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  • The One Thousand And One Nights Collection Rolls-Royce Ghost

    While the economy in Europe may be struggling, there is no shortage of wealth in the Asia-Pacific region, which has now surpassed North America in the the number of high-net worth individuals. In fact, the number of households exceeding $5 million in net worth will grow at three to five percent annually in the coming years, according to numbers published by Bloomberg. That translates to opportunity for ultra-luxury brands like Rolls-Royce. Over the next five years, Rolls-Royce hopes to expand its dealer network from 105 global outlets to 120, targeting growing wealth in places like China...

  • 2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost Coupe (Corniche) spy shots
    2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost Coupe Spy Video

    Development of the new Rolls-Royce Ghost Coupe is progressing nicely, as evidenced by this spy video showing a prototype being flung around the arduous Nürburgring-Nordschleife with sports car-like pace. This makes sense, as the Ghost Coupe, which may end up reviving the Corniche name, is to...

  • The One Thousand And One Nights Collection Rolls-Royce Ghost
    Rolls-Royce Announces 'One Thousand And One Nights' Edition Ghost

    Rolls-Royce knows how to please customers within a given market segment. In the past year, it’s introduced a Year of the Dragon Phantom special edition for China, shown an Art Deco range of bespoke models at the Paris Auto Show and debuted its Aviator Collection Phantom Coupe at Pebble Beach...

  • Bespoke 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost at 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
    2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost Starting Price Rises To $260,750

    Prices on the Rolls-Royce Ghost sedan rise slightly for the 2013 model year, with the new base price coming in at $260,750, a jump of $7,050 on last year’s model. That price includes destination and a gas-guzzler tax, the latter of which is responsible for part of the increase. Because of the...

  • 2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost Coupe (Corniche) spy shots
    2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost Coupe Spy Shots

    Just as the Phantom has its Coupe and Drophead convertible variants, the Rolls-Royce Ghost is expected to spawn its own two-door models. The legacy started with cars like the Camargue and Corniche, both of which were based on the Silver Shadow, which itself is an ancestor of the latest Ghost. With...

  • Art Deco Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, 2012 Paris Auto Show
    Rolls-Royce Presents Art Deco-Inspired Cars At 2012 Paris Auto Show

    Rolls-Royce is hoping to provide inspiration to its well-heeled customers who may decide to opt for the automaker’s expanding personalization service, Rolls-Royce Bespoke, with a trio of cars that take their design influence from the Art Deco era. They make their debut today at the 2012 Paris...

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    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 roads. The Hyperion wore custom carbon fiber bodywork, which included a compartment for hunting rifles in front of the windscreen. Rear seats were removed to give front passengers additional legroom, and the doors were crafted of wood. A Girard-Perregaux watch graced the dashboard, but it was removable...

  • One-off Rolls-Royce Ghost built for Qatari client
    Rolls-Royce Rolls Out Bespoke Ghost For Qatari Client

    As Rolls-Royce looks to boost profits without significantly increasing volumes, the automaker has rolled out a new special edition of its Ghost developed for a client in Qatar. The vehicle is based on the latest 2013 Ghost and was refined by the craftsmen and women of the Rolls-Royce Bespoke...

  • Rolls-Royce to unveil Art Deco-inspired cars at 2012 Paris Auto Show
    Rolls-Royce To Launch Art Deco-Inspired Cars At 2012 Paris Auto Show

    Rolls-Royce will be presenting a trio of Art Deco-inspired cars at next week’s 2012 Paris Auto Show, previewed here today in these arty posters. The posters, which reference a style defined by Rolls-Royce as one of the world’s “most glamorous and exciting” design movements...

  • Woman uses new Rolls-Royce Provenance Pre-owned Stock Locator online service
    Rolls-Royce Launches App To Help Find Used Cars

    Last year Rolls-Royce launched a new certified pre-owned vehicle program called Provenance that was aimed at helping to take the worry out for anyone considering spending the huge sums that even a used Rolls-Royce commands. Today the automaker has launched a new app that should make finding your...

  • Bespoke 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost at 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
    2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost Presented At Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

    Rolls-Royce chose this past weekend’s 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance to announce its 2013 Ghost sedan, which gains a few subtle updates for the latest model year. On show was a custom version of the latest 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost, one that was enhanced by the craftsmen and women...

  • 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...

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    Rolls-Royce Customers Uninterested In Diesels: Report

    We already know Rolls-Royce customers aren’t big on the idea of an all-electric model. Now it seems they’re disinterested in diesels, too. Speaking with Autocar, an inside source explained that diesels have the perception of being a compromise. “They wouldn’t entertain the...

  • 2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost Coupe (Corniche) spy shots
    Ghost Coupe To Be Performance Flagship For Rolls-Royce: Report

    Rolls-Royce is readying a new two-door version of its Ghost sedan, which is expected to make its official world debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show next March before going on sale shortly after. Prototypes spotted earlier this year revealed development of the vehicle was well underway, though they...

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    Rolls-Royce Appoints Giles Taylor As New Design Chief

    Rolls-Royce announced today that Giles Taylor will serve as its new design chief from July 1, replacing Ian Cameron, who retires from the role he has held since 1999. Taylor will report to Adrian van Hooydonk, the head of design for all BMW Group brands, and comes to his new role with more than 10...

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    Rolls-Royce's Largest North American Dealership Opens On Long Island

    Given the emphasis that luxury automakers have placed on markets like China, it’s easy to believe that the North American market has been all but abandoned. If the opening of a new flagship Rolls-Royce dealer in Jericho, Long Island is any indication, nothing could be further from the truth...

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    Martin Scorsese To Produce Film On History Surrounding Rolls-Royce

    Academy Award winning director Martin Scorsese has announced he is working on a new movie that will detail the colorful history of one of the most famous automotive brands, Rolls-Royce. Scorsese is acting as the producer of the movie, titled Silver Ghost, and will be working with British...

  • Giles Taylor explains the Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II

    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 II, Rolls-Royce exterior design head Giles Taylor focused his team on preserving and enhancing quality, to an ever-increasing level of detail. Instead of adding styling flourishes, in many areas the Phantom Series II simplified existing touches. Up front, the headlights go from round in shape to...

  • Rolls-Royce Series II Phantom Extended Wheelbase
    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...

  • Rolls-Royce Ghost Six Senses Concept
    Rolls-Royce Ghost Six Senses Concept: Beijing Auto Show

    No this, Rolls doesn't see dead people. It's a Ghost that sees people wrapped in even more bespoke richness than the usual uber-sedan. Or, as Rolls-Royce puts it in inimitably over-the-top fashion, Ghost Six Senses Concept is "a highly-bespoke luxury model that encapsulates the richness of...

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    Rolls-Royce Buyers Don't Want 'Green' Cars

    If last month’s sales numbers are any indication, consumers are again flocking to small and fuel efficient cars. As fuel prices climb ever skyward, automotive downsizing is seen as a sensible way to stretch the family budget. At least one demographic of car buyers is bucking this trend...

  • 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 Ghost by A. Kahn Design
    A. Kahn Design Commences Customization Of Rolls-Royce Ghost

    When it comes to the tuning of ultra-luxury vehicles like the Rolls-Royce Ghost, A. Kahn Design likes to take a slow and well-thought-out approach. Old-world charm, resolute styling and blue-blooded buyers typical of the Rolls-Royce brand don’t mix well with fancy bodykits and insane power...

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