Mr. Bean, now you know who I'm talking about! Bean is known by most as the funniest man in the world. After all Mr. Bean hardly needs an introduction but what most people don't know is that Atkinson is also an avid car lover and collector, and he drives like a pro. After all in one of his movies he was able to brush, undress, dress and eat while late to a doctors appointment.
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When Atkinson dropped by the BBC gang of top gear, he brought along one of his prized possessionss, a very, very ,very special Rolls Royce Phantom. I'm saying special because usually the Phantom features a 6.75-liter V12 engine, but his has an astonishing 9.0-liter V16! According to Rowan RR designed the car specially for this engine. The V16 engine was hanging around the company’s store until Atkinson - knowing of its existence and history - specifically asked for it to be dropped into a Phantom. The best part is that the V16-powered Phantom will be used for one of Atkinson’s upcoming movies - Johnny English Reborn - set to air in the States on August 18, 2011.
What does this tell us? Mr. Bean is not the joke he appears to be in his movies, behind that character there's a very sporty and daring person. This also shows us that it seems that some car manufacturers are still using an outdated version of their engine. The 9.0-liter V16 is quite interesting! I wonder on what are the other capabilities of this modern technology. Are Bugatti, Ferrari and Audi also using an outdated version of their engines?