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.