There aren't a lot of automakers offering twelve-cylinder engines these days. Jaguar
has long since abandoned its V12, the Maserati
's latest twelve-pot (the MC12) has long since outlived its limited production run, and McLaren
(whose F1 had a dozen pistons) has now called the twelve-pot a relic of history. The V12, then, is a bit of a rarity in an industry that is being driven towards smaller, more fuel-efficient engines. But a few automakers are still making them.