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      03-06-2006, 08:57 PM   #1
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2006 Rolls-Royce 101EX Concept

Technical Specifications

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.

http://www.seriouswheels.com/top-200...EX-Concept.htm
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I went to the gala event last year, which precedes the New York International Auto Show (the night of the press day - where they intro'ed the e90!), and I got a chance to site in the Rolls, what a cavern for an interior. They let you get in most of the cars at this event. Even sitting at the wheel, it was enormous. If I had enough disposable cash for something like this, I'd go with the Aston Martin DB-9, hands down. The feel of the leather and wood,WOW, and the layout was just incredible, plus I'd have enough cash left over for a M5.
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Sweet, Ini sounds like you had a great time. I'm still debating if I should drive 6 hours to Geneva to see the Motor Show. I should, so I just might this weekend.
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I dont really like it, it looks awkard.
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Rolls Royce seems to have lost its "British-ness".

It just doesn't look like an English car, and that's a bad thing...
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