How Two Long-Dead Dudes Named Rolls And Royce Got Together To Create Rolls-Royce

When I look back to cars made over a hundred years ago and compare them to the cars that still bear the same names today, really they share nothing more except the badge on their noses. Rolls-Royce is one of the greatest examples of this.

Motor1 released this detailed video featuring a modern Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge. If you were curious: yes, the quality was mind-blowing. The ride was silky smooth. There was a decent amount of power. It was more comfortable than God’s own La-Z-Boy.

But what’s most interesting about this hyper-exclusive carmaker are the two very, very dead British men—one an engineer, the other, a speed-freak car salesman—who started the original Rolls-Royce Limited over a hundred years ago. Motor1 explored the fascinating history behind the double Rs. Take a look:

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