Rowan Atkinson, the famous British actor widely known for his “Mr. Bean” roles, goes on Top Gear to not only promote his latest flick, “Johnny English”, but also to talk about a special Rolls Royce Phantom used in the movie.
To make the luxurious car even more interesting than it currently is, he revealed that not only did Rolls Royce engineer a V16 engine to fit perfectly into a Phantom, but they even produced a select few prototypes before deciding to tone down the production engine options.
The 9.0 liter V16 engine was meant to turn the rolls into the “Ultimate Luxury Car for the 21st Century” with the ultimate engine. They apparently made three or four of these engines that produced “unbelievable power and torque.”
Furthermore, Atkinson reached out to Rolls Royce and requested to use one for his “Johnny English” movie (due August 18th in the United States).