Rolls-Royce News

  • 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith

    Fresh from its appearances at the 2013 Geneva and New York auto shows, Rolls-Royce’s new Wraith finally gets a chance to stretch its legs. Here we see the elegant coupe take to some of Britain’s country roads, with the car’s product manager, Philip Harnett, sitting behind the wheel. He lets us share the journey by providing an intimate explanation of what it feels like to drive the new Wraith. We also learn about the extensive testing program the car was put through before being signed off for production. Durability and performance testing took place at the Nürburgring...

  • Rolls-Royce Bangkok Boutique
    Rolls-Royce Goes Boutique In Bangkok

    Rolls-Royce builds cars that are just as much about the experience of purchasing them as they are driving them. To that end, the luxury automaker has built its first boutique shopping location, and it's located in the ultra high-end Siam Paragon mall in Bangkok, Thailand. This is a new way for...

  • 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost
    Rolls-Royce SUV Not So Dead? New Rumors

    Despite the fact that Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös has explicitly ruled out the possibility of an SUV from the hyperluxe brand, the rumors of the ute persist. The latest gasoline on the fire comes from Automobile, in an article positing the Rolls-Royce SUV as dependent on the...

  • Rolls-Royce personalization
    Rolls-Royce Enjoys Getting Personal, And So Do Its Customers

    If you can afford a Rolls-Royce, you're obviously a person who prefers the finer things in life. Your shirts are tailored, your suits are custom made, and you enjoy a bit of personalization in the goods you buy. This extends to your vehicle, which is why the car builders at Rolls-Royce offer up...

  • Bloodhound SSC 1,000 mph land speed record car
    Rolls-Royce Sponsoring 1,000-MPH Bloodhound SSC Project

    The mission: Build a car that can exceed 1,000 miles per hour. Do we have your attention yet? The jet-engine maker Rolls-Royce PLC have announced that they're supporting the Bloodhound Project, an educational program (and a real land-speed-record effort) that hopes to break that barrier. Rolls will...

  • 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith at Harrods, London
    Rolls-Royce CEO Hints At Wraith Convertible, Rules Out SUV

    Given the success of the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, it’s safe to assume the prestigious British automaker will launch a similar drophead version of its latest 2014 Wraith. However, we can’t say with certainty that a Wraith Drophead Coupe will be launched until we either see...

  • 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost Alpine Trials Centenary Collection

    In the name of remembrance of the 1913 Alpine Trial and the Silver Ghost's assumption of the title "Best Car in the World," Rolls-Royce is releasing a new Alpine Trial Centenary Collection at the Shanghai Auto Show this week. In addition to the collection, Rolls-Royce has organized a "faithful re-enactment" of the 1,820-mile Alpine Trial, to take place on June 14. The collection itself marks the first time a Bespoke model has used a Rolls-Royce heritage car as inspiration. Based on the current Ghost, with exterior color and trim based on James Radley's privateer Silver Ghost Alpine Trial car...

  • FAB1 pink Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase
    Rolls-Royce Builds Pink Ghost To Help Foster Breast Cancer Support

    You may find the color of this Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase a bit distressing, but there's a good reason for the particular hue applied to this car. The car was painted this way to help foster support for breast cancer care. It was commissioned by FAB1, an organization headed by British...

  • 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith, 2013 Geneva Motor Show
    2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith Video Preview

    The 2013 New York Auto Show marked the U.S. debut of the new 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith. Unveiled in Geneva, this luxurious coupe is set to take on the Bentley Continental GT. With a fastback design and rear-hinged doors, the design of the Wraith oozes luxury and style. The interior is a cocoon of...

  • Rolls-Royce Bespoke Art Deco Collection Ghost
    Rolls-Royce Bringing Art Deco To The Bangkok Motor Show

    At last September’s Paris Auto Show, Rolls-Royce Bespoke introduced a series of cars influenced by the Art Deco movement. On display in its Paris booth were Art Deco Ghost, Phantom and Phantom Drophead Coupe models, which Rolls Royce agreed to build as limited-production special editions...

