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Volkswagen W12 Nardo Concept '01
Volkswagen W12 Nardo Concept '01
Appears in Gran Turismo Concept
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 Standard
Interior in GT6 Simple
Manufacturer Volkswagen
Displacement 5998 cc
Drivetrain MR
Aspiration NA
Engine VAG BRN 6.0 WR12
Max Power 591 BHP
Performance Points 581 PP
Max Torque 621 Nm
0-60 Mph 3.48 seconds
Top Speed 357 kilometres per hour (222 mph)
Length 4400 mm
Width 1920 mm
Height 1100 mm
Weight 1,300 kilograms (2,900 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 2.2 kg (4.9 lb) per horsepower

The Volkswagen W12 Nardo Concept '01 is a Concept car produced by Volkswagen. It first appears in Gran Turismo Concept, and has appeared in every main game since, with the exception of Gran Turismo Sport.

Colors Edit

Only one color is available for this car, it is unnamed in the games:

  • Orange

In-game descriptionEdit

"A concept supercar demonstrating the brutality of a 12-cylinder W engine."


Volkswagen pulled an ace out of its sleeve when it introduced the W12 concept at the 35th Tokyo Motor Show in 2001. Despite its super exotic look, what intrigued engineers was the engine: a W12, whose 12 cylinders were arranged in three-cylinder banks forming a "W". In the Coupe concept, this powerplant was mounted amidships.

Although this engine saw use in the company's luxury sedan, the Phaeton, it was transformed into an entirely different beast for the Coupe.

Power for the 6-liter unit was rated at 591 BHP at 7,000 rpm and 457.6 lb-ft at 5,800 rpm. This allowed the large 2-door to accelerate like a true exotic, and reach a top speed of 217 mph, which it actually did at Nardo, a high-speed test track in Italy. The W12 Coupe maintained a record-breaking average speed of 200 mph over a 24-hour period, and set six world records and 12 class records.

The W12 Coupe's styling is, in a word, graceful. Penned by renowned designer, Giorgetto Giugiaro of Italdesign fame, the W12 Coupe possessed the classic lines of Italy's exotic cars, while maintaining the serious nature of German vehicles. Among its features are gullwing doors and a sporty-yet-distinctive face.

Unfortunately, the W12 Concept never made it to production, but many enthusiasts are still waiting. Its timeless design and incredible performance makes it indeed a timeless piece of machinery.

AcquisitionEdit

GT ConceptEdit

The player can unlock this car by winning a Professional Level race at Autumn Ring in reverse.

GT4Edit

This car is showcased at the Volkswagen New Cars dealership, but is not available for purchase. It must be won by winning Like the Wind in the Extreme Hall Event.

GTPSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 1,500,000 Credits.

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Volkswagen W12 Nardo Concept '01 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 1,499,284 Credits. It is a Level 16 car.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 1,250,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.

TriviaEdit

  • In Gran Turismo 4, this car cannot be sold, only discarded from the garage.

NotesEdit

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