Rolls-Royce Phantom News

  • 2014 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Waterspeed Collection

    Later this year, Rolls-Royce will unveil a new special edition Phantom Drophead Coupe that will be built in a run of 35 vehicles and commemorates the triumph of Sir Malcolm Campbell in his Rolls-Royce-powered Bluebird K3 boat in setting the world waterspeed record back in 1937, a time when Rolls-Royce-powered vehicles held speed records on air, land and--thanks to Campbell’s efforts--water. Rolls-Royce isn’t showing us the car just yet, but the automaker did invite Campbell’s grandson (Donald) and great grandson (Joe) down to its headquarters in the U.K. to give it their...

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    Rolls-Royce Previews New Bespoke Phantom Drophead Coupe Collection

    Rolls-Royce has released the first details on its latest special edition developed by its in-house personalization department Rolls-Royce Bespoke. The new special edition is the Phantom Drophead Coupe Bespoke Waterspeed Collection, of which just 35 examples will be built. MUST SEE: Mercedes-Benz...

  • Rolls-Royce Bespoke Celestial Phantom, 2013 Dubai Motor Show
    Diamond-Studded Rolls-Royce Phantom Shines At Dubai Motor Show

    As if Rolls-Royce's Phantom wasn't ostentatious enough, the British automaker decided to cover it with diamonds. Yes, Rolls-Royce is showing an updated version of the Celestial Phantom--originally unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show--with some new jewelry at the 2013 Dubai Motor Show this...

  • 2013 Rolls-Royce Chicane Phantom Coupe
    Rolls-Royce Bespoke Builds 'Chicane' Phantom Coupe

    Rolls-Royce’s own personalization department, Rolls-Royce Bespoke, has put together a very special Phantom Coupe for the automaker’s brand manager in Dubai, Mohammed EL-Arishy. Called the Chicane Phantom Coupe, only one example exists and it's been developed with special touches...

  • Rolls-Royce Celestial Phantom
    Rolls-Royce Celestial Phantom Brings The Night Sky To You

    The Rolls-Royce Phantom came gliding into the world on January 1 back in 2003. Per the automaker, this happened at midnight. Fast forward ten years, and the automaker is ready to signify that event with a rather special Phantom designed to showcase just how luxurious customers can get with the...

  • Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II, launched at 2012 Geneva Motor Show
    Next Rolls-Royce Phantom To Share 7-Series Platform, Arrive In 2016: Report

    It was in early 2003 that the current Phantom first hit the scene, the first Rolls-Royce to be launched under the stewardship of BMW and the first standalone model from the British marque for quite some time. The car has since gone on to spawn coupe and convertible versions and was given a mild...

  • 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe

    When you’re paying upwards of half a million dollars for a car, you’d hope it wouldn’t be involved in a recall. Unfortunately for owners of certain Rolls-Royce Phantom models, the ultra-luxury cars are involved in the latest NHTSA recall. The recall affects 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom models built from November 2, 2012, through January 18, 2013, which means there are some 27 cars affected by the recall in the U.S. According to the automaker, the fuel filler necks on the affected cars may be missing their anti-misfueling device. When you’re filling up the car’s gas...

  • Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II, launched at 2012 Geneva Motor Show
    Rolls-Royce Celebrates 10 Years Of Its Latest Phantom

    It was on January 1, 2003 that the first of the latest-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom sedans was delivered to its owner, marking the reign of the prestigious British brand’s ownership under German automaker BMW. At the time, production of the Phantom was trickling along at just one car per...

  • Opposite lock in a Rolls-Royce Phantom
    Off-Roading, Rolls-Royce Phantom Style: Video

    The least-expensive Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase sedan you can buy in the United States will run you $455,000, and that’s before you start checking the option boxes. Keep things simple, and most stretched Phantoms probably price in the half-million dollar range. That’s why you...

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    Price Dropped On Pininfarina-Designed 'Hyperion' Rolls-Royce

    In 2008, Pininfarina designed an exclusive version of its Phantom Drop Head Coupe for Rolls-Royce collector Roland Hall. Sketched by noted designer Jason Castriota, the Hyperion was meant to evoke memories of the 1930s, when luxury roadsters from brands like Duesenberg and Rolls-Royce ruled the...

  • Jay Leno and Nissan's Andy Parkin discuss Infiniti's Emerg-E concept
    Jay Leno Tours The Concept Lawn At Pebble Beach: Video

    If you want to see all the latest creations from the world’s automakers in one place, the Concept Lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is where you want to be. This year’s show was no exception, with concepts like the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento sharing lawn space with the...

  • 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Aviator Collection
    Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Aviator Collection Debuts At Pebble Beach

    A Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe not special enough? Never fear, as Rolls-Royce has got you covered, with the automaker today unveiling a new special edition at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Labeled the Phantom Coupe Aviator Collection, the new special edition draws inspiration from...

  • Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Series II 2012 London Olympics special edition

    Rolls-Royce has celebrated the closing of the 2012 London Olympics with a trio of special edition models sporting for the first time in the automaker’s 108-year history a brand new badge design. The new badge, which replaces the traditional double R, was penned by Rolls-Royce’s own Bespoke Design Team and features a British Union Flag motif instead of the usual flowing gown of the automaker’s Spirit of Ecstasy symbol. Inside each of the cars the steering wheel center gets a special badge with a laurel wreath and torch, as well as the words "London 2012" surrounded by the...

  • Giles Taylor explains the Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II
    Rolls-Royce Explains The Phantom Series II: Video

    Rolls-Royce buyers don’t like change, yet every product has to evolve to stay current. When dealing with a product like Rolls-Royce’s flagship Phantom, the trick is to change the car enough to be different, yet not so much as to alienate brand loyalists. When penning the Phantom Series...

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    Rolls-Royce Debuts Phantom Series II Extended Wheelbase In Beijing

    If you need further proof that the Chinese auto market is critical to luxury automakers, consider this: Rolls-Royce has chosen the Beijing Auto Show for the world premier of its Phantom Series II Extended Wheelbase model. The 2012 Beijing Auto Show marks the second consecutive year that Rolls-Royce...

  • The Pininfarina Hyperion
    One Of A Kind Pininfarina Hyperion Found At Abu Dhabi Dealership

    In 2008, Rolls-Royce collector Roland Hall asked Pininfarina to build him something special from a Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe. The end result was a spare-no-expenses creation, penned by none other than Jason Castriota, called the Pininfarina Hyperion. After dropping out of sight in 2009...

  • Bespoke Rolls-Royce Phantom Mirage Coupe
    One-Off Rolls-Royce Phantom Mirage Is For Horse Lovers Only

    In 2008, Rolls-Royce announced a new Bespoke Collection exclusively for Phantom buyers in the Middle East. One of these was the Phantom Mirage, inspired by a legendary white Arabian stallion bearing the same name. At the time, the Rolls-Royce Phantom Mirage was available in the buyer’s choice...

  • Rolls Royce Phantom 102EX World Tour
    Rolls-Royce Rules Out Building An Electric Phantom

    The CEO of Rolls-Royce Torsten Müller-Ötvös has ruled out building a production version of his company's 102EX electric Phantom concept, at least in the near future. After taking the concept on a world tour, and allowing more than 500 potential customers, including us, to take it for...

  • Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II live photos

    As the Phantom flagship enters its tenth model year, Rolls-Royce today unveiled an update to keep the range at the pinnacle of luxury and capability. To be known as the 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II, the sedan, coupe, and drophead coupe models have received modifications to their styling, drivetrains, connectivity features, and other luxury accoutrements. "These cars are timeless in their appeal," said Rolls-Royce Motor Cars CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös, "but technology moves rapidly and we cannot afford to stand still." Starting from the front, the Phantom Series II features...

  • Rolls-Royce Year of the Dragon Phantom
    Rolls-Royce Year Of The Dragon Phantom Sells Out In Two Months

    Luxury car sales in China show no signs of slowing, with news emerging this month that a special edition Rolls-Royce Phantom priced from $1.2 million sold out within two months of being announced. The special edition model is the Rolls-Royce Year of the Dragon Phantom, built to commemorate the...

  • Topless Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe in downpour
    This Is Why You Park Your Rolls-Royce Drophead Top Up: Video

    Drive a convertible long enough, and it’s inevitable: sooner or later you’ll be caught with the top down in the rain. Drop-tops like the Mazda MX-5 Miata are designed to cope with a certain amount of in-car moisture (and yes, we know this from experience), and can generally be set to...

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    As SOPA Stumbles, Megaupload Founder Has Luxury Cars Seized

    Just in case you don’t follow events outside the world of car news, a proposed bill called SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) seemed to lose steam this week, thanks to massive online support generated by websites like Google and Wikipedia. While the evolution and potential consequences of the bill...

  • 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe facelift spy shots
    2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Spy Shots

    It’s very rare that Rolls-Royce visually updates one of its models, especially when that particular model is the clear sales leader in its segment. Nevertheless, a facelift is scheduled for the top-selling Rolls-Royce Phantom, bringing the car, which comes in sedan, coupe and convertible...

  • Rolls-Royce Phantom 102EX, experimental electric prototype, New York City, November 2011
    Rolls-Royce 102EX Electric Phantom Initial Driving Impressions

    Following its debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, Rolls-Royce’s 102EX electric Phantom prototype has been touring the globe in order to not only gather vital data for engineers but also to gauge potential customer reaction to such a vehicle ever being launched by the...

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