V12 LS–Powered Chevrolet Camaro
Yes, that is a very green twelve-cylinder engine. It’s taking up pretty much the whole of the front end of this slammed, suicide-doored Chevrolet Camaro.
But this isn’t just some straight swap eight-for-twelve jobby, it’s a 12-cylinder LS engine born out an eight-cylinder’s design. Don’t believe us? Well, just count ‘em.
It’s the work of crazy Austrailian brothers Matt and Shane Corish and began life as two LS1 blocks that were chopped and welded together (four were binned, obvs) to make a V12 that’s nearly nine inches longer than an eight-cylinder LS.
Because of four extra cylinders, the LS V12 displaces a whopping 519ci with a factory LS1 bore and stroke. So, if you want to get your hands grubby, there’s room for a lot more go out of it.
Currently, the engine pushes out 650 lb-ft and 717 horsepower with an aggressive custom billet cam and crankshaft. But the rest of the engine uses factory parts, including the pistons, rods, bearings, valvetrain.
Best of all, you can now buy them off the shelf for $35,000. Perfect for plumbing into your parents’ Peugeot, then. But if they kick up a fuss about it being a cut and shut job, tell them that instead of being one and a half LS engines welded together, every sold version is cast from a single-piece block.