A flat 12?!?

Discussion in '1992 Ferrari 512 TR' started by blahblah, Aug 10, 2002.

  1. Wouldn't that be very, very long?
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    not really 6 cylinders on each side
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    same length as a V-12, would be slightly longer than an I-6<!-- Signature -->
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    why would it be longer than an I-6?
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    It wouldn't,lol
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    no not really
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    wats the fiference between a v12 and a flat 12 if its 6 cyclinders on each side?
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    A flat configuration has horizontally opposed cylinders on their, hence the flat designation. Also is known as a boxer engine. Porsche and Subaru use the flat configuration. The V configuration has the cylinders in a V shape and is the most usual engine configuration.
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    Just think about flat 12 as being a V12 with an 180 degree angle.
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    Also, a Flat Engine is also know as a Boxer, or Horizontally Opposed Engine.
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    Ferrari uses a flat-12 configuration because it allows the engine to be lower, which allows the car to be lower, which allows the car to have a better wind-cheating shape. Very smart if you want to design a really fast car.
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    I think from the way he asked the question he thought it was like an inline 12. Now that would be long!
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    Flat V12 = 180degree V12
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    It would be longer since there is an offset in the cylinders. I don't know if this is done to help balance the engine or so two pistons dont share the same rod/bearings/whatever else but that's how every flat engine I've seen looks.
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    It would be longer than an i6 because the cylinders are offset. Whether that's to help with balance, con rods, bearings or whatever that's how it's done.
  16. Re: A flat 12?!?

    this is an awesome car....buy 1...it looks perfect
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