Rowan Atkinson Explains Rolls Royce Phantom V16 from Johnny English

Can Rolls Royce really be considered a British carmaker right now? Who knows, but for the remainder of this article we’ll consider it as such... because it’s cool.
When making a sequel for the movie about an English spy that’s not as good as he thinks he is, comedian and car lover Rowan Atkinson decided the movie needed something extra special.

Thus, he went to Rolls Royce if they could kindly lend them one of their 9-liter V16 engines that had originally been developed for use in the Phantom.They agreed and fitted this magnificent spy-mobile with the engine that should make it go like the clappers.

In the four-minute long video, Atkinson tells us about how the character of the car grew on him and what it represents for the movie. It’s a shame BMW decided against fitting the V16, which sounds like something you’d put into your speed boat.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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