Driving The Beast! 27-litre V12 Spitfire engined car on the street
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 Published On Mar 9, 2023

Driving The Beast! 27-litre V12 Spitfire engined car on the street. Jonny Smith gets the chance of a lifetime to drive the ex-Guinness world record Spitfire aero engine Beast on the street. Built around a 27-litre V12 Mk35 Rolls Royce Merlin engine, The Beast has been in the same family since it was conceived back in the early 1970s. Eccentric owner John Dodd ensured the car became infamous, no doubt helped by Rolls Royce taking him to court and suing him for using their grille. Dodd lost the court battle and left Britain in his Beast for Spain, where he lived until his death at 90 years old last December. John drove the car right up until his death!

No power steering, 2.25 tonnes, 27,000ccs and 2mpg...

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CHAPTERS
0:00 Intro
1:42 Who was John Dodd?
3:13 Rolls Royce court case
3:39 Fibreglass bodyshell
4:40 Fire damage
5:00 Meteor traded for Merlin
5:46 Suspension and steering
6:43 Start up process
8:20 Guinness book of records
10:12 FOR SALE NOW
10:30 Interior
11:34 Driven on autobahns
12:05 Engine weighs 1000kg
12:19 ENGINE BAY
14:12 Engine tech spec
17:18 ULEZ exempt
18:05 ENGINE START PROCESS
20:30 ROAD DRIVE
26:35 How did it feel?



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