Previously, we brought you news of some crazy blokes down in Australia creating a Frankenstein-like V12 engine. We say that because the engine is essentially two LS1 V8s molded together to create the V12 configuration. In all, the two LS1s are shaved, and act as two inline-six cylinders.
However, LSxTV has reported the Aussies have plans to take their creation to a production scale following the first engine.
“This prototype engine is effectively a stock headed LS1 with four more cylinders and a mild cam,” Matt Corish, one of the engine’s birthers, explained. “As such, it features a very low dynamic compression ratio. We couldn’t be happier with the 717 horsepower it produced, and with the addition of an upgraded intake manifold and an exhaust system, we expect even greater numbers.”
The first engine has already been shipped to the United States, and will find a home in a Chevrolet Camaro built by Quality Custom Rides. The Camaro will make its way to the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, following by a business launch shortly after.
If a V12 swap sounds like it’s up your ally, V12LS.com will begin taking orders at the end of this year.
All we can is thanks again, Australia.