Which V-12 Car Is Your Top Pick?


There’s nothing quite like the growl of a V-12 car engine at idle. Well, almost nothing. The sound of a V-12 screaming up to redline as it rips away from the line is just as sexy. And, it’s not something you see every day.

V-12 car engines have been reserved for the elite of the automotive world since their inception. Names like Daimler, Cadillac, Packard, and Lincoln were some of the only early vehicles to be blessed with a roaring, ultra-powerful V-12.

Now, V-12 engines are even more elite. They are highly tuned masterpieces of engineering used for the top level of performance and luxury. Capable of achieving never-before-seen horsepower and speed ratings, you’ll find these marvelous engines in poster cars.

Here are the top seven V-12 car models.

Ferrari LaFerrari

Arguably the pinnacle in automotive technology and performance, the LaFerrari is based on the structure of a Formula One racecar. Its carbon fiber construction and driver-centric cockpit reinforce the concept although it’s much roomier and feature-heavy than an F1 car.

At its core, the LaFerrari has a V-12 engine with 6.3 liters of displacement that produces a whopping 789 horsepower. While power production doesn’t get much better than that from a V-12, Ferrari decided to throw an electric motor into the mix to hop the total production up to 949 ponies.

What does that 949 horsepower get you? A sub-three second zero to sixty acceleration and a top speed of 217 miles per hour.

Lamborghini Centenario

This year, 2016, would have been the 100th birthday of Ferruccio Lamborghini, the founder of one of the highest profile car companies in the world. A fitting tribute is to manufacture perhaps the ultimate Lamborghini ever.

The Centenario shares the same 6.5-liter V-12 engine as the Aventador with 760 horsepower. Nearly keeping pace with the LaFerrari, the Centenario is a 3-second running in the zero to sixty mph category and shares the same top speed – 217 miles per hour.

A cool $1.9 million is all it takes to own one of the 40 ever built.

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