Let’s get one thing clear – When you own a Rolls-Royce, it's not like you own any other supercar. If you’re riding around in a Rolls-Royce, you’ve got to be ready for some judgments, and some of them can be envious ones. Without you even having to say a word, you can totally expect people to put you in the category of “Sir” and “Madam”.
It was in the 1900’s that Rolls-Royce earned the status of the car for the “Elite”. Its exclusivity makes it sound something like Bourneville – You don’t just buy a Rolls-Royce, you’ve got to really earn it.
So now that we’ve got you all excited, we don’t think it’ll be fair to keep you waiting more. Here are some facts about Rolls-Royce that will leave you spellbound:
1. Out of all Rolls-Royce ever produced, 65% are still on road.
Most people say that this is due to the fantastic craftsmanship and engine that the supercars keep going on and on. Whatever is the reason behind this fact, we’d say that this is a mind-blowing use of resources.
2. Rolls-Royce used as a Garbage Collector… WHAAAT!
We know it sounds terribly crazy but then again, there are all kinds of crazies in the world. A ruler named Jai Singh (Maharaja of Princely state of India) got highly offended by a Rolls-Royce salesman (who told him he couldn't afford a Rolls-Royce). The man got so angry, he shipped 10 of these beauties and started using them as Garbage Collectors until Rolls-Royce apologized!
3. Bull Skin is used for Rolls-Royce Upholstery
And by that we mean ONLY bull skin. It takes about 8 bulls to complete the upholstery for one Rolls-Royce. Shocked? Well, so are we! These bulls are raised especially in Europe, which means away from all insects and mosquitoes. So, the upholstery you get is of the topnotch quality. That’s the level of detailing the company goes into.
4. Hong Kong owns the most number of Rolls-Royce EVER!
It's true. Hong Kong used to be a British colony – and most of the wealthy businessmen and officers owned this supercar maybe due to its undeniable “Elite” Status symbol.
5. The coachline of the supercar is painted by one man only
It’s no surprise that Rolls-Royce is not fond of automated stuff and machines. They appreciate the value of a human hand and this is probably why, there is just one man, who goes by the name Mark Court who is entitled to paint the coachline of Rolls-Royce. Some serious level of exclusivity, don’t you think?
6. A Special training programme for the chauffeurs
One thing that Rolls-Royce values the most is that your driving experience should be just the best. That is why, the company arranged a special programme that helps chauffeurs bring out their skills. These chauffeurs are taught etiquettes so as to make your driving experience dreamlike.