The Rolls-Royce R went on to hold Air Speed, Land Speed and Water Speed World Records, but most importantly of all, it formed the basis of the design of the Rolls Royce Merlin engine which powered many important allied aircraft in WW2 (Spitfires, Huricanes, Mustangs, Lancasters and warhawks) and undoubtedly empowered the RAF's pilots to victory in the Battle of Britain.
The fuel used contained no petrol, the best mixture proving to be:
- 30% Benzole
- 60% Methanol
- 10% Acetone
- 4.2 cc of Tetra-ethyl lead per gallon