Now, you can have your LS on land and water. Engine Labs reports a new 14-liter, V16 engine was revealed at the Miami Boat Show based on General Motors’ LS engine design, according to Engine Labs.
The report states the engine takes a single piece cast cylinder block, constructed from A356-T6 aluminum, and supports four production-style LS3 or LS7 cylinder heads along with separate conventional intake manifolds. This V16 is not like many other designs, which marry two cylinder blocks and two sets of heads together.
With 14-liters of displacement, the design mimics two LS7 engines. Performance Design, which handled the project’s engineering, stated horsepower is estimated between 1,200 and 1,400 hp. The LS design also means there are numerous opportunities to swap in many different port designs for LS3 and LS7 engines.
And if that’s not enough, there may also be a supercharged variant of the engine down the road, which may produce up to 2,000 hp. But, for those looking for something a tad more reliable, a 900 hp variant is also being considered, too.
We don’t know if this engine has any business in a vehicle but do know there is an LS-based V12 engine out there specifically built for land vehicles.