Rolls-Royce has paid the same meticulous attention to detail to this kid's car as it does its production cars.
When you think of Rolls-Royce, you think of grand luxury cars that are about the same size as a yacht. Well, that perception may about to change, as the luxury car maker has revealed a new car that’s significantly smaller – and it’s all for a good cause. Called the Rolls Royce SRH, this kid's concept car was made specifically for the St Richard’s Hospital Pediatric Day Surgery Unit. As bespoke Rolls Royce cars go, this one is pretty unique. And unlike the pint-sized McLaren P1 kids car, only one is being built.
The Rolls-Royce SRH was designed to reduce child patient stress, allowing them to drive themselves to the operating theater through the Pediatric Unit corridors. To make the route more fun and less distressing, the corridors are lined up with ‘traffic signs.’ Just as customers are invited to inspect their customized Rolls, two patients from the Pediatric Unit, Molly Matthews and Hari Rajyaguru, were invited to the company’s headquarters to test drive the miniature Rolls before it was handed over to St Richard’s Hospital where other kids will be able to drive it. Despite not being a full-size production car, Rolls-Royce still crafted SRH with the same astute attention to detail the manufacturer is renowned for.
The Bespoke Manufacturing team was appointed to design the SRH, which has a two-tone exterior finish of Andalusian White and Salamanca Blue and a St. James Red coachline applied by hand. Incredibly, Rolls Royce says the attention to detail in the cabin is no different to the company’s real cars, complete with a two-tone steering wheel to match the body, self-righting wheel centers and seats which have been upholstered with a St. James Red finish. The project took over 400 hours to complete and utilized 3D printing to model the iconic Spirit of Ecstasy and paddle controls.
Power is produced by a 24-volt gel battery that’s as quiet as a V12-powered Rolls, delivering a top speed of 10 mph which should still be exhilarating for a child. It can also be limited to four mph for a more sedate journey.