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Rolls-Royce Sold 3,362 Cars Last Year, Even Without The Phantom 17
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Reports, Rolls Royce Dawn, Rolls Royce Phantom, Rolls Royce Wraith, Rolls-Royce, Rolls-Royce Ghost on 01 17th, 2018

Rolls-Royce sells fewer vehicles than most marques. That, by and large, is by design, but even so it's sales are rising in the past few years. In 2007 it delivered over a thousand vehicles for the first time. In 2010, it topped 2,700. In 2014, over four thousand.

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Rolls-Royce Dealership Hosts £38,000 Elysium-R High-Tech Chair 8
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Gadgets, Reports, Rolls-Royce, Tech on 01 8th, 2018


Dubbed the world’s most advanced chair, the Elysium-R will be on display at Rolls-Royce’s London dealership until January 19th, parked next to the all-new Phantom.

What makes the Elysium-R so advanced is the fact that it neutralizes gravity, implementing flotation theory, all for the price of £38,000 ($51,456).

It features near-black pure aniline leather, a black chrome-plated stainless steel base, an almond gold frame and gel-filled armrests, and only 18 units will be made available worldwide for sale.

Its gel-filled armrests supposedly mimic the quality of human skin, but if overall quality is second to technology in your book, then consider that the Elysium-R’s unique flotation mechanism is derived from years of research into human kinetics, allowing users to move silently in zero-gravity conditions.

The technology that controls the chair’s movements actually comes from a mathematical model written by its designer and founder, Dr David Wickett. Once you sit in it, you can manipulate it into your ideal position by simply shifting your weight around, similar to how a rider can gently alter the path of his motorcycle.

There are also a few health benefits to consider, such as improved blood circulation, less demand placed on the heart and reduced back muscle activity.

“It’s a true honor to have Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London hosting the launch of Elysium-R – a product we’re incredibly excited about. This is without question the most elegant version of Elysium we have made, but with the same unprecedented and remarkable levels of comfort as the standard model,” stated Wickett.

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Rolls-Royce Dealership Hosts £38,000 Elysium-R High-Tech Chair 8
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Gadgets, Reports, Rolls-Royce, Tech on 01 8th, 2018


Dubbed the world’s most advanced chair, the Elysium-R will be on display at Rolls-Royce’s London dealership until January 19th, parked next to the all-new Phantom.

What makes the Elysium-R so advanced is the fact that it neutralizes gravity, implementing flotation theory, all for the price of £38,000 ($51,456).

It features near-black pure aniline leather, a black chrome-plated stainless steel base, an almond gold frame and gel-filled armrests, and only 18 units will be made available worldwide for sale.

Its gel-filled armrests supposedly mimic the quality of human skin, but if overall quality is second to technology in your book, then consider that the Elysium-R’s unique flotation mechanism is derived from years of research into human kinetics, allowing users to move silently in zero-gravity conditions.

The technology that controls the chair’s movements actually comes from a mathematical model written by its designer and founder, Dr David Wickett. Once you sit in it, you can manipulate it into your ideal position by simply shifting your weight around, similar to how a rider can gently alter the path of his motorcycle.

There are also a few health benefits to consider, such as improved blood circulation, less demand placed on the heart and reduced back muscle activity.

“It’s a true honor to have Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London hosting the launch of Elysium-R – a product we’re incredibly excited about. This is without question the most elegant version of Elysium we have made, but with the same unprecedented and remarkable levels of comfort as the standard model,” stated Wickett.

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This Rolls-Royce Dawn Wears Its Darkness Like A Black Badge Of Honor 7
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Middle East, Rolls Royce Dawn, Rolls-Royce on 01 7th, 2018


At a time when so many are concerned over their carbon footprint and the future of our planet, it’s almost a little sinister to drive around in a Rolls-Royce convertible, what with its twin-turbo V12 and all the subtlety of a frat boy at a pride parade. But this particular example takes that darkness and elevates it to an art form.

Showcased at the world’s largest Rolls-Royce dealership – yep, the one in Abu Dhabi – this Dawn Black Badge is done up in a special shade called Black Diamond.

The brightwork has all been blacked out, too, right down to the Pantheon grille and Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament. The interior trim is a carbon-like Technical Fibre woven with aircraft-grade aluminum. The fabric roof is black too, as are all parts of the wheel except for the polished spoke fascia.

It’d be completely murdered out altogether if it weren’t for the red accent leather (complimenting the black) and the matching Mugello Red coachline, which we’re not sure make it any less sinister-looking.

