Chalk this up as one of the most unique motors we’ve ever seen: LS1Tech forum user V12Baker is showing off a boutique LS1-based V12 engine. Yup. An “LS12,” as it’s been nicknamed.
Two LS1 engines were sacrificed in the making of this piece of art, with the block, heads, and cam being welded into solid units. The crank, on the other hand, is bolted together in the middle. All told, the displacement rests at 8.9 liters, while only being 8.8 inches longer than the standard LS1 V8. Naturally, the V12Baker has plans to add forced induction.
And wouldn’t you know it? It’s said to be the new heart of a Datsun 280Z, which weighs around 2,600 pounds. Good gosh.
As for the four unused cylinders, well they’ve been turned into an equally interesting LS1-based V4. It’s hard to muster up the words to express our delight for the whole project, as are jaws are still pinned to the floor.