Here’s a new race car from… Rolls Royce image

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.”