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. 

© 2020 by Bonnie Petersen

Petersen Engineering


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 
Fax: 00 44 (0)1409 221041

email: petersen.engineering@talk21.com



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