If you could remove that sound altogether, then the quietness normally associated with a Rolls-Royce would be even greater. One way to achieve this priceless silence would be - you guessed it - an electric drivetrain.
We've been impressed with both the Phantom and Ghost on previous test drives; their combination of serenity and power is something that keeps Rolls-Royce at the top of the luxury market. So when you think that an electric drivetrain will give you both silence and maximum torque from zero revs, it seems like a perfect fit.
Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes recently told a UK publication that the company is investigating all alternative fuels and that an electric Rolls would be a good idea.
Mr Mueller-Oetvoes said: "We are not going to make any rash decisions. It would be wrong for the brand and wrong for our customers if we were to take a decision without fully exploring all options."
One would think that with the London Olympics drawing closer, and that Rolls-Royce would want to put its best environmental-foot forward for the world to see, 2012 would be an ideal time for an electric, rechargable Rolls-Royce to debut.
Parent company BMW certainly has the technology and the means.