This Bizarre Volvo PV544 Has a 38.8-Liter Diesel V-12

T his might be the most Swedish build we’ve ever seen. Swedish builder Victor Jonsson’s 1960 Volvo PV544 is a far cry from the humble compact it once was. It has a 38.8-liter V-5 (that’s the name of the engine, it’s not a V-5 layout) diesel V-12 engine from a war museum that originally powered a Brobandvagn 971 Swedish bridge launching military vehicle. The engine makes 520 horsepower and a staggering 1,696 lb-ft of torque. For reference, the engine originally in the Volvo PV544 was a B16 1.6-liter inline-four that made 66…

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