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Car of the Month - September 2002
Rolls-Royce Flying Spur Mulliner Park Ward,
1994, #SCAZG03C6 SCX55123


Rolls-Royce Flying Spur

The traditional Geneva Motor Show Dealer Meeting in Spring 1994 was the place where the manufacturer announced the launch of the first ever Rolls-Royce powered by a turbocharged engine. Very favorable initial response was received to this new variant, christened "Flying Spur", during following weeks. First orders were submitted although the company advised that "build commences in mid June and will continue throughout the year at a rate of just five per week worldwide".

The success of turbo-powered Bentley models had made it clear that clients with a particular interest in exceptionally powerful engines could be expected, too, from the circle of those who preferred the Rolls-Royce brand. Another idea discussed by Rolls-Royce's management was that a considerable number of prospective customers might hold dear the advantages of an abundantly equipped motor car. The Rolls-Royce Flying Spur even in its "Standard version", if that term could be used at all, showed an exquisite balance of power and refinement. Its price was clearly more expensive than that of the Rolls-Royce Silver Spur.

 
A limited series of only 50 „Rolls-Royce Flying Spur Mulliner Park Ward" was made. The company's coachbuilding division Mulliner Park Ward offered a wide variety of alterations and additions to choose from. Any customer expressing a desire for a unique solution was assured that this would be made to order. In the end there were no identical cars in this special series, every single one was "personalized" to a certain degree.

Mittelkonsole hintenOur „Car of the Month" is no exception. Liquid crystal monitors were neatly fitted into the front headrests, a fax/internet-combination was mounted on a board underneath the picnic table in the backrest of the driver's seat and a centre console running through the full length of the rear passenger compartment stored a lot of individual goodies. The Saloon thus became a 4-seater impressing with an acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in 7 seconds. As regards top speed Rolls-Royce's figure of 225 km/h isn't entirely correct - this luxury express achieved a higher top speed on several occasions on unlimited stretches of German highway.
 

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