on 22nd February 2011 | No Comments »
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.
on 8th February 2011 | No Comments »
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.
on 3rd February 2011 | 5 Comments »
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.
on 12th January 2011 | 1 Comment »
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’.
on 6th December 2010 | No Comments »
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.
on 1st December 2010 | No Comments »
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 couldn’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.