10 Interesting Facts About Rolls-Royce Cars
Rolls-Royce is a car that earned this fame in the early 1900s. With a rich history we couldn’t hold off our temptation to entertain our viewers with some mind blowing facts about this beauty because it truly deserves some attention!
1. Rolls Royce center caps do not spin
The wheels of the Rolls Royce are specially designed so that the center piece of the wheel which consists of the logo do not rotate, Making the logo visible even when the car is on the move. This makes it look even sexier than the beauty already is.
2. The iconic Spirit of Ecstasy cannot be stolen
The hood of the Rolls Royce starring the Spirit of Ecstasy – a hood unique to a Rolls Royce was prone to being stolen off its front in the early days. With the new variants, this booty hack is not quite possible – Thanks to the safety feature that allows the spirit to retract swiftly into the body of the car when inflicted with force.
3. Only one man is allowed to paint the coach line of the Rolls Royce
We’re not alone to the fact that Rolls Royce cars display a penchant for detailing in every corner. You can faithfully announce it as exclusivity when you know that the coach line is painted freehand by one man only – Mark Court. No robots or machines used only humans, mind you!
4. Hong Kong has the more number of Rolls
The most number of Rolls Royce cars are present in Hong Kong, Which takes up nearly 20% of the total cars produced. It was a colony of British in the early decades and most of the British officers as well as businessmen had a Rolls Royce of their own because it was considered the ultimate status symbol.
5. Rolls Royce used to sell only chassis and motor and not the whole body until 1946
Did you know that before the year 1946 Rolls Royce only used to sell chassis and the motor to other car manufacturers, later in the year 1946 they started producing their own line of cars which made them instant fame and money. This lead to a billion dollar company today.
6. Rolls Royce train chauffeurs for you
With premium car you need a premium chauffeur who can get you out in style. Well Rolls got your back, They have a special program which trains the chauffeurs and send them back to you to server you. They are trained to be better drivers and yes this comes with a price too.
7. The leather used in Rolls Royce is Bulls skin
The Company takes special care for their high profile customers, Their luxury is their first priority. The leather used in the making of seats and other interiors in the car are made up of special leather made from bulls skin. Also, it takes up to 8 bulls to upholster a single Rolls Royce, The bulls whose skin they use for the upholstery are raised in the region of Europe where the climate is too cold for mosquitoes to live – so you get blemish-free and cottony-soft seats to sit on!
8. Indian king used Rolls Royce cars as garbage collectors
When Jai Singh, a Maharaja of a princely state of India was faced by an salesman at the Rolls Royce showroom in London who said that he could not afford to purchase the car, he purchased ten, shipped them to India and ordered to use them for collecting and transporting garbage! Many would refute that he still made the company some big bucks, but back in the day, the presumption that honor was more important than money, could have acted like a hit below the belt.
9. Rolls Royce are build for roads
Almost 65% of the Rolls Royce cars that are ever made still runs on roads. Which shows how durable and ever lasting these cars are. Many people seem to attribute this to the powerful engine and the meticulous craftsmanship keeps the car going on and on.
10. Almost every part of the Rolls Royce is made in their factory in Indianapolis, USA
Rolls Royce take special care about the quality of the parts from which their beauty is going to be made. All this is done in their special factory in Indianapolis. This mega factory hold worlds biggest machinery and 4000-strong workforce toil towards manufacturing, assembly, test, engineering and other staff support roles.