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The New Rolls-Royce Wraith Eagle VIII

by Elsa Stringer

Famous car manufacturer Rolls-Royce unveiled their new Collection Car and said it is going to commemorate the first non-stop transatlantic flight in the world. The heroes who were courageous enough and determined to do it are also paid homage with this vehicle. Pilots Alcock and Brown took it upon themselves to fly over the Atlantic Ocean in June of 1919, as tons of difficulties and perils waited for them in this adventure.

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Only 50 models will be made, each telling the tale of these two visionaries. The plane was a Vickers Vimy bomber aircraft WWI. It was specially modified for that particular flight, and powered by a twin 20.3 liter 350 horsepower Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII engines, which is of course how the car is named.

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The Wraith Eagle VIII reflects the plane with its exterior. It has a two tone Gunmetal and Selby Grey colors, and a black grille vanes reminiscent of the engine cowling the plane had. The wheels have an elegant and translucent shadow finish. The whole car looks stunning.

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On the interior, the car has the same Selby Grey shade and black leather. Furthermore, it has Smoked Eucalyptus wood, vacuum metalized and inlaid with silver and copper. This tedious process was decided on to produce something that mimics the night time views of the Earth as they are from inside of an airplane.

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This is not all, as the brass-stitched quilted sides of the center tunnel also represent the mighty Vickers Vimy airplane.

Lastly, the faint green glow on the clock that has an iced background is almost identical to the green glow of the instrument panel of the plane, which became frozen because of the high altitude. The starlight headliner in the car has 1,183 starlight fibers, the same arrangement of the stars during the iconic flight in 1919.

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