According to Autocar (19 March)
"VW plans to join the super-quick limo club by shoehorning the Bentley Continental GT's twin turbo W12 into a racy R version of the Phaeton.
With 600bhp version of the Bentley's 6.0-liter engine - 56bhp up on the British car - the Phaeton would have a 100bhp advantage over even Merc's mighty S600.
This sort of grunt could see the VW sprint to 60 in 5.0 sec and on to 200mph.
Likely to be badged R60, the fastest Phaeton is due to be unveiled in the autumn and cost around 80,000.
Other versions of VW's first luxury car go on sale in the UK in July.
In September VW will announce another Phaeton variant - a long wheelbase version. With 120mm more rear seat room, it's aimed at the USA and Middle East."
At the moment all German car companies are preparing "super quick limos": Mercedes have the S55, the S600, and the S65. Audi is preparing an RS8 likely to produce close to 600bhp. VW has now joined the race of the "power war". The only company missing here is our beloved BMW.
In the past BMW denied any rumors of developing a high performance version of the 7-seiries (hopefully Alpina has something other than the B7), but I cannot see why would they leave their competitors advance in this segment. BMW has always been known to offer the best in high performance