V-12

  • 2020 BMW 7-Series

    BMW will champion the V-12 engine for at least another four years, but after 2023 the German luxury marque said it will be a challenge to keep the powerplant in its vehicles. Michael Bayer, head of BMW powertains, said the brand has no plans to abandon the V-12 engine, which serves the 2020 7-Series, and it will remain safely tucked under the hoods of the full-size luxury sedan until 2023, according to a Wednesday Top Gear report. After that, it's unclear what kind of future the 6.0-liter twin-turbo V-12 has within the brand. New emissions regulations will make it extremely difficult to keep...

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
    V-12-powered Mercedes-AMG SL65 set to die?

    It appears the V-12 powered Mercedes-AMG SL65's days are numbered. According to a source close to the company, the SL65 will die off in June of this year, and it's taking the V-12 engine with it, MB Passion Blog reported on Sunday. Production of the V-12-powered car is expected to end in May before...

  • 2017 Lamborghini Aventador S
    Lamborghini Aventador replacement likely to have V-12 aided by electrification

    The Lamborghini Aventador is a technological marvel, with its Formula 1-inspired inboard dampers, all-wheel drive, rear-wheel steering, and V-12 engine. The stunning supercar dates back to 2011, so it's due for replacement fairly soon. We have reported that 2020 could be the target date for an...

  • Ferrari Enzo
    Ferrari Enzo Replacement To Get Mid-Engine V-12, Carbon Fiber Chassis: Report

    The constant low rumble about the coming Ferrari Enzo replacement over the past few years is beginning to rise into a roar as it draws nearer to production. The latest info ditches the twin-turbo V-8 idea and talks about a carbon fiber chassis. The carbon fiber chassis is no surprise: that's where...

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    Mercedes-Benz Drops V-12 SL-Class Models In Lead Up To 2013 Redesign

    The official word from Mercedes-Benz for dropping its V-12 SL-Class models was to make way for the redesigned 2013 model but competition from the SLS AMG and new SLS AMG Roadster is also possible.

  • 2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante
    First Details On Next-Gen Aston Martin DBS

    Aston Martin is working on a whole new generation of its DB9 grand tourer and once again the stylish two-door is expected to be the basis of a high-performance DBS supercar. This generation of the DB9 and the eventual DBS won’t be completely new as the current car's lightweight...

  • Aston Martin V12 Zagato race car

    We are just days away now from the 2011 Nurburgring 24 Hours endurance race taking place at the famous Nurburgring-Nordschleife circuit in Germany. Each year the race sees literally hundreds of drivers compete, with participants ranging from amateurs in small road legal cars with roll-cages and harnesses to professional factory teams racing ex-DTM cars. Two of the most exciting cars competing this year will be a pair of Aston Martin V12 Zagatos, one red and the other green. This weekend’s race in fact marks the next step of an ambitious project which began when the first V12 Zagato was...

  • 2012 Ferrari FF
    2012 Ferrari FF Mega-Gallery

    Love it or hate it, the 2012 Ferrari FF marks a bold step for Ferrari into relatively new territory. Not only is the shooting brake body a first for a volume model from the Italian automaker but the car also sports its first all-wheel drive system. If just a year or two ago you said Ferrari would...

  • Pagani Zonda F Clubsport Roadster Final Edition
    Pagani Zonda F Clubsport Roadster ‘Final Edition’ Up For Sale

    The Pagani brand first burst onto the supercar scene during the late ‘90s and immediately tore apart the establishment with its wild-looking creations capable of out-handling the best from rivals Ferrari and Lamborghini. One of the brand’s first--in what turned out to be a long line...

  • 2011 Aston Martin Rapide
    Aston Martin Rapide Production Moving To UK In 2012

    It’s hard to believe but one of Aston Martin’s most popular models, the Rapide luxury four-door coupe, is not actually manufactured by Aston Martin. Instead, production of the Rapide is handled by independent vehicle manufacturer Magna Steyr in Austria. The decision to outsource...

  • Aston Martin Reverie commercial
    Aston Martin Reverie: Video

    Owning a car like the Aston Martin V12 Vantage is a dream for most auto enthusiasts, but for a lucky few, it is a reality. While we certainly wish we were among those lucky few who can actually afford the $179,995 asking price for the sultry two-door, we’ll have to suffice with this latest...

  • Ferrari 599 GTO in Cologne, Germany
    Ferrari 599 GTO Hits Pole While Reversing: Video

    Driving an exotic supercar like the Ferrari 599 GTO on public streets can often be difficult, thanks mostly to low ride heights, poor visibility and a throttle pedal that feels like you’re about to launch a scud missile with just inches of movement of your right foot. It also doesn’t...

