Rolls-Royce News

  • Rolls-Royce Wraith Luminary Collection

    Do you like luxury? Have you ever experienced true luxury? If you think have, it's likely that you actually have no idea what the wealthy of the world are experiencing in their daily lives. Sure, the seats in your Infiniti massage your backside. Your Range Rover has a cabin born from the souls of an entire cattle ranch. But unless you've reclined the seat in a Rolls-Royce and stared up at the night sky right in your headliner, you've only tasted wisps of luxury. Rolls-Royce is now pushing this concept even further, because the starliner over your precious dome can now be filled with shooting...

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    Rolls-Royce and Aston Martin executives fight a war of words

    A battle of words and insults erupted during the Geneva motor show earlier this week between Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce executives. On the sidelines of the show, Aston Martin design chief Marek Reichman likened Rolls-Royce to "ancient Greece" as his automaker announced intentions to push its...

  • Rolls-Royce Phantom Gentleman's Tourer
    Rolls-Royce bringing bespoke Phantoms, new Dawn Aero Cowling to Geneva motor show

    Rolls-Royce will show off its one-off craftsmanship at the 2018 Geneva motor show with three bespoke Phantoms, as well as a special Dawn Aero Cowling model, the British ultra-luxury marque announced Monday. Each of the three Phantom models was developed separately and feature their new owner's...

  • Rolls-Royce Cullinan's tailgate seats
    Rolls-Royce Cullinan's tailgate seats are perfect for watching the kid's soccer game

    Rolls-Royce is almost ready to unveil its first-ever SUV—ahem, high-sided vehicle—and the automaker is clearly excited. After last week confirming the Cullinan name, Rolls-Royce on Wednesday revealed a pair of automatic tailgate seats that would be perfect for watching the kid's soccer...

  • 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan spy shots and video

    Work on Rolls-Royce’s new SUV due in 2018 continues, as evidenced by recent prototype sightings. It was in early 2015 that Rolls-Royce announced plans for an SUV, but the sighting of a test mule a few weeks later confirmed that work on the automaker’s first “high-sided...

  • Teaser for Rolls-Royce Cullinan
    Rolls-Royce locks in Cullinan name for SUV

    What was originally just a code name is now the official label for Rolls-Royce's SUV. Rolls-Royce on Tuesday confirmed the Cullinan name for its first-ever SUV, though the British brand would prefer you think of the vehicle as a high-sided car rather than something a well-heeled soccer mom might...

  • First 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom heading to auction

    As many brands often do with a particular car wearing VIN 001, Rolls-Royce announced on Monday it will auction off the first production Phantom for charity at the 2018 Naples Winter Wine Festival on January 27. The three-day event founded by the Naples Children & Education Foundation will take place in Naples, Florida, and all proceeds from the 2018 Phantom's sale price will benefit the foundation itself. As if the Phantom isn't enough, the winning bidder will get the opportunity to participate as a judge in the 2019 ROBB Report Car of the Year event and receive a collection of fine wines...

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    The science behind Rolls-Royce's oddball four-rotor diesel rotary engine

    This is the strangest engine you've likely never heard about. Back in the late 1960s and early '70s, a number of automakers were experimenting with odd engine setups. Heck, that happens all the time, even today. This particular setup was quite odd, however, in that it was a diesel rotary. Making it...

  • Rolls-Royce Sweptail
    Rolls-Royce wants even more bespoke cars, options

    For many, a Rolls-Royce simply isn't attainable. However, for the wealthy who make up the über-luxury brand's target market, it appears the current stable of opulent options and dashing cars won't do. No, in the future, Rolls-Royce wants to move to even more bespoke cars and options. That's...

  • Jay Leno welcomes Jonathon Ward and his 1958 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Derelict
    Sleeper 1958 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud stops by Leno's Garage

    Icon turns out fantastic works of automotive art. The company revisits classic cars and gives them a modern spin, though mostly under the sheet metal. You're most likely familiar with the Land Cruisers, Broncos, and other off-road machines built in the shop owned by Jonathan Ward. His company...

  • Rolls-Royce Lago di Como Dawn
    The Rolls-Royce Dawn can be on your Neiman Marcus Christmas shopping list this year

    The holiday season is nearly here, and soon, the public will invade shopping malls and spend hours online perusing for the greatest gifts. Neiman Marcus, one of the United States' oldest department stores, revealed its 2017 Christmas Book, which features a slew of luxurious and over-the-top gifts...

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    Rolls-Royce doesn't do half steps; EVs in the future, no hybrids

    It's all or nothing at Rolls-Royce. The maker of some of the most opulent cars on the road today says it will not equip its vehicles with plug-in hybrid systems, but eventually, it will have no choice but to offer battery-electric cars. Previously, Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten...

