On July 12, 1910, the tail of Wright Flyer was fell off and died.
7. The first Rolls-Royce model ran a ridiculous 14,371 miles almost non-stop, back in 1907.
The first Rolls Royce was driven 27 times between the Glasgow and London. The Rolls Royce was established as a player in the motoring world.
8. They were the original rally cars.
Back in 1913, they held the 1913 Rolls- Royce Alpenfahrt contest that covered 19 different Alpenfahrt. It was a serious event and competition because most of them ended up with dirt all over the body.
9. They still recreate that Alpine run.
For more vintage and classic looks, you’re encouraged to use your old ones but if you want to be more modern and updated you can use the new ones.
10. They didn’t build their own bodies until after WWII.
The manufacturers built the best chassis to become best engine and they let the specialized coach builders handle the body.
11. That led to some interesting designs.
Since many manufacturers involved in making the Rolls-Royce, they came up with these ideas and great designs like this one, an Indian Maharajah.
12. And they still don’t use machines for most of the interior.
If you look at the detail inside this car, you may be afraid to eat some food inside even though there’s a tray.
13. Champagne flutes really are a factory option.
If you love to drink a champagne in your car, this has its own champagne factory. In the back seat area you will find the champagne option that most of us loved. Enjoy your ride!
14. The “R” airplane engine was the fastest thing on earth.
Way back 1931, they powered Supermarine S6b to over 400 mph. The Rolls Royce won the ultra competitive Schneider Trophy air race. They manufactured well the transportation whether in land and water.
15. And the fastest thing on land.
During 1930s, the Supercharged R was dropped into “Blue Bird,”. The car topped 300 mph.
16. And the fastest thing on water
Henry Segrave, set the water speed record in this boat. He hit a log in the process and died after they announced that he set the record.
17. Sir Henry Royce made the initial engineering sketches of that engine while on a beach.
Sir Henry is one of the top engineers. He used to sketch engines while walking on a beach.
18. And when they figured out how to make it not blow up, it helped beat the Nazis.
The Merlin engine designed to give same performance and could last longer. It was very successful and became the heart and soul of the legendary Spitfire Fighter plane.
19. Rolls-Royce was suping up Mustangs decades before every American twenty-something.
They dropped the Merlin engine into a P-51 Mustang and transformed it from a very good- low altitude plane. It was the best war plane that was built during that time.
20. They made armored cars, too.
Mot of their best chassis were topped with tons of steel and they also used it in the fight against Germany.
21. Rolls-Royce makes nuclear reactors, because of course they do.
During 1950s, Rolls Royce and U.S had an agreement. The Rolls-Royce made their own nuclear reactors for the British submarines and by the help U.S. tech. For in exchange, RR helped the U.S make their submarines a little quieter.
22. They still make some of the world’s best jet engines.
The best jet engines all over the world is the Rolls-Royce jets. They give power everything from Gulfstreams and 777 to British Harriers.
23. And they powered the Concorde past Mach 1.
If you expect the best passenger jet, this Rolls-Royce is one of the best passenger jets in all time.
24. Rolls-Royce used to have an American factory.
The Rolls-Royce produced a Silver Ghosts during 1929 until 1931 in Springfield, MA. They were great than Schlock coming out of Shelbyville at that time.
25. The Phantom IV was built to be used only by heads of state.
There were only 18 Phantom IV built. So it is believed until now that Rolls- Royce cars are very special and authentic.