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 Royce chief executive told AFP no cash buyers had come forward yet at the ongoing Shanghai auto show, but the exhibition has provided further proof for luxury carmakers that their future is in China.
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 addition of 170mm to the car’s wheelbase has significantly enhanced the legroom making it ideal for those looking to use it as a chauffeur vehicle.
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 package.
It was conceived at Rolls-Royce‘s design division in Goodwood, UK and is finished with several touches which will be familiar to fans of the luxury brand.
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 the opening of the new facility, Rolls-Royce launched a Spirit of Ecstasy Centenary Collection Phantom Drophead Coupé, which forms part of a collection of 100 highly bespoke Rolls-Royce Phantom models.
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 the world’s most iconic — and expensive — automakers, described the model, known as the 102EX, as a “test bed” to gather research for future decisions about alternative drive trains.
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 prow of every Rolls-Royce model throughout the generations.
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 velocity of about 38 knots.
The new 115’ features an additional Vericor TF50 gas turbine, typically used in the aeronautical sector, with a central water-jet propeller producing an additional 5,100 hp, for a total top speed of 52 knots.
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 Audi are currently undergoing massive expansion throughout China and it appears the bigger the car the better as far as the Chinese are concerned.
Hence Rolls-Royce sold 500 cars in Great China (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan) in the first 10 months of this year and predicts it will sell 800 in the next 12 months.
Director Guy Ritchie, who is currently filming the second Sherlock Holmes movie, has bought himself a Rolls Royce Ghost costing over $300,000.
The 42-year-old film director couldnâ€™t wait to get his hands on his new car and had it delivered straight to the set of his new film reports The Dailymail.
The eight-speed automatic transmission luxury car goes from 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph.
Los Angeles tuners, Platinum Motorsport, have given this Rolls Royce Ghost their own special touch.
Fortunately for Platinum Motorsport, their tuning kit for the luxury coupe actually accentuates the vehicleâ€™s elegance instead of downplaying it to a ridiculous level.
The vehicleâ€™s body had been gifted with a matt black finish, which really offers an interesting view of the Ghostâ€™s sculpted lines.
Rolls-Royce has teamed up with Beverly Hills-based designer Bijan Pakzad to custom-design 30 Limited-Edition models costing more than $1 million each.
Bijan will work closely with the luxury automaker to turn out a handful of special edition Phantoms, complete with the designer’s own personal touches.
The announcement was made last week at a special event at Bijanâ€™s Rodeo Drive Boutique complete with the designerâ€™s own yellow Rolls-Royce Drophead Coupe.
Fenice Milano has unveiled their new Diva tuning program for the Rolls-Royce Ghost.
The hood, grille, side sills and mirrors have all been coated in 24-karat gold, as has the interior, along with custom teak, leather and Alcantara trim.
However, they did not announced how this new package will improve the engineâ€™s output.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that new Bespoke Phantoms have arrived in Abu Dhabi.
The cars are based on two different motifs which are inspired by the cityâ€™s rich culture and natural landscape.
The two Bespoke Phantoms in question are inspired by Shaheen (a very famous falcon) and by Baynounah (one of the historical places in Abu Dhabi City).
German luxury and exotic car tuner Mansory has released details of its latest project, the Mansory Rolls Royce White Ghost, based on the Rolls-Royce Ghost.
The car is painted in a subtle white and adds a new front-end featuring additional LED daytime running lights and vertical air outlets on the sides.
The Ghost will also get new side skirts, rear view mirrors on each side, a rear spoiler, and a rear apron with implied diffuser and dual sport-exhaust-system.
U.S.-based Atlantic Yachts has contracted with Rolls-Royceâ€™s Marine division to design and engineer a new line of superyachts dubbed the NVC 85 Y.
The 85-metre craft will be built by Germanyâ€™s Nobiskrug GmbH while Atlanticâ€™s founder Paul Madden, formerly of Blohm + Voss will oversee the project.
â€œThe German built version of the NVC 85 Y is all about design, technology, safety at sea, and comfort,â€ explains Madden.
â€œRolls-Royce Marineâ€™s design team in Norway has worked diligently with us to create a yachting platform without equal.â€
Lady Gaga brought her dad to tears after presenting him with a luxury car on her parents’ wedding anniversary.
“I bought my parents a car,” said the performer during a chat with Britain’s The Times. “It’s a Rolls-Royce. It’s black.”
Her parents thought she’d rented it for them to drive for the day and her dad was overcome with emotion after realizing she’d purchased it for them to keep.
Rolls Royce have released a Picnic Cabinet Set on special request by a customer. The set is made of wood and leather and contains crockery and cutlery for four picnic guests.
Luxury car manufacturer Rolls-Royce said its first app for the iPhone and iPod touch is now available at the App Store.
Exclusive to Rolls-Royceâ€™s latest model â€“ the Ghost â€“ this application allows consumers to design and configure it to their exact specifications.
The Ghost app allows you to choose from the thousands of design combinations available at Rolls-Royce dealerships.
Based on a 1979 Silver Shadow II this Rolls-Royce panel van was commissioned by Krug Champagne â€“ now part of the LVMH wine division – back in 1984.
With the front two seats remaining the rear has been filled with a pair of refrigerators to keep your bubbly at the optimum temperature.
Covered in special Krug white and burgundy livery, the detailing includes lots of shining chrome and even a key fob made out of a bottle cork.