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2006-03-03 07:29

Rolls-Royce's latest concept stunner, the 101EX

This 2006 Geneva Motor Show concept is called the 101EX which is hand-built and shares its genes with other Rolls-Royce models. Power comes from the Phantom's direct-injection, 6.75-litre V12 engine.

According to Rolls Royce there are no plans for 101EX to be put into production. The acclaimed British carmaker says it is an "experimental car" that explores future design directions.

The handsome, low-slung body of 101EX has been created by the Rolls-Royce design team under the direction of chief designer Ian Cameron.

While the space frame technology has been borrowed from the Phantom, 101EX is shorter and lower than that model: the wheelbase is 250 mm shorter and overall length is down by 240 mm. All body panels, therefore, are new.

It is the company's second experimental car in 24 months, following 100EX, which was seen at Geneva in 2004 and marked the company's Centenary.


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