It’s not an April Fools and Rolls Royce is not seriously thinking about taking up the track once more after dedicating to the ultra-luxury segment. It’s just the March 2 Glory electric racer.
What is that you might ask. Well it’s the product of efforts made by the British automaker and The March Church of England Primary School, a closely guarded partnership secret that finally broke cover. It involves a team of budding racers, transformed into a team of maverick designers, engineers and drivers, who delivered a specially engineered electric racer. The catch is the top speed was of 8 mph and the feat was delivered on the Goodwood testing track, a stretch of asphalt that has proved the best of some of the most revered names in motor racing history. The assembly features a twin-battery 24 volt power-unit and was set up by an enthusiastic group of 10 and 11 year-olds from The March Church of England Primary School, who reside just 100 metres from the Home of Rolls-Royce on the westerly corner of the Goodwood Estate.
They used for the livery an interpretation of the exploits of Sir Malcolm Campbell and his land-speed record winning craft, Bluebird, designed in conjunction by the March team and people from the bespoke Rolls-Royce unit. The manufacturing was taken care of another team – Rolls-Royce Apprentices from Assembly, Engineering, Wood, Leather and the Surface Finish Centre – the finished art work features a Maggiore Blue exterior with a faux aluminum hood. Additionally, the traditional Spirit of Ecstasy figurine has been swapped for hand-veneered mascot dubbed the “March Hare.”