27-liter Bentley Meteor on sale for 500,000 pounds

Bentley Meteor
Bentley Meteor

550 pounds to fill the 400-liter fuel tank.

The impressive custom Bentley Meteor created by engineer Bob Petersen and showcased in a Top Gear episode is now for sale at Coys.

Priced at 500,000 pounds, the car is powered by a huge V12 27-liter Rolls-Royce Meteor engine that was derived from the Merlin engine found in the legendary Spitfire. To our surprise, the car is road legal but it’s quite expensive to drive it since filling the 400-liter fuel tank costs approximately 550 pounds and it only does 2 or 3 mpg.

This 19-foot long machine pumps out 850 hp (634 kW) and is able to hit a top speed of 160 mph (257 km/h). To turn it on, the driver has to flick the twin magneto switches borrowed from a Lancaster bomber and after that push the Spitfire-sourced starter button.

More details about how it was made in the source link below.

Published Nov 7th, 2012 5:00pm By Adrian Padeanu

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mikemikemikemike mikemikemikemike
Any idea what the 0-100km performance on this girl is?
Nov 13th, 2012 10:18pm
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norther norther
is this the bentley which was featured in top gear, together with the brutus?
Nov 10th, 2012 1:52am
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Power figures: not really interesting, torque must be impressive :D
Nov 7th, 2012 6:37pm
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GSS5_23 GSS5_23
500,000 pounds? lbs? here are some free pound sterling signs. use at your conveience. ££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££
Nov 7th, 2012 5:53pm
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BrianWCF BrianWCF
Currency characters do not render well for all browsers/language packs. If you have specific complaints or errors you wish to report please send them to: feedback at worldcarfans.com instead of making off-topic posts. Thanks.
Nov 7th, 2012 7:15pm
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RobERob RobERob
...2 or 3 MPG Spitfire power, ftw! Love everything about this custom classic beauty. Wonder what it sounds like?
Nov 7th, 2012 5:39pm
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benz_man benz_man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzt_E90i0ho Merry Christmas!
Nov 7th, 2012 9:39pm
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