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Insane Concept Cars That Never Made It Into Production

Think back to the modern era of cars and you’ll recall that there’s not been a year without a concept car to wow the crowds. Whether it’s rolled out from a factory in Italy, England, Japan or America, concept cars have long been the testing bed for cutting-edge technology and design. It’s also this very reason that a lot of these insane concept machines never actually make it onto public roads short of spawning one or two examples.

Watch What Happens When You Try To Steal A Rolls Royce's Hood Ornament

Video: Have you ever wondered why you don’t see people wearing Rolls Royce’s hood ornaments dangling from a necklace? It’s because the Spirit of Ecstasy, as the hood ornament is obnoxiously called, is protected by a brilliantly over-engineered mechanism that causes it to retract and disappear if tampered with.

Future Rolls Royce Cars Will Be Made From Aluminium

Rolls Royce is a car manufacturer with a long history, and a history of building its over-sized, super-luxury limousines solidly. The next Rolls Royce Phantom, and future Rolls Royce cars more generally, though, will use modern manufacturing techniques and the same materials used on the Tesla Model S, with an aluminium chassis and body that saves weight and adds strength, albeit at the cost of more complex design requirements.

The 15 Coolest Concept Cars Revealed This Year So Far

Automakers are pushing bold, innovative ideas forward with their latest concept cars. Whether it’s a car with nothing inside but a sofa and TV or an electric car resembling the Batmobile, concept cars give us a glimpse of how technology will shape the future of driving.

An Up-Close Look At The Exclusive Engine For The Next Airbus

Rolls-Royce Holdings has just released this cool factory photograph of their newest large turbofan aircraft engine, the Trent 7000. It’s the seventh generation of their Trent family, and built exclusively for the upcoming Airbus airliner, the A330neo.

The Rolls Royce Dawn Is A Cool $749,000 In Australia

Rolls Royce’s new super-luxury, four-seat, drophead convertible Dawn is now in Australia. Like other Rolls Royce motor cars, we didn’t expect it to be cheap, but at $749,000 — oof.

The Futuristic Bridge Rolls-Royce Designed For Its New Ships Looks Like A Spacecraft Cockpit 

Norwegian shipping company Simon Møkster Shipping got a brand new offshore platform supply vessel back in August. That might not mean anything to you, but the ship’s bridge is the first to tout a new type of ergonomic design created Rolls-Royce — and it looks like an amazing place to work.

Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II: Australian Review

I spent a day in a $750,000 Rolls-Royce motor car, and now I think I have ruined the experience of sitting in and driving just about any other vehicle. This is what three quarters of one million dollars, about the price of an average Sydney apartment, will buy you in outright motoring bliss.

This Is The Future Of Autonomous Shipping According To Rolls-Royce

Welcome to the oX Bridge. This is what Rolls-Royce believes the future of shipping will look like, with autonomous ocean-going vessels becoming a reality by 2025.

Rolls Royce Is Considering An Electric Car

Briefly: It’s possible — remotely possible — that one day in the future, there might be an electric Rolls. The company has experimented with electric tech before, and one of its top executives is open to the idea.

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