The V12 engine is one of the smoothest running engines that exists. This is a V engine with 12 cylinders mounted on the crankcase in two banks of six cylinders each, with all 12 pistons driving a common crankshaft.
V12 Engine – One Of The Smoothest Running Engines In The World!
Since each cylinder bank is essentially a straight-six which is by itself in both primary and secondary balance, a V12 is automatically in primary and secondary balance no matter which V angle is used, and therefore it needs no balance shafts.
The V12 engine has been used in many exotic brands, such as McLaren, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Pagani.
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