No of doors/seats 2/4
Vehicle Length 5609 mm
Vehicle Width 1987 mm
Vehicle Height unladen 1592 mm
Wheel-base 3320 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 100 litres
Engine 6749 cc direct-injection V12
Transmission Type 6-speed automatic
Steering Type Rack and pinion, speed-sensitive variable-rate power assistance
Tyre Size Front 255/50R21 Rear 285/45R21
Wheel Size Front 8 1/2J R21 Rear 9 1/2J R21
(from Rolls-Royce Press Release) 101EX is the latest experimental model to come from Rolls-Royce, hand-built to explore a design direction for a modern coupé. Following the same uncompromising approach employed for the Phantom, the new car is an engineering-led design wrapped in a sleek, rakish coupé body.
The 101EX shares its state-of-the-art, lightweight, aluminium space frame chassis technology with the other Rolls-Royce models, albeit in a body that is shorter overall. Power comes from the Phantom’s advanced, direct-injection, 6.75-litre V12 engine, which delivers unstressed, effortless performance.
New seven-spoke, 21-inch, forged aluminium wheels are used on the car, making them as tough and as lightest as possible.
The V12 engine is made from aluminium. It uses four valves per cylinder and twin camshafts per cylinder bank, and features fully variable valve-lift control and variable valve timing. This most advanced of V12 engines also employs direct fuel injection, to improve performance and fuel efficiency. At 1000 rpm, the engine is already producing just over 75 per cent of its peak torque figure.
The electronically-controlled, six-speed automatic transmission features ‘shift by wire’ technology, so there is no mechanical linkage to the gear selector.