Rolls-Royce Unveils Bumblebee 5000

Wed 14th Oct 2020

A Rolls Royce powered by honey might not seem the most obvious choice for one of the world’s most luxurious car brands, but if a young designer from the UK gets their way their stunning design will be causing quite a buzz.

Designed by Sophia, an 11-year-old school girl, the Bumblebee 5000 is the UK winner of its Young Designer competition. The challenge brought in 5,000 entries from more than 80 countries during the pandemic lockdown and certainly inspired some amazing designs.

The Bumblebee comes complete with brewing doors and include a six-seater passenger bay for a party atmosphere. The concept is also powered by honey, which obviously appealed to a company who actually have their own brand of the sticky substance provided by 250,000 English honey bees at their Goodwood base.

“The Bumblebee 5000 is the very best way to travel in and to have parties in with your family and friends. Moving smoothly, it will take you wherever you want to go with style and having fun. With comfortable tables and chairs, a disco ball, the best surround sound system, WIFI, GPS, driverless, a hook for luggage and much more, it makes it the best option in the automobile market. It changes colour depending on the occasion or season of your choice. You will never see something like it,” said the young winner.

Sofia has won a chauffeur driven trip to school in a Rolls-Royce with a friend of her choice, in addition the company is donating a Greenpower electric car to her school.

Speaking about the winning design, Gavin Hartleyy, Head of Bespoke Design at Rolls-Royce said: “We were particularly drawn to Bumblebee 5000 because it’s all about sociability, having fun, sharing good times and enjoying the finer things in life, which is exactly what Rolls‑Royce is all about, too.”