Rolls-Royce 100EX

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Rolls-Royce 101EX
Rolls-Royce 101EX.jpg
Manufacturer Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
Production 2004 (Concept car)
Body and chassis
Class Luxury car
Body style 2-door coupe
Layout Front-engine, rear-wheel-drive
Doors Suicide doors
Engine 9.0 L V16
Transmission 6-speed automatic
Length 5,669 mm (223.2 in)
Width 1,990 mm (78.3 in)
Height 1,561 mm (61.5 in)

Rolls-Royce 100 EX (EX stands for experimental model) is a concept car developed by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in 2004.

Main features[edit]

  • 9.0 litre V16 engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Dimensions:
    • Height 1,561 mm (61.5 in)
    • Width 1,990 mm (78.3 in)
    • Length 5,669 mm (223.2 in)

The car was produced to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the meeting of businessman Charles Rolls and engineer Frederick Henry Royce.

Rolls-Royce 101EX[edit]

In 2004, the 101EX, a grand tourer coupe prototype based on the 100EX, was presented at the Geneva International Auto Show.

The 101EX shares its aluminium space frame chassis technology with the 2003 Phantom, albeit in a shortened version. The car is 9.5 inches (241 mm) shorter than the Phantom saloon, with a lower roofline and shallower glass area. Power comes from the Phantom's 6.75-litre V12 engine. The production version of this car, the Phantom Coupé, debuted at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show. This car was featured in the movie Johnny English Reborn, and for the movie Rowan Atkinson asked of BMW to use one of the V16s intended originally for the Phantom, to which BMW agreed.

The 101EX has 770BHP at 5900rpm and 1,100 lb·ft (1,491 N·m) of torque at 2900rpm.

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