Experimental Rolls is now safely back home

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THE experimental electric Phantom Rolls-Royce, which has been on a world-wide tour, has returned to its Goodwood home.

The 102EX is literally the car that money can’t buy, and visited the home of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in West Sussex last summer, to allow enthusiasts, customers and lucky members of the press to give it a test drive.

A spokesman said: ‘Since it was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1, 102EX has undergone an intensive programme around the world, stimulating debate on whether electric motoring can deliver a true Rolls-Royce experience, and providing key insights from customers, thought-leaders and media.’

As well as its electrically-powered motor, the car was also used to test a new paint, as well as an environmentally-friendly dye on the leather interior.

Whilst the car was built in Germany, the Rolls-Royce electric coupling – both of them – was designed at Goodwood.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars says it will publish the results of the 102EX’s fact-finding tour during the next three months.