A car with a 12-cylinder engine represents a supreme indulgence. It’s certainly going to be expensive. It’s going to be fast, which is a very good thing, until it gets beyond the driver’s control, and then speed becomes the enemy. It’s going to turn heads, so there’s no point in playing incognito. It’s not going to be efficient, so those who even pretend to care about the environment or sustainability should stay far, far away.
Otherwise, a 12-cylinder car is worth all of its drawbacks. Many would say they’re beautiful. They offer speeds that thrill. They make up some of the most exclusive vehicles available around the globe. And, with each V-12 model usually available in limited numbers, they’re instant collectors’ items. Take a look at some of the best 12-cylinder cars available for 2016.