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Monday 21st July 2008

1040bhp Rolls

This is what happens when Jeeves goes drag racing...



These days we are used to huge luxury barges packing in excess of 500bhp but double that in a Rolls Royce seems slightly excessive. Of course this is not a new uber-powerful Phantom but rather a cross between a Silver Shadow and an old American hot rod.

This may not be to your taste but there is incredible attention to detail and it would be fun to take it around the block. The custom-made Roller has just been finished and comes with a 592 Hemi V8 that with the help of a dual stage nitrous system pumps out around 1040bhp.

It may be best to ignore the bling steering wheel and concentrate instead on the built in roll cage covered in leather…



Oli S
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DaveL485

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Bit bling for me, but still, I wouldnt say no!

CampDavid

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I have no idea why, but I really love that.

OJ

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Is that a Boyd Coddington?

chris_w666

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spin wrong and right help spin

scubadude

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HA HA! You shouldn't like this... but its hard not to.

I particularly like the lack of wings or body add-ones, at a glance its just lowered and blowered!
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sniff petrol

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Kind of a classy Shed of the week. Like it.

SS HSV

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Disgrateful act ditching the original Rolls V8. They are predominently used in top fuel events as a drag motor due to the strength of its over-engineered block.

Other than the excesssive bling I love it and had even thought about doing one myself but to make it look right you are going to need very deep pockets.

Peter Knight is the right guy to build the engine yes

Fatboy

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SS HSV said:
Disgrateful act ditching the original Rolls V8. They are predominently used in top fuel events as a drag motor due to the strength of its over-engineered block.

Other than the excesssive bling I love it and had even thought about doing one myself but to make it look right you are going to need very deep pockets.

Peter Knight is the right guy to build the engine yes
Is the Roller V8 very tuneable then? I didn't realise it was widely used!

I'd love to put a Roller V8 in a Mini Van, just so I could have 'Powered by RR' on the front wings, Spifire style hehe

Mike Roberts

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ha ha - all it needs now is the Sheik from The Cannonball Run!

I'd have run it on banded steelies and whitewalls personally...

SS HSV

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Yes the Rolls V8 is renowned for its bottom end strength.

O/T I would love to do a classic Mini Van too after seeing my mates V12 5.3 Jag conversion. It was rear mounted with no propshaft, the eng of the gearbox joined straight onto the diff and it had Jag IRS on custom fabricated mounts. It also featured a perspex rear window behind the front seats where you could see the pulleys and they were about an inch from your head hehe

Sadly it was stolen and then written off before it was completely finished frown

bigbadbikercats

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Is the Roller V8 very tuneable then?
Bentley get 530 BHP in production, fully homologated, euro-legal, factory warrantied trim in the Brooklands so I'd say it was pretty tuneable :-)

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havoc

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SS HSV said:
Disgrateful act ditching the original Rolls V8. They are predominently used in top fuel events as a drag motor due to the strength of its over-engineered block.

Other than the excesssive bling I love it and had even thought about doing one myself but to make it look right you are going to need very deep pockets.
Agree with all of that.

Shame about the un-subtle intake out of the bonnet, and the chrome wheels. Those aside it'd be the ultimate sleeper - Veyron pace and RR grace!!!

john_r

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Errr, are there any larger scale pictures available? Oli?

Probably totally off whack here and might be because they are so small, but the pics look photo-shopped...

kieronj

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Haha that's great. Much as I love the blower ditch that and I'd happily drive it. biggrin Would have benefited from a mild roof chop I think.

Does anyone remember than early Channel 4 series with Jools Holland and Roland Rivron as the naked alien? They travelled around Great Britain showing the alien was it was to be British in a gold(?) roof chopped Rolls.

Or did I imagine that? Was around the time I was clubbing nuts

Insight

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cool - love it! might need some headrests if your going to drive it that fast though!

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stackmonkey

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shout Balmoral Green!

lockup

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kieronj said:
Haha that's great. Much as I love the blower ditch that and I'd happily drive it. biggrin Would have benefited from a mild roof chop I think.

Does anyone remember than early Channel 4 series with Jools Holland and Roland Rivron as the naked alien? They travelled around Great Britain showing the alien was it was to be British in a gold(?) roof chopped Rolls.

Or did I imagine that? Was around the time I was clubbing nuts
Yes! Yes! Rivron was the Martian in "The Groovy Fellas". I remember the Martian being shown Buckingham Palace and being told the Queen lived there. After a pause he asked, "Is she a very big lady?"

suffolkpaul

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I know its been done before BUT if ever a rolls deserved the merlin engine then this was the one.


J111

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Bungleaio

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Are they silver spoons on the back shelf?
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