Happy V12 Day! Post Photos Of Your Favorite V12s

As you all know, it's 12/12/12 today. For a brief moment, it will also be 12/12/12 12:12:12,12. While this is undoubtedly all very exciting, instead of waiting for the apocalypse, let's talk about V12s instead! That is the right thing to do! » 12/12/12 12:12pm 12/12/12 12:12pm

Another Way to Turn V-12s Into Art

Okay, it’s a W-12. And okay, it’s art in a somewhat ghetto manner. But you’ve got to admire the painstaking attention to detail it takes to Swarovski an engine logo. » 7/20/10 1:30pm 7/20/10 1:30pm

For $20,650, Get a People’s Car Originally Intended For Only Very Rich…

How much would you pay for three-quarters of a Veyron's Engine, minus the turbos? Well, get ready to find out, because Nice Price or Crack Pipe is bringing you a W12 that even those with meager W2s can afford. » 7/05/10 8:00am 7/05/10 8:00am

Quattroporte: Out!

The masses have spoken. Looks like one of the very few cars in the Fantasy Garage I've actually ever driven will be joining the Volkswagen Phaeton W12 in Loserville. The message is loud, the message is clear: No 4-doors in the Fantasy Garage. Unless it's a big Italian truck. Do I regret hearing the voice of the… » 7/31/07 1:00pm 7/31/07 1:00pm

2001 VW Nardo Concept

It likely would've been more of a fool's errand to build the Volkswagen W12 Coupé (aka the Nardo) than it was to greenlight the Phaeton. Still, we always thought the 521-horse people's exotic was a pretty nifty example of what happens when Volkswagen puts its wurst in Giugiaro's prosciutto. » 6/27/07 4:15pm 6/27/07 4:15pm

The Volkswagen GTI W12 Concept, Now With Engine Music

From up close, the turbocharged W12 engine Volkswagen shoehorned into its GTI W12 concept car is probably a visceral experience, not unlike that millisecond before a jungle cat grinds you into meat by-product. In this video, you won't see the steroidal hare perform any feats of strength, like jumping over buses or… » 6/20/07 6:53am 6/20/07 6:53am

Madness in the Middle: VW GTI W12 650 Reveal

The phone rang. "Dude!" my buddy yelled. "What is that thing?" He was talking about this video of the new 650 horsepower W12 GTI concept car which Davey's been all over for the last few days. Yeah, the one with the jacked-up dual-turbo Bentley mill in the middle. And we've been asking ourselves why on earth would… » 5/19/07 1:00pm 5/19/07 1:00pm

More On the Stonking W12 Turbo Golf From Hell

When we ran across the W12 GTI this morning all we had to go on were our rusty German skills. Now we've got, at the very least, a translated press release in hand, as well as more photos of the Rabbit with the heart of a Continent(al). The mid-mounted engine is longitudinal, for added Countach-type radness, and it… » 5/17/07 7:00pm 5/17/07 7:00pm

The Votes Are In: Phaeton, Out!

"Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." – John Adams » 5/14/07 12:00pm 5/14/07 12:00pm
The people have spoken. And the people are wrong, fantastically wrong. I'm not shocked that the greatest-ever Volkswagen was given the boot from our make…

Jalopnik Fantasy Garage: Volkswagen Phaeton W12

Yes, the Phaeton. Like everyone else, when I first heard Volkswagen would be producing a $100,000 car, I was aghast. Was this the same Volkswagen that built my friend Tristy's Scirocco? Aside from constantly belching black smoke, that car's passenger seat would snap off its runners on every left turn. Six figures for… » 4/24/07 11:00am 4/24/07 11:00am

Fidel Is Not Enough: Bentley Plans Lots O' New, Lightweight Rides

We wannabe upper crusty anglophile types are already busy drooling over the allure from the double-decadent Havana coupe. Now Bentley springs this on us? As the revitalized German British marquee nears the brand-imploding 9,000 cars a year threshold, they are going to need new steel to maintain their momentum. Wait,… » 11/28/06 4:28pm 11/28/06 4:28pm