British defence company Vickers bought Rolls-Royce Motors
Limited in 1980 and continued producing Rolls-Royce and Bentley
cars. Renamed Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited in 1985, it was
floated on the stock exchange.
A Rolls-Royce powered car broke the land-speed record again in
1983. Thrust 2, driven by Richard Noble, was powered by a
Rolls-Royce Avon 302 jet engine, achieving 633.468 mph.