Rolls-Royce News

  • Teaser for bespoke Rolls-Royce Phantom celebrating automaker's 115th anniversary

    This year marks Rolls-Royce's 115th anniversary, and to celebrate the automaker has built a one-off Phantom that will be sold to the highest bidder. Rolls-Royce announced a partnership with auction house RM Sotheby's, which will sell the car later this year. However, the auction will take place entirely online, which will give many more well-heeled individuals the opportunity to take home the unique Phantom. The automaker didn't provide many details about what will make the car extra special, but we do know it will feature a palette of red colors and hand-crafted leather. Sotheby’s...

  • 1934 Rolls-Royce Merlin
    1934 Rolls-Royce Merlin touches down in Jay Leno's Garage

    If it's an oddball kind of car, chances are, it will have its time in the spotlight on Jay Leno's Garage. On the latest episode, Leno doesn't welcome a guest, but instead pulls a labor of love from his own collection. It's none other than a 1934 Rolls-Royce powered by the historic Merlin aircraft...

  • Jozef Kaban
    Rolls-Royce's new design chief is the man who penned the Veyron

    Rolls-Royce has been without a head designer since Giles Taylor stepped down last September after a 6-year stint to join China's FAW Group, where he's been tasked with helping shape future products from a revived Hongqi. The situation at Rolls-Royce finally changed on Monday with the appointment of...

  • 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan
    Rolls-Royce declares it wouldn't survive without BMW backing

    Rolls-Royce isn't an independent British luxury company. It hasn't been since 2003 when BMW Group acquired full control of the automaker. On Friday, the luxury marque's top executive acknowledged that without BMW, the brand would be dead. Speaking to Australian website Go Auto, Rolls-Royce CEO...

  • 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan
    Rolls-Royce Cullinan demand outstrips production capacity

    The Rolls-Royce Cullinan marked the opulent luxury brand's first foray into the SUV market with its debut last May, and it's been nothing but good news for the company ever since. According to an Automotive News (subscription required) report on Saturday, demand continues to outweigh production...

  • 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost spy shots
    2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost spy shots

    Get ready for a second generation of the Rolls-Royce Ghost, a car you'd buy if you're filthy rich but not an all-out baller. Prototypes for a redesigned version of Rolls-Royce's entry-level sedan have been spotted ahead of an expected debut in late 2020 or early the following year. We should see it...

  • 2019 McLaren 600LT

    Last year was a banner year for numerous luxury automakers. We've compiled 2018 global sales for five of them, and each of them saw sales expand to new records. The feat is particularly notable as the overall new-car market begins to plateau, and consumer confidence, even in once-booming China, begins to wane. Yet, North America and Asia continue to be the largest markets for the most luxurious cars and supercars. McLaren The British supercar maker saw sales jump a whopping 49.3 percent over 2017 figures. McLaren confirmed North America remains its largest market after a stellar sales...

  • Rolls-Royce and Fabergé partner to build a special Spirit of Ecstasy egg
    Rolls-Royce and Fabergé build a special egg housing the Spirit of Ecstasy

    Just when it seems Rolls-Royce has reached a new plateau in the bespoke luxury space, the automaker announces a new project we never would have imagined before. Today that involves a partnership with famed jewelry maker Fabergé. The pair have crafted a special Fabergé egg that houses...

  • 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan
    Rolls-Royce Cullinan hybrid reportedly in the cards

    The Rolls-Royce Cullinan marked the first time the British luxury marque expanded its horizons to the booming SUV segment, but the brand may not stop there: the Cullinan could be in for a hybrid powertrain. That's the word from Top Gear magazine, which reported last week that a Cullinan hybrid is...

  • 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan
    2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan first drive review: Tetonic shift

    In Jackson, Wyoming, things get a little weird. More than a half a million people live in the entire state, most of them in modest small towns never far from staggeringly beautiful wilds. Jackson’s the same, just different. It's filthy rich, overrun by Cheneys and Gateses and their ilk. The...

  • Rolls-Royce Cullinan limo by Klassen
    Get ready for the bulletproof $2M Rolls-Royce Cullinan limo

    Rolls-Royce pulled the wraps off of the Cullinan luxury SUV this May, but buyers who need a little more room will be glad to know there are options for their options. Klassen, a German company with a pedigree in turning premium vehicles into luxurious limousines, has shown images of its Cullinan...

  • Giles Taylor
    Ex-Rolls-Royce design boss to pen models for Chinese luxury brand Hongqi

    Chinese automaker FAW Group is in the process of reviving historic brand Hongqi as China's premiere automotive label and hired the former design chief of Rolls-Royce to pen the new models. FAW announced Friday that Giles Taylor, who led the design team at Rolls-Royce from 2012 to June of this year...

