Rolls-Royce presents a handmade collection machineMay 26, 2019
A very exclusive version of the prestigious Rolls-Royce Wraith received a prefix to the name Eagle VIII. It is reported that this car was created in honor of the first non-stop transatlantic flight. In total, 50 copies of this car will be created, no price data available yet.
Rolls-Royce is preparing to show the world its latest collectible car, which will be presented this year at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este event on the shores of Lake Como in Italy from May 24 to 26. The new car, which was called the Wraith Eagle VIII, was made to order at Rolls-Royce House.
Only 50 copies will be made, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of one of the most important moments of the 20th century. Price data not yet available.
The name of the car comes from the first non-stop transatlantic flight of captain John Alcock and lieutenant Arthur Brown, which was made in June 1919. The flight was performed on a modified World War I Vickers Vimy bomber, which was powered by Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII aircraft engines. Yes, yes, the British prestigious brand did not always make exclusive cars.
“Wraith Eagle VIII is at the same time an object of desire, a tribute to our heroes and today’s dreamers,” said Thorsten Muller-Otvos, executive director of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “This Rolls-Royce collection demonstrates the exceptional craftsmanship of our bespoke car, which was assembled at Rolls-Royce House in Goodwood, West Sussex (England).”
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