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Why GM’s V-12 “Engine of the Future” was stillborn

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Interesting article on V-12 that might have been



What happened? Contemporary sources believe that GM was worried about releasing an engine which exceeded the V-8’s thirst by a considerable amount without having a similar power advantage. Expanding the Cadillac V-8 to 501 cubic inches closed the gap to the V-12 with significantly less investment.


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