A 42-liter Packard-Bentley is for real Motörheads

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    Cramming a war-surplus PT boat engine into an 8-Liter Bentley chassis might not seem like the most sensible plan, but watching this thing shake and roar itself awake will hammer that sense back into you with the force of 3.5-liter pistons. Allegedly owned by Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead, this Packard-Bentley is known as "Mavis," and it's suitably antisocial to be owned by that distinguished gentleman.

    However, it is Chris Williams who should get credit for Mavis' construction. It's not as vintage as it looks, although its bits are. It was actually constructed in 2010, according to The Telegraph in a very entertaining road test (that sadly lends no credence to the Lemmy connection). The monster is supercharged, and the 24 exhaust stubs are courtesy of a dual-exhaust port design. Williams thinks it makes 1500 hp, but the more telling figure is the fuel consumption: 4 gallons per minute at speed.

    Of course, it goes like hell, but stopping and turning are another matter. Who cares? Just listen to it light off. What a beast.

     
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    Wow and we thought we had traction problems
     
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    That probably wouldn't pass the smog test:D
     
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    But those pipes will clear the ice off my driveway.
     
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    I am not sure, but I do not think that would pass emissions. Just sayin' ...

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    Am I thought my Hemi puff of smoke at startup was a problem!
     
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