Founded in 1904, Rolls-Royce was a luxury car originally manufactured in Britain. Aviation pioneer, Charles Rolls, along with car designer Henry Royce, created the initiation prototype for their vehicle. With their combined ideas, they constructed an initial model for their vehicle. Wanting to manufacture the “best car in the world” these two brilliant minds worked toward this goal. Royce had actually designed his first 2-cylinder car then introduced it to Rolls. From there the car’s inner workings, engine, and body had evolved.
The First World War is what launched Rolls and Royce into manufacturing engines for aircrafts. These jet engines began to undergo much evolution from a multitude of engineers throughout the First World War and the Second World War. Since its establishment, Rolls-Royce had experienced fluctuations in popularity and declining sales, as that happens with any private company. However, in 1971 the company needed to liquidate. The most lucrative portions were purchased by the British Aircraft Corporation.
In 1998 Rolls-Royce was purchased by BMW, officially turning it from a private company to a daughter company.