An engine with twelve cylinders and pistons arranged in a v formation as would be a v6 or v8 etc etc. there are many engines in the v formula usualy with an even number of pistons although notable exceptions are vw's v5 engine. v12 engines are probably most commonly associated with the marque Jaguar.
a Jaguar XJ-S is fitted with a v-12 engine.
by mr gavin January 21, 2007