Hartley V12

Hartley 5.0 L 1GZ V12

Last year we shared Jaron Olivecrona’s amazing V12 powered Nissan S14 drift machine. The 5.0 L V12 is based on the Toyota 1GZ-FE and built by Hartley Engines in Palmerston North, New Zealand. The engine uses mostly custom or aftermarket parts only retaining the block casting, head casting, crank, and timing chains. The naturally aspirated … Read more

Custom Inline-Sixteen from Four Volvo Engines

1934 Herkules Inline-Sixteen

Pelle Söderström is a very talented engineer in Sweden. He always loved building things since he was a boy and dreamed one day of building a custom vehicle called “1934 Herkules” inspired from 1930’s designs. Pelle started on the project by building the World’s fist 8.1 L inline-sixteen. At the core of the engine is … Read more

Twin-Turbo 2.8 L V8 Makes 732 Horsepower

JFC-V8 twin-turbo 2.8 L V8

Last year we wrote about JFC Racing purchasing Hartley’s 3.0 L Bolt V8 designs and developed their own version called the JFC-V8. In that same article we shared they were building a twin-turbo version for a Lola B12/80 LMP2 chassis to compete in NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill. Last week the company shared pictures of … Read more

Full Billet 2JZ Inline-Six

Titan Motorsports full billet 2JZ inline-six

Titan Motorsports has a long history of building and racing very powerful 2JZ engines. For several years the company and their partner Expert Racing Parts in Brazil were developing a 2JZ billet block which they started selling in November 2017. The block features custom extra thick Darton sleeves, seven forged steel main caps, and a … Read more

Time-Lapse of a Porsche Flat-12 Rebuild

Canepa Motorsport Porsche Flat-12 Rebuild

Canepa Motorsport in Scotts Valley, California offers custom vehicle design, classic and race car restoration, and even a museum. One of the vehicles the company specializes in is the amazing Porsche 917. These race cars are powered by a flat-12 engine that came in 4.5 L, 4.9 L, and 5.4 L displacements. The naturally aspirated … Read more