This Rolls-Royce can fly!

June 18, 2019

Well, not really. But, with a story like this, you'll love it anyway.

It's fascinating to think that the Rolls-Royce Wraith has buried within its posh skeleton a motor more powerful than those used in the first trans-Atlantic flight when that became world news for those who cared to read about it exactly 100 years ago.

 

Yes, together, those Rolls-Royce engines-of-old pushed just 290kW and flew from America to Ireland on balls alone and, we imagine, an amount of fuel. 

 

Sure, it sounds easy now but in 1919 Captain John Alcock and Lieutenant Arthur Brown became super stars when they achieved transatlantic euphoria just 16 years after the Wright brothers first introduced human beings to the plane.

 

Jirre. Talk about taking a leap then.

 

Now, 100 years later and Rolls-Royce are reminding the world how deep their legacy runs by giving us 50 production versions of a special edition Wraith that comes with details so cool that it will make you nod, pull your mouth downwards and your eyebrows to the sky.

 

Like a dull-glowing, green-lit clock that shines just like those instruments did in that famous plane on that famous trip those ago. In the day, that very clock then ices up as it did in the plane, and on the dash you'll see the view of the coming shoreline as it was seen those years, but this time sketched in gold. Or silver. Or brass...

 

Fancy shmancy. 

 

Then, the coolest thing of the lot. A starry ceiling, mapping out their flight plan from America to Ireland as it was planned a century ago, and then conquered for eternity. Deep bro.

 

Now, go on. Put your foot flat and celebrate! The Wraith Eagle VIII hits 100km/h in 4.6 seconds, which will make you forget all about that nonsense anyway, and just be happy that you're alive.

 

Indeed. Life's real good in a Rolls-Royce, isn't it? Sure is brother.

 

 

 

 

 

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