Have you ever watched a rap video and seen the hood ornament on a Rolls-Royce appear out of nowhere? Well, it actually does the same thing — but reverse — when tampered with.

Thanks to Mark Powell, Sales Director for Rolls-Royce Tampa Bay, we now know exactly what happens when a Rolls-Royce’s hood ornament, known as the Spirit of Ecstasy, is messed with. When touched our grabbed, the ornament then disappears into the hood thanks to an over-engineered mechanism that causes it to retract. Therefore, you can’t really steal one of these things.

According to Powell, the feature has been standard on all Rolls-Royce vehicles dating back to 2004.

In other Rolls-related news, take a look at the car maker’s insane Vision Next 100 concept vehicle that could very well be the Rolls-Royce of the future.

Not NYC, not LA.

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