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Replying to Rolls Royce News: Rumorpile: Customers To Rolls-Royce - No Diesels!


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Posted 06 August 2012 - 04:56 PM

At the price level RR is at, it should be a completely unique powerplant, like a gas turbine.


Hmm... That is very good idea

Posted 06 August 2012 - 03:12 PM

As long as Rolls can get around any NHV issues, I would think any Rolls buyer would love 700 ft-lb of thrust at 900 rpm.

Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:28 PM

At the price level RR is at, it should be a completely unique powerplant, like a gas turbine.

Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:47 PM

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RUBRUBRUB

WE CAN'T USE THE SAME FUEL AS THE TRACTORS BELONGING TO THE PEASANTRY!

RUBRUBRUB

Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:00 PM

A Hybrid could work, most of Rolls-Royce history was done with a V8, but at this point, I doubt any of their current or perspective customer base wants any less than a V12. Maybe bolt the BMW hybrid system on the the Rolls V12, but as stated, people buying a Phantom don't care about mpg or fuel cost. They just care that it took 127 hours to hand stitch the leather on the seats and that a man with white gloves spent a week polishing the chrome.

Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:51 PM

I think the only other option that would be considered is Hybred, an electric engine driven unit with a gas generator that would be damn near silent. This would give you an ultimate quiet ride.

Posted 03 August 2012 - 01:36 PM

It comes down to this, if you have the money to buy a brand new Rolls, gas mileage and the price of gas are not a concern.

Posted 03 August 2012 - 01:13 PM

Strange

Posted 03 August 2012 - 12:48 PM

Interesting.

Posted 03 August 2012 - 11:20 AM

Daft.

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