  • Rolls-Royce Extended Wheelbase Phantom Privacy Suite

    Elites will have no need to wait until their destination to discuss pressing matters, at least not when they're in the back seat of Rolls-Royce's Phantom. On Friday, the British ultra-luxury marque debuted its new "privacy suite" for the extended-wheelbase Phantom at the Chengdu auto show currently on in China. The rear cockpit features Electrochromatic Glass, a technology that separates the front and rear cabins with the touch of a button. The rear-seat passenger has the choice to either look out ahead into the driver's area or turn the glass completely opaque, which offers total seclusion...

  • 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan
    Rolls-Royce Cullinan makes US debut in Monterey

    Monterey Car Week is the perfect place for truly luxurious vehicles to become acquainted with potential future owners. That's why any automaker worth its exotic luxury salt packs up its finest wares and treks to Northern California once a year. For Rolls-Royce, the surrounds of the Pebble Beach...

  • 2019 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Collection
    Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Collection honors the “Best Car in the World”

    When Rolls-Royce sets out to mark a milestone, it does so with the utmost finesse, especially when honoring the legendary Silver Ghost. The automaker on Tuesday unveiled the first of a limited run of Silver Ghost Collection cars based on the 2019 Rolls-Royce Ghost. The run celebrates an historic...

  • 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan
    Rolls-Royce boss says Cullinan SUV completes lineup

    We shouldn't expect any new model lines from Rolls-Royce after the latest comments from the brand's CEO, Torsten Müller-Ötvös. The executive told Autocar in an interview published Wednesday that the Rolls-Royce lineup is now complete following the Cullinan SUV's launch in...

  • Jon Olsson's 810-hp Rolls-Royce Wraith is for sale
    Jon Olsson's 810-hp Rolls-Royce Wraith is up for sale

    Professional skier Jon Olsson's toys come in fast and they occasionally leave just as quickly. He has the sort of car problem we all wish we had: a desire to acquire and modify as many machines as possible. Thus some of his greatest vehicular hits are shipped off to find new homes, which is what...

  • Rolls-Royce creates a Cars and Cognac event
    Rolls-Royce hosts a Cars and Cognac event

    Cars and Coffee-style events take place anywhere dedicated car lovers are ready to wake up early and admire each other's rides. The original got its start in Southern California, but you can find a Cars and Coffee pretty much anywhere you go. A group of Rolls-Royce owners were recently treated to a...

  • Giles Taylor

    Rolls-Royce on Wednesday announced the departure of its design chief Giles Taylor. In a statement, the automaker said Taylor had left Rolls-Royce and parent company BMW Group to pursue “alternative business interests.” A successor is yet to be named. Taylor took over the design reins at Rolls-Royce in 2012, replacing Ian Cameron who set the mark for the British brand's current design theme with the seventh-generation Phantom launched in 2003 During his tenure at Rolls-Royce, Taylor penned some real masterpieces such as the Dawn convertible and recently revealed Cullinan SUV, as...

  • Rolls-Royce Sweptail
    Rolls-Royce might call its next one-off vehicle the "Boat Tail"

    Remember the Rolls-Royce Sweptail? The most expensive "new" car ever built? The British luxury marque may have another bespoke project in the works to follow the $12.8 million Sweptail, and it could be called the "Boat Tail." Rolls-Royce parent company BMW has applied to trademark the "Boat Tail"...

  • 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan
    Customize your Cullinan: Rolls-Royce launches configurator for SUV

    For those who can't actually purchase and own a Rolls-Royce Cullinan, the day to live out a fantasy has come. The British ultra-luxury brand has launched the posh SUV's online configurator, and anyone can build the Cullinan of their dreams. The old saying applies here: if you have to ask how much...

  • 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan
    2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan ultra-luxury SUV revealed

    It may be named after the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever found, but Rolls-Royce's new Cullinan ultra-luxury SUV is certainly no diamond in the rough. It's polished from the get go and answers a direct call from Rolls-Royce customers seeking a vehicle that can handle any terrain together...

  • Teaser for Rolls-Royce Cullinan debuting on May 10, 2018
    Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV teased ahead of May 10 reveal

    Rolls-Royce is set to enter the SUV game this year with a new model called the Cullinan, the name borrowed from the largest diamond in the British Crown Jewels. It was in early 2015 that Rolls-Royce first announced plans for the vehicle and on May 10 the covers will finally come off. To build the...

  • Rolls-Royce Black Badge Adamas Collection
    Rolls-Royce Adamas series has carbon fiber Spirit of Ecstasy

    Rolls-Royce is embracing its dark side. The British automaker is on a quest to expand its bespoke offerings, and the Black Badge cars are part of this journey. Now there's a handful of new members in the group and you can refer to them as the Adamas Collection. There will be 40 Wraiths and 30 Dawns...

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