See Inside The Mechanism That Reveals And Hides Rolls-Royce ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ Inside The Bonnet (VIDEO)
See inside the over-engineered mechanism that reveals and hides Rolls-Royce Spirit of Ecstasy inside the bonnet.
The hiding and revealing mechanism is made up of sensors, 7.3 pound tangle of motors, metal and plastic.
The ‘Flying Lady’ is designed to retract into the bonnet during collision or when touched.
The Rolls-Royce ‘Spirit Of Ecstasy‘, the most famous and most expensive bonnet ornament on any car, depicts a woman leaning into the wind.
The shine-in-the-dark version was launched four years ago as a £3,500 (₦1.8 million) ‘option’. It was offered on all Rolls-Royce car models, including the Phantom; the Ghost; the Wraith; the Dawn; and the Cullinan SUV.
The ‘Flying Lady‘ is designed to retract into the bonnet during collision or when touched — the latter, to prevent thieves from stealing it.
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If you have ever wondered how this concealing mechanism works, this short clip reveals what happens when a Rolls-Royce’s Spirit of Ecstasy bonnet ornament is tampered or messed with.
The over-engineered mechanism that reveals and hides the Spirit of Ecstasy inside the bonnet is made up of sensors, 7.3 pound tangle of motors, metal and plastic.
Apart from being used as an anti theft device, the concealing mechanisms is also designed to prevent pedestrian injuries during collision and accidents.
The Rolls-Royce Spirit Of Ecstasy have an history of being stolen for years. It can be stolen on all Rolls-Royce models before 2004.
A one of a kind made of 150 carat diamonds and platinum was commissioned in 2008. The asking price was $200k dollars, that’s more than the price of a brand new 2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 SUV.