Top 15 Supercars With V12 Engines

Throughout automotive history, the V12 engine configuration has reigned supreme as the epitome of power, refinement, and prestige. Designed to harness the raw power of twelve cylinders symphonically combusting, these powertrains represent engineering at its finest. Prepare to go on a journey through the annals of automotive history, where speed reigns supreme.

Aston Martin One-77

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The Aston Martin One-77, a pinnacle of exclusivity with just 77 units crafted, debuted at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, teasing its hypercar prowess. The car boasted a 7.3-liter V12 heart pumping out 750 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed automated manual transmission. This powerhouse propelled it to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, hitting a blistering 220 mph top speed. Though production ceased in 2012, its legacy thrives in the Aston Martin Victor, a symphony of power and performance.

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ


The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is a premier Italian supercar that grabs attention with its aggressive angular lines and gaping side air intakes. But this raging bull’s true ferocity lies under the hood with a 6.5L V12 monster churning out 770 hp. That menacing growl snarls as the SVJ launches from 0-60 mph in just 2.8 blistering seconds to an incredible 217 mph top speed. The interior cocoons drivers in sumptuous leather and Alcantara, putting them at the control center of this road-scorching beast.

Ferrari 812 Superfast


The Ferrari 812 Superfast is a sculptural masterwork as much as an engineering one. Curvaceous sheet metal artfully shrouds the pièce de résistance —a 6.5L V12 producing 789 scintillating horses. The handcrafted interior surrounds occupants in luxurious Italian leather, a privileged vantage point to witness the 812’s 2.9-second 0-60 mph blast towards its 211-mph top speed.

Ferrari FXX Evoluzione


Introduced in 2005, the FXX was a rare Ferrari track car, with only 30 made. This became the foundation for the 2007 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione (Evo), possessing upgrades like a power boost to 789 hp and a refined traction control system with nine settings. It’s among Ferrari’s speediest, with a top speed of 249 mph. It also features improved visibility with additional cameras.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

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The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, a masterwork of British craftsmanship, houses a 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine that produces a formidable 715 horsepower. The sleek and sultry Superleggera can catapult from 0 to 60 mph in an impressive 3.4 seconds.

Mercedes-AMG S65 Final Edition

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A product of the relentless pursuit of automotive excellence, the Mercedes-AMG S65 Final Edition is a swan song to the legendary V12 era. Its 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine, handcrafted by a single skilled artisan, generates an awe-inspiring 621 horsepower and can hit speeds of up to 186 mph.

The Ferrari 812 Competizione


The Ferrari 812 Competizione takes the already wild 812 Superfast up a notch. With a 6.5L V12 engine pumping out 819 hp, it hits 0-62 mph in 2.85 secs and tops 211 mph. Ferrari offers coupe and roadster versions, both with a higher redline and souped-up engine components. It sports a revised rear-wheel steering system and aerodynamic tweaks to enhance stability, like a redesigned rear spoiler and a rear panel for improved downforce.

Pagani Huayra BC Roadster

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The Pagani Huayra BC Roadster is a masterpiece of engineering and design that defines the essence of Italian automotive artistry. Its 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine, meticulously assembled by a team of skilled artisans, unleashes 791 horsepower and 811 lb-ft of torque. This open-top marvel can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in a mind-bending 2.8 seconds, while its top speed of 238 mph makes it one of the fastest roadsters ever created.

Audi R8 V12

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Audi’s R8 V12 takes the brand’s legendary Teutonic design and performance to stratospheric levels. The sleek mid-engine coupe’s angular and aggressive haunches barely contain its ferocious 5.2L naturally-aspirated V12, which develops 611 hp. Hitting 60 mph in a swift 3.2 seconds, the R8 rockets onward to a 205 mph top speed. Yet its cabin remains an impeccably appointed and well-isolated carbon-fiber cocoon.

Mercedes-Benz S600

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Representing German automotive excellence, the Mercedes-Benz S600 wraps its strong performance in an elegant, sophisticated wrapper. A 6.0L twin-turbo V12 nestled under the long, sculpted hood summons 509 hp. This propels the leather-lined, timber-trimmed interior with supreme ease, hitting 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. Considering the immense power, it’s not surprising that the car has a top speed of 155 mph.

Zonda Revolucion


Powered by a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine with 800 horsepower, the Zonda Revolucion is a track-only hypercar from Pagani. In 2.6 seconds, this ultra-lightweight and aerodynamically optimized ride can hit a top speed of 238 mph, making it one of the fastest and most extreme cars ever built.

Lamborghini Murcielago


Lamborghini debuted the Murcielago at the 2001 Frankfurt Motor Show, heralding the brand’s entry into the 21st century with its famed V12 engine. Initially boasting 572 hp, the 2009 Superveloce (SV) ramped it up to 661 hp, propelling the supercar from 0 to 62 mph in a staggering 3.2 seconds and topping at 213 mph. Carbon fiber components reduce the car’s weight, enhancing performance.

Ferrari LaFerrari


Released in 2013, Ferrari rocked the auto world with the LaFerrari debut in Geneva. Available as a limited-edition coupe or convertible (aka the roadster), the LaFerrari and its open-air sibling, the LaFerrari Aperta, blended power with eco-smarts. Sporting a monstrous V12 engine supplemented by KERS, it hit 950 hp, making it Ferrari’s most potent ride until the SF90. Plus, it sipped fuel 40% more efficiently than its V12 siblings. With F1-inspired tech and a carbon fiber frame, the LaFerrari was as track-ready as it was luxurious.

McLaren F1


With only 106 units produced, the McLaren F1 packed a punch with a 6.1-liter V12 engine delivering 612 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. They lined the engine bay with a gold thermal shield to keep it cool. This beast could hit 0 to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds and set a record-breaking top speed of 240 mph. Built with a carbon fiber chassis and a unique three-seat interior, it was a Formula 1 car for the streets. Unlike its peers, the F1 did without a rear wing to focus on aerodynamic performance.

Aston Martin Valkyrie

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The Aston Martin Valkyrie, a road racer akin to an IMSA GTP, packs a punch with its hybrid powertrain. Combining a 6.5-liter Cosworth RA V12 with Rimac’s electric system, the engine has a massive 1,144 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. Developed with Cosworth and Red Bull Advanced Technologies, it revs like a dream and flaunts Formula 1 DNA. Lightning-fast, it hits 60 mph in 2.5 seconds and tops out at 250 mph. Astounding performance in a hypercar!

Written by Johann H