Rolls-Royce 100EX

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Rolls-Royce 101EX
Rolls-Royce 101EX.jpg
ManufacturerRolls-Royce Motor Cars
Production2004 (Concept car)
Body and chassis
ClassLuxury car
Body style2-door coupe
LayoutFront-engine, rear-wheel-drive
DoorsSuicide doors
Engine9.0 L V16
Transmission6-speed automatic
Length5,669 mm (223.2 in)
Width1,990 mm (78.3 in)
Height1,561 mm (61.5 in)

The 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 Henry Royce.

Rolls-Royce 101EX[edit]

View of the V16 powertrain used in the Rolls-Royce 101EX, featured in the Johnny English Reborn film

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 in (241 mm) shorter than the Phantom saloon, with a lower roofline and shallower glass area. Power comes from a BMW 9.0L V16 engine. It debuted at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show. This car was featured in the film Johnny English Reborn, and for the film Rowan Atkinson asked of BMW to use one of the V16s intended originally for the Phantom, to which BMW agreed.

The 101EX produces 770 bhp (574 kW; 781 PS) at 5900 rpm and 1,100 lb⋅ft (1,491 N⋅m) of torque at 2900 rpm.

The updated body styling of the 101EX would serve as the basis for the Phantom Drophead Coupé and Phantom Coupé.

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