12 Coupe, also known as the Nardo was the final evolution of VW’s supercar project which started out in 1997 with the W12 Syncro Concept and continued with the 1998 W12 Syncro Roadster. The mid-engined, rear-wheel-drive Nardo was equipped with a 6.0-litre W12 engine delivering approximately 600 HP.
The Nardo had a top speed of 217 mph (349 km/h) and reaches 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 3.5 seconds. Interestingly, VW prototype twice broke the world 24 hour speed record. In February 2002 it covered a distance 4,819.3 miles (7,749.4 km) at an average speed of 200.9 mph (322.89 km/h).