Top 5 most powerful V12 engines

We pay homage to the high octane, tyre-frying engines that drive some of the world's best performance cars. Just don't ask about the fuel economy.

Lamborghini Aventador SV

1. Ferrari F12 tdf

Power: 574kW

Tyre-shredding performance from superb 6.3-litre V12 makes for one extremely fast Fezza. That it revs to 8900rpm and provides 80 percent of its torque from 2500rpm is testament to its flexibility.

Ferrari F12 tdf

2. Lamborghini Aventador SV

Power: 552kW

Ballistic 6.5-litre naturally-aspirated V12 defines the carbonfibre Lambo supercar. Soon-to-arrive S update brings four-wheel steering and facelifted styling.

Lamborghini Aventador SV

3. Bentley Continental Supersports

Power: 522kW

Unique W12 layout (combining two VW V6s on a common crank) is a talking point, but it’s the twin-turbocharged grunt across the rev range that makes the Conti such a (thirsty) delight.

Bentley Continental Supersport

4. Ferrari GTC4Lusso

Power: 507kW

All-paw V12 fun translates to fantastic off-the-line acceleration in what is the replacement for the FF. V8 model coming soon, but the V12 is the power leader in Ferrari’s grand tourer.

2017 Ferrari GTC4 Lusso

5. Rolls-Royce Wraith

Power: 465kW

Fastest and most dynamic car to wear the Rolls-Royce badge delivers on effortless urge courtesy of a tweaked version of BMW’s 6.6-litre twin-turbo V12.

Rolls-Royce Wraith

 

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