Frankensteined engine sure to put a smile on the faces of Ford fanboys.
Ford has dabbled in V12 engines here and there, mostfamously with the GT90 concept. That wasn’t enough for Jan Baker, who decided to build the 1960s Le Mans engine Ford never did. Hebasically married two 302 Ford blocks to create what can only bedescribed as the conjoined twin of engines. Each bank operates separately, withthe two sharing a crankshaft and camshaft. Of course it’s not that simple, butthat’s the easiest way to understand this beast.
On the dyno Baker’s custom V12 put out 697 horsepower and576 lb-ft of torque. Hopefully it finds a home sooner rather than later.