Is A W12 A V12?

What is the difference between w12 and v12?

A V12 is a typical V engine w/ 6 inline cylinders per side.

A W12 has two configurations.

The original had 3 cylinder banks w/ each having 4 cylinders.

The VW W12 has 2 banks of 6 cylinders, but the cylinders are staggered to allow for a shorter, but wider block..

Which is better v12 vs w12?

Comparison Between V12 and W12 F1 Engines 983036 The W12’s crankshaft is 158 mm shorter and stiffer than the V12’s. Furthermore, this crankshaft is simpler and lighter. The W12 engine front section is wider. … While the V12 is perfectly self-balanced, the secondary forces are out of balance in the W12’s crankshaft.

Is v8 better than v12?

In addition to that six cylinders in a row can be balanced perfectly, better than 4 cylinders in a row. That is the reason that many luxury sedans rely on V12 engines – they run significantly smoother than V8 engines. On the other hand a V8 engine is simpler, lighter and has a better efficiency (less moving parts).

How much horsepower does a w12 engine have?

585 hpBack then, the oddball motor built up from the the VR6 in the Volkswagen Corrado made 444 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. Today’s Audi W12 stands at 585 hp and 627 lb-ft, detuned from the 633 hp and 620 lb-ft it makes in the Bentley Continental GT.