The expected power outputs from this 27-liter, twin-turbo V-12 engine are 2,500 horses and 3,800 pound-feet of torqueby Sidd Dhimaan, on LISTEN 02:13
‘The Meteor Interceptor’ plonked a mammoth 27-liter, V-12 Rolls-Royce Meteor engine under the hood of a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. The Meteor is a tank engine that was a development from the Merlin engine. Rolls-Royce developed it back in the 1930s. The earlier production engines made 600 horses, whereas the later ones made more than 800 ponies. This video showcases the first test start in the Victoria. The test start here is in the naturally aspirated form, but turbochargers will be added later.
What’s So Special About This 27-liter, V-12 Build?
Imagine a V-12 engine that displaces at 27 liters – TWENTY-SEVEN! That’s absolutely nuts. You can laugh at the guy who says he’s got a big block engine in his pickup truck. The engine is heavily modified and will come with a BorgWarner twin-turbo setup in its final form.
The team is targeting a power output of 2,500 horses and 3,806 pound-feet of torque!
Three engine starts were conducted under different settings. In the first test, the engine was started at low rpm. It fired up after a few cranks. The second test start was at medium rpm. In both the starts, the pressure pipes were not connected to the turbos. They point a thermal camera at the engine at one point and you can see all the 12 cylinders fired up. The next step is to tune the engine and connect it to the turbochargers, but we’ll see that in the upcoming videos.
The channel hasn’t mentioned the purpose behind this car or if it will be drivable at any point, but it seems like a fun project nevertheless.
The engine is clearly too big for the car here. So, if the team has any plans to drive it around once the project is complete, it will have to make a hell lot of changes to the body to accommodate this giant engine.
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