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Rolls-Royce 100EX
(Geneva 2004)

Rolls-Royce 100EX

To celebrate the 100th birthday of Rolls-Royce, BMW allowed RR to present an extraordinary concept-car at the International Motor Show of Geneva, in 2004: the 100EX.

100EX, Geneva 2004

According the original brochure for that car, Rolls-Royce tried to design a motor yacht on wheels.
I think they were successful,
I have seen smaller cars that were called "bus" or "truck",
and I saw supersportscars with less power!

motor yacht on wheels

To show that the new crew, not at Crewe, but located at the new factory on Goodwood, is able to continue the RR standard of highest craftmanship, the front hood, and the frame of the windshield were made of a single piece of aluminium, each.
The radiator mascot is made of pure silver.
Have also a look at the rear-hinged doors.

Rolls-Royce concept car

The 100EX is powered by a 9-liter V16 engine with 64 valves!
The car has a 6-gear-automatic transmission.

100EX, 2004

Technical Data:
length: 566,9cm
width: 199cm
height: 156,1cm
wheelbase: 347cm (16,5cm shorter than the Phantom wheelbase)
engine: V16, 9-liter, 64 valves, "sufficient" power
tires: front 255/50 R21, rear 285/45 R21

Rolls-Royce 101EX
(Geneva 2006)

Rolls-Royce Concept Car

Two years later, at the Geneva Motor Show 2006,
Rolls-Royce showed a V12 powered Coupé-version of the 100EX.

Rolls-Royce 101EX

The wheelbase was shortened, again.

101EX prototype

Technical Data:
length: 560,9cm
width: 198,7cm
height: 159,2cm
wheelbase: 332cm
engine: V12, 6,75liter, 453hp
tires: front 255/50R21, rear 285/45R21

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé
(Geneva 2007)

RR Phantom Drophead Coupe

In 2007, Rolls-Royce presented the production model of the 100EX.
Powered by the standard V12, instead of a V16 that powered the convertible-prototype.
Dimensions are almost identical to the 101EX Coupé.
The plan is to produce about 200 Drophead Coupés per year, the first 200 cars are already sold...

Rolls-Royce Phantom DHC

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