27 Ltr Meteor Special

We were commissioned to build a 'Big Blower Bentley' powered by a V12 engine by our customer.


A full fuel management control was developed so the car would be tractable and docile in traffic situations but also a powerful fast cruisier when on the open road.


Particular attention was made to the cooling and oil systems so the finished car would not overheat in high temperature situations.


We used a Rolls Royce Phantom II as a basis and a Rolls Royce Meteor 27 Litre V12 engine with Bentley bulkhead, steering, radiator and brake components.

We were contacted by BBC Top Gear who were interested in using the car for a feature they had planned.


The episode which aired March 2012, that saw Jeremy recreate the Battle of Britain with the Petersen aero-engined car and a flame-spitting retro BMW, called the 'Brutus'.


The Stig also had a play in the car and took it around the track. As can be seen in Episode 6 Series 18 of Top Gear UK.


See our Top Gear page for more information and photographs.

Jay Leno has done a fantastic feature video for his 'Jay Leno's Garage' website and Youtube channel on the Petersen 27 Litre Meteor car which he now owns. 

COVID-19: Notice to all of our customers booked in for our Goodwood track day in June. As government restrictions due to COVID-19 prevents foreign travel we have postponed our track day at Goodwood until 2022. All those who booked and paid for track and hotel for this year will carry their booking forward to 2022, please do contact us with any queries regarding this. Sorry for any inconvenience caused but we would love our international customers to be able to join us all once restrictions have been lifted. 


Featured are all examples of our work. All our cars are built to order for our customers to their own specifications and ideas.


We very rarely have our cars for re-sale - if we do we have information on our For Sale page. Please email if you require any more details about having a car built or parts we supply.


Builders of the:
PETERSEN 4.5 litre Blower 
PETERSEN Speed Six 4.9 litre 
PETERSEN Speed Eight 6.5 litre 

PETERSEN 4.9 litre Blower Road Racer
PETERSEN 27 Litre Meteor
PETERSEN Boat Tail and Bob Tail 
PETERSEN 'Dartmoor' Coupe
PETERSEN Paulin Coupe










Contact Us:



Bob Petersen

Tel: 00 44 (0)1409 221749 

email: petersen.engineering@talk21.com



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