There are a lot of legends surrounding Rolls Royce, some true, some untrue. Here are 10 myths that we bust today.
Myth: They never break down
This is something that is not true. Yes, they maybe very reliable, but saying that they never break down is going a step too far. There have been many cases of vehicles breaking down across the world. One such famous incident was when Kim Kardashian’s Ghost broke down and this made it to quite a few leading newspapers at that time.
Myth: Anyone cannot buy a Rolls Royce
There is a myth that Rolls will check your history and only then decide whether they want to give you a car or not. However, that is not true. If you have the money to afford a Rolls, the company will happily sell you one. People who think that Mallika Sherawat couldn’t get one because she was rejected by the company, is not true since there is no proof of it. Mallika even went on to rubbish the story.
Myth: It is all British
Yes, the company makes the car in their factory in UK. However the birth of the RR takes place in a factory in Germany, where the aluminium body panels are made and welded together. These bodies are then brought to the UK facility where the manufacturing process continues.
Myth: The air conditioning in a Rolls-Royce has the cooling power of at least 30 domestic refrigerators.
Though this is a great marketing gimick and we are sure that the Rolls Royce AC is very effective, comparing that to the cooling power of 30 other fridges is wrong.
Myth: Spirit of Ecstasy is made up of pure silver
In the olden days, it was believed that the Spirit of Ecstasy, which is the trade mark of every Rolls is made up of silver. This is not true. The Spirit of Ecstasy is made up of stainless steel on all vehicles. You could however opt to get a personalized one and have it any material you like, be it silver or gold or any other material
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Myth: The only thing that you can hear in a Rolls Royce is the clock
Well this maybe true at lower speeds, but as the speeds increase, there is very minimal amount of noise that does creep in from the outside. It is much less than on any other luxury vehicle on sale, but you cannot go as far as saying that the clock is the only thing you will hear in the Rolls.
Myth: Rolls Royce badge colour change from red to black
The badge on the Rolls-Royce was changed from red to black not, as popularly believed to commemorate Henry Royce’s death, but because Royce himself decided that Black was aesthetically more appropriate. Some customers complained that the red badge often clashed with the colour of the car and hence the decision was made to change the colour of the logo.
Myth: They are so perfectly built that they’ll never need to be recalled
Well people believe that the Rolls Royce is so perfect that it cannot have issues or be recalled, given the amount of dedication that goes into building each car. This is however untrue. Rolls Royce issued a recall for the Ghost back in 2015. This may have been a one-off case, however it goes to show that nothing is perfect.
Myth: They aren’t used as taxis
It is a myth that Rolls Royces are never used as taxis. There are a lot of them that can be found all over the world, in India too. A lot of high end hotels have Rolls Royces to ferry their esteemed guests.
Myth: They always made luxury cars
Did you know that the company started off building rally cars? In order to prove their expertise that they could build good engines and vehicles, they entered into a lot of endurance races back in the day and were fairly successful too.
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