Pic Of The Week: The World's Fastest Rolls

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Matt Wright's Crewe-build 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow may still strongly resemble the bespoke British gentleman's express that left the production line decades ago, but thanks to the transplant of 588cu Chevrolet V8 it's somewhat faster. Fast enough to run an impressive 7.94 second quarter mile.. at 175mph!

So as you look at this picture on your desktop and the stirring tones of the British National Anthem drift through your post-lunch office reverie, just remind yourself of one important fact.

The bl**dy Germans won it after all.

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  • Bahnstormer 28 Oct 2011

    Love the badge-bar - tres cool !

  • thewheelman 28 Oct 2011

    It's so wrong, yet so right.

  • soad 28 Oct 2011

    thewheelman said:
    It's so wrong, yet so right.
    I was thinking that.

  • TORQ 28 Oct 2011

    Love this, often follow the fortunes of the turbo'ed one in Practical Performance Car. Although I wish they didn't chop the roof.

    This is also cool: http://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-news/1350-hp-roll...

  • 456lbft 28 Oct 2011

    I notice that they felt the need to fit flush (aerocatch) bonnet pins! Nice ironic detail that..

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