Chris Williams’s 41.8-litre Packard-engined Bentley

At the 2012 CarFest North Chris Williams fetched his 42 litre Packard V12 powered Bentley is more powerful than the Bugatti Veyron, with a power output of nearly 1600 bhp, unfortunately the car suffered a transmission failure and had to be towed off in flames of glory.

The Packard-Bentley “Mavis” is a vintage racing car built by VSCC member Chris Williams. 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 and has estimated top speed of 160mph.

The car based on a 1930 Bentley 8-litre chassis and then it was off to Frankenstein’s workshop for some light fettling . The car also has 24 exhaust pipes mated to the 12 cylinder block.

And as a tribute to its engine donator the addition of fake torpedoes strapped to the side of the car are actually feeding engine oil to the mighty engine.

The torque produced by the engine is 2700 Nm and possibly the noise to match.

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