Ultimate Rolls Royce with 9.0 liter V16 engine

Rolls Royce | July 23rd, 2011 by 63
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Rowan Atkinson, the famous British actor widely known for his “Mr. Bean” roles, goes on Top Gear to not only promote his latest flick, “Johnny …

Rowan Atkinson, the famous British actor widely known for his “Mr. Bean” roles, goes on Top Gear to not only promote his latest flick, “Johnny English”, but also to talk about a special Rolls Royce Phantom used in the movie.

To make the luxurious car even more interesting than it currently is, he revealed that not only did Rolls Royce engineer a V16 engine to fit perfectly into a Phantom, but they even produced a select few prototypes before deciding to tone down the production engine options.

The 9.0 liter V16 engine was meant to turn the rolls into the “Ultimate Luxury Car for the 21st Century” with the ultimate engine. They apparently made three or four of these engines that produced “unbelievable power and torque.”

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Furthermore, Atkinson reached out to Rolls Royce and requested to use one for his “Johnny English” movie (due August 18th in the United States).

63 Responses to “Ultimate Rolls Royce with 9.0 liter V16 engine”

  1. Tony says:

    Rolls Royce should offer the V-16 as an option in the Phantom coupe or saloon as the ultimate luxury car.

    Tony Clayton

    e.mail tony@solbus-uk.com

  2. T. says:

    Someone in Munich @ BMW does have a V16 equipped Phantom at their disposal. But it remains garaged at their palatial abode.

    The V16 was initially developed for the Phantom
    but customer input preffered the V12. The V16 was shown in the 100EX
    Concept Car @ Geneva 2004 which led to the Rolls-Royce Phantom DropHead Coupe.
    Rowan Atkinson was one of the first Phantom customers and has stayed
    with the brand and is great friends with some of the Goodwood team including RR
    Design director Ian cameron. So he knew about the secretive aspects of the
    Phantom and it’s development.As for future Production input? Not a
    chance. BMW are more confident that the respective V12’s in the Phantom and
    Ghost are adequate for their needs and of course meeting efficiency targets.
    As for BMW? True a V16 was tested as “Project Goldfish” in the late
    eighties as a study for Wolfgang Reitzle to really give Mercedes-Benz a fright,
    but it was a very expensive project and the imminent recession killed it’s future.

    Although if you are expecting that one day…. Don’t hold your breath for BMW
    to implement a V16 in a  super-sports car ? It is not going to happen.  Not when BMW are aiming to be the worlds no1 sustainable automobile manufacturer with C0 2  average of 117g per KM for it’s entire line-up.
    If the M-One project reaches production it
    will either use a six or eight allbeit a special unique engine that answers to
    that specific car.

  3. Viper says:

    V16?…never. bmw does not have balls for such things . they never did.

    • Anonymous says:

      Sorry, but I think you’ve forgotten the S88/2 engine. Do you remember that 6.1-litre V12 used in McLaren F1? 

  4. Lloyd R says:

    I want one…

  5. V8 says:

    Sure they should’ve make it into production – VW did with 8.0 W16, why BMW couldn’t 9.0 V16?

  6. Jonas Berge says:

    V8 > V12 > V16 would have been like C60 > C90 >
    C120 cassettes in a Walkman. It is not innovation. What is needed instead is an
    MP3 player.  A step change in exclusive
    luxury transport; an innovation compatible with existing infrastructure,
    regulations, and conscience, exploiting new possibilities and paving the way
    for the future. Exclusivity means price is not an obstacle to innovation. When
    it does not exist, design it… In the meantime, V12 is correct for this striking
    motorcar. A V12 in the place of a V16 is a quantifiable understatement.

  7. uij says:

    me sucky sucky me like dis engine long time!!
    charlie hadfield

  8. charlie hadfield says:

    melonie hadfield is my babe

  9. Guest says:

    i suck lots of things like the exausts of a tractor

  10. stevie wonder says:

    personally i think that the is quite bent

  11. THE BIG BAD WOLF says:

    BACON STRIPS ;)

  12. JAMES NEWPORT says:

    BIG BAD NIPPLES

  13. GREG GRIFFIN says:

    I WANT JAKE MANLEY :)

  14. charlie hadfeild says:

    i really want to have the engine oil spoojing in my face

  15. charlie hadfield says:

    I love Purple Tennis balls on my face

  16. greg griffin says:

    tofu up my bummmmm

  17. GREGORY GRIFFIN says:

    I LIKE CARROTS IN MY BUM

  18. charlie hadfield says:

    I love Eggs that are layed out of my mom

  19. mozza says:

    MINECRAFT!!!

  20. gregory griffin says:

    And QUORN

  21. sam perkins says:

    i have a SQUARE HEAD

  22. Jakob moloney says:

    Burn baby burn

  23. brad davies says:

    i love big chins

  24. connor otoole says:

    woof woof woof woof woof… translated to english that means i have a jew nose

  25. tom brewer says:

    little and red and im prou
    =

  26. george wyton says:

    i have no banjo

  27. GEORGE WYTON says:

    FAP FAP FAP FAP SNAP ! OOPS

  28. webby says:

    fifa fifa fifa fifa fifa fifa fifa fifa… snapback cap

  29. brad davis says:

    fancy a chinwag anyone?

  30. brad davis says:

    oh yanow that latex sock i put on, i dont think its for my foot

  31. connor o'toole says:

    mmmmmmmm, foot warts

  32. george wyton says:

    mmmm meg davis’s sexy tits

  33. charlie sucks his m*m* **** says:

    Wtf has this got to do with cars

  34. erabu says:

    tooo goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

  35. pankaj says:

    Someone in Munich @ BMW does have a V16 equipped Phantom at their disposal. But it remains garaged at their palatial abode.

    The V16 was initially developed for the Phantom
    but customer input preffered the V12. The V16 was shown in the 100EX
    Concept Car @ Geneva 2004 which led to the Rolls-Royce Phantom DropHead Coupe.
    Rowan Atkinson was one of the first Phantom customers and has stayed
    with the brand and is great friends with some of the Goodwood team including RR
    Design director Ian cameron. So he knew about the secretive aspects of the
    Phantom and it’s development.As for future Production input? Not a
    chance. BMW are more confident that the respective V12’s in the Phantom and
    Ghost are adequate for their needs and of course meeting efficiency targets.
    As for BMW? True a V16 was tested as “Project Goldfish” in the late
    eighties as a study for Wolfgang Reitzle to really give Mercedes-Benz a fright,
    but it was a very expensive project and the imminent recession killed it’s future.

    Although if you are expecting that one day…. Don’t hold your breath for BMW
    to implement a V16 in a super-sports car ? It is not going to happen. Not when BMW are aiming to be the worlds no1 sustainable automobile manufacturer with C0 2 average of 117g per KM for it’s entire line-up.
    If the M-One project reaches production it
    will either use a six or eight allbeit a special unique engine that answers to
    that specific car.

  36. Kattula Kristu Raju says:

    royalty RR awesome one

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