V12 engines should be forever. But we live in a world that is moving rapidly towards the electric car and in which we are very afraid that there will come a time when the only possibility to launch a sporty and refined product will not be using internal combustion engines and multiple cylinders, but. instead of large batteries and electric motors.
V12 engines should be forever
Today we remember, once again, why V12 engines should be forever. And for a reason Behind the engine, and cars like the one in question, hides not only a piece of engineering, but also a work of art..
Exclusive Italian sports cars hide a German heart. And this is how one of the most profitable associations in the automotive world emerged, which has linked the fate of Pagani and Mercedes-AMG for two decades.
For two decades, Mercedes-AMG has provided Pagani with some of its best engines, assembled by hand, following the “one man, one engine” strategy.
I always found it inspiring, and somewhat exciting, to get the signature on the plate on the engine of the mechanic responsible for assembling it, by hand. A particular feature of Mercedes-AMG enginesin which those from Affalterbach show their technical construction strategy: “one man, one engine”.
In this video we can see in more detail what it means to assemble an engine by hand. And not just any engine, but the 6-liter V12 Twin-Turbo that AMG supplies to Pagani, thanks to Hans Werner Aufrecht Engineering Speed, which also led the engineering project of the Pagani Huayra R, one of the sports cars used with this engine. .
But, after seeing how these engines are assembled, I think the only thing left is to listen to how it sounds.
The one from Mercedes-AMG and Pagani is one of the few V12 engines that continues to endure in the age of downsizing and electric cars.
V12 engine sound from AMG and Pagani
Along these lines you can enjoy the sound of this engine, which does not unfortunately remind us of the sound of a racing sports car, and even that of old Formula 1 cars. And perhaps we are faced with one of the engines with a pleasant and pleasant sound, thanks to the irreversible Italian V12s that, like those of Ferrari and Lamborghini, will resist, we do not know for how long, reduction, and irreversible transition towards the car of electricity.