Rolls-Royce unveils electric sports car for children

The luxury car brand Rolls-Royce has unveiled a new single seat electric sports car for children to drive around hospital.

Engineers at the iconic British firm spent more than 400 hours of their spare time developing the all-new Rolls-Royce SRH.

The one-off motor has been hand built for child patients at St Richard's Hospital Paediatric Day Surgery Unit in Chichester, West Sussex.

It will allow youngsters to drive themselves to the operating theatre in an attempt to reduce their anxiety and stress.

The luxury car brand Rolls-Royce has unveiled a new single seat electric sports car for children to drive around hospital

Molly Matthews, aged 8, takes the motor for a spin around Rolls-Royce's HQ at Goodwood

The one-off motor has been hand built for child patients at St Richard's Hospital Paediatric Day Surgery Unit in Chichester, West Sussex

Rolls-Royce normally reserve the first drive of a new model for the chief executive, but with Torsten Muller-Otvos too large to fit in, two young patients from St Richard's had the first spin.

Molly Matthews, eight, and Hari Rajyaguru, seven, were chauffeur driven to Rolls-Royce's HQ in Goodwood where they drove the SRH around the factory.

With a 24-volt gel battery, the SRH is capable of a top speed of 10mph, but can be limited to 4mph for when it is driven down the corridors of the hospital.

Lawrie Mewse, project leader of the Rolls-Royce SRH, said: 'I am immensely proud of what the team has achieved.

'This project showcases

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