Saturday, November 8, 2008

RICH YUNG REPORT: World's Fastest Rolls Royce

This is the world's fastest Rolls Royce, almost certainly a contradiction in terms. Doing the rounds at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, it's a highly modified 1970 Silver Shadow (you can tell from the massive engine block sticking up through the once smooth bonnet).

While purists will be swooning, it does have the advantage of being powered by a 9.3-litre supercharged V8 that can develop a monstrous 1350bhp.

Owned by a Floridian enthusiast, the car is powered by a 9.3-liter supercharged V8 with a nitrous injection system, air suspension and bespoke chassis. There's a full custom leather interior, including the trunk which has fitted luggage and a TV set - one of four positioned inside the totally unique vehicle.

Experts estimate the cost of the modifications at over $300,000.