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Do you know/Can you guess what engine type has powered most 24 Hours of Le Mans winners?

1.) V12 number of wins: 20

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V12 wins by manufacturer

  1. Ferrari 9 wins (1949, 1954, 1958, 1960-65)
  2. Matra/Audi* 3 wins each (1972-74, 2006-08)
  3. Jaguar/BMW 2 wins each (1988, 1990, 1995, 1999)
  4. Peugeot* 1 win (2009)

*Diesel

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2.) Flat-6 number of wins: 14

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Flat-6 wins by manufacturer

  1. Porsche 14 wins (1976-77, 1979, 1981-87, 1994, 1996-98)

2.) Inline 6 number of wins: 14

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Inline 6 wins by manufacturer

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  1. Jaguar 5 wins (1951, 1953, 1955-57)
  2. Lorraine-Dietrich/Bentley 2 wins each (1925-26, 1929-30)
  3. Meadows/Delahaye/Talbot-Lago/Mercedes-Benz/Aston Martin 1 win each (1935, 1938, 1950, 1952, 1959)

3.) V8 number of wins: 13

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V8 wins by manufacturer

  1. Audi 5 wins (2000-02, 2004-05)
  2. Ford 4 wins (1966-69)
  3. Cosworth 2 wins (1975, 1980)
  4. Mercedes-Benz/Bentley 1 win each (1989, 2003)

4.) Inline 8 number of wins: 6

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Inline 8 wins by manufacturer

  1. Alfa Romeo 4 wins (1931-34)
  2. Bugatti 2 wins (1937, 1939)

5.) V6 number of wins: 5

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V6 wins by manufacturer

  1. Audi* 4 wins (2011-14)
  2. Renault 1 win (1978)

*Diesel or diesel hybrid

6.) Inline 4 number of wins: 4

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Inline 4 wins by manufacturer

  1. Bentley 3 wins (1924, 1927-28)
  2. Chenard et Walcker 1 win (1923)

7.) V10 number of wins: 3

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V10 wins by manufacturer

  1. Peugeot 2 wins (1992-93)
  2. Audi* 1 win (2010)

*Diesel

8.) Flat-12 number of wins: 2

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Flat-12 wins by manufacturer

  1. Porsche 2 wins (1970-71)

8.) V4 number of wins: 2

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V4 wins by manufacturer

  1. Porsche* 2 wins (2015-16)

*Hybrid

9.) 4-rotor Wankel number of wins: 1

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4-rotor Wankel wins by manufacturer

  1. Mazda 1 win (1991)