  • Rolls-Royce exhibition at the BMW Museum in Munich, Germany
    New Rolls-Royce Exhibition Opens At BMW Museum

    While Rolls-Royce can trace its roots back more than a century, Rolls-Royce’s automotive unit in its current form has only been building cars for the past decade. Yes, it was only ten years ago that the first of the latest-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom sedans was delivered to its owner...

  • 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith, 2013 Geneva Motor Show
    2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith Live Photos & Video From Geneva

    The elegance of two-door motoring just grew to new heights: the Rolls-Royce Wraith has been unveiled in Geneva. With unique fastback styling, rearward-opening coach doors, and an interior that rivals the stratospheric Phantom, the Wraith promises a combination of sport and elegance that few cars...

  • 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith

    The Rolls-Royce Wraith is finally here, after a seemingly endless stream of teasers and sketches. Will it have what it takes to dethrone the Bentley Continental GT from its hyper-luxe coupe reign? With fastback styling and Rolls-Royce's unique take on automotive sartorial splendor, the Wraith ushers in a new era of high-performance coupe exotica, complete with rearward-opening suicide doors. At 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds courtesy of 624 horsepower from its indeterminate-displacement V-12 engine, the Wraith lags slightly behind the Bentley Continental GT Speed, but just outpaces the Continental...

  • Final 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith teaser image
    Final 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith Teaser Confirms Fastback Design

    In an odd move, Rolls-Royce has released its least illustrative teaser image yet of the upcoming Wraith as the final to be shown before the car's official debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. While we're not sure why the sketched profile of the top half of the car would be of any additive value to...

  • 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe
    2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Recalled Due To Missing Anti-Misfueling Device

    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...

  • 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith teaser
    Rolls-Royce Shows Off Interior Details For New 2014 Wraith

    In the lead up to the reveal of the new 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show on March 5, more teaser photos of the car have been released, revealing parts of its interior for the first time. The earlier teasers showed the car’s profile and muscular flanks, confirming that the...

  • The Rolls-Royce Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament, now available in four materials
    Rolls-Royce Ponders A V-16 Roadster: Report

    Given the fact that automakers worldwide are faced with ever-tightening fuel economy and emission regulations, upsizing a new engine hardly seems like a prudent thing to do. Rolls-Royce, however, hasn’t earned its sterling reputation by being prudent; it’s earned it by being...

  • Teaser for new Rolls-Royce Wraith
    New Rolls-Royce Wraith To Debut At 2013 Geneva Motor Show

    Rolls-Royce has announced it's bringing a new model to the 2013 Geneva Motor Show taking place in early March. The new model will be called the Rolls-Royce Wraith, a name we haven't seen since the Silver Wraith ended production in 1959. While no other details about the Wraith have been revealed...

  • Preview of new Home Of Rolls-Royce bespoke collection

    Rolls-Royce recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the launch of its latest Phantom, an occasion that also signified the start of the automaker’s tenure under BMW. For the start of production of the latest Phantom, Rolls-Royce also constructed a new state-of-the-art facility at its historic home in Goodwood, England. Now, 10 years on, Rolls-Royce is marking this latest chapter of its tumultuous 108-year history with a special collection of cars. Conceived and designed by Rolls-Royce Bespoke, the automaker’s highly successful personalization team, the new collection, which...

  • 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe
    Rolls-Royce Posts Record Sales In 2012, U.S. Remains Biggest Market

    Rolls-Royce has achieved its best sales in its 108-year history, with the world’s mega-rich buying up 3,575 Phantom and Ghost models during 2012. What’s more impressive is that the new sales level is on the back of record numbers in 2011, where Rolls-Royce managed to sell 3,538...

  • Freddie Mercury's 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow - image: Coys Auctions
    Freddie Mercury's 1974 Rolls-Royce Heads To Auction

    Celebrity cars typically command a premium price over those owned by “ordinary” people, and there’s no denying that Freddie Mercury, the former lead singer for Queen, qualified for celebrity status. Though Mercury died in November of 1991, his music lives on along with his...

  • The Rolls-Royce Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament, now available in four materials
    Rolls-Royce Announces Three New... Hood Ornaments?

    Rolls-Royce has always been a company built around the principle of “give the customer what he wants.” Ordering a Rolls-Royce automobile is a lengthy process, since virtually every detail of color palette (inside and out), trim and content is determined by the buyer. Those not content...

  • 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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