Monday, 23 June 2014

Pro-Mod Rolls-Royce - Update

Words & photos - Daniel Bevis

Remember this Pro-Mod Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow? To recap, it was built by WG Racing and Fester Race Cars, and packs a 9.6-litre twin-turbo Chevrolet V8 with over 2,300bhp; it'll accelerate from 0-200mph in 6.9 seconds, and can cover the quarter-mile in 7.94s. Insane, right?
It's had a makeover for the 2014 season; as you can see, the sober cream paint has been ousted in favour of a dramatic blood-and-thunder paint job in black and red, while the tail's gained a retro NASCAR-style wing. It's a brutally noisy thing, spitting flames and making nearby children scream as it was fired up in the pits - shortly after I took these snaps, it went on to run an 8.2s quarter at 170mph+. Astounding.

Spotted at the 2014 Retro Show - click here for more photos.

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