Featured RD Fun Contest - Best Racing Engine Ever Made (III Turn)

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by leon_90, Dec 5, 2018.

Which is the better racing engine?

Poll closed Monday at 11:20.
  1. 10-cylinders

    32.1%
  2. 12-cylinders (V/Flat/Boxer)

    64.2%
  3. 16-cylinders (V/H)

    3.6%
  1. leon_90

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    There can be just one.

    The previous polls (I and II turn) saw each 300 hundred people voting for their favourite engine configuration. Stunning layouts like the In-Line 4 and the V8 have won (and deservingly so). Now, however, we have come to the one everybody was waiting for. Today, everyone's favourite V10 and the legendary V12 challenge the mighty 16-cylinders. All have powered racing cars that have left a mark in history. From the not very fortunate H16, still winning though the US GP in 1966 with Jim Clark, to the Flat-12s from both Stuttgart and Maranello, which broke the bank with the likes of their Porsche 917 and Ferrari 312T, ending with the glorious V10 that turned generations of kids into F1 fans for a decade. I, for one, am not sure which one to pick this time.

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    Therefore, vote, and share in the comments a picture and a description of the car you love fitting the engine you root for. Tell us why you like it, since when and if you have any fond memories associated with it. More so, have you ever had the chance to see it in real life? Did you manage to take a picture with it? Is it virtually represented in any sims you like?

    Let us know, in the comments below!

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  2. leon_90

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    Ferrari's Flat 12!!!
    Which I saw at Maranello, first person :inlove:

    Proof :D
    (all cars powered by it are good for me, but 312 PB if I have to choose one)
    Ferrari 312 B2 MEF.jpg
     
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  3. Koen Verlinde

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    V12 obviously. Although those older V10 F1's that ran 20 000 RPM were pretty amazing as well.
     
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  4. RobertGracie

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    V12s are far more epic!
     
  5. Ben Lee

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    BMW F1 P83 V10 – class leading power

    Mazda 1991 787B engine – the sound

    Ferrari 1995 V12 – the sound
     
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  6. Patrick van der Meulen

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    From these three the 12 cylinder engine is the most versatile powerhouse. Wether it’s the Ferrari 512BB or McLaren F1 with it’s beasty BMW V12 powerhouse for example.

    Though for example the Auto Union Typ C was a beast too with it’s 16 cylinders V engine. Or the Dodge Viper with it’s roaring V10.
     
  7. Nelson Ullinskey

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    10 Cylinder because Viper :cool:
     
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  8. Eric Rowland

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  9. Lentoveloz

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    This time I mention the little Ferrari V12 Columbus created in the 40's. Ferrari owes much (much) of its fame to it. What a beautiful sound! How much power in such a small size for a 12 cylinders. I think it developed until the 1990s.
     
  10. protonv5

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    No, wait. That's Formula E. Sorry.
     
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  11. Piotr Dul

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    One engine to rule them all :p
     
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  12. Onyx005

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    V12, because (like the inline 6) it is completely mass balanced in terms of forces and moments of first and second order. I find that kind of satisfying.
     
  13. JERACERX

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    Sorry but V10 always wins this, lighter than a V12 but considerably more powerful than a V8. (Also they sound the best)
     
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  14. Iwan Jones

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    Haven't read the previous posts, and i rarely post on here, but undoubtedly has to be the Audi I5, 20v, 5cyl Tuerbo as found in the S1, S1 E2, The pikes peak and IMSA Monsters.
     
  15. Jeff Huber

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    I'm only here to listen to these beautie's run! I'm not knowledgeable enough to give an opinin......but I love the sound of those V12's and V10's! But I also have to say , listening to the raw sound of an extremely throaty V8 sounds pretty damn good as well!
     
  16. jmfjcas

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    most effective engine...it's V10, my choice

     
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  17. Nick Gregory

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  18. Alex Townsend

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    Voted V10 for me as these were the most epic sounding F1 engines that I was lucky enough to get to witness first hand for a few years before they changed to V8s
    Not heard anything close to it since unfortunately...
     
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  19. Rob Every

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    Err, Ford GA V6.
    Cosworth BDA,G,X.
    In this system, BRM V16.
    Honda V12 92 engine is best sounding by far.
     
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  20. samcar304

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    Love me some Flat 12 Porsche... Favourite Engine sound of all time.
     
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