  • 2018 BMW M2

    BMW revealed it has big plans to begin introducing electric cars for mass production in the near future—and yes, they even include Rolls-Royce and its BMW M-division cars. The German automaker revealed it has 12 new fully-electric vehicles under development and plans to start producing the first of them in 2020. By 2025, the automaker will offer 25 electrified cars globally, with a mix of plug-in hybrids and pure-electric cars, according to Reuters. BMW also said future technology will help some of the future electric boast ranges up to 435 miles. That's a considerable leap from most...

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    Rolls-Royce is the most popular brand in music

    Musicians love to spout off all sorts of brand names in their songs. It's most common in the pop, rap, and hip-hop worlds, but all sorts of musicians will mention some brand at some point. Which brand gets name dropped the most? Rolls-Royce. Bloomberg discovered this when it analyzed the last three...

  • Rolls-Royce Phantom 2JZ engine swap
    This Rolls-Royce Phantom is Supra powered

    Rolls-Royce released it's seventh-generation Phantom in 2003. In just five years, the automaker produced nearly 5,000 cars. The one above is most likely the only one you'll ever find that hides a Japanese secret. Some absolutely wonderful mad person in Tokyo has decided to came up with a unique...

  • Rolls-Royce Dawn in Fux Fuchsia
    Not to be outdone by McLaren, Rolls-Royce built a fuchsia Dawn

    Remember the recent unveiling of the fuchsia McLaren 720S by McLaren Special Operations? Rolls-Royce has an answer to it. Actually, it's the same exact color and the car is going to the same commissioner: one Michael Fux, who has a taste for brightly colored cars. Rolls-Royce revealed its bespoke...

  • 2017 Bentley Bentayga Diesel
    Rolls-Royce CEO takes dig at Bentley Bentayga

    A battle of British ultra-luxury brands is underway after Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös took a dig at the Bentley Bentayga. Specifically, the Rolls-Royce CEO called out the Bentley SUV for its Volkswagen Group underpinnings. The Bentayga is largely based on an Audi Q7, with...

  • Rolls-Royce commission suite
    Go inside the Rolls-Royce buying process

    Most of us will never be fortunate enough to experience the Rolls-Royce buying process, but at least the brand is kind enough to show us how it all goes down. In this video, Rolls-Royce's Bespoke Sales Manager for North American and Europe, Nick Osy de Zegwaart, takes viewers inside the company's...

  • 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom

    The newest Rolls-Royce Phantom was unveiled Thursday in London, the eighth-generation of the benchmark ultra-luxury sedan and the most recent iteration since 2003. The new Phantom is the second generation developed under BMW ownership and features an aluminum spaceframe "Architecture of Luxury" that will eventually underpin future Rollers as well, including the SUV. Rolls says the new architecture will provide a new level of its opulence because it is lighter, stiffer, quieter, and more technologically advanced. In fact, Rolls says it is 30 percent more rigid than the outgoing structure. Two...

  • Teaser for 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom debuting on July 27, 2017
    Rolls-Royce teases new Phantom ahead of July 27 debut

    Hot on the heels of yesterday’s leaked shots of the new Phantom, Rolls-Royce has released its own teaser shot along with a few new details. The teaser shows some of the sculpting that’s gone into the design and provides more depth to the rather unflattering leaked shots. They also hint...

  • 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom leaked - Image via CarNewsChina
    New Rolls-Royce Phantom leaked ahead of July 27 debut

    This is likely our best look yet at the new Rolls-Royce Phantom which is scheduled for a reveal on July 27. The images are supposedly screen shots depicting an online brochure for the eighth-generation Phantom, in Extended Wheelbase form. They were first posted to the website CarNewsChina and show...

  • John Lennon's Rolls-Royce Phantom V
    Rolls-Royce opens show with a little help from John Lennon's Phantom V

    Attention Londoners: Please send pics. When Rolls-Royce opens their exhibition at Bonhams, called "The Great Eight Phantoms," John Lennon's personalized Rolls-Royce Phantom V will be in attendance. The special guest appearance coincides with the 50th anniversary of the release of "Sgt. Pepper's...

  • Rolls Royce Phantom Experimental Electric 102EX
    Rolls-Royce to skip hybrids and go straight to EVs

    It seems the industry's future propulsion method is sealed: electric cars will begin to take priority over the internal combustion engine. While some automakers buy time and green credentials with hybrid systems, Rolls-Royce has zero plans for such a stop-gap. Autocar reports that Rolls-Royce is...

  • Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge
    Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge brings its darker aura to Goodwood

    Last year, Rolls-Royce announced it was adding a new chapter to its timeline of luxury vehicles with the launch of Black Badge. No, not Lincoln's "Black Label," this is "Black Badge." The automaker rolled out the Wraith and Ghost Black Badge as its first two vehicles to receive the treatment, but...

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