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ROLLS-ROYCE UNVEILS SECOND EXPERIMENTAL CAR AT GENEVA SHOW

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has unveiled a second experimental car, 101EX, at the Geneva show today. It has been hand built to explore a potential design direction for a future coupé model. "It is a very modern car, a 21st century design that respectfully nods to the past but focuses indisputably on the future," said Ian Cameron, Chief Designer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has unveiled a second experimental car, 101EX, at the
Geneva show today. It has been hand built to explore a potential design
direction for a future coupé model.

"It is a very modern car, a 21st century design that respectfully nods to the
past but focuses indisputably on the future," said Ian Cameron, Chief Designer,
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

101EX uses the same lightweight aluminium construction that was developed for
the Phantom, although the body is shorter by 240mm. A full four-seat coupé,
twin coach doors add to the car's rakish good looks and streamlined coupé
profile.

The roofline is lower than the Phantom's, with a shallower glass area.
Streamlined styling starts at the front with the famous grille, discreetly
reclined, and extends back across a brushed aluminium bonnet and windscreen
surround. The rest of the sleek bodywork is finished in dark tungsten. New
21-inch forged aluminium wheels complete the exterior look.

Inside, the cosseting interior has been designed for elegance and maximum
comfort for all four occupants. Machined aluminium, fine leather and rosewood
and red oak veneers are used throughout. Slim-line bucket seats offer
outstanding comfort for front passengers while the exceptionally spacious rear
seat delivers intimate comfort for two. Privacy is assured by the sweeping
C-pillars.

The design team has experimented with interior lighting on 101EX, and the car
features a 'starlight headliner' made up of hundreds of fibre optic cables to
give the impression of a star filled night sky.

Ian Robertson, Rolls-Royce Chairman and Chief Executive, said, "101EX employs
the same engineering philosophy as the Phantom, balancing high technology with
hand craftsmanship. It illustrates the position of strength from which we
operate and points the way for potential new models."

Currently there are no plans to develop a production version of 101EX.

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Notes to Editors:
Experimental manufacture of motor cars and engines has long been a Rolls-Royce
tradition. In 1919 the 1EX was produced, based on a Silver Ghost chassis. It
was the first in a long line of EX cars that spanned almost 40 years, ending
with the 45EX in 1958.

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