Still considered an “experimental” car this Rolls, with the clear light-up hood ornament, is designed with high-end luxury in mind as well as sustainable features. Although it was created as a green alternative to the gas-guzzling Phantom, it’s being shelved since it’s unveiling in 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show due to some major performance kinks that still need to worked out.
The main issue is its weight, coming in several hundred pounds heavier than the Phantom. It’s also in need of some efficiency tweaks – with a 290 kW lithium ion battery and two rear electric motors, the driving range is just over 100 miles before it’s in need of an 8 hour charge-up. If these minor technicalities can be hammered out, there’s no doubt the old-world glamour-meets-new school cool will surely become a persuasive purchase for sustainable-minded high rollers. IT COST $1.6 MILLION