The finished product looks a little more Darth Maul than Darth Vader, but it’s definitely driving on the Dark Side. And driving pretty fast, you can be sure – the Black Badge Dawn’s 6.6-liter engine squeezing out 593 horsepower and 620 lb-ft of torque (up 30 hp and 45 lb-ft on the standard version).

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Rolls-Royce Is Getting Serious About An EV, Would Need To Use A Different Platform 4
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Autonomous, BMW, Electric Vehicles, Reports, Rolls-Royce on 01 4th, 2018


Rolls-Royce introduced the 102EX concept in 2011 but the company hasn’t followed up with an electric vehicle.

That’s going to change as BMW board member Peter Schwarzenbauer recently told Automotive News Europe that “there’s no doubt in my mind you will see an electric Rolls-Royce.” Schwarzenbauer says a number of owners have been asking about an EV since the company unveiled the new Phantom but he concedes it will take awhile to develop one as an electric powertrain can’t be fitted to the company’s aluminum spaceframe platform dubbed the Architecture of Luxury.

Schwarzenbauer went on to say an electric Rolls-Royce would have to use a different platform but it wouldn’t have to entirely all-new as they could simply “make a major adaption.”

There’s no word on when the model could arrive but the board member said the company is asking customers a lot of questions about an electric vehicle and they want to the model to have a range of between 500 and 600 km (310-372 miles). Schwarzenbauer also suggested the car could look slightly different than a conventionally-powered Rolls-Royce but he doesn’t think the company’s iconic grille is going away anytime soon.

Besides talking about the EV, Schwarzenbauer said we shouldn’t expect a Rolls-Royce with Level 5 autonomy for at least 10-15 years. Furthermore, he said the upcoming BMW iNext will be launched with a Level 3 semi-autonomous driving system instead of the Level 5 system that has been promised. He said the car will technically have a Level 5 capability but “We don’t believe that the world will be ready for a big rollout [of Level 4 or 5 technology] in 2021.”

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Are You Brave Enough For This Turbo, Manual Rolls Royce Hotrod? 4
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in auction, Classics, Rolls-Royce, tuning on 01 4th, 2018


If you’re looking for crazy projects that make a lot of noise while going fast, then this Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II might just be the right car for you.

Created by Corbin Goodwin, the guy behind the Internet-famous “Zero-F*cks-given RX7”, this Rolls Royce is a deeply personal project, aimed at making this vintage luxury car go fast and occasionally sideways.

It’s not going to please the majority of the people out there, with coolant and turbo pipes mounted outside the body, which also has been modified extensively in case you didn’t notice.

The radiator is now sitting at the trunk, with a big side scoop feeding air to it and homemade fender flares making room for a set of 19-inch wheels straight from a Porsche Panamera. The 6.75-liter V8 has gained a twin-scroll turbocharger and a Holley carburettor which is adapted to the stock intake manifold, with the intercooler mounted again externally.

The owner opted for a four-speed manual transmission from a Ford F-250 pickup truck while the rear differential is welded. The car also features King coilover shocks, originally created for off-road use, complete with their independent reservoir.

This rather unique Rolls Royce is currently offered in an auction over at Bring A Trailer.

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Phantom-Based Mansory Conquistador Sticks Out Like A Sore Thumb 30
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Mansory, Rolls Royce Phantom, Rolls-Royce, tuning on 12 30th, 2017


Mansory unveiled their Conquistador body kit for the Rolls-Royce Phantom more than a decade ago, and to this day, it remains one of the rarest mods you might ever see on a luxury car.

This example, spotted by Jelmer99 in Amsterdam, barely fits in the designated parking space by the side of the road. Of course, you wouldn’t want to park those massive black wheels anywhere near a curb now, would you?

So what’s different about this Phantom compared to a regular one aside from the obvious matte black paint and silver matte mirror casings? Actually, quite a lot.

For starters, there’s a body kit that consists of a custom front spoiler with LED daytime running lights, elongated grille strips, custom side skirts with aluminum flanks, a trunk lid spoiler, new rear bumper and the previously-mentioned black wheels.

Inside, it’s got a new Shadow Black leather cladding courtesy of interior specialist Glasurit to go with solid silver trim pieces instead of the petty (…) chrome ones used by Rolls-Royce itself.

Mansory has also tuned the Phantom’s V12 to deliver roughly 500 HP and 780 Nm (575 lb-ft). It’s hard to fall in love with those looks, though, isn’t it?

