Believe it or not, there has never been a single reported case of a stolen Rolls-Royce “Spirit of Ecstasy” hood ornament since the year 2004. Yes, this impressive record is made possible by the
itself. This fantastic mechanism comprises of parts including plastic, metal, sensors and about 7.3lbs tangle of electric motors.
There is yet to be a single reported case of a stolen Rolls-Royce Hood ornament since the year 2004 till date
The hood ornament on Roll-Royce cars is usually referred to as the “Flying Lady” but the official name is the “Spirit of Ecstasy”. This gorgeous feature is in no way “cheap” when it comes to the money value and this is one reason why the British automaker had to create a unique mechanism to protect it. As a matter of fact, the latest glow-in-the-dark version of the “Spirit of Ecstasy” ornament was launched 4 years ago and it reportedly costs a whopping ₦1.8million (£3,500).
With all that said about the “Spirit of Ecstasy”, one big mystery which many car lovers have never seen is the underlying mechanism that retracts and reveal the hood ornament itself.
The puzzle is now solved as we have added below a currently trending video where the underlying mechanism protecting the “Spirit of Ecstasy” ornament. See for yourself below.
Rolls Royce cars logo spirit of ecstasy how it works inside Rolls-Royce cars logo
No one would see this Rolls-Royce hood ornament mechanism and not appreciate the ingenious idea that the British automaker has decided to use in protecting just an "ordinary" emblem in front of its cars. It is quite a cleverly-engineered mechanism, isn’t it?