10 Unknown Facts About Rolls-Royce and It’s Potential
So today we are going to reveal about one of the most luxurious and expensive cars in the world. No one will disagree that Rolls-Royce is the class in the automobile industry. You may know that Rolls-Royce has always dominated the world speed record books or it still makes the world’s best jet engines. In 1973 Rolls-Royce split up with the Rolls-Royce cars splitting up and the airplane engine and military contracts remaining on its own. So here today we are going to reveal about 10 unknown facts about Rolls-Royce you might not know.
1. The iconic hood ornament called “The Spirit Of Ecstasy”
The Spirit of Ecstasy named after women named Eleanor Velasco Thornton. Eleanor (also known as Thorn) was the secretary of John Walter, who fell in love with her in 1902 when she worked for him on the aforesaid motoring magazine. Her lover was a man of great wealth and wanted to tribute to his love. So he decided to use her in the front of the car.
2. The spirit of ecstasy alone is worth $40 M
In 2002 BMW has finalized the accusation of the Rolls-Royce brand from Volkswagen. The company ended up paying 40M dollar just for the iconic hood ornament. Nowadays you can personalize it like gold or platinum.
3. Charles Rolls was the first man to fly across the English channel and back.
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English-born Welshman who was a motoring and aviation pioneer. Together with Henry Royce, he co-founded the Rolls-Royce car manufacturing firm. He was the first Briton to be killed in an aeronautical accident with a powered aircraft when the tail of his Wright Flyer broke off during a flying display in the Southbourne district of Bournemouth. He was aged 32.
4. The “R” airplane engine was the fastest thing on earth in the 1930s.
In 1930 it broke all the record when it came to the power of speed. It powered for a submarine which is the speed of 400 miles/hr, which is close to 650KM/hr and did it in 1931.
5. Sir Henry Royce made the initial engineering sketches of that engine while on a beach.
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In October 1928, he began design of the “R” engine while walking with some of his leading engineers on the beach at West Wittering, sketching ideas in the sand. Less than a year later, the “R” engine, designed in his studio in the village, set a new world air speed record of 357.7 miles per hour and won the Schneider Trophy of 1929.
6. Rolls-Royce makes nuclear reactors.
The Rolls-Royce pressurized water reactor series has powered British nuclear submarines since the Valiant class, commissioned in 1966. The first British nuclear submarine, HMS Dreadnought, was powered by a Westinghouse S5W reactor.
7. Rolls-Royce was created and designed to compete with W/trains and horses.
When Rolls and Royce founded this company to compete with the trains and horses.
8. There isn’t known a photo of Rolls and Royce together.
Believe us we tried to find it but ended up with nothing.
9. The RR letters on the wheels are always in an upward position.
10. Sir Henry Royce was always known as ‘R’ at the factory.
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