Jan Baker set out to “create the ’60s era LeMans race engine [that] Ford never built.” And believe it or not, he did just that by fusing two Ford Cleveland 302 (5.0 liter) V8 engines and then modifying them to create a 552 cubic inch (9.04 liter) 12 cylinder engine that cranks out 697 horsepower.
The two 302s utilize their own ignition and fueling systems and share a single massive crankshaft. Baker insists that it’s “nothing special,” but how many power plants such as this beastly Ford V12 do you see everyday? Not many. And that’s not to mention he built the beastly motor himself, which is an impressive feat in and of itself.
Our favorite aspect, however, would have to be the absolutely insane exhaust note of the Ford V12. Its headers are massive, and the sound that they produce as the Ford V12 hits the dyno is a ‘must-hear’. So, take a listen and see the genius engineering of this Ford V12 in the video below.