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Driving The Beast! 27-litre V12 Spitfire engined car on the street

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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... Follow this link to see the Car and Classic Auction: Thanks for stopping by The Late Brake Show To watch episodes like this early become a Patreon of the channel by clicking this link: This episode is proudly supported by, the biggest marketplace in Europe for classic cars with over 35,000 vehicles on sale via online auction and classifieds. Click this link for more: *********** Merch shop: ****** Become a Patreon supporter: ****** Website: ****** SUBSCRIBE for a broad-church of automotive appreciation spanning EV, classic, modified and future tech. ******** Filmed & edited by: Sam Renton Thumbnail by: Daniel Hilliard **************** Jonny Smith Creative content maker, car presenter & car pervert for hire since '98 Website: Instagram: Twitter: 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? #mostpowerfulcar #merlinengine #johndoddthebeast #thelatebrakeshow

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