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Volkswagen W12 Roadster


type 2S FHC
doors 2

Engine information

Bore × stroke 81.00 mm × 90.30 mm 3.19 in × 3.56 in
Cylinders W-12
Displace 5.6 litre 5584 cc (340.757 cu in)
Engine type DOHC
Valves 4 valves per cylinder | 48 valves in total
Engine construction
Compression ratio
Fuel system
Maximum power 425.8 PS (420.0 bhp) (313.2 kW) @ 5800 rpm
0-50 mph
0-60 mph
0-100 mph
0-100 km/h
80 - 120 km/h
402 m (Quarter mile)
Standing km
Top speed
Fuel consumption
CO2 emissions
Power to weight ratio 365.22 bhp/ton
Specific output
Maximum torque 530.0 Nm (391 ft·lb) (54 kgm) @ 3000 rpm
bmep 1192.7 kPa (173 psi)
Specific torque 94.91 Nm/litre
Maximum rpm
Main bearings
Coolant Water
Bore / stroke ratio 0.9
Unitary capacity 465.33 cc/cylinder
Aspiration Normal
Compressor type N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter

Dimensions and weight

wheelbase 2530 mm
wheelbase 99.6 in
Length (milimeters) 4400 mm
Length (inches) 173.2 in
Width (milimeters) 1920 mm
Width (inches) 75.6 in
Height (milimeters) 1000 mm
Height (inches) 39.4 in
L:W ratio 1.74
Ground clearance (milimeters)
Ground clearance (inches)
Kerb weight (kilograms) 1150 kg
Kerb weight (pounds) 2535 lb
Weight distribuiton
Fuel capacity (litres)
Fuel capacity (UK Ga)
Fuel capacity (US Gal)


Drag coefficient
Frontal area


Engine location Mid
Engine alignment Longitudinal
Drive RWD
Turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Brakes F/R
Brake ∅
Braked area
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio

General information

RAC rating 48.8
Number made
Model code
Model family
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available

Manual Download

Download 1997 Volkswagen W12 Roadster PDF Manual
Designer unknown
Year 1997

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