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Rolls-Royce 101EX

2006 Rolls Royce 101EX concept car, a hardtop coupe version of the 2004 V16 100EX

The Rolls-Royce 100 EX (EX stands for experimental model) has:

  • 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 101 EXEdit

In 2006, the 101EX, a Grand Touring coupé 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 sedan, 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.

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