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Rolls-Royce Hypercar Rendered, Out for Bugatti Blood

Thanks to independent artist renderings like the one sitting before us, we can explore a whole range of possibilities, so why not feast our eyes on a Rolls-Royce supercar/hypercar?
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The pixel portrait we have here portrays a mid-engined machine proudly sporting the Spirit of Ecstasy. The British automotive producer's trademark styling language is clearly present, albeit with multiple twists.

Perhaps the most representative element is the front grille - despite using the traditional RR design and being topped by the said sculpture, the considerably lower height of the grille completely transforms its appearance.

The mid-engined proportions obviously challenge our notion of what a Goodwood design should look like and yet, an objective analysis reveals that the Rolls-Royce styling features are compatible with such a body style.

Now, one might wonder why the luxury carmaker would consider such a segment. And while Rain Prisk, the digital artist behind this work, explains that he couldn't find a reason for such a move, the Maybach Exelero one-off that landed in 2005 might just tick this box.

Contemporary technology would allow such a machine to deliver respectable driving dynamics while preserving the trademark Rolls-Royce ride quality and the BMW ownership umbrella means the tech potential for such an exercise is present.

However, the Bavarian automaker doesn't seem particularly interested in this type of venture, especially since the company has recently canceled the production version of its Vision M Next hybrid sportscar, a vehicle that would've served as a replacement for the i8, bringing along a much-needed power boost.

And if purists might suggest that such a venture wouldn't be in the spirit of the marque, the sheer existence of the Cullinan SUV shows that such labeling can be misleading.

As for the market positioning of a mid-engined Rolls-Royce, a four-digit output would place the vehicle at the hypercar table, with the most obvious competitors being Bugatti and Koenigsegg.

 

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