  • Aston Martin V12 Zagato race car - Copyright High Gear Media

    We just can’t get enough of the sultry Aston Martin V12 Zagato and we hope you can’t either as we now have a new gallery of the coachbuilt coupe at its official race debut this past weekend at the 53rd ADAC ACAS H&R-Cup leg of the VLN series at Germany’s notorious Nurburgring circuit. Decked out in full race trim, the V12 Zagato only completed a handful of scheduled laps of the famous circuit though it’s set to make several more appearances over the coming weeks as the VLN series progresses. As explained by Aston Martin spokesman Matthew Clarke prior to the race...

  • Aston Martin V12 Zagato race car spy shots
    Aston Martin V12 Zagato Race Car Spy Shots

    The coachbuilt Aston Martin V12 Zagato is set to make its motorsport debut this weekend in race car form at the Nurburgring during one of the famous track’s VLN events, but our stealthy spies have spotted the car being loaded into Aston Martin’s test facility at the ‘Ring. Seen...

  • 2011 Aston Martin V12 Zagato Racer
    Race-Spec Aston Martin V12 Zagato Previewed

    Fresh off its debut last weekend at the 2011 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, the stunning Aston Martin V12 Zagato is preparing for its racing debut at the Nurburgring later this week. More accurately, Aston Martin is busying preparing the concept for the track. And while it's not quite ready to...

  • Lamborghini Murcielago crash in Sydney
    Lamborghini Murcielago Crashed By 22-Year Old Showing Off

    This gruesome and saddening image is the result of a 22-year old allegedly trying to show off to passersby in a black Lamborghini Murcielago. The accident took place early on Sunday morning at an intersection on a major roadway in Sydney, Australia. It is believed that the vehicle was driving along...

  • Oakley Design Lamborghini Aventador LP760-2 preview
    Oakley Design Previews Rear-Wheel Drive Lamborghini Aventador LP760-2

    Oakley Design is a British vehicle tuner that specializes in eeking out that extra bit of performance from high-end cars, typically from Porsche. More recently, however, the company has expanded into the world of Italian exotics, recently turning its sights to the stunning Ferrari 458 Italia. Now...

  • Ferrari 599XX up for sale
    Ultra-Rare Ferrari 599XX Supercar Up For Sale

    Ferrari’s XX line of cars are your regular run-of-the-mill Italian exotics but are in fact a rolling test-bed for new technologies that will eventually filter across to Ferrari’s future road and race cars. The first was the awesome FXX and subsequent FXX Evolution, both based on the...

  • 2010 Aston Martin V12 Vantage

    The Aston Martin Performance Driving Course is about two things--helping you understand the capability of your car in a safe and controlled environment and making you a safer, better driver. However, the course isn’t only open to current Aston Martin customers. For a fee of $2,500, anyone with a license can enroll for the day-long course and drive any model from the current lineup, including, for the first time, the 510 horsepower Aston Martin V12 Vantage supercar. Not bad at all considering the $184,000 two-door is Aston Martin's fastest and most agile model in the brand's line up, the...

  • Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 live photos
    Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Mission Impossible: Video

    Ever wondered how car companies present whole cars inside buildings, sometimes in rooms that appear to have no doors a car could ever fit through? Well here’s a video released by Lamborghini that reveals a few tricks of the trade using the brand new Aventador LP700-4 supercar, which was...

  • Aston Martin CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez
    Aston Martin Auctioning Rapide To Aid Japan

    It’s been two months since the Japan earthquake disaster but the effects, especially on the auto industry, are still being felt all around the world. Aston Martin is showing its full support for the island nation, with its CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez announcing plans to auction his Rapide company car...

  • 2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase
    2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase: 2011 Shanghai Auto Show

    When it comes to a Rolls-Royce, the seat of choice is not the one behind the steering wheel but rather the one behind that. Rolls-Royces are designed to be driven in, not driven, so of course you would want the maximum amount of legroom for yourself and other passengers. Not surprisingly then, even...

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    Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV Visits Jay Leno’s Garage: Video

    The Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce, or SV for short, is the last in the line of Murcielagos, set to be replaced later this year by the new Aventador LP700-4. It is also the fastest of the Murcielagos, with a top speed of 212 mph, 208 mph if you opt for the $10,000 ‘low-speed...

  • Sergio Marchionne and his black Ferrari Enzo
    Fiat-Chrysler Boss Sergio Marchionne Shows Off Personal Ferrari Enzo

    What many may not know about Fiat-Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne is that the unassuming auto exec in a sweater is an avid performance car fan, especially the high-performance cars from Ferrari. At a recent press event in Balocco, Italy, Marchionne took the opportunity to show off his own personal...

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