From the back, this may appear to be a standard 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, but upon closer inspection, you’ll realize that it’s actually a custom-built drag racer. What stands out the most is its General Motors-sourced supercharged 462 cubic-inch V8 engine, complete with a 200-hp nitrous oxide booster fitted in the pack for that extra jump. Not your standard race car, this one has a fully custom leather interior that offers luxurious seating for four. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Limited to 3-units worldwide, NOVITEC’s Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge SPOFEC Overdose edition gets both aesthetic and engine upgrades. Starting off, we have a sleek widebody kit that increase’s its width by 5.1-inches at the rear and 2.8-inches up front, while measuring 81.9-inches wide at the rear wheels. This means that the 22-inch concave SP2 Vossen wheels fit snugly without sticking out of the body, and perfectly matches the naked-carbon trunk lid spoiler. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Jesse Dacri/West Coast Customs
Car spotters around the Los Angeles area have provided a first look at Justin Bieber’s custom Rolls-Royce Wraith by West Coast Customs, but the shop has just released a new video of the singer picking up the vehicle. Since the Rolls-Royce 103EX is just a concept, West Coast Customers had to custom fabricate just about every body piece that you see on this Rolls-Royce Wraith, with the most problematic area being the wheel covers that hide the tires. Read more for the reaction video and additional information.
Fans of the show “Pimp My Ride” are probably familiar with West Coast Customs, but did you know modified a Rolls-Royce for Justin Bieber? This particular example was modeled after the futuristic 103EX concept, and honestly, it might actually fool some people. Unlike the 103EX concept, the covers on this one-off creation aren’t able to move with the wheels, so they needed to create ultra wide body panels that flared outwards to accommodate the steering. Read more for a video and additional information.
We have seen the future of fighter jets, and it includes the BAE Systems / Rolls-Royce Tempest. This aircraft will be able to fly unmanned, and use swarming technology to control drones. That’s not all, built-in artificial intelligence deep learning technologies will also help control directed-energy weapons, while Cooperative Engagement Capability gives it the ability to cooperate on the battlefield.
Always wanted a chance to fly on the Concorde, but was never able to for any reason? Well, Boom Supersonic’s Overture should do the trick. The company announced this week that they’ve partnered with Rolls-Royce to build the propulsion system for the company’s flagship supersonic passenger aircraft, Overture. Teams from both parties will investigate whether an existing engine architecture can be adapted for supersonic flight, while Boom’s internal team continues to develop the airframe configuration.
The 2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Kryptos Collection just might be the strangest model ever offered by the company, and it’s limited to just 50-units worldwide. It starts with a labyrinth of complex ciphers found in various parts of each vehicle, and was inspired by the CIA’s Kryptos Sculpture. The code is so secret that only two people total at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood know the full resolution of the sequence – the designer and the Chief Executive.
Considering a real Rolls-Royce Cullinan will set you back at least $330,000 USD, this 1:8 scale replica will likely cost you more than some entry-level cars (Honda Civic, Ford Fiesta, etc.). Each miniature Cullinan is handcrafted to the client’s specification using over 1,000 individual components. This build process can take up to 450 hours, or over half of the time required to build a full-sized Cullinan at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex.
Hongqi’s all-electric SUV, code-named E115, was developed in partnership with Gilles Taylor, a former Rolls-Royce designer, and it most certainly shows. The front boasts an enclosed intake grille outlined by LED light bars, and the logo, which lies at the center of the head, features a sleek and minimalist design. When fully charged, it has a 373-miles range with seven driving modes to choose from. A top-of-the-line AWD (all-wheel-drive) model can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in under 4-seconds. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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Roll-Royce has unveiled what could potentially be the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft at Gloucestershire Airport in England. This single-passenger, zero-emissions ACCEL project plane can reportedly achieve a top speed of over 300 mph, thanks to a new electric propulsion system that is currently being tested on the company’s ionBird test airframe. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.