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  • Caddy Sixteen at Tia Temple

    Back in 2003, GM made a huge statement at the Detroit Auto Show when it introduced the Sixteen, a 1,000-hp 13.6-liter V-16-powered luxury-boat designed to flash a little Caddy heritage in the form of the Sixteen nameplate and V-16 engine. While the exterior was a little derivative of more plebeian Caddies, this concept was quite literally the Cadillac of Cadillacs. Step inside, and you were invited into a warm, luxurious leather interior with walnut and aluminum accents. Equipment like the Bulgari dashboard clock, silk rugs and crystal emblem on the steering wheel appeared straight out of a...

  • Rolls-Royce Phantom app
    Rolls-Royce Phantom Gets Its Own App

    Rolls-Royce is the latest automaker to launch a downloadable app for Apple’s range of mobile devices, offering it for users of the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The app allows clients and Rolls-Royce enthusiasts to create highly bespoke virtual Phantom models, including the ability to apply...

  • 2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase
    2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase: 2011 Shanghai Auto Show

    When it comes to a Rolls-Royce, the seat of choice is not the one behind the steering wheel but rather the one behind that. Rolls-Royces are designed to be driven in, not driven, so of course you would want the maximum amount of legroom for yourself and other passengers. Not surprisingly then, even...

  • MINI Inspired By Goodwood
    MINI Inspired By Goodwood Preview: 2011 Shanghai Auto Show

    On the surface, the respective MINI and Rolls-Royce brands appear to be worlds apart; one sells small, relatively affordable hatchbacks targeted at hip youngsters, while the other is steeped in tradition, costs a fortune to own and is all about big, brazen sedans oozing luxury. Delve a little...

  • Rolls-Royce Showroom in Abu Dhabi
    World's Largest Rolls-Royce Showroom Opens In Abu Dhabi

    The biggest Rolls-Royce showroom in the world isn't in England. Nor is it in Beverly Hills, the Hamptons, or any of the other places you might suspect. No, at 900 square meters -- that's nearly 9,700 square feet -- the recently opened Umm Al Nar Rolls-Royce showroom in the United Arab Emirates...

  • World's largest Rolls-Royce dealership opens in Abu Dhabi
    Rolls-Royce Opens Its Largest Showroom Ever In Abu Dhabi

    The Middle East is being pulled apart by internal strife, gas prices are going decidedly upward, and there's still no clear solution to any of it. Rolls-Royce and the United Arab Emirates aren't worried by all the unrest, however: the Brit hyperlux brand has just opened its largest showroom in Abu...

  • Kate Middleton

    Kate Middleton will arrive at Westminster Abbey for her April 29 wedding in the very same 1977 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI that was recently attacked by protesters angry with Prince Chuckles and Camilla. And she'll leave the ceremony in the same wedding carriage that carted the late Princess Diana off to her rocky royal marriage. As omens go, that's like crossing the path of a black cat that's treading the cracks of a broken mirror underneath a ladder on Friday the 13th during a performance of Macbeth starring the cast of Poltergeist. So, you know, good luck with that, Katie. The Rolls, as you...

  • Rolls Royce Phantom Experimental Electric 102EX live photos
    Rolls-Royce Phantom Experimental Electric 102EX Live Photos: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

    Silently cruising in a seemingly impregnable fortress of fine leather, sensuous wood and hand-built steel and glass is the ultimate goal of the hyper-luxury automakers like Rolls-Royce and Bentley, so it's not surprising at all that an all-electric Rolls-Royce Phantom was trotted out in front of...

  • Rolls Royce Phantom Experimental Electric 102EX
    Rolls-Royce 102EX Electric Phantom Prototype: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

    There have been reports about Rolls-Royce developing an all-electric version of its Phantom luxury sedan for several years now, the latest with newly appointed CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes admitting such a car would be good idea. Old-world charm, resolute styling and blue-blooded buyers may not be...

  • Rolls-Royce 102EX Concept
    Rolls-Royce To Unveil Electric Phantom Concept At Geneva Motor Show

    There is, you may have heard, some backlash to the idea of global warming and environmentally responsible driving. For every hybrid driver, there is someone who will deride the purchase, and maybe even buy a big gas guzzler out of spite. But if you ever had any doubt that the automotive industry...

  • Rolls-Rocye celebrates 100th anniversary of the Spirit of Ecstasy
    Rolls-Royce Celebrates 100th Anniversary Of Spirit Of Ecstasy

    You know that gorgeous winged woman pinned to the hood of every Rolls-Royce? She's turning 100 this year, and her company threw her a 100-car birthday bash in London this weekend. The first Spirit of Ecstasy, as the ornament is known, was introduced in 1911, but as grand a mascot as it is, the...

  • Rolls-Royce 200EX Concept Geneva
    Ex-Jaguar Designer Appointed Rolls-Royce Exterior Design Chief

    One of the key men behind the design of the new XJ and stunning XK at Jaguar will soon be designing Rolls-Royces for a living. Giles Taylor, a former Jaguar designer, has now been hired by Rolls-Royce as its chief of exterior design. Taylor has an industrial design background, with his talents...

