Sunday, 4 September 2011

Video Sunday - Rolls-Royce Silver Sacrilege

Uploaded: 22/08/2011
Running Time: 1:03
Views At Time of Writing: 11,040

Rolls-Royce has always been the epitome of luxury cars. If you have a "Roller", you are the daddy. A Rolls-Royce is meant as the ultimate in luxury, comfort, and perhaps status symbols. It is not, however, meant to have a Twin-Turbocharged 9636cc (588ci) Big-Block Chevy V8 engine shoehorned into it and a parachute attached to the boot lid. It's quite a creation, though.

The turbos were apparently running at a "Conservative" 17lbs of boost, yet the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow you see here did a standing quarter-mile in just over 8 seconds. A brand new Nissan GT-R takes 11.6 seconds or thereabouts to do the same thing. Once the project is finished and the engine is running at full whack, it should be capable of producing a tremendous 2300bhp and a quarter mile comfortably under 8 seconds. To quote James May, owner of a Rolls-Royce, "If this car had a monocle, it would fall out now". I shouldn't like that someone did this to a Roller, but frankly, it's awesome.

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