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Old 24th May 2007, 02:56   #46
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But the 405 T16 was never launched as a road-legal car.
yes they were, i don't know the exact production numbers though. some say 200, others say 2500.
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Ok, I can't find any info anywhere. The supercars list was in one of the old ACI/OD issues, and all prices were in DM, so I guess it was lifted from AMS. A lot of extrapolation, as you can see.

I guess the article mentioned 700 bhp, AWD and 'limpet-like grip' while mentioning homologation specials were also built. It didn't mention that the specials were 500 bhp down. My mistake.
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yes they were, i don't know the exact production numbers though. some say 200, others say 2500.
Hmmm seems like it was indeed launched, I stand corrected. But still it certainly doesn't have anything above 220bhp.
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Hmmm seems like it was indeed launched, I stand corrected. But still it certainly doesn't have anything above 220bhp.
yeah, i edited that in.
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Ok, I can't find any info anywhere. The supercars list was in one of the old ACI/OD issues, and all prices were in DM, so I guess it was lifted from AMS.
Could it be that it was in AMS, India?

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I guess the article mentioned 700 bhp, AWD and 'limpet-like grip' while mentioning homologation specials were also built. It didn't mention that the specials were 500 bhp down. My mistake.
Never mind, it happens. Maybe you saw a list of rally/race specials & hence the 700bhp figure mentioned there.
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Could it be that it was in AMS, India?

Never mind, it happens. Maybe you saw a list of rally/race specials & hence the 700bhp figure mentioned there.
No no, it was ACI or OD, definitely. AMS's paper quality was a notch above, and this wasn't it. And no, it was a list of 100 greatest supercars in reverse order. Tops was the McL F1, and the Miura was 2, IIRC.
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MS's paper quality was a notch above, and this wasn't it.
That it certainly was, I remember Sachin Chavan (he was working there then) boasting to me in their office that their paper quality was better than Cosmo
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Ah yes, the two pillars of erudition. AMS, and Cosmo!!!
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But the 405 T16 was never launched as a road-legal car.
i agree, no such thing as a road-going 405 T16. They only raced in pikes peak, and were probably made in numbers you can count on one hand and still have fingers left.


The A2 and A3 arent strictly hatchbacks in the conventional sense of the word. A2 is more of a "tall boy" type and the A3 is a mini estate a-la Reliant GTE Scimitar.

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2, to be precise. One is at some Peugeot museum, and one is in some lucky and rich guy's private collection.
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T16 - The top of the line, 200 hp at 1,1 bar (normal boost) 220 hp at 1,3 bar (overboost) for 45 sec. 2.0 L 16-valve turbocharged XU10J4TE engine with watercooled chargecooler, constant four wheel drive with 53/47% power distrubution. 1046 examples were built, 10 of them for the French Police.
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All that carbon fibre!! Well i found some interior and engine pics (its mid mounted like i said earlier) Enjoy....and ofcourse your thoughts please!!

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Here's a cool GTI website!!
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Volkswagen Golf GTI W12 To Make UK Debut

BEDFORDSHIRE, England - June 10, 2007: The Volkswagen Golf GTI W12 concept is set to make its UK debut next weekend at the GTI International show, an independently organised event which will be held over the weekend of 16/17 June at Bruntingthorpe proving ground in Leicestershire. Marking the 30 th anniversary of the GTIs arrival in the UK, the GTI W12 the most powerful Golf every produced by Volkswagen will be seen for the first time since its unveiling at a GTI enthusiast event in Austria last month.

The GTI W12-650 is powered by a bi-turbo W12 engine developing 650 PS a full 450 PS increase over the standard Golf GTI. Unlike the standard car the W12-powered GTI channels its drive through its rear wheels via a six-speed Tiptronic gearbox.

Not only is the GTI W12 lower (by 70 mm) and wider (by 160 mm) than the car on which its based but it is also faster. From a standstill the GTI W12 can hit 62 mph in only 3.7 seconds and wont relent until its reached an estimated 201 mph.


Keeping the GTI W12 stable at high speeds are sophisticated under body aerodynamics linked to a carbon fibre roof incorporating a scoop on its trailing edge to feed air into the mid-mounted engine. The GTI W12 features a floating C-pillar to allow the rear windows to sweep inwards and channel airflow into the radiators.


The GTI International gathering is celebrating its 20th anniversary with an estimated 20,000 fans set to attend in a diverse range of GTI models from across the five generations. Journalists will have the opportunity to join the fans and set a time up the quarter mile sprint in the latest 230 PS Golf GTI Edition 30 or the range-topping Golf R32. Joining the Golf GTI W12 on display will be examples of historic Volkswagens, race cars and the GTI-rivalling Sportline Transporter vans. Unique approved Volkswagen accessories will also make their debut at the event.
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