24 Hours of Le Mans wins by engine type

24 Hours of Le Mans is just around the corner so I decided to put something Le Mans related together. Do you know/Can you guess what engine type has powered most 24 Hours of Le Mans winners?

1.) V12 number of wins: 20

24 Hours of Le Mans wins by engine type

V12 wins by manufacturer

  1. Ferrari 9 wins
  2. Matra/Audi* 3 wins each
  3. BMW/Jaguar 2 wins each
  4. Peugeot* 1 win

*Diesel

2.) Flat-6 / Inline 6 number of wins: 14

24 Hours of Le Mans wins by engine type

Flat-6 wins by manufacturer

  1. Porsche 14 wins

Inline 6 wins by manufacturer

  1. Jaguar 5 wins
  2. Bentley/Lorraine-Dietrich 2 wins each
  3. Mercedes-Benz/Aston Martin/Talbot-Lago/Delahaye/Meadows 1 win each

3.) V8 number of wins: 13

24 Hours of Le Mans wins by engine type

V8 wins by manufacturer

  1. Ford/Audi 5 wins each
  2. Cosworth/Mercedes-Benz/Bentley 1 win each

4.) Inline 8 number of wins: 6

24 Hours of Le Mans wins by engine type

Inline 8 wins by manufacturer

  1. Alfa Romeo 4 wins
  2. Bugatti 2 wins

5.) V6 number of wins: 5

24 Hours of Le Mans wins by engine type

V6 wins by manufacturer

  1. Audi* 4 wins
  2. Renault 1 win

*Diesel or diesel hybrid

6.) Inline 4 number of wins: 4

24 Hours of Le Mans wins by engine type

Inline 4 wins by manufacturer

  1. Bentley 3 wins
  2. Chenard et Walcker 1 win

7.) V10 number of wins: 3

24 Hours of Le Mans wins by engine type

V10 wins by manufacturer

  1. Peugeot 2 wins
  2. Audi* 1 win

*Diesel

8.) Flat-12 number of wins: 2

24 Hours of Le Mans wins by engine type

Flat-12 wins by manufacturer

  1. Porsche 2 wins

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

24 Hours of Le Mans wins by engine type

4-rotor Wankel wins by manufacturer

  1. Mazda 1 win

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