[DML] Re: Production twin turbo PRV
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[DML] Re: Production twin turbo PRV



That would indeed be an interesting swap, and probably the best way of realizing such a 
thing as a 12-cylinder DeLorean, but the problem is availability. In the US, W8s were only 
offered in higher-end Passats, and didn't sell very well at all. Therefore it's unlikely they'll 
bring it back for a second engagement. Likewise, the W12 has only been seen in the 
Phaeton sedan, which is restricted to something like less than 500 per year. I've also heard 
from VW mechanics that it's almost a nightmare to work on these things, apparently you 
practically have to drop the engine just to change spark plugs. But if somebody came upon 
one in a junkyard...

A far more interesting swap, in my opinion, would be a VW turbo-diesel of some sort, 
particularly the V10 from a Touareg. Unfortunately emissions laws in some states frown 
upon gasoline->diesel swaps.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "brandelorean" <brandelorean@xxxx> wrote:
> Hey,
> 
> What about using the W8 or W12 engines out of the new VW's?  I heard 
> they were small, compact enough to fit in the D engine bay, and 
> packed a good punch when it comes to HP.  Might also be a lot cheaper 
> once they become more abundant eh?
> 
> Brandon
> Vin 3323 
> 







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