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7 Best V12 Powered Sports Cars

7 Best V12 Powered Sports Cars

The first V12 engine appeared in 1904 to power boats for racing, but its large, smooth power made it ideal for luxury and racing cars. One of the first automotive applications was in the UK in 1913 in a race car, while one of the first mass-produced passenger car applications was the 1915 Packard Twin Six in the US. To this day, V12s can be found in high-end sports and luxury cars. Japanese automakers tend to avoid large-displacement engines, but Japan’s most luxurious luxury car, the Toyota Century, is the only one to use a V12.

Recently, BMW built its last flagship car with a V12, marking the end of an era. Ferrari still makes an exciting V12 in cars like the 812 Competizione, but due to stricter emissions standards and the low volume of the V12, as we rely more on hybrid power, it won’t be long before it’s completely off the road. That means it’s time to celebrate some of the best cars with V12 engines.

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