One of the most iconic engines on the planet was never designed for a car. It was built for combat aircraft, and played a huge roll in the allied air campaign during the second World War. I’m of course talking about the infamous Rolls Royce V12 Merlin Engine, a 27 liter (1650ci) that made 1600bhp. It’s most famous application was the P-51 Mustang, and Supermarine Spitfire.
Now, one Australian hot-rodder managed to fit one of the gigantic monsters into a car, a 55 Chevy’ to be exact. Thanks to some modern-day massaging, it now sends 3000bhp to a set of rear tires through a two-speed transmission.
The entire build took five years of constant work, and required an entire re-engineering of the car. I can’t over emphasis how large one of these engines is, were talking about a V12 Merlin Engine with the displacement of more than three Dodge Viper engines, that’s more than 7 feet long. Watch the clip below, the whole thing is absurd.