The Rolls Royce Merlin. 27 litre Supercharged V12. This engine shaped the 20th century in many ways.

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Stunning, pin-sharp images of the final 55 airworthy Spitfires

Monumental: The blue coloured Spitfire is powered by the Rolls Royce Griffon engine and has a top speed of 446mph and a ceiling of 42,000ft

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Stunning, pin-sharp images of the final 55 airworthy Spitfires

Fierce: Mk 3 Seafire PP972 (left), the Royal Navy version of the Spitfire built for Aircraft carriers and powered by a Rolls Royce Merlin engine

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Bentley with a Spitfire engine

Unique, bespoke Bentley with a 27-ltre Rolls-Royce Meteor engine (Which, to be technically correct, ISN'T from a Spitfire, like the ever-so-reliable Daily Mail says - the Meteor was the un-supercharged version as used in Tanks)

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Vulcan bomber probably the most graceful weapon of mass destruction the world will ever know

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Just a Car Guy: Before and after photos of the incredibly unusual 1925 Jonckheere Rolls-Royce Phantom Aerodynamic Coupe

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