V12LS is Developing and Eventually Selling a LSx V12

V12LS 8.6 L LSx V12 made from two LS1 engines

The interest in a LSx V12 has increased enough for a company called V12LS to develop and eventually sell them. Currently the company is testing their prototype and fixing bugs such as water leaking, starting, head gaskets, and engine management.

V12LS 8.6 L LSx V12 made from two LS1 engines

The engine is a 90 degree with each bank balanced like an inline-six which is typical for most V12s. The engine runs an odd-firing order similar to a Viper V10. The engine is 8.8 inches longer than a LSx V8 or similar to many inline-six engines length. There seems to be some confusion on displacement. V12LS lists on their website the engine is 519 ci or 8.55 L but 519 ci is equivalent to 8.5 L and 521 ci is equivalent to 8.55 L.

V12LS 8.6 L LSx V12 made from two LS1 engines

The company constructs the engine from two LS1 blocks that are cut, machines, welded together, heat treated, re-sleeved and bored. They estimate the engine will be good for 1,000 horsepower. And if you want to go over that they have future plans of offering a billet V12 block.

V12LS 8.6 L LSx V12 made from two LS1 engines

The most exciting part of all this is they already have a prototype that is running. Can’t wait to hear this at full throttle.

The first engine has been promised to famous builder Rod Saboury. It will be very interesting to see what vehicle he builds to use this.

V12LS 8.6 L LSx V12 made from two LS1 engines

If research and development goes well V12LS plans on taking orders at SEMA 2016.

V12LS 8.6 L LSx V12 made from two LS1 engines

V12LS LSx V12 block diagram

Source: LS1Tech and V12LS FB page

4 Comments

  1. JimmyinTEXAS

    As much as I love the LS engine series, I am pretty sure I will hold out till the billet block comes around. Looking forward to seeing the new style heads and maybe a twin turbo setup… WHEW

    • Grizzly Gregg

      Been done before, v12 622 cu.in SBC also used in aircraft, (7/8 P51 if I remember correctly)
      Neat piece but nothing Im going to get excited about, more for the mom look at me-no hands type.

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