A heavily modified Bentley Continental GT will go drag racing at the end of this week on the Santa Pod Raceway.

A heavily modified Bentley Continental GT will go drag racing at the end of this week on the Santa Pod Raceway.

For the untrained eye taking a quick look at this Bentley it might appear to be a standard Continental GT with some chunky wheels but hiding underneath the familiar skin is a beast. Power comes from a huge V8 10.2-liter Chevrolet-derived engine equipped with two large turbochargers that have allowed the motor to develop a whopping 3,000 bhp (2,237 kW).

The car was modified by 48-year-old watch repairer Steve Neimantas from Yorkshire, UK who spent no less than 250,000 GBP over the course of eight months necessary for the conversion to be ready for drag racing. It should be able to do the quarter mile in as little as seven seconds and reach a top speed of more than 200 mph (322 km/h).

It can be seen in action this weekend during the first round of the European Drag Racing Championship organized at the Santa Pod Raceway where the Bentley will participate in the Street Eliminator class that includes only street legal cars.

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3,000 bhp Bentley Continental GT heading to Santa Pod Raceway for drag racing