Rolls-Royce's very first V8 engine was placed in a car whose sole purpose was to keep you from speeding. It was actually the first time a V8 had ever been designed for a passenger car. And, another version of this car was meant to compete with electric cars. Pretty much everything about these ideas seem nuts, but this was way back in 1905 when everything was nuts, anyway.
Rolls-Royce isn't really known for having flops. They're more known for an unceasing drive for perfection, regardless of the cost, and as a result they end up producing cars so refined and exquisite that they become boring. A beautiful, well-crafted Rolls isn't really interesting anymore, but one built on a crazy idea and failed miserably certainly is. And, so, lovely readers, meet the Rolls-Royce Legallimit.