Custom Land Cruiser with a BMW M70 V12

Custom Land Cruiser with a BMW M70 V12

This custom Toyota Land Cruiser called “Land Kreuzer” was built by Jon Lagler at Mad Goat Customs in Macungie, Pennsylvania. The goal was to combine Japanese styling, German engineering, and American hot rodding to create something one of a kind.

Custom Land Cruiser with a BMW M70 V12

Custom Land Cruiser with a BMW M70 V12

The company started with a 1968 FJ40 body which they chopped the roof five inches, removed three inches in the middle, and three inches in the rockers. This resulted in the body’s overall height being lowered 11 inches. They increased the wheelbase to 97 inches by moving the rear wheel wells back seven inches.

Custom Land Cruiser with a BMW M70 V12

Custom Land Cruiser with a BMW M70 V12

The Land Cruiser rides on a custom space frame made from rectangular tubing. The full independent suspension uses custom control, adjustable coilovers, and Corvette C5/C6 hubs. The brakes are from a 2004 Corvette (13-inch front, 12-inch rear) with Mustang Hydroboost and steering rack.

Custom Land Cruiser with a BMW M70 V12

Custom Land Cruiser with a BMW M70 V12

Sticking out of the hood is a 5.0 L M70 V12 from a BMW 7-Series. The stock motor makes 300 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque running on an ECU Masters ECU. The drivetrain consists of a Getrag 420G six-speed manual from a BMW M5 V8 with a custom bellhousing, custom driveshaft, 2006 GTO rear end with Porsche 930 CV joints and custom axles.

Custom Land Cruiser with a BMW M70 V12

Custom Land Cruiser with a BMW M70 V12

Please visit the project’s build page for more photos and details.

Custom Land Cruiser with a BMW M70 V12

Custom Land Cruiser with a BMW M70 V12

Source: Mad Goat Customs

4 Comments

  1. Acc

    I wouldn’t call that thing a Landcruiser anymore as there is literally nothing left of its running gear, it is basically a V12 Locost with some FJ40 bodypanels bolted on 😀 Really slick looking

  2. Jim

    I has all the subtlety and odd proportions of Donald Trump. I can’t help but to want the rear wheels more exposed and wider.

  3. WOW!? I guess.
    I agree with Jim about the rear wheels sticking out some being cool, but can see the vision of why they didn’t.
    Cool ride.
    I’m interested to see what they do with the ’67 Volvo 1800s. I have been thinking how cool they look and would make a good hot rod, not in the classical sense like the Toyota.

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