This DIY 'V12' Is Made From Three Lada Engines

Garage54 (who else) gave a Gaz Volga a 'V12' transplant involving three Lada inline-fours
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If you want to scratch a V12 itch for little money, there are plenty of cars out there to get the job done. But for the people behind YouTube channel Garage54, buying an old BMW 7-series clearly isn’t interesting enough.

The Russian workshop wizards decided their old Gaz Volga needed a V12 transplant. And that ‘V12’ was to be made from three Lada inline-fours. Obviously.

The team fabricated a brace to hold the extra two engines on top of the unit mounted in the engine bay, with a series of pulleys milled and fitted to enable a connection between the three via many belts.

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With a custom cooling system and synchronised throttles, the whole setup seemed to work remarkably well. Most of the time, at least.

It was even capable of delivery some decent straight-line performance, despite being run on snow. What’s arguably most impressive of all, though, is how the front axle survived having three heavy Lada engines dumped on top of it.


Markus Walker

Hey, I’ve seen this before

12/16/2020 - 16:40 |
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Robert Gracie

Honestly who else other than those Crazy Russians from Garage54!!

12/16/2020 - 18:12 |
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