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Here are all the V12-engined cars you can buy new in 2022

Want to own a new, V12-powered car before they all die? These are your only options

V12 cars on sale today
  • Aston Martin DBS Superleggera & DBS Volante

    Aston Martin DBS

    It’s Aston’s 715bhp “brute in a suit”. A 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 uber-GT with enough torque to tow the factory in which it’s built and a truly mighty turn of speed. Few cars are better suited to covering vast distances at high-speed. 

    Click here to read our review of the Aston Martin DBS.

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  • Aston Martin DB11

    Aston Martin DB11

    Like a DBS, only less. Less power, less speed, less money. But happily the exact same 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine. That motor might not sound as good as its naturally-aspirated predecessor, but it’s a lovely thing all the same. Just don't set your heart on twinning it with a drop-top roof: it's coupe only these days.

    We know what you’re thinking. Besides the DBS and DB11, Aston makes (or will make) two other V12-engined cars – the Speedster and Valkyrie. Both are limited edition and, unfortunately, sold out. 

    Click here to read our review of the Aston Martin DB11.

  • BMW M760i xDrive

    BMW 7 Series

    The only 12-cylinder BMW money can buy (if you don’t count Rolls-Royces. More on them in a bit). Or it was, until the company announced that only a dozen more would be fitted to the 7 Series before being put out to pasture in 2022. Let the mourning commence. 

    Click here to read our review of the BMW 7 Series. 
     

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  • Ferrari 812 & 812 GTS

    Ferrari 812 Superfast

    One of only two naturally aspirated cars on this list (the GMA T.50 and Valkyrie are both sold out, so it’s just this and the Lambo Aventador), the 812 and open-air GTS use a 789bhp V12 that makes a truly astonishing, life-affirming noise. It’s a former winner of our coveted “Noise of The Year” award. 

    Ferrari’s other V12s – the Monza and 812 Competizione – are already sold out, which is why they don’t occupy spaces on this list.  

    Click here to read our review of the Ferrari 812.
     

  • Lamborghini Aventador S & S Roadster

    Trust Lamborghini to keep the V12 going as long as it possibly can. The Aventador S is a proper, poster-car. An old-school mid-engined supercar with silly doors and a colossal 6.5-litre naturally-aspirated V12 with well over 700bhp. 

    The more hardcore Aventador SVJ is sold-out. So too is the Sian FKP 37, which uses a supercapacitor to paper-over the cracks in the single-clutch sequential gearbox.   

    Click here to read our review of the Lamborghini Aventador. 

  • Mercedes-Maybach S-Class

    Mercedes-Maybach S-Class

    Of course Mercedes is going to stick a V12 in the new super-luxe Maybach S-Class. Following its launch in 202 it's now the only V12-powered Mercedes, now the 12-cylinder versions of the regular S-Class, G-Class and SL have been discontinued. 

    Click here to read our review of the Mercedes S-Class. 
     

  • Rolls-Royce Cullinan

    There haven’t been many V12 SUVs. The Rolls-Royce Cullinan, which uses the same mega-smooth 6.75-litre twin-turbo V12 as every other Rolls, is the only one on this list. A controversial car to say the least, but very well executed. 

    Click here to read our review of the Rolls-Royce Cullinan. 
     

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  • Rolls-Royce Phantom

    It’s the Rolls-Royce you want. A unrivalled luxury experience with a V12 for smoothness, not speed (and because it’s massive and weighs more than most houses). 

    Click here to read our review of the Rolls-Royce Phantom. 
     

  • Rolls-Royce Ghost

    Rolls-Royce Ghost

    The smallest, cheapest Rolls also happens to be the newest. Still, the Ghost is powered by the brand’s ubiquitous 6.75-litre V12, here with 563bhp. A former winner of our “Luxury Car of the Year” prize.

    Click here to read our review of the Rolls-Royce Ghost. 

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  • Rolls-Royce Wraith & Dawn

    The Wraith and Dawn – same car, with and without a roof – are a bit long in the tooth now. But still, there are few better ways of crossing a continent. 

    Click here to read our review of the Rolls-Royce Wraith and here to read our review of the Rolls-Royce Dawn. 

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