The V12 Engine
Press Reviews for The V12 Engine by Karl Ludvigsen
"Filled with the author's crisp and detailed prose as well as copious cutaway drawings, engineering cross-sections, and photographs in both black and white as well as color,.."
"Get it, read it and return again and again to marvel over the intricacies of the marvelous V12 engine"
"Detailed and fascinating...a labour of love"
"A major work...comprehensively illustrated"
"This is so thorough that I'd be amazed if anyone can point to a V12 with car applications that isn't here. While the road cars are all here, competition cars outweigh them, all illuminated by hundreds of drawings and photos, including many one-offs."
"The text is filled with observations and quotations that bring history into focus. Business and technology are equally well served. This is a book to which the automotive historian will frequently return to enjoy its intellectual and visual delights. It takes its place on our shelves next to the great works of Pomeroy and Borgeson."
"It is a delight to browse through the photos and engineering diagrams and marvel at the ingenuity of the designers of these magnificent powerplants. Author Ludvigsen, who has been a motoring/motorsport historian for more than 50 years, admits that he has never owned a car with a V12 engine but his book suggests that he has a true passion for them."
"A remarkable study which is also readable and superb value"
"To enthusiasts of engines per se, the V12 remains one of the great configurations of all time. This amazing range of engines is described in detail. Accompanied by a wealth of technical drawings, cutaways and detail photographs, this exhaustive survey of some of the most charismatic power units of all time is something of a tour de force. Compulsive reading for all students of engine design."
"Typically authoritative and comprehensive examination by Ludvigsen"