Friday, 4 December 2009

The Beast

...is a home-brew thingy from back in the seventies. Very long bonnet? Yes, because it has a 27-litre Merlin engine. You may remember stories of its original incarnation - it had a Rolls Royce grill on the nose, leading wealthy motorists to contact Rolls to enquire about 'the sporty new model that just overtook me'... they weren't happy.
These days The Beast lives in Spain, returning to the UK once a year at MOT time.



And here's what happens when you put a similar engine in a Rover SD1. (This one, built by PPC magazine's Charlie Broomfield, features the un-supercharged Meteor engine, found in tanks rather than planes.)


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