17 Amazing Facts You Didn’t Know About Legendary Rolls Royce Cars

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The Rolls-Royce Limited was nationalized in 1971 due to the financial troubles which led to the collapse of the company. This loss was caused by the development of the RB211 jet engine. Rolls-Royce Motors was created in 1973 during the de-merger of the Rolls-Royce Car business from the nationalized Rolls-Royce Limited. The company was acquired by Vickers in 1980 and sold it to Volkswagen Group in 1998. The Rolls Royce brand name and logo were controlled by aero-engine maker Rolls-Royce plc and not Rolls-Royce Motors. It was then they decided to license  Rolls Royce car name and logo to the BMW and not to Volkswagen because the aero-engine maker had recently shared joint business ventures with BMW. For over a century, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has been pushing boundaries in the pursuit of perfection. A friend advised Henry Royce to turn out a reliable car at a low price when he was designing the first Rolls Royce. But Royce had other ideas. He sought to turn out the best motor car in the world regardless of the cost. That same desire for perfection is the driving force behind Rolls Royce Motor Cars. Since 1904, recognizable motor cars have made the marque an icon all over the world. Rolls Royce forge boldly in the future of luxury.

Some of the facts to know about Rolls Royce Cars are as follows!

1.With the shared ambition to make and sell exceptional cars, Rolls and Royce became one in 1904.

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2.After choosing BMW instead of Volkswagen, BMW built a new Rolls Royce Factory in Goodwood, England.

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3.Initially, 200 people were working to produce just one Rolls Royce each day.

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4.In 1920, Indian King snubbed at Rolls Royce bought 6 luxury cars and then used it to collect garbage.

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5.Roll Royce Ltd introduced it’s first car, the Silver Ghost that ran non-stop for a record breaking 24,000km.

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6.With the arrival of Ghost and Wraith, the team has grown to 14,00 people.

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7.Around 65 percent of all Rolls Royce Cars ever built are still present on the roads today.

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8.In 2003, the Rolls Royce Phantom was introduced. That is the first incarnation of the new generation of Rolls Royce Cars under BMW.

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9.For attracting more and more customers, around 44,000 colors are being introduced!

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10.Rolls Royce Phantoms are made in Germany and every Phantom takes at least two months to build.

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11.For Rolls Royce Phantom, close to 200 aluminium sections and 300 alloy parts are welded by hand.

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12.The Phantom’s engine is a V-12 engine that pushes a car from 0 to 100km per hour in just 5.9 seconds!

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13.The hood ornament was commissioned in 1911 and is known as “The Spirit of Ecstasy”.

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14. Currently the Spirit of Ecstasy is mounted on the mechanism that retracts it into the grille by remote control or automatically at the time of collision.

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15.Phantom has a Teflon coated umbrellas that are built into the doors and pop out with the touch of a button.

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16.With the increase in demand for luxurious hand-built cars, Rolls Royce produce up to 20 cars each day.

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17.Rolls Royce promises “Rolls Royce 103EX” in the next years that is a visionary autonomous vehicle that combines cutting edge science with timeless beauty!

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