Engine

Mad Mechanic Builds The V12 Ford Was Too Scared To

Frankensteined engine sure to put a smile on the faces of Ford fanboys.

Ford has dabbled in V12 engines here and there, most famously with the GT90 concept. That wasn’t enough for Jan Baker, who decided to build the 1960s Le Mans engine Ford never did. He basically married two 302 Ford blocks to create what can only be described as the conjoined twin of engines. Each bank operates separately, with the two sharing a crankshaft and camshaft. Of course it’s not that simple, but that’s the easiest way to understand this beast.

On the dyno Baker’s custom V12 put out 697 horsepower and 576 lb-ft of torque. Hopefully it finds a home sooner rather than later.

Read Next

SEE MORE ARTICLES