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Welcome To America’s Badass V12

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 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.

Written by Chad Kennedy

Chad burst from the womb wearing a racing suit and a helmet. Chad's passion for cars is in his very DNA. His father was a gear head and passed on the tradition through owning such classics as a '66 Mustang and a '59 Corvette all while taking him to various race tracks in the area. Chad likes to wrench on his rides whenever possible, forgoing the stealership. Chad is an avid motorsports fan with particular interest in endurance/sports car racing. When not online writing for Shifting Lanes, you can find him working at the local golf course teaching people how to swing or hooning a golf cart at impossible speeds.


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