Chevy V16 Power

OK, there is no such thing as a Chevy V16, but this image alludes to just such an Engine. The illusion is from a highly reflective firewall, not to mention an imaculate V8. Again, from a Vintage Hot Rod show in Lido, California.

In  automobiles, V12 engines have not been common due to their complexity and cost. They are used almost exclusively in expensive sports cars and luxury cars and are sought after for their power, relatively vibration-free operation, and distinctive sound.

Ferrari have traditionally reserved their top V12 engine for their top-of-the line luxury sports coupes since 1949. Ferrari’s closest rival,  Lamborghini has also used the V12 configuration for many of its road cars since the company’s inception in 1963. In 1972, Jaguar came out with the XJ12, equipped with a 5.3 litre V12, which continued (after revisions in 1993) until the 1996 model year, after which the marque discontinued the twelve-cylinder engine.


One response

  1. WOW Erik! This is an incredible shot! Really groovin’ on the hot rod series my friend, takes me back to a time awhile ago now….

    April 20, 2011 at 7:56 pm

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