Many people come across the terms V6, V8, V10 and V12 while shopping for a car but very few know the meaning and difference. A V engine, also known as a Vee engine is a type of engine that has its pistons arranged in two banks such that they appear to form letter V when viewed from any of the sides.
The main difference between the V6, V8, V10 and V12 is the total number of cylinders their engines have. V6 indicates 6 cylinders, V8 indicates 8 cylinders, V10 indicates 10 cylinders while V12 indicates 12 cylinders. The other difference depends on the power extracted from the fuel and the cubic capacity of each cylinder.
As to which is more powerful, V6 and V8 engines are slightly lighter with minimal horsepower compared to V10 and V12. V10 and V12 engines are heavy and have higher horsepower meaning they burn air fuel mixture faster than V6 and V8 engines. V10 and V12 produces maximum torque because they have more cylinders and this means more accelaration. But in some cases, no matter what type the engine is, the weight of the vehicle, the traction capacity of the tires, the quality of fuel used and the type of vehicle body will always affect the power of the engine.
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