When it comes to street-legal cars there's "power," there's "Power" and then there's "PAHRRRRRR!" This Bentley Continental GT dragster built by Webster Engineering in Bedford, England owns that third category, with its 3,082-horsepower heartbeat erupting from a twin-turbo, 10.2-liter Chevrolet V8 crate motor built by Steve Morris Engines. An entrant in the Street Eliminator Class of last weekend's European Drag Racing Championship, it is fully road legal.

As you might expect, it's not exactly a factory-fresh Continental GT, more like an authentic Bentley bodyshell placed over a tube-frame chassis and a carbon-fiber-heavy interior that took eight months and 250,000 pounds ($420,763 US) to finish. It will be driven by its owner, Yorkshire watch repairer Steve Neimantas. Builder Jon Webster told Autoblog that they're hoping for times in the "mid to low sevens on street tires and 6's on slicks."

You can watch a couple videos of the engine running and the car on the go below.


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      jrivera107
      • 7 Months Ago
      If you look closely, there's an engine attached to the turbos
        Burn
        • 5 Months Ago
        @jrivera107
        good point is they used that HUMONGOUS w12 ,the turbos would have been hidden...
      graphikzking
      • 7 Months Ago
      Am I the only one that saw his occupation? It will be driven by its owner, Yorkshire watch repairer Steve Neimantas. I know a mechanic on a space shuttle and he doesn't make enough to build a $500,000 dragster! But a watch repairer? It must be some super exclusive watches and only he can repair them? Kudos to him for making one hell of a living!
      thedriveatfive
      • 7 Months Ago
      really no different then any of the gutted lead sleds you see on most tracks these days. I would find it much cooler if it had full interior and was truley street able instead of being able to just make track to track.
      Doug Danzeisen Sr
      • 7 Months Ago
      Obviously this guy does not repair Timex watches for a living. Nice car, but not a Bentley imho.
      • 7 Months Ago
      HOLY SH!T!!!! That thing sounds like the apocalypse!!!!
      Burn
      • 5 Months Ago
      AWESOME! now Cue the high estrogen level Euroboys to comment on the interior appointments LOL
      stonehunte
      • 7 Months Ago
      That's a pretty sparse interior for a Bentley....on the other hand its got 10.2 liters or turbocharged **** your pants!
        SloopJohnB
        • 7 Months Ago
        @stonehunte
        It's not even a Bentley engineā€¦..but then the Bentley itself probably uses a BMW engine.
          Porsche4life
          • 7 Months Ago
          @SloopJohnB
          They use VW engines 6.0L TT W12
          username
          • 7 Months Ago
          @SloopJohnB
          No. That's Rolls. Bentely is a Volkswagen product, you nitwit
          Rotation
          • 7 Months Ago
          @SloopJohnB
          Some Bentleys used BMW engines, the Arnage did for a bit.
      hn376rar
      • 7 Months Ago
      Did he just "prime" a fuel injected engine, by pumping the gas twice before starting? Please correct me if I am wrong, but that is not needed on a FI engine, right?
        erjhe
        • 7 Months Ago
        @hn376rar
        You're right... let's just assume he was checking the throttle position sensor. ;)
      Yardkl
      • 7 Months Ago
      Im not from the UK, and I don't know their standards for what can be driving on public roads, but I highly doubt this car is anywhere near street legal in any developed country.
      Ron Rowe
      • 7 Months Ago
      This has so much sleeper potential
        username
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Ron Rowe
        This isn't a sleeper. Not even close. It isn't even a Bentley anymore
      Santini Brice
      • 7 Months Ago
      but, does it blend?
      rjstanford
      • 7 Months Ago
      With that much power they should have gone for a full interior. The extra weight wouldn't have made any significant difference.
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