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W12 Engine

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One of the most famous W12 engines was the Lion (Broad arrow), was produced by Napier at Acton, London, from 1917 to the 1930s. This mostly engine had a capacity of 24 litres and produced from 450 to 900 horsepower to 671 kW; 456 to 912 PS). It was used in racing cars by John and Malcolm Campbell, racing such as the Supermarine S.5 Schneider Cup and speed boats such as Scott-Paine’s Miss Britain This configuration had three four-cylinder banks, each at offset from one another, as to the “double V” layout used by (VAG). Sunbeam tried the Kaffir, based on their V8 engine.

Volkswagen Group W12

Volkswagen W12 engine from the Volkswagen W12

At the 2001 Tokyo Motor Volkswagen Group showcased a Volkswagen Nardo W12 Coup, a rear-wheel drive supercar by a 6.0 litre W12 engine, producing (447 kW; 608 PS). A week the W12 Coupe broke the 24 hour endurance record. A total of 7,085.7 kilometres (4,402.8 mi) was covered at an speed of 295.24 kilometres per hour breaking the old record by 12 kilometres per (7.5 mph). Production of the W12 Coup was but was subsequently cancelled.

Volkswagen currently produces W12 engines by two imaginary narrow-angle 15 VR6 engines at an of 72. The narrow angle of each set of allows just two overhead to drive each pair of so just four are needed in Note that this differs from the W18 engine Volkswagen Group produced for its concept cars of 1998 and Due to this distinction, the Volkswagen W12 engine can sometimes described as a

The Volkswagen Group W12 engine is in some high-end luxury

Audi A8 W12

Bentley Continental GT

Continental Flying Spur

C12 LaTurbie

Spyker C12 Zagato

Spyker D12 Peking-to-Paris

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Volkswagen Touareg W12


In the late two W12 engines were designed and for use in Formula One. In France, Guy produced the MGN which had three of four cylinders offset so each crankpin accommodated connecting rods side-by-side. The MGN had a novel system of cylindrical valves located at the top of the combustion making the engine notably The engine was tested in an AGS Formula One and in a Norma sports car, but raced.


The other W12 One engine was built in Italy by Racing Engines. The chief for this project was Franco who had already designed and built an 498 cubic centimetres (30.4 cu in) W3 when he was at Ferrari in 1967 as an into the viability of a W18 F1 engine. W3 engine used a central connecting rod, with a rod locating onto each of the master rod, rather directly onto the crank This meant that was no offset between the cylinders, and the did not have to be unusually long. A arrangement was employed for the Life W12 Life Racing Engines to attract the interest of an existing so they acquired an F1 chassis had been built for another and tried to enter

F1 on their own account in 1990. The proved to be unreliable and lacking in The car never qualified for a race.


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