Tiny Rolls-royce built to boost sick kids
Renowned luxury British automaker Rolls-royce is giving back to its community with a special edition car.
This new creation, the Rolls Royce SRH, is a one of a kind electric vehicle, that will transport precious young cargo during a difficult time.
St Richard’s Hospital in Chicester, West Sussex, the home town of Rolls-royce, is the recipient of this luxurious mini car.
The SRH will be used in the paediatric wing, to allow patients to drive themselves to the operating room.
They hope the moments of motorised play will reduce the stress of surgery.
The car was created from the ground up, hand crafted by Rolls-royce’s bespoke manufacturing team. They used new technologies, like 3D printing to create the Rolls Royce signature hood ornament, the Spirit of Ecstasy, for the Rolls Royce SRH. It has a two-tone paint-scheme of Andalusian White and Salamanca Blue and finished with a hand-applied St James Red coachline.
The interior has the same attention-to-detail afforded every Rolls-royce, with the twotone steering wheel, seats and self-righting wheel centres perfectly colour-matched to the St James Red coachline. A top speed of 16kmh is achieved in seconds courtesy of power derived from a 24 volt gel battery. For those preferring a more sedate journey, the speed setting is variable and can be limited to a statelier but no-less exhilarating 6.5kmh.
Helping with the launch were two test drivers from the Paediatric Unit at St Richard’s Hospital - Molly Matthews and Hari Rajyaguru. They got to view the car being unveiled in style at the company’s Goodwood Studio in the same manner for all Rolls-royce VIP customers.
The children and their families enjoyed VIP hospitality with one notable addition to the usual customer experience and the youngsters both enjoyed first drives on the Rolls-royce production line, an exceptionally rare privilege usually reserved for the marque’s chief executive during the validation process for new model families The families were also chauffeured home in Rolls-royce Ghosts.