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Rolls Royce Phantom Electric Experimental Vehicle

Rolls Royce Phantom Electric 1 at Rolls Royce Phantom Electric Experimental Vehicle

Rolls Royce released new details and images of the Phantom Electric Experimental Vehicle, called the 102EX, as the car take the stage by storm at the Geneva Motor Show.

The idea of an electric car seems to be at front with everything Rolls Royce stands for, because to be honest the whole point of an EV is economy and saving money! But they eventually have to do something about the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of their products and developing hybrid and electric powertrains seem inevitable.

RR says this Phantom is just a testbed for the yet in development electric drivetrain. It will undertake a global test programme that takes in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. Through test drives, owners will be given the opportunity to experience an alternative drive-train technology and to feed back their experiences, thoughts and concerns directly to Rolls-Royce.

Rolls Royce Phantom Electric 2 at Rolls Royce Phantom Electric Experimental Vehicle
Rolls Royce Phantom Electric 3 at Rolls Royce Phantom Electric Experimental Vehicle

The results of these assessments and experiments are crucial in informing future decisions on alternative drive-trains for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. There are no plans to develop a production variant, but Geneva will start a dialogue with existing owners and stakeholders, posing as well as answering questions of its audience

Rolls Royce Phantom Electric 4 at Rolls Royce Phantom Electric Experimental Vehicle

Other Rolls Royce highlights at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show:

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars presents three Spirit of Ecstasy Centenary Collection cars at the 81st Geneva International Motor Show from 3-13 March 2011. Each of these highly-bespoke Phantom models features a suite of design details, developed in celebration of 100 years of the world’s most famous hood figurine.

“The Spirit of Ecstasy continues to inspire employees of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, from designers and skilled production line staff, to the craftspeople working within our wood and leather shops,” commented Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “These models reflect their passion and commitment, presenting collectors with cars that are unrivalled in both their levels of luxury and attention to detail.”

The Phantom family models are presented in a unique Wildflower finish, a rich blend of red and brown with a fine sparkle. It is one of four exclusive Collection Car colours, that are complemented by a choice of sumptuous leather and interior contrast schemes with Britannia Silver inlays delicately inset into veneers.

Collection Cars also feature very special Spirit of Ecstasy figurines. Cast in Britannia Silver and bathed in a halo of white light, they stand on a base complete with black-gold plated bezel bearing the inscription Spirit of Ecstasy Centenary – 2011. The design is finished with a set of six hallmarks, two of which have been designed specifically for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

Twin coachlines incorporate delicate hand-painted Spirit of Ecstasy insignia and the models carry a new badge developed to establish the collection’s place in Rolls-Royce history. Located beneath the Spirit of Ecstasy, on the trunk lid as well as on the front wings, this reverses conventional design, with white enamel ‘RR’ detail set on a black chrome background.

Inside the cars, fine detailing abounds. Satin spun instrument dials, centered with polished interlinked ‘RR’ monograms, are further enriched with polished chaplets and black numerals. Clocks are backlit, presenting an inner ring of silver incorporating the centenary inscription while the centre console lid opens to reveal a discreet solid Britannia Silver commemorative plaque.

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