Allegedly owned by Lemmy, this 1500 hp monster consumes 4 gallons per minute at speed.
ramming 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 perminute 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.