Rolls-Royce gives an insight into its design future with experimental vehicle

Geneva. The 100EX concept "is only a one-off experiment for the company's 100th anniversary," Rolls-Royce chief executive Tony Gott said at the car's unveiling at this month's Geneva auto show. But Automobilwoche discovered that there is more behind this powerful car, which parent company BMW helped developed.

According to BMW's director of engineering, Burkard Goeschel, the distinctively set back radiator is "a step into the future of the Rolls-Royce design."

Also a test for potential buyers are both the wooden surfaces within the luxurious motor yacht design and the massive aluminum engine hood, for which 200 hours of polishing were necessary.

The new 9-liter, 16-cylinder engine runs so smoothly, Goeschel said, that if one stood a euro coin on its edge on top of the engine, it "would not fall over during idling."

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