What is the name of the English luxurious car brand which delivered the motors for both the Spitfire and Hurricane jets during World War II?

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What is the name of the English luxurious car brand which delivered the motors for both the Spitfire and Hurricane jets during World War II?

Rolls-Royce

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Rolls-Royce is a British car brand producing luxury cars as well as airplane engines. Today, Rolls-Royce is owned by German BMW. In 1904, Henry Royce produced his first car, which Charles Rolls then sold. They formed a partnership under the name Rolls-Royce. During World War II, Rolls-Royce produced the famous engine 'Merlin', utilised in both the Spitfire and Hurricane jets. The mascot of Rolls-Royce is called 'The Spirit of Ecstacy' and is a woman leaning over.

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