Its here and it really is living up to its name. With such a lot promised the 82nd International Geneva Motor Show had a lot to live up to and it is doing so beautifully. Right now, if you are an Automotive buff, Geneva is the place to be. Open only to the press the, the first day saw hugely awaited releases like the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, Lamborghini Aventador J, Rolls Royce Phantom Series II, Lotus Evora GTE – F1 edition, Infiniti Emerg-E, Jaguar XF Sportbrake, Bentley EXP 9 F, Mitsubishi Outlander, Gunpert Apollo R and many more. This post is dedicated to the mind blowing releases of the first day.… Read More…
Rowan Atkinson, the famous British actor widely known for his “Mr. Bean” roles, goes on Top Gear to not only promote his latest flick, “Johnny English”, but also to talk about a special Rolls Royce Phantom used in the movie.
To make the luxurious car even more interesting than it currently is, he revealed that not only did Rolls Royce engineer a V16 engine to fit perfectly into a Phantom, but they even produced a select few prototypes before deciding to tone down the production engine options.
The 9.0 liter V16 engine was meant to turn the rolls into the “Ultimate Luxury Car for the 21st Century” with the ultimate engine. They apparently made three or… Read More…
1. Bentley presently has around 4,000 employees worldwide.
2. The luxury car manufacturer has its regional offices in UK, USA, Germany, Japan, China, Singapore, Sydney, Korea, Dubai, and Mexico with about 212 facilities spread worldwide.
3. Though the company was founded in 1919, it produced only engine and chassis and no complete car for about 27 years.
4. Bentley won at the 24 Hour Le Mans race for six times in 1924, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, and 2003.
5. In 1930, the chairman of Bentley dared to challenge the speed of the famous Blue Train between Cannes and Calais in his Speed Six. Amazingly, he reached his club in Victoria in London four minutes before the Blue Train pulled into Calais and won the bet.
6. Rolls Royce purchased financially vulnerable Bentley in 1931.
7.After Rolls Royce purchased Bentley the company was moved from Cricklewood, London to Derby.
8. Bentley was acquired by Volkswagen AG in 1998 with a $500 million investment programme.
9. The awesome 3-litre engine was the… Read More…
2. More than six out of ten of all Rolls-Royce Motor cars built are still roadworthy
3. At the Rolls-Royce factories in Crewe and London the cars are always referred to as Royces.
They are never called Rollers
4. The Rolls-Royce radiator grille is made entirely by hand and eye – no measuring instruments are used
It takes one man one day to make a Rolls-Royce radiator, and then five hours are spent polishing it
5. The Rolls -Royce radiator was not registered as a trademark until 1974… Read More…