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Post subject: Toyota V12  PostPosted: Jul 20, 2009 - 02:08 PM
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Does anyone know anything about the Toyota V12, as fitted to the Toyota Century in Japan? I think its called the 1GZ-FE. Quad cam 5 litre....apparently there are a few around pushing over the 1000hp mark.
 
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Post subject: RE: Toyota V12  PostPosted: Jul 20, 2009 - 03:58 PM
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From what I hear it is a VERY RARE engine, not many of them produced

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Jul 20, 2009 - 09:47 PM
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never knew toyota hand a production v-12 ?

looks similar to the bmw , and also still 5 liter like the bmw .

nice and small


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Post subject:   PostPosted: Jul 21, 2009 - 05:56 AM
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There are a few of these motors in the US now, however none for sale AFAIK. I'm acquainted with a member from another forum who owns several of them and is building them up for his projects.

On the surface, it seems like it would be a fantastic motor to build up, however the Toyota network in the US can't support it, documentation is nearly non-existent or in Japanese, so all parts have to be fabricated or adapted from another platform.

Lore has it that each of these motors is hand built using components which are hand selected, matched, and balanced out to the limit of Toyota's capability. As its application is for a smooth running, quiet limousine, these motors probably rarely see the other side of 4000 rpm.

To me, for a high performance platform, the BMW V12 is still an easier platform to start with than this Toyota motor. The BMW has been around for years, plenty of parts are available for it (albeit not many hi-po parts), and it's well documented.

After lusting for one of these Toyota motors for some time, I then took a more practical look at things and went with the BMW several years ago.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Jan 28, 2012 - 02:11 AM
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Is this a rare Toyota engine? I've never heard of something like a V12? It's really huge looking at.


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It is VERY VERY rare, but from what I remember about the size of the BMW

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