What's the ultimate lump for a Bentley? Is it the classic British-made six and three-quarter litre V8? Or could it be 10.2 litres of American muscle with two mighty turbochargers thrown in?

We think the latter and so does Steve Neimantas, a watch repairer from Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. Steve asked Webster Race Engineering to build him a Bentley like no other.

The Bentley started life as a ridgy-didge Continental GT but now takes the form of a full chassis drag machine. WRE took eight months to build it.

Long gone is the factory bent eight, in its place a twin-turbo 620ci big block Chevy, dry-sumped and boosted to the tune of 3,082hp. The front end is carbon fibre as is most of the interior trim.

Built to compete in Street Eliminator class, we've seen it run as quick as 7.76 @ 187.3mph which you can watch in the video above. The team are aiming to drop into the six-second bracket on slicks.

All that awesome does come at a cost. We're told more than GBP250,000 (AU$458,000) has been spent so far. Worth every penny if you ask us.

See more over at Webster Race Engineering's Facebook page.

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  • As a expat Aussie living in the UK I have seen this up close at Santa Pod and is a beautifully put together bit of kit and *** fast to boot.