Continued: Ten mindblowing facts that make a Rolls Royce expensive

Reliability

rolls royce engine

In 1906, Rolls Royce was founded as a car and airplane manufacturing company. In the same year, the company introduced their first car, the Silver Ghost. To prove its reliability, the company ran the car for a non-stop record run of 24,000 kms. Rolls Royce is one of the very few car companies that provides engines for air crafts. Since the standards are very high in the aviation industry and chances of failure have a large consequence, their quality needs to be top notch for them to survive in the industry. Even way back in 1913, Rolls Royce had a competition called the Rolls Royce Alpenfahrt which was a contest that made drivers drive through 19 different Alpine passes. This is true testament to the reliability of the Rolls. At one point in time, the fastest thing in air, land and water was powered by an engine made by Rolls Royce. Even the Concorde was powered by an engine produced by Rolls. Need we say more?

Truly custom built

phantom drophead

It is a saying that no two Rolls Royce’s are the same. The reason behind that is the infinite levels of customization that is offered on the Rolls. You have an option of 44000 shades to choose from. Such is the level of customization that you can go up to them with a colour and they can produce the whole car in it. You have a lot of options for interior colours, materials, veneers as well. The paint process on a Rolls Royce is a complex one too. Did you know that the paint on a Rolls Royce itself weighs 45 kgs? Also. there are two layers of clear coat that are applied to give it that mirror finish. That is the level of detailing which a Rolls goes through.

Wafts like a spirit

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Rolls Royce has named all its cars after names of a spirit, be it the Phantom, the Ghost, the Dawn or the Wraith. Even if you go down history, you will find that the names coincide with those of spirits. The reason behind that is the silence in which the car traveled, it was almost ghost like silent.

Maintain heritage

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Ever since Rolls has been making cars, each and every example of their car has dawned the Spirit of Ecstasy logo. This has been their mascot since 1911. When BMW bought over the brand, the paid $40 million in order to use the logo. The logo has so much importance that it goes into the grill when the car is locked so that it cannot get stolen. Also, Rolls Royce has been using suicide doors (the ones that open in the opposite direction) for a long while now. The main reason for that is that it allows for easier entry and exit, that too more elegantly.

Infinite options

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Depending upon your requirements, you can spec out your Rolls with options you can’t even imagine. There is an option of a cigar humidifier if you like cigars. The famous Spirit of Ecstasy badge can be had in 24 carats gold as well. If you like the stary night sky, you can opt for the starlight headliner. It has 1600 tine fiber optic lights that have been hand-sewn into the fabric above your head. You could also have a mini bar on your door to chill your champagne. There are many more crazy options like this which truly make the Rolls a car worth the money.