All steel monocoque design. Recyclable, with high torsional rigidity. High strength door construction and single pressing body apertures. 10 stage anti-corrosion pre-treatment, including electro-coated galvanising. Elastomeric stone-chip protection to under body surfaces. Lift assisted rear hinged bonnet. Lift assisted luggage compartment lid with touch release and powered closing mechanism.
Four-channel electronic anti-lock braking system. Traction assistance and stability regulation. High mounted rear stop lamp. Impact absorbing body sections to front, rear and sides. Anti-intrusion beams to all doors. Full-sized driver and front passenger airbags, with occupant sensing system. Anti-submarine seat design. Front seat belt pre-tensioners. Anti-trap windows and sunroof (when fitted). Fuel shut-off, door auto-unlock and steering column decouple occupant safety systems. Energy absorbing bumper system.
All aluminium alloy V12 engine. 5379c.c. 24 Valves. Single overhead camshaft per cylinder bank. Stroke 79mm. Bore 85mm. Compression ratio 10 : 1. Electronic throttle control. Max power 322bhp (240k/326PS) at 5000rpm. Max torque 3611b-ft (490Nm) at 3900rpm.
Five speed automatic gearbox with electric gear actuation from steering column mounted selector. Adaptive shift management. Transmission torque reduction control. Brake pedal inhibit into reverse and drive.
Power boost control system with 4-channel anti-lock braking. Hydraulic brake servo. Fist brake calliper design. Micro-alloy ventilated discs. Pad wear indication system. Foot operated parking brake.
Double wishbone independent front and rear suspension. Computer controlled adaptive hydraulic damping system - response time 1/100th second. Automatic ride height control with auto load compensator and headlamp levelling. Weight distribution front:rear - 50:50 (kerbside).
Automatic Stability Control (ASC). Engine torque reduction control. Speed sensors to all four wheels. Aquaplaning detection. Rear wheel stability braking. Driver enabled to switch system off.
Power assisted rack and pinion steering system. Rotary open centre type hydraulic control valve. 3.55 turns lock-to-lock. 3 section steering column. Electric rake adjust (memory linked). Easy entry/exit feature.
Analogue instruments, driver information panel, trip computer. Steering wheel mounted cruise control. Electrochromic self-dimming rear view mirror. Exterior mirrors dip on selection of reverse gear. Four way electronically adjustable front seats with 4 memory positions. Twin electric, independently adjustable rear seats. Two-stage seat heading and bi-lumbar support to four main seats. Electric rake adjustable steering wheel with automatic easy entry/exit feature - memory linked to driver's seat and exterior mirrors. Self-adjusting front seat belts. Picnic tables and magazine stowage to front seat backs. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system with side-to-side, split level (face/feet), front/rear temperature regulation, pollen and dust micro-filters, dehumidifier and residual heating. Twin drinks holders to front centre console and rear console. Dual mechanism electric window lift -one- touch open/close and linear. 4x85Watt radiot/cassette/6 CD autochanger audio system with remote control for rear passenger operation.
Multi-function alarm system (programmable to suit owner requirements). Thatcham One rating. Rolling code transponder immobilisation of both engine management and starter motor systems. Perimetric sensors to doors, bonnet, luggage compartment, glove box and Spirit of Ecstasy mascot. Microwave interior volume sensing. Glass break sensor. Central locking and deadlock system. Master and limited access (valet parking) keys. Fob range = 5 metres. Siren output = 115dB at 1 metre, sounds for 30 secondes after activation. Air conditioning system and interior lights activate on disarming.
"Crewe - To celebrate 97 years of Rolls-Royce production - and to commemorate the end of 55 years of Rolls-Royce manufacturing at Crewe ? Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor Cars has announced details of the Last of Line Series of the Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph.
The specialist craftsmen and women who distinguish all cars built at the famous Crewe site will build only 170 of these exceptional motor cars. This limited number gives aficionados of the famous marque from around the world, a chance to invest in the last Rolls-Royce saloons.
This very special Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph will celebrate the beginning of the end of an era for the marque and embodies all that is best about car making as practised at Crewe. In line with the agreement in 1998, from the end of 2002 the licence to manufacture and distribute Rolls-Royce motor cars will transfer to BMW. Production of the Silver Seraph will cease at the end of this year, which means that orders for the Last of Line Series must be placed by 31st August 2001.
The exterior of the car features the option of a duo-tone paint scheme, in the style of the much loved Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud, the first Rolls-Royce model to be both engineered and built at Crewe.
The wheels bear the Spirit of Ecstasy on the centre cap and all badging - on the radiator shell, boot and rear quarter panels is finished in red, as in the pre-1933 motor cars. On the front lower quarter panel a small but vital distinguishing highlight is a badge, set against a British Union flag, stating simply: ?Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Crewe, England.?
As expected the use of beautifully crafted veneers are a defining feature but this final version is even more special. Rosewood Burr, also known in the quality furniture industry as Amboynia Burr, is one of the world?s most exclusive and prized furniture and cabinet wood veneers. It is also one of the first veneers Rolls-Royce Motor Cars employed for dashboards (previously solid wood was used) ? and is featured throughout. Its value is five times more than 'standard' walnut veneers and it is one of the densest and therefore most challenging to form into the required shapes.
A particular feature of Rosewood Burr is its rich and varied range of colours from yellow and golden browns to rich red browns ? ensuring that each of these motor cars will be truly unique in character. The elegantly sculpted waist rails are in solid Cabinet Cherry with Rosewood Burr veneer and the crossbanding throughout is in Oak.
All Crewe-built motor cars feature the finest wood finish achieved anywhere in the motoring world and this final combination is a true credit to the exceptional talents of the craftsmen and women who work in the Crewe woodshop.
This skill and care is equally evidenced in the detailed marquetry inlay of the Spirit of Ecstasy to the car's waistrails, the quartered veneer design to the picnic tables and the R-R badge finished in marquetry on the radio flap.
Further finishing touches include the veneered door panels and seat switch surrounds and the part-veneered steering wheel. These are complemented by contrast piping on the sumptuous leather seats and a pair of umbrellas to underline the never-failing Crewe ethos - that nothing has been left to chance in the preparation of this most magnificent motor car."
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