Saturday, January 12, 2013

Rolls Royce Honors Islamic Culture Names Car After Arab Inventor

Rolls-Royce knows a thing or two about a storied past. Now, it has gone further back into the mists of time to come up with a bespoke collection honoring Abbas Ibn Firnas, an Arab investor who legend has it was the first man in history to scientifically attempt flying.

It comes in the form of ‘Rolls-Royce Ghost Firnas Motif’ collection, available through Abu Dhabi Motors, the sole dealer of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.

The models were conceptualized by Kadhim Al Helli, Brand Manager at Abu Dhabi Motors, before being put together at the Rolls-Royce plant in Goodwood, UK, Gulf News reported.

“Abbas Ibn Firnas dared to dream that man could fly a millennium before the Wright Brothers did,” said Arno Husselmann, General Manager at Rolls’ Abu Dhabi dealership.

“Very few international brands as respected and revered as Rolls-Royce have created special edition models that commemorate a symbol of Arab and Islamic culture in such a unique way; as a result we have seen strong interest in the collection from customers here and overseas to own one", he said.

Unless this car can fly I don't see what flying has to do with cars.

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