Rolls-Royce Spirit of Ecstasy

Rolls-Royce vehicles are known for their iconic “Spirit of Ecstasy” (of “Flying Lady”) hood ornament, and while it may look like a hot target for thieves, they do have a trick up their sleeve. They range from polished stainless steel, but can also be ordered in 24-carat gold plating or frosted crystal. All models released after 2003 have the ornament connected to a spring-loaded mechanism that automatically retracts into the radiator shell if hit from any direction Continue reading for a video showing what kind of options you can get on a $600,000 Rolls-Royce.

“Additionally, Rolls-Royce drivers can also raise and lower it with the touch of a button in the cabin, ensuring that no Flying Lady ends up in the wrong hands,” reports Car Scoops.