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      04-20-2008, 07:05 PM   #1
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VW Passat W12?

I was driving on the Turnpike yesterday, close to the intersection with 836, and I was passed by a VW Passat.

I'm very certain I saw Passat W12 on the back, and car boasted quad exhaust pipes and a nice exhaust note.

You bet the first thing I did was to visit the VW website, but I don't see any model under that spec.

Anybody here knows about it? Or was just a case of nice looks and a borrowed Phaeton W12 badge?

The car was very fast though.
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      04-20-2008, 07:07 PM   #2
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When the Phaeton was sold here, they offered a W12. It was actually the first W12 I ever rode in.

WTF, I can't read. You saw a passat with a w12 badge? Definitely badge thievery at its finest
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Probably an old Passat W8

http://uk.cars.yahoo.com/car-reviews...8-2004886.html
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I think this belongs in the off topic section
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I think this belongs in the off topic section
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I was driving on the Turnpike yesterday, close to the intersection with 836, and I was passed by a VW Passat.

I'm very certain I saw Passat W12 on the back, and car boasted quad exhaust pipes and a nice exhaust note.

You bet the first thing I did was to visit the VW website, but I don't see any model under that spec.

Anybody here knows about it? Or was just a case of nice looks and a borrowed Phaeton W12 badge?

The car was very fast though.
there was the W8 passat sold in the USA in the early 2000s, but only for a few years. It did have quad exhausts and was fairly quick...but did not sell (just like the Phaeton) so thay discontinued it...
THere was no W12 Passat...
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there was the W8 passat sold in the USA in the early 2000s, but only for a few years. It did have quad exhausts and was fairly quick...but did not sell (just like the Phaeton) so thay discontinued it...
THere was no W12 Passat...
Thanks - that helps - the car flew by me so fast that perhaps I thought I saw the W12, and maybe it was W8.

I researched the Passat W8, and it made 275 HP. Not bad for 2002-2005 I guess.
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Simple....Sticked a badge of a W12
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