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10 Biggest Rolls Royce Luxury Car Myths

Rolls Royce cars are the epitome of luxury cars. However, some myths have circulated on the internet. Here are 10 such myths that we are trying to bust today.

Myth: Spirit of Ecstasy is pure silver

Specter Hood Ornament

This myth is not true. Yes, the Spirit of Ecstasy was silver plated from 1911 to 1914, but it is now made of highly polished stainless steel. The hood ornament comes on every Rolls Royce. Plus, you can pay extra to get the Spirit of Ecstasy in 24k gold plating, silver, or even illuminated frosted crystal. In fact, Rolls Royce recently redesigned the mascot after 111 years. It will feature on the next Spectre, the first fully electric Rolls Royce.

Myth: Never been called back

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Ultimately, Rolls Royce cars are machines too. So, there could be human error and we know that no man-made machine can be perfect, but it can be very close to perfect. It’s not like Rolls Royce hasn’t been recalled. They recalled the Ghost and even their flagship Phantom.

Myth: They’ve always made fancy cars

10 Biggest Rolls Royce Super Luxury Car Myths Busted

No, this myth is also not true. In fact, Rolls Royce started out by building rally cars. Previously, manufacturers participated in rallies to prove their reliability and product. Thus, the vehicles perform endurance races to prove that they have good quality engines. It was a time when “what wins on Sunday, sells on Monday” was true.

Myth: They never break down

10 Biggest Rolls Royce Super Luxury Car Myths Busted

Every man-made machine has a chance of breaking down. We’ve already covered that Rolls Royce has recalled some of its vehicles. So it’s not like their vehicles can’t break down. But yes, Rolls Royce vehicles are comparatively more reliable than other vehicles, but that does not mean that they cannot face any problem. Some reports claim that at least 65% of Rolls Royce cars are still running today.

Myth: Air conditioning has the cooling power of 30 refrigerators

10 Biggest Rolls Royce Super Luxury Car Myths Busted

Rolls Royce has a large cabin and the air conditioning is specially designed to be as efficient as possible without making excessive noise but that doesn’t mean it has the power of 30 fridges. It’s just a marketing gimmick.

Myth: Rolls Royce profiles its customers

10 Biggest Rolls Royce Super Luxury Car Myths Busted

Earlier, there were rumors that Mallika Sherawat was rejected by Rolls Royce for buying a new car. Rolls Royce was said to study customers and only let them buy the vehicle. Well, that’s not true, as long as you have the money to pay for the car, Rolls Royce would sell the vehicle to you. So, the media rumors about Mallika Sherawat were not true and she also came to smash the rumors herself.

Myth: The color of the Rolls Royce badge changes from red to black

10 Biggest Rolls Royce Super Luxury Car Myths Busted

There is a myth that Rolls Royce changed the color of the badge from red to black to commemorate the death of Henry Royce. It seems to be true but it is not. In fact, Rolls Royce themselves said it was changed to black because the black badging simply looked better. In addition, customer feedback was also taken into account and they preferred the black badge as well. Customers also said that the red badge conflicts with the color chosen by customers.

Myth: They are not used as taxis
10 Biggest Rolls Royce Super Luxury Car Myths Busted

A car is called a taxi when it is used for commercial purposes to transport people or goods. It’s not like Rolls Royce vehicles aren’t used as taxis. Many large organizations and even luxury hotels have kept Rolls Royce vehicles as taxis.

Myth: The only thing you can hear in a Rolls Royce is the clock

10 Biggest Rolls Royce Super Luxury Car Myths Busted

Yes, Rolls Royce vehicles are quiet but you can’t block out engine noise entirely. Thus, as the rpm increases, there will be noise in the cabin. That said, Rolls Royce is known to use a lot of insulation in its vehicles. In fact, the new generation of Ghost uses over 100 kg of insulation material. So yes, Rolls Royce cabins are still one of the quietest cabins you can sit in.

Myth: Everything is British

10 Biggest Rolls Royce Super Luxury Car Myths Busted

Rolls Royce cars are assembled at their factory in the UK. However, even the luxury manufacturer has to source parts from different countries like any other manufacturer. The aluminum body panels are welded together in Germany and then sent to the UK for final assembly.