Do-Dichi-Chillindri and the Law

The Ferrari V12 Engine has always been synonymous with the Prancing Horse.

In 1947, the first car to wear the Ferrari badge was the 125S, designed by Gioachino Colombo.

Colombo designed a V12, lightweight, high-revving engine, which was the underlying engine for the 250 Testa Rossa, 250 GTO, and Daytona.

The V12 evolved from 1.5 to 4.9 litres, with production ceasing in 1989.

Its design typically used a 60-degree V configuration for balance and smooth power delivery, and it used advanced materials like silicon aluminium.

Since 2002, the modern 65-degree F140 V12 engine in models like the 812 Superfast is one of the most powerful naturally aspirated engines.

It set the record for being the most powerful naturally aspirated engine in a road car in the Ferrari Enzo.

The V12 succeeded in early F1 and endurance races, notably the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the 250 Testa Rossa.

Celebrities like George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and David Beckham have owned a Ferrari V12.

The V12 is used in iconic models like the 250 GTO, 365 GTB/4 Daytona, and modern Purosangue SUV.

Ferrari is determined not to give up on the V12, as demonstrated with the new naturally aspirated Ferrari 12Cilindri.

The 12Cilindri features a 6.5-litre V12 revving to 9500 rpm, and its design reflects both past and future.

The head of Ferrari Product Marketing, Emanuele Carando, stated, ‘The V12 engines will remain a key part of Ferrari’s lineup until Banned by Law.’