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The V engine features cylinders shaped like the letter “V.” The cylinders are usually positioned 60- or 90-degrees from each other. The V layout is usually offered in a six-, eight-, 10-, or 12-cylinders. You may have heard about the myth of the V4 engine, which did exist in cars like the Lancia, but the layout never made it far and is almost non-existent. The V layout allows for large displacement and the possibility of going much larger than factory displacements through cylinder boring. This type of engine is known for being durable and compact. V6 engine examples have been swapped into nearly any engine bay, with kits available that facilitate the swap.