Here at Shifting Lanes we love us some batshit insane engines. Over the years we have stumbled across some truly epic engines like this 12 rotor monster and the totally off-its-face 1700 horsepower QC4V. These engines were originally built to go in the back of power boats, never really intended for automotive use. But, as with all of us enthusiasts, if you leave car guys sitting around with a metric shit ton of power available, we’ll find a way to shoehorn it into a car.
But what if you were insane? What if you hated water and wanted to build a completely crazy engine for the street first? Well then, you would probably be BFFs with the guys over at V12LS.com. Yes, you read that correctly. V12 AND LS. You know exactly where were going with this.
The LS is 8 cylinders of complete and total awesomeness. So using a bit of Shifting Lanes logic, while 8 cylinders is good more is obviously better. Much, much better.
While people have been welding LS blocks together for years to make some truly epic engines V12LS takes a different approach. They don’t mess around with finding existing engines and applying their special sauce to it. No, they start with their very own cast iron block and bolt LS parts to it. Because of that LS foundation, the V12LS has endless possibilities. Want to throw dual 4 barrels on it? Go for it. Fuel injection? Hell yeah! Individual throttle bodies? Go fuckin’ nuts! Have the endless need to crush every car you see? Throw a blower on it and go get you some!
The end result is a spectacular 12 cylinders of American fury that is endlessly customizable and ready to smoke whatever the automotive universe has to throw at it. In its simplest form, the engine throws out over 700 horsepower, but you can get that number way up. The only limiting factor is the size of your wallet and the abject insanity of your dreams.