1930 Bentley-Parckard "Mavis"

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  1. #1 matfitz, Dec 4, 2011
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    Based on a 1930 Bentley 8-litre chassis powered by a 42 L Packard V12 from a WWII PT boat good for about 1500 horses and 2000 lb-ft of torque.

    The Packard-Bentley "Mavis" is a vintage racing car built by VSCC member Chris Williams.[1] It is powered by a 42 litre Packard V12 developing 1500 bhp (1100 kW). This engine is a Packard 4M 2500 from a World War 2 PT boat.[2]

    The car debuted at the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power in July 2010, and is planned to become a regular appearance at VSCC events algonside Williams' other Bentley special, the Napier "Lion Bastard". When interviewed about it, Williams claimed the car has been light-heartedly criticised as the "biggest automotive waste of time, money and engineering expertise ever built".

    The car is based on a 1930 Bentley 8-litre chassis, although it is highly modified. The car also has 24 exhaust pipes, however it is only has 12 cylinders, contrary to some rumours; this is because the engine is a twin-port design. The steering column is offset and angled to allow it to clear the huge engine block, and the fake torpedoes strapped to the side of the car are actually oil tanks.

    With the matt-black paint and v-shaped grille, the large size of the car means it drew much attention at its first event. With the amount of torque produced by the engine (2000 lb ft, 2700 Nm), the rear tyres can be made to create large volumes of smoke upon launch, whilst the 24 exhaust stubs emit clouds of smoke and streamers of flame. Unsurprisingly, the car is a very popular spectator attraction, both static and whilst being driven.

  2. this is badass, shits on the Darracq 200hp although this is obviously a custom.

    What happened at the end of the video?! Did the coolant pipe burst?
  3. #3 supercarolson, Sep 20, 2013
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    Absolutely stunning. Really something special- Like soemthing straight out of hell with that paint job and the flames and the boiling water! Love it. Saw something similar recently with a Breitling paint job. Was also great but nothing compared to this bad boy. They were using it to exhibit their watches, which are also stunning but a bit out of my price range. I have a picture of it somehwere, will have to get it uploaded. There's more infomation regarding the watches here

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