Happy Valentine’s Day to Rolls-Royce and to all those customers who have been using this motor for nearly three decades now.
Since the first British-designed and -built Trent I was rolled out at Rolls-Royce’s Derby engine factory on 24 February 1986, customers from around the world have invested nearly £5 billion in the carmaker’s innovative engine technology.
Now, by investing in the fifth generation of the engine – which has been successfully tested for the first time in the U.S. – Rolls-Royce has demonstrated that it is committed to staying ahead of the game.
Trent is the world’s fastest operating turbofan engine, with performance being 11 percent better than the previous generation of the engine, developing 23 percent more thrust and delivering the same high-output thrust for less fuel in a four-cylinder petrol or diesel engine.
The Trent 1000 is built on the same GE Aviation EJ200 core. The GE engine enables Trent 1000 engines to be used as high-performance gasoline engines on four-cylinder and eight-cylinder diesel engines.
As a result, customers such as IAG and Lufthansa can now install the powerplants in more than 80 different airframes from Bombardier to Embraer, and from Airbus to Boeing, which require engines of this quality.
The powerplant currently powers the following Rolls-Royce models:
Rolls-Royce Phantom VII
LHR is the first Rolls-Royce to feature the 1.8MT engine option. The engine gives the Rolls-Royce LVR the performance of a six-cylinder engine, with 16 percent more thrust in a four-cylinder engine.
The Gullwing is the first Rolls-Royce to offer a V12 engine option, with Rolls-Royce powerplant delivering 4.3 percent more thrust for more power in a six-cylinder car.
Rolls-Royce Phantom VII also features the 1.8MT engine option and boasts the first Platinum Interior for an Rolls-Royce.
The Landaulet, a sleek luxury car, features the first Platinum Interior for a Rolls-Royce.
Voyager EX, which is used by Emirates Airline, includes the first Rolls-Royce powered by the 1.8MT Engine option.
Zeta is the first Rolls-Royce offered in Australia.
The Phantom VIII and VE Wraith sit at the top of the carmaker’s range and features the 1.8MT engine option.