The five V12 engines left on SA’s new-car market (and the cars that use them)

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V12 engines will soon become a thing of the past with stricter emissions regulations.
V12 engines will soon become a thing of the past with stricter emissions regulations.

• Due to stricter emissions regulations, V12 engine days are numbered. 
• The same applies to V10 and V8 engines. 
• There are only five V12 engine model examples left in SA, across 20 derivatives. 
• For more motoring stories, go to Wheels24.


Let's be brutally honest: the mighty V12 engine's days are seriously numbered. Heck, even the V8 is staring down the barrel these days, thanks to ever-tightening emissions regulations over in Europe. And we won't even mention how much it stings to see the V10 howling off into the horizon.  

So, if you aspire to own a new twelve-cylinder vehicle, you'd better act fast – and, of course, boast a particularly fat wallet. What are your options here in South Africa? Well, at the moment, there are just five V12 engines available locally, though they are spread across some 20 derivatives.  

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