History Of Rolls Royce
Rolls Royce is a world renowned company known for its luxury cars. The company is into manufacturing of trendy luxury and classy cars, most often owned by the wealthy.
Royce was founded by Henry Royce, a miller's son from Huntingdonshire. He started the company in the Manchester district of Hulme in 1884. The company's journey which started with manufacturing domestic electrical fittings diversified into the manufacture of electric cranes in the 1890s.
The company further diversified into the car business when Royce built his first motor car in the year 1904. However, this car was not known by its present day name Rolls-Royce. This name came into being after an agreement was reached between Charles Rolls and Henry Royce. The former's company manufactured luxury cars in London. They signed a new agreement where Royce Limited would manufacture a series of cars which could only be sold by CS Rolls & Co. These cars would then be known as Rolls-Royce cars. As the Rolls Royce cars became popular, both Rolls and Royce formed their own company Rolls-Royce in the year 1906, which started selling the cars with their own brand name.
Silver Ghost was the company's first six cylinder car manufactured in March 1906. This car soon won the reputation of being the best car in the world.
In the year 1914, when the whole world was facing the First World War, the company designed its first aero-engine, the Eagle. This eagle provided 50% of the total horsepower used in the air war. Not only this, it also motorized the first flight from England to Australia in the Vickers Vimy aircraft. A large number of people still like and own this car, whose engine is very smooth and noiseless. Rolls-Royce was one of the sleekest cars to run with its engine making little or no noise at all while the vibration caused by the car was minimum. The journey in the car was as smooth as the feeling of being flown. Even the Rolls-Royce latest models provide waftability or a gentle gliding sensation to its travellers.
With the increasing sale of the Rolls-Royce cars, the current manufacturing division was not enough. This led the manufacturing unit of the car to be shifted to a customized car manufacturing plant on Nightingale Road in Derby, where the cars continued to be manufactured until 1939.
In the year 1920, the company manufactured the 'R' engine, with a motive of enabling Britain's entry in a seaplane contest. This engine made a new world speed record of over 400mph, not only on land but also in water. The R engine also formed the base of the Merlin car, which was the last car that Henry Royce worked on before he died in 1933.
In the 1933, the Ghost was succeeded by the Phantom series. The Phantom III, a phantom series car was launched a few years later. This car had a 7.3-litre V12 engine along with a first time independent front suspension system. The car became hugely popular in the series of luxury cars.
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