When it comes to engine swap, how big engine is big enough? Bigger is better. Period.
Custom builds usually have one thing in common – the engines that power them are not factory engines. But rarely do you come across a build that has a custom-built bespoke engine sitting between the fenders.
The base of this engine is General Motors LS1 small-block V8, but the V12LS.com team has added four more cylinders using two factory OEM aluminium LS1 engine blocks, effectively created a 519ci V12 version of an LS1 engine. They are the tuning house from Australia and a boutique engine supplier with the first commercially available V12 LS Engine.
The engine features 1.5″ individual throttle bodies and running off a Haltech Elite 2500 it produces 717 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 627 lb-ft of torque at 5,800 rpm. But more important fact is that the engine produces 600 lb-ft at 2,200 rpm and holds throughout 6,000 rpm.Apart from the insane engine and stance, the most noticed aspect of the build is the suicide doors – again, not a feature you frequently see on first-gen Camaros. Surprisingly, the Camaro has kept its original floor, although the entire body was cut off and dropped three inches lower. The tunnel has been raised and the rear seat and parcel tray deleted to showcase the cantilever rear suspension system. Interior decorating was handled by Lucky 7 Rod Shop, using suede from the floor to the ceiling and vinyl of the perforated and non-perforated variety to trim the dash and edges of the seats.
This is probably one of the most wild builds and it’s not your average take on a Camaro, that’s for sure.