Rolls-Royce Wraith Eagle VIII released to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the first non-stop transatlantic flight

05/29/2019

Posted by: Oluwaseun Solomon

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Rolls-Royce is a true car maker of anniversaries, we must say. A new limited-edition Rolls-Royce Wraith Eagle VIII is out for celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the first non-stop transatlantic flight. See it here!

Naijauto.com can bet that only a few people will know about the first nonstop flight crosing the Atlantic.

But anyways, the renowned British automaker, Rolls-Royce has on Thursday 23rd of May 2019 revealed its newest limited-edition Rolls-Royce Wraith Eagle VIII to celebrate first non-stop transatlantic flight’s 100th anniversary.

Rolls-Royce claims that pilots Lieutenant Arthur Brown and Captain John Alcock were forced to actually make a long non-stop Transatlantic Flight directly from Newfoundland to Clifden of St. Johns in Ireland using the stars above them as their guide at the time the navigation and radio systems of their plane froze at very high altitude in the air.

It was only the two of the Rolls-Royce 20.3L Eagle VIII engines present in the modified World War 1 Vickers Vimy Bomber plane that proved absolutely indestructible during the trip. So, this remarkable engine is what gave birth to this new special limited-edition Rolls-Royce Wraith Eagle VIII’s name.

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The all-new Rolls-Royce Wraith Eagle VIII – celebrating the 100th anniversary of the non-stop first transatlantic flight

The exterior of this new Wraith Eagle brings back the memories of the cloudy night that both of the pilots had navigated their plane through poor dangerous conditions to find their way. Rolls-Royce decided to choose Selby Gray and Gunmetal with a typical brass separating line in the design of this new car. The vehicle’s all-black grille also conforms to those Eagle VIII engines that actually powered the mentioned plane of back then.

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Branding details on the new Rolls-Royce Wraith Eagle VIII that showcases the purpose of the car

On the interior of this new car, one could see a clear match with its exterior. It has its speaker covers depicting the actual flight distance estimates of 1,880 miles of the celebrated flight while it also features a brass plaque that commemorates the Winston Churchill’s popular quote about the two pilot’s journey:

“I do not know what we should most admire—their audacity, determination, skill, science, their aeroplane, their Rolls-Royce engines—or their good fortune.”

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Catch a glimpse of the interior of the new Rolls-Royce Wraith Eagle VIII from the driver angle

One notable feature that is enticing in this new car is its starlight headliner that is just extraordinarily unique. Rolls-Royce had to use 1,183 total Starlight fibres to just show the very precise pattern of stars that the two pilots were said to have witnessed on that fateful night in the year 1919.

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Can you notice the alluring unique starlight headliner featured in this new Rolls-Royce Wraith Eagle VIII

Their flight’s path, as well as the constellations, are all shod in a brass thread. The clouds were featured in a separate type of embroidered colour too.

Also, that moment when the pilots Brown and Alcock emerged from the thick clouds is as well represented by a red fibre type of optic light in this new car.

Watch a full preview video below of this new Rolls-Royce Wraith Eagle VIII:

Limited Edition: Rolls-Royce Wraith Eagle VIII

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Oluwaseun Solomon is a prolific and diligent automobile writer at Naijauto.com. He's also an experienced digital marketer and a creative multimedia developer that specializes in video editing. He currently contributes informative and easy to read articles on topics covering transportation, traffic updates, auto industry updates, and different car reviews.
When Solomon is not writing, you will either find him composing music, editing videos or simply enjoying YouTube "TEDx Talk" videos with a chilled drink :)

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