Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Pro-Mod Rolls-Royce

Words & photos: Daniel Bevis

It's possible that Charles Rolls and Sir Frederick Henry Royce may not have approved of this kind of behaviour. It's an oft-cited cliché that 'at 60mph, the loudest noise in the Rolls-Royce comes from the electric clock'. In the words of WG Racing, 'we're going to need a louder clock...'

This '74 Silver Shadow, built by WG Racing and Fester Race Cars, is somewhat different to how it left the production line. The chassis has been junked in favour of a bespoke spaceframe, while the engine is a 9.6-litre twin-turbo Chevrolet V8 offering over 2,300bhp; it'll accelerate from 0-200mph in 6.9 seconds, covering the quarter-mile in 7.94s. Which is mind-boggling, frankly.

Oh yeah, and it's road-legal too.

Spotted at the 2013 Retro Show - click here for more pics. 

...and here it is in action. Bonkers.

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