If you happened to watch Top Gear on Sunday (not this past Sunday but the Sunday before that), then you probably saw Rowan Atkinson during the “Star in a Reasonably Priced Car” segment. And if like us, you fast-forwarded or left your tele for a quick bite, then you missed something very interesting.
Besides taking a lap in the Kia around Top Gear’s track, Atkinson told us about his upcoming movie ‘Johnny English’ and the Rolls-Royce Phantom seen in the flick.
Before setting out to film ‘Johnny English’ Atkinson contacted Rolls-Royce and asked them to fit one of their 9.0 liter V16 engines into the Phantom. They definitely agreed since the original Phantom was designed to fit the V16 in the first place when BMW bought the Rolls-Royce brand in the late 20th century. They apparently made three or four of these V16 engines that produced “unbelievable power and torque.”
You can learn more about it from Atkinson in the video posted after the jump.
– By: Omar Rana