Here’s Why You Can’t Steal a Rolls-Royce’s Hood Ornament

By Staff  |  08/12/2016

People have been stealing hood ornaments for years, from Mercedes-Benz to Cadillac. But, you will likely never see someone who has stolen one off a Rolls-Royce... because it has technology in place to deter this.

Mark Powell, Sales Director for Rolls-Royce Tampa Bay, demonstrates how it works in this video. In it, he grabs Rolls-Royce's hood ornament, known as the Spirit of Ecstasy, and it immediately disappears into the hood.

According to Powell, the feature has been standard on all Rolls-Royce vehicles dating back to 2004.