What Happens If You Try To Steal The Hood Ornament Off A Modern Rolls-Royce

August 11, 2016


This is a video of Rolls-Royce Tampa Bay sales director Mark Powell demonstrating what happens when you try to steal the Spirit Of Ecstasy (because the Rolls Royce hood ornament has a name) from a modern vehicle. The anti-theft technology has apparently been standard equipment on ever Rolls Royce built since 2004, but I've never seen it because I don't know anybody with a Rolls-Royce. I don't even know anybody with any luxury car. Or a car period. It's almost impossible to get a ride to the mall without somebody begging their mom. Pretty cool, Rolls-Royce, but where where the flamethrowers and laser blasters? If I'm going to drop $300,000+ for a car it better kill people then represent me in court and admit it was all its fault.

Keep going for the whole video.

Thanks to Dunc, who agrees the old Mercedes hood ornaments worn as a necklace charm are really where its at.

  • Forblat

    Can't steal it, but it looks like you can probably break the retraction mechanism, costing the owner what I assume will be several thousand dollars.

  • Sean Lally

    I bet that ornament is cheaper than a new grill.

  • Austin Spaniel

    Completely unnecessary feature. Nobody who can afford one of these cars is parking in a bad neighborhood.

  • GeneralDisorder

    It could happen at a stop light. Shady characters might walk up to a lot just because it has a Rolls Royce in it. Weirdos like me would ogle the car like a supermodel.

  • MustacheHam

    To bring the hood ornament back up, you need to use a tiny crank. Music will play then it'll pop right back up. Just like a Jack in the box.

  • fkdwi

    you should work for them

  • ShartInYourJacuzzi

    Stop calling it that. It's a fucking hood ornament and that's all it is you pretentious twat.

  • GeneralDisorder

    So people should stop calling the Chevy Badge the "Bad Bowtie" too?

  • ShartInYourJacuzzi

    No one fucking calls it that

  • ShartInYourJacuzzi

    According to the video, this seems to work well if your hood ornament is about to be stolen by an effete douche.

  • Bling Nye

    Just like cold fingers on a penis.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I don't know about you but I'm into that.

  • Adibobea9

    Rub your hands together next time…

  • This is not as good as the old version. The old version would retract when you parked and locked up.

  • Hans Wurst

    But what if you would hold onto it and not just flip it to the front? Is it powerful enough to pull down?

  • Wiley

    This happens in the sequel to Kingpin and he loses his other hand.

  • D3Fd0ck

    Another question is, even if you did "steal the ornament", wtf are you going to do with it...?

    Not like the peice of broken shit is worth anything, theres not even a car on the other end FFS ;)

  • GeneralDisorder

    I found some on eBay for about $300. Tough to sell stolen stuff but not that tough if nobody's looking for it anymore.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Kids, don't Google search "Spirit of Ecstasy" with content filter off for a fun afternoon. You will be disappointed.

  • Jenness

    And......eyes burning...why don't I ever use common sense?

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