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V12 engine swaps?Whats out there?

Just curious to find out what people will do to modify a car.There are big V8's being fitted into small cars and I know there are a few V12 engined cars out there including a BMW series 3 fitted with a BMW V12.Seems there are a few conversions out there.And,a Datsun Z with a BMW V12.
These Bimmer V12 engines seem to make for good engine swapping.If you have seen any odd engine swaps would you please share them with the forum?
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bmw v12's arent very good. the first one (used in the 7 and 8 series) was just 2 m20 motors stacked, literally.

used two motronic ecus, one for each cylinder bank, etc etc.. ran dual everything. and had a tendency of failing frequently in one way or another.

you'll get better power to weight ratios by supercharging/turboing the m20 or m52 or whatever you are running right now then switching to a v12..unless you switch to a modern v12.. but if you could afford that swap you wouldnt be worried about it, you'd just find a way to do it (money has a wonderful way of making the impossible...possible)

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