Ferrari F12 vs Aventador vs Vanquish
The finest V12s from Ferrari, Lamborghini and Aston Martin head to wildest Scotland for a 36-cylinder shoot-out. Stand back
Posted: 30 May 2014
But for how long? Call me pessimistic, but I fear we'll look back on these as the last days of the huge-engined, naturally aspirated supercar. Yes, there'll always be fast cars and, yes, there'll always be expensive cars, but emissions regulations are close to rendering the big, free-breathing V12 extinct. After all, even Ferrari has already embraced both hybrid power and turbocharging. Aston's getting into bed with Merc's AMG department, which has already conceded defeat to forced aspiration. Lambo? Lambo soldiers on, but I'd put a shiny pound on the Aventador being its last turbo-free V12.