  • Top Gear season 16

    The lads are back for yet another season of all out hilarity on four wheels, this time with a brand new Stig and plenty of new antics. Some of the goodies we can expect include a comparison between two classic supercars, the Ferrari F40 and Porsche 959, a test of the new Rolls-Royce Ghost as well as the over-the-top Pagani Zonda R. Of course, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May will also be there to keep us laughing. Notoriously wasteful, ridiculously unfocused and truly entertaining, the new season of Top Gear will air on Sunday, January 23 on BBC2. Until then, enjoy the trailer...

  • 2010 Rolls-Royce Phantom
    Rolls-Royce Electric Rumors Do Not Fail To Proceed

    Imagine it: cruising down the road in your Rolls-Royce, ensconced in enough hand-crafted finery to keep a small village busy for a month, with nothing but the susurration of the wind passing by. That could be a reality soon, as Rolls-Royce's electric Phantom just got a bit more official. According...

  • Rolls-Royce Spirit Of Ecstasy Centenary Collection Phantom
    Rolls-Royce Launches Spirit Of Ecstasy 'Centenary Collection' Phantom Range

    It’s hard to imagine that the Spirit Of Ecstasy, the noticeable hood ornament of Rolls-Royce models, has been around for 100 years, but today the company has announced that it’s celebrating the milestone with the launch of an exclusive collection of bespoke Phantom models. The hood...

  • 2011 Bentley Continental GT
    China Emerges As Huge Market For Super-Luxury Auto Brands

    China is considered a developing country--and wealth is one thing that is developing there. While the per capita GDP is still low by global standards, incomes for a tiny percentage of Chinese are very high. Those ultra-rich Chinese like to show off their wealth, and what better way to do it than...

  • 2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost
    Rolls-Royce Sales Double In 2010

    As we predicted last year 2010 has seen Rolls-Royce sales more than double on the back of sales of its second model, the higher volume Ghost, as well as strong demand in new markets such as China. In the first 10 months of the year Rolls-Royce managed to move over 2,000 units, with the new Ghost...

  • 2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost
    Rolls-Royce Planning New Models

    Seeing as how the Ghost has turned out to be quite a success for Rolls-Royce, the English luxury car brand might branch out with a bevy of new models, aimed at continuing the company's strong momentum. Inside Line is reporting that the BMW-owned automaker might create new versions of the Ghost...

  • 2010 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is on a roll of remarkably nonsensical declarations of late, not least of which are the "mpg" ratings for the 2011 Nissan LEAF and 2011 Chevrolet Volt. The latest, and possibly silliest, pronouncement: the 5,771-pound, 453-horsepower V-12 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe is a compact car. How, in the name of all things measurable, did the EPA come to that conclusion? The EPA classes cars not on weight, length, or some other exterior factor, but on interior volume. Even more laughable? The Bentley Continental GTC, at 5,663 pounds and 552 horsepower, is...

  • Driven: Rolls-Royce Ghost, images by John Todd
    China Poised To Overtake U.S. As Biggest Market For Rolls-Royce

    Perhaps as a sign of the times, China is expected to overtake the U.S. as the biggest market for Rolls-Royce as early as next year. That’s an impressive feat considering that in China Rolls-Royce models cost more than double what they do here in the U.S. The Rolls-Royce Phantom, for example...

  • 2010 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe
    Rolls-Royce And Bijan Announce Partnership At 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show

    Rolls-Royce has used this week’s 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show to announce the launch of a new collaboration with California-based designer Bijan Pakzad (generally known simply as Bijan). The announcement was made last night at a special event at Bijan’s Rodeo Drive Boutique complete with...

  • Driven: Rolls-Royce Ghost, images by John Todd
    Driven: 2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost

    Words By Contributor Theo Nissim, Images by John Todd Unmistakably Futuristic Traditionalist The Rolls-Royce tradition is stately, exclusive, luxurious, and sophisticated. For more than one hundred years the hallowed British marque boasts “the best cars on the planet”. Through the...

  • Verne Troyer's cash-filled Lamborghini Countach
    Celebs And Cars: This Week's High (And Very, Very Low) Points

    • Remember that clip of 50 Cent jamming $2 million into a Lamborghini Murcielago? Not to be outdone, Verne Troyer has posted a photo reply, featuring the actor with stacks of (possibly real) dough in his own Lambo Countach. It's supposed to represent $2 million, but it looks a little short to...

  • T-Pain’s custom Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe
    Video: Rapper T-Pain Shows Off Custom Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe

    The Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe is a favorite among musicians and sports stars all over the globe but one very special edition stands out among the rest, a brand new 2009 model decked in blood red and customized to the hilt. Like a young Jay Leno, T-Pain is an avid car enthusiast and has...

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