A V6 engine is a six cylinder engine, with the cylinders arranged in a "V" shape, with three on each side. The banks are often set at 60 or 90 degree angles to each other. It is one of the most compact engine configurations, as it is shorter than an inline 4-cylinder, and smaller overall than a V8. The size advantage makes it suitable for turbocharging, allowing room for items like the compressor and intercooler.
Formula One teams who used V6 enginesEdit
|Ferrari||1958–1964, 1966, 1981–1988|
Note: Since 2014, all teams are using turbo-powered V6 engines.