Been stuck with a resto-mod or a project car? Stumped on what engine to put under the hood of your soon-to-be road machine? If you happen to be looking on the internet for a one-of-a-kind engine for your upcoming build, you might want to head on over to eBay.
Waiting for you there is a 6.2-liter, naturally-aspirated Lamborghini V12. That's right, a proper twelve-cylinder is currently on sale and comes with all the necessary parts / components. It has four exhaust manifolds, complete inlet manifold and electronic throttle bodies, fuel injectors and rail systems, engine wiring harness, solenoid valves and sensors, and even the coil packs.
Now you might be wondering why is such an engine not powering a Raging Bull? Apparently, the Murcielago Roadster from which the V12 came from was involved in a nasty accident. The front end was totaled, but the V12 at the back was unscathed. With the Murcielago's front fascia damaged beyond repair, it looks like the owner wants to break even and decided to sell the working V12, along with the transmission.
Now it may not be as powerful as the Aventador's more potent V12, but the Murcielago's twelve-cylinder is nothing to scoff at. It has 572 PS and nearly 650 Nm of torque. This translates to a 0 – 97 km/h time of just 3.8 seconds. Manual fanatics, however, may not like the powertrain as it is saddled to the much despised 'E-Gear'. Still, with only 7,052 km on the powertrain itself, the surviving V12 is just begging to be put onto a new car.
Interested? With a sticker price of $ 31,000 (or about Php 1.5 million), I'd say that's not half bad. But since the engine did come from a damaged car, it would still be nice to make sure that it is not gravely affected in any way.