The all-electric Rolls-Royce 102EX concept, which debuted at last year’s Geneva auto show, won’t reach production.
The Phantom-based 102EX was built as a sort of market-research project, and more than 500 potential customers were given the chance to test it.
Rolls Royce has recently introduced a resource that allows potential Rolls-Royce customers to search for pre-owned cars online.
This is called Provenance Pre-owned Stock Locator, and can be accessed by using an iPad, computer or smart phone.
Rolls-Royce debuted the Phantom Coupé Aviator Collection, an aviation-mirrored line inspired by founder Charles Stewart Rolls, at Pebble Beach Quail last week.
Wearing an Aviator Grey finish, this special Phantom Coupe has a contrasting matte hood, grille surround and window, while inside the cabin we notice the cockpit-like theme thanks to the combination of metal and wood.
If you watched the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games, you might have noticed three bespoke Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupes.
Specially created for the event, the vehicles featured an English White exterior with special badging and self-centering wheel caps that had the Olympic motto “Citius, Altius, Fortius” (Faster, Higher, Stronger) on them.
Rolls Royce just opens its largest dealership in North America Jericho, Long Island which is located just miles outside of New York City.
The 9,200-square-foot facility at 115 South Service Road in Jericho holds more than a dozen of the ultra-luxury automobiles, and includes a café, meeting spaces with floor-to-ceiling glass walls and an outdoor terrace.
The Starlight Headliner is a factory-installed option on the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe or Sedan that turns the roof of your luxury car into a panoramic starry night.
“Creating an illusion of a dazzling night sky, hundreds of fibre optic lights shine through the perforated leather on the roof.”
“The brightness of these Roll Royce-created stars can be adjusted to complement the moods and the needs of the owner.”
Academy Award winning director Martin Scorsese has announced he will produce Silver Ghost, a film that chronicles the lives of the names behind the formation of Rolls-Royce.
Silver Ghost will tell the story of motoring pioneer Lord John Douglas-Scott Montagu, his wife Cis and his secret love affair with his secretary and mistress, Eleanor Velasco Thornton.
The MINI Inspired by Goodwood is the most ambitious and luxurious special edition model the brand has ever launched.
To celebrate delivery of the first customer cars, a single example will be on display in prime position at Harrods through April 22.
Co-developed by the infamous Rolls-Royce design team, the car features luxurious amenities that would normally be seen in a Rolls-Royce.
Airbus is about to deliver a luxury double decker A380 to the Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the chairman of Kingdom Holding Company, a major investor in Citigroup.
Ordered in 2007, it will be the most expensive personal jet, with a final price well in excess of $500 million, including the cost of outfitting it with one-of-a kind amenities.
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 continues up to the A-pillars and windscreen surround. The new option extends the contrast theme to roof, rear pillars and boot lid.
The particular car used at Geneva (pictured below) to preview the option was finished in Infinity Black, with a Cassiopeia Silver upper two-tone.
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% of Ghost and Ghost Extended Wheelbase models sold around the world featured bespoke design in 2011.
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 China and the U.S. with 47% year-over-year growth in Asia-Pacific, 17% in North America and 23% in the Middle East.
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 Rolls-Royce. The 2011 performance beat the previous record of 3,347 cars set in 1978.
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 and Williamson Balfour Motors in Chile.
Müller-Ötvös said “Brazil and Chile have seen impressive economic growth, with an increasing demand from discerning customers for pinnacle luxury products.”
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 details created by Rolls-Royce’s bespoke team that can be installed on its handbuilt vehicles, the popular Phantom and luxury Phantom Extended Wheelbase.
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 additions such as a mounted Howdah double-barrel shotgun, a rifle stand in the passenger compartments and a mountable Lantaka cannon.
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 year.
That price tag makes the Mini Inspired by Goodwood, a special edition run of just 1,000 models, nearly four times as expensive as the basic Mini First hatch model.
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 draped in fabric, reminiscent of the original Spirit of Ecstasy.