Fuel Injection and Drive Train System for Iconic Engine

The Brief/Challenge

As part of a well known and prestigious project, Sharp & Tappin was asked if they could provide a fuel injection system and associated parts to run a 27-litre V12 Rolls-Royce Meteor engine in a Bentley car. (This is an engine derived from the legendary Merlin engine used in the Spitfire and also the Lancaster bomber).

Our Work

Our skilled team designed, developed, manufactured and fitted a complete injection system in this Bob Petersen Engineering project, addressing both their engineering and aesthetic requirements. We also tuned and mapped the injection system to deliver the best performance possible on this quite astonishing car.

The Results

As seen numerous times in the press and broadcast media this exceptional car can now deliver massive torque and performance, bringing an old engine into modern times. As a result, this motoring masterpiece now boasts a staggering 850 brake horsepower and a top speed of just over 160mph. Its most notable appearances have been on Top Gear for a Battle of Britain themed episode and on the Jay Leno Show. (Note: Jay Leno now owns this car – you can find out more online at http://www.bobpetersenengineering.co.uk/jay-lenos-garage).

Customer Details

Bob Petersen Engineering

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