The facelifted Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II wasn’t the only new model launched by Rolls-Royce at this week’s Geneva Motor Show. Rolls-Royce also used the Swiss event to unveil a new two-tone color option for the Ghost. Until now, Ghost customers could only customise their car’s paintwork by optioning the Silver Satin bonnet finish, which only … Continued
British manufacturer of super-luxury motor cars Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has unveiled the Phantom Series II at 2012 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. The series II comprises Phantom Saloon, Phantom Drophead Coupe and Phantom Coupe featuring enhanced design, drivetrain and technology. The Phantom II features “significant improvements in design, drive-train and technology,” Rolls-Royce says.
More than half of clients who specified a Rolls-Royce Ghost in 2011 turned to bespoke personalisation. The service, which includes anything from the application of unique paint colours, coach lines and tread plates to whole vehicle designs featuring champagne sets, humidors and picnic cabinets, helped drive Rolls-Royce to record sales last year. In total, 56% … Continued
Ultra-luxury carmaker Rolls-Royce is looking to expand into Thailand and Vietnam after it posted record sales in 2011 with Asia its fastest-growing market. The automaker announced Monday sales jumped 31 percent to 3,538 vehicles last year, and was the highest-ever annual total in the company’s 107-year history. The surging sales were driven by demand from … Continued
Rolls-Royce announced Monday that sales rocketed to an all-time high in 2011, driven by demand from China and the United States. The group, which is owned by German auto giant BMW, said in a statement that production leapt 31 percent to 3,538 cars in 2011. That was the highest-ever output in the 107-year history of … Continued
Luxury car maker Rolls-Royce has developed its first electric-powered vehicle, that goes up to 125 miles fully charged. The one-off Phantom 102EX has been touring the globe to gauge the reactions of Rolls-Royce owners and potential customers to a fully electric-powered car. The 6.75-liter V-12 was replaced by a massive 71-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery housed within the aluminum spaceframe.
Ultra-luxury brand Rolls-Royce has announced that it is to enter South America for the first time in its history. Its first dealerships were likely to open earlier next year, during a visit to the continent by Rolls-Royce boss Torsten Müller-Ötvös. Rolls-Royce models will be sold by dealerships operated by the Via Italia group in Brazil … Continued
Rolls Royce will produce an exclusive suite of modifications in celebration of the Chinese Year of the Dragon, which begins next January. The new Year of the Dragon Collection has been created in “preparation for this festive celebration… Inspired by the legendary creature that is revered in China.” The collection features a set of particular … Continued
One of the world’s most unique Rolls-Royce adaptations is set to go under the hammer next month, with the sale of a model equipped specifically for tiger hunting. The 1925 Rolls-Royce New Phantom was originally commissioned by Umed Singh II of India, the Maharaja of Kotah, for use while tiger hunting. This led to some … Continued
Mini announced pricing for the exclusive model it has developed with luxury automotive brand Rolls-Royce on the first day of the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The automaker confirmed June 30 that the ‘Mini Inspired by Goodwood‘ (also the home of the Rolls-Royce design studio) will start at £41,000 (€45,425), with deliveries beginning in March next … Continued
British fashion photographer John Rankin created a collection of 100 images to celebrate 100 years of Rolls-Royce, inspired by the Spirit of Ecstasy. The two photos in this series which have been released, features Rankin’s wife Tuuli Shipster, a model. He has photographed her in close-up as well as in full-length picture in sensual profile … Continued
One of Rolls Royce boss Torsten Muller-Otvos’ most memorable auto show moments came last year in Beijing when a man walked through the crowd to the carmaker’s stand and set down a suitcase. “Millions of renminbi,” the man said of the suitcase’s contents. “Really, that was amazing. He bought a Phantom,” Muller-Otvos said. The Rolls … Continued
Rolls-Royce unveiled its new Ghost long wheel base car for the first time at the 2011 Shanghai Motor Show. The Ghost Extended Wheelbase is designed for users who require even more room from the luxury marque’s massive Ghost sedan and is expected to be popular with the ever-increasing number of wealthy buyers in China. The … Continued
Iconic compact car maker Mini has unveiled a collaboration with top luxury marque Rolls-Royce at the Auto Shanghai show, which opens this week. Boasting “top-grade materials, the highest level of workmanship and stylish supremacy,” the ‘Mini Inspired by Goodwood’ special edition transfers some of the luxury trappings of a fully-fledged Rolls-Royce into a much smaller … Continued
The world’s largest Rolls-Royce dealership has opened in Abu Dhabi as the luxury brand continues its expansion in the Middle East. Spanning a massive 9,687 square feet, the showroom includes just five Rolls-Royce cars, but also houses a coffee bar, “customer configuration lounge,” and is linked to a new on-site Rolls-Royce service facility. To mark … Continued
Rolls-Royce will join the electric car club at the Geneva Motor Show, but like many of its luxury counterparts, it seems uncertain that electrified vehicles are the future. It will show a one-off electric version of its $300,000 Phantom sedan at the show before sending the vehicle on a global test tour. Rolls-Royce, one of … Continued
A parade of 100 modern and vintage Rolls-Royce cars made their way through central London on Sunday. It is a significant milestone in the 107-year history of Rolls-Royce marking 100 years to the day since the Spirit of Ecstasy design was first registered as a trademark. Since then the graceful flying lady has adorned the … Continued
Italian superyacht builder Pershing has launched a new hull in its flagship 115’ range with all the bells and whistles plus a gut-busting engine upgrade. Fitted with twin diesel MTUs delivering a total of 7,400 hp together with the applied thrust of the two Kamewa Rolls-Royce water-jet propellers, the standard model has an impressive maximum … Continued
Luxury automaker Rolls-Royce is planning an electric limousine, which would be rechargeable…with zero emissions, the dailymail reports. There has been speculation for two years that Rolls-Royce was planning a top secret electric model. Then, before Christmas, Rolls-Royce’s chief executive said an electric or alternatively-fuelled ‘experimental’ Rolls-Royce model would be a ‘good idea’.
While in traditional markets luxury car makers might still be feeling the effects of the world financial crises of 2008, in mainland China things have never been better with astonishing growth figures being recorded as the nation’s new wealthy treat themselves to the world’s most high-end modes of transport. The likes of Bentley, BMW and … Continued