And you thought Teslas were forward thinking! Look out, Elon Musk, because Rolls Royce has cooked up something that actually might have been sent back from the future. To put it mildly, the Rolls Royce Vision Next 100 is one heck of a declaration, so much so that we anticipate at least a few car accidents after other drivers pause just to gaze at these wondrous creations. Geesh. Where to begin with such exceptional work? We don’t even know. We just want to keep saying the word “wow” over and over again. It’s seriously like someone stole the hard drives out of Batman’s underground gadget facility.
Okay, here are some basics: the Vision Next 100 is a new (projected) line of autonomous cars from BMW and Rolls Royce. While exhibiting a truly futuristic profile, the foundation for the Rolls Royce is actually in part a callback to horse carriages and coachbuilt luxury vehicles from the brand’s bygone eras. Nevertheless, the vibe of early model 103EX is practically 30th century. However, there’s really no way to pigeonhole what any given Rolls Royce Vision Next 100 entry will look like because every vehicle incorporates two separate visions–that of the manufacturer and that of the owner. That’s right, the car’s owner will be involved in all aspects of design before the vehicle is built by hand using the highest grade materials the planet can muster. Again: WOW.
The Rolls Royce Vision Next 100 cars are powered by a zero emissions powertrain because big engines are so last century. And here’s one last feature to re-blow your already blown mind: each Vision Next 100 entry is autonomous and comes equipped with “Eleanor”, a virtual chauffeur who drives the car with or without you inside it. It’s a pleasure to meet you, Eleanor. We imagine that the luxury of owning a Rolls Royce Vision Next 100 won’t come cheap, but there are far worse ways to spend those millions.