Rollers are unarguably among the most luxurious cars money can buy. There’s no doubt that they come from one of the most iconic car marques ever. However, not all legends surrounding these cars are true. Here are the 10 biggest myths on Rolls-Royce cars.
Myth: They never break down
This is really untrue. Rolls Royce are definitely among the most well-built cars ever but it’s not true that they don’t break down. There have been plenty of cases of Rolls Royce cars breaking down in several parts of the world. There has been a famous incicent in which Kim Kardashian’s Ghost broke down.
Myth: Anyone cannot buy a Rolls-Royce
It’s said that not just anyone with loads of money can buy a Roller. The myth is that Rolls-Royce first checks your history and then decides if you deserve to drive a Rolls-Royce, However, all of this is completely false. Anyone who can afford to buy one can simply walk into a Rolls-Royce dealership and purchase a car. It’s said that Mallika Sherawat was denied a car by Rolls-Royce, which is not true. The actress even went on to rubbish the story.
Myth: It is all British
The Rolls-Royce company has its factory in the UK. It’s also a car brand that is of British origin. However, their cars are not totally British. However, the bodies of Rolls-Royce cars are made in a factory in Germany. These bodies are then taken to the UK facility, where the remaining manufacturing process takes place.
Myth: The air conditioning in a Rolls-Royce has the cooling power of at least 30 domestic refrigerators.
Of course, Rolls-Royce ACs are really very effective, but there’s no way they have the cooling power of 30 refrigerators.
Myth: Spirit of Ecstasy is made up of pure silver
It was earlier believed that the Spirit of Ecstasy, which is the trademark styling element of every Rolls-Royce, is made up of silver. This is, however, not true. The Spirit of Ecstasy is made up of stainless steel on all RR models. That said, you can personalize one and have it in any metal you like, be it silver or gold.
Myth: The only thing that you can hear in a Rolls-Royce is the clock
No, even this is untrue. Okay, this may be true at lower speeds, but at higher speeds, there is at least some noise that creeps into the cabin. Of course, it’s much lesser than on any other luxury car in the world, but you can’t say that the clock ticking is the only thing you’ll hear inside a Roller.
Myth: Rolls-Royce badge colour change from red to black
It’s said that the colour of the font on the Rolls Royce badge was changed from red to black to commemorate Henry Royce’s death. However, the change was a decision taken by Henry Royce as black was a more appropriate font colour for a luxury car. Some customers complained that the red font was in contrast with the colour of the car. Hence, the decision to change the font colour was taken.
Myth: They are so perfectly built that they’ll never need to be recalled
Think again if you ever thought a Rolls-Royce can’t be recalled by the company. While a lot of dedication and hard work goes into the making of every Rolls-Royce model, the company has issued recalls in the past. The Ghost, for example, was recalled in 2015.
Myth: They aren’t used as taxis
Many high-end hotels around the world use a Rolls-Royce to ferry their rich customers. You can really find a Rolls-Royce with a taxi permit in many parts of the world.
Myth: They always made luxury cars
This is another myth. Rolls-Royce was initially a rally car maker. The company participated in many endurance races to prove that they can build reliable and high-performance vehicles.