D Type Replica with V12

Flicking through a NZ magazine called The Shed. There is a tempero D Type in progress being fitted with a v12 from a Japanese Century which was a big luxury sedan.

No photos of the engine but I imagine it will be a tight fit.


Is that the latest one Stewart?

Yes it was. In the story about the guy who purchased a repair shop in the South.

Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit!

Never knew of that!!!

I’ve seen the Centurys when in Tokyo, but never knew they were a V12. I assume for the replica they’re significantly modifying the engine, as it doesn’t seem particularly sporty in stock form at 276HP.

Looks like a pretty wide engine:

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276 hp… in ~ 2200 pounds?

It’ll get your attention!


where does 2200 lbs come from… not likely… my special with a vi2 weighs that and is super seven style…LOL…

The appeal of the Toyo V12 evades me. :man_shrugging:


I’d be a bit frightened about spares…

276 hp in 3000 pounds (~E Type weight) would be no slouch.