Maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but still… who brought the marshmallows?

EV’s and hybrids are all well and good, but sometimes, there’s just no replacement for displacement. The owner of the Packard-Bentley “Mavis” would certainly agree. Break it down, and what you’re dealing with here is basically a Bentley 8 Litre chassis powered by a 42-liter Packard 4M-2500 V-12 engine. Yep, you read that right - 42 friggin’ liters, baby.

Because it was originally intended for use in a WWII-era American PT boat, the engine produces a whopping 1,500 horsepower and 2,000 pound-feet of torque, which, stuffed into a 1930 Bentley chassis is a bit, well, ridiculous. In the best way possible, obviously.

To make it fit, the car’s builder had to move the steering column to an offset angle, while a total of 24 exhaust tips were added to help it spit flames and smoke like some raging hell beast.

While the video doesn’t show the Mavis actually moving, it’s well worth a watch for the gross display of internal combustion (and external combustion, for that matter).

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