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Lamborghini V12
Bizzarrini Lamborghini Dallara.jpg
From left to right: Giotto Bizzarrini, Ferruccio Lamborghini and Gian Paolo Dallara at Sant'Agata Bolognese in 1963, with a Lamborghini V12 engine prototype.
Overview
Manufacturer Lamborghini
Production 1963-2011
Layout
Configuration 60° V12 petrol engine
Displacement 3.5: 3,465 cc (211.4 cu in),
3.9: 3,929 cc (239.8 cu in),
4.8: 4,754 cc (290.1 cu in),
5.2: 5,167 cc (315.3 cu in),
5.7: 5,707 cc (348.3 cu in),
6.0: 5,992 cc (365.7 cu in),
6.2: 6,192 cc (377.9 cu in),
6.5: 6,496 cc (396.4 cu in),
2nd gen 6.5: 6,498 cc (396.5 cu in)
Cylinder bore 3.5: 77.0 mm (3.03 in)
6.2: 87.0 mm (3.43 in)
6.5: 88.0 mm (3.46 in)
2nd gen 6.5: 95.0 mm (3.74 in)
Piston stroke 3.5: 62.0 mm (2.44 in)
6.2: 86.8 mm (3.42 in)
6.5: 89.0 mm (3.50 in)
2nd gen 6.5: 76.4 mm (3.01 in)
Block material Cast aluminium alloy
Head material Cast aluminium alloy
Valvetrain double overhead camshaft,
3.5/4.0/4.8: 2-valves per cyl,
5.2/5.7/6.0/6.2/6.5: 4-valves per cyl
Compression ratio 6.2: 11.6:1
6.5: 11.1:1
2nd gen 6.5: 11.8:1
Combustion
Fuel system 3.5/3.9/4.8/5.2: 6 Weber carburettors,
5.7/6.0/6.2/6.5: electronic multi-point sequential fuel injection
Fuel type Petrol/Gasoline
Oil system 3.5/3.9: wet sump,
6.2/6.5: dry sump
Cooling system Water-cooled
Output
Power output 3.5: 273.7 PS (201.3 kW; 270.0 bhp)
6.2: 580 PS (427 kW; 572 bhp) at 7,500 rpm
6.5: 640 PS (471 kW; 631 bhp) at 7,500 rpm
2nd gen 6.5: 700 PS (515 kW; 690 bhp) at 8250 rpm
Specific power 3.5: 79.1 PS (58.2 kW; 78.0 bhp) per litre
6.2: 93.7 PS (68.9 kW; 92.4 bhp) per litre
6.5: 98.5 PS (72.4 kW; 97.2 bhp) per litre
Torque output 6.2: 650 N⋅m (479 lbf⋅ft) at 5,500 rpm
6.5: 660 N⋅m (487 lbf⋅ft) at 5,200 rpm
2nd gen 6.5: 690 N⋅m (509 lbf⋅ft) at 5,500 rpm
Dimensions
Dry weight 253 kg (6.5 litres)/235 kg (2nd gen 6.5)
Chronology
Successor Lamborghini V12 L539

The Lamborghini V12 is a 60 degree V12 petrol engine that was made by Lamborghini between 1963 and 2011. the first version of this engine was the first internal combustion engine made by the company. It was first used in the Lamborghini 350GT.

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