February 22, 2024

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The Ultimate Driving Machines

Rolls-Royce Landspeed Collection honors record-breaking pioneer

The Rolls-Royce Wraith coupe and Dawn convertible may not be lengthy for our current market, but that would not suggest they’re getting wholly dismissed by their maker. In fact, Rolls-Royce just declared a new restricted edition of the attractive pair: the Landspeed Assortment.

The Landspeed Assortment cars and trucks honor 1930s velocity report-holder Captain George Eyston, who realized 3 land velocity records, culminating in a run at 357.497 mph in 1938 at the Bonneville Salt Flats. The Rolls-Royce connection is that Eyston’s car, the Thunderbolt, was run by a pair of Rolls-Royce V12 aero engines. Each and every displaced 37 liters and developed much more than 2,000 horsepower.

As opposed to the Thunderbolt, the Wraith and Dawn are run by a one V12 motor, and its output is unchanged from stock. Nor do the Landspeed Assortment Wraith and Dawn adopt the report-setting car’s triple axles, 8 wheels, and substantial triangular tailfin. More’s the pity.

Rather, the products are centered on the Wraith and Dawn Black Badge. They are painted a two-tone Black Diamond Metallic and Bonneville Blue (a mild silver-blue which is precise to this product). Amongst the exclusive aspects: dashboard engraving that mimics the fissured texture of the salt flats, an impression of the Thunderbolt’s silhouette embossed on the front tunnel, and a exclusive clock that adopts some of the markings of the Thunderbolt. The Starlight Headliner is claimed to specifically match the evening-sky look on the day when the remaining Thunderbolt velocity report was set.

Rolls-Royce will make 35 examples of the Wraith coupe and just 25 of the Dawn convertible. But even if you might be as speedy as Captain George Eyston himself, you is not going to be fast more than enough to seize a single — they’re currently marketed out.