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Old 03-12-2008, 03:58 AM
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The Rolls-Royce program came about a little over a year ago. The first idea of this project came about as a BMW Skunkwoerks Program for a new hypercar to compete with the Bugatti Veyron, which became a hypercar to test the limits of BMW's M Division engineering programs. This gave way toa hypercar that would test the limits of the hypercar standards, as a landspeed record challenger. The first signs of life in this project came as Rolls-Royce celebrated the 100th Anniversery of the meeting between Charles Rolls and Henry Royce , with the 9.0 liter V-16 EX100. This engine was developed to showcase that BMW could make any number of engines, to compete with any competitor, with a horsepower rating of 700 BHP, this engine when twin-turbo charged could produce over 1000 BHPactually closer to 1100 BHP, at the rear wheels. BMW desided that it needed to show that Rolls-Royce could produce such a competitor, but the Supervisory Board desided against such a hypercar, that would compete with the Bugatti Veyron, and would have carried to high of a pricetag. Rolls-Royce desided it best to make just 2 of these hypercars, one for testing at the Bonneville Salt Flats, and the other for the company museum.
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