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New Rolls-Royce Phantom Spotted In Traffic Looking Larger Than Life 20
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Rolls Royce Phantom, Rolls-Royce on 12 20th, 2017


If you had trouble figuring out just how massive the all-new Phantom is compared to your everyday regular car, these images should offer some perspective.

This example was seen on the streets of Berlin recently, and Autogespot user LuxurySpottings was on location to capture it both on the move as well as stationary, parked behind an old Audi A3.

As you can see, the Phantom appears to be properly gigantic, so much so that you might wonder why Rolls-Royce felt the need to build an SUV as well. Then again, everyone, from Bentley to Lamborghini to Aston Martin, is entering the luxury SUV segment, which also is very lucrative – and that’s good business, no matter what purists might say. Only Ferrari and McLaren maintain that they won’t get involved, but you never know…

Anyhow, the all-new Phantom is powered by a new twin-turbocharged 6.75-liter V12 producing 571 PS (563 HP) and 900 Nm (663 lb-ft) of torque. It also packs over 130 kg (286 lbs) of sound insulation, two 12.3-inch displays, laser headlights, plus a variety of different features and customization options that make it the most luxurious car in the world.

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This Rolls-Royce 6×6 SUV Design Is Crazy, But Not THAT Crazy 18
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Renderings, Rolls Royce Cullinan, Rolls-Royce on 12 18th, 2017


Rolls-Royce is on the verge of introducing its first crossover, or “high-sided all-terrain vehicle” as the manufacturer calls it.

We know pretty much what form it will take, and it won’t look anything like this. But as outlandish as this design may look, it’s not completely out of left field.

The vision of a designer from India who goes only by the handle Vivek, this concept envisions an extreme Rolls-Royce off-roader with three axles.

If that format strikes you as familiar, you’re likely thinking of the Mercedes-AMG G63 6×6 – an extreme take on Daimler’s hardcore off-roader that has long since sold out.

Though based on a military specification, the G63 6×6 was all luxed-out to the hilt. Which is exactly what we can expect of the Rolls-Royce tentatively known as Project Cullinan.

The finished product will have four driven wheels on two axles – not six on three. And it’ll have a more conventional wagon roofline, not a sloping fastback like the BMW X6 and all those that have followed. But the details and design cues, from the upright Pantheon grille to the suicide rear doors, look right in step with what the British luxury automaker would cook up itself.

This design, then, is something more of a pipe dream. But if you’re going to dream, we suppose, you might as well dream big. And that this certainly is.

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BMW And Rolls-Royce Cavalcade Testing In Death Valley, Luxury SUV Included 17
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in BMW, BMW Scoops, BMW Videos, Rolls Royce Cullinan, Rolls Royce Scoops, Rolls Royce Videos, Rolls-Royce, Scoops, SUV, video on 12 17th, 2017


Testing continues for the new Rolls-Royce SUV, as the latest prototype was scooped in Death Valley alongside a variety of test cars from both the British luxury brand and BMW.

Roll’s first ever SUV will rival the Bentley Bentayga, and will also be a more luxurious alternative to the Range Rover SVAutobiography and Lamborghini Urus.

Although its design is still kept under wraps, we do have a pretty clear picture of what it will look like, based on recent spy shots and renderings.

The luxury SUV will share quite a few things with the new generation Phantom, including its aluminum platform. However, the “high-sided all-terrain motor car”, which is Rolls’ way of referring to it, will get a new all-wheel drive system in addition to various chassis and suspension settings, which will allow it to perform not only the tarmac, but off-road as well.

Despite being, for a long time, called the Cullinan, after the famous diamond mined in South Africa in 1905 that is the largest rough one ever found, Rolls-Royce has made it clearthat this was a “working title” and the production version of its SUV will bear a different name.

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New Rolls-Royce Phantom To Celebrate Its North American Debut In Detroit 15
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Detroit-Auto-Show, Rolls Royce Phantom, Rolls-Royce on 12 15th, 2017


Premium automakers typically skip the Detroit Auto Show but Rolls-Royce is bucking the trend and will stage the North American debut of the 2018 Phantom in the Motor City.

Set to become one of the star attractions at The Gallery, the Phantom was revealed over the summer and features an evolutionary design that is instantly recognizable. Despite looking similar to its predecessor, the model rides on an all-new aluminum spaceframe platform and is powered by a new twin-turbo 6.75-liter V12 engine that produces 563 hp (420 kW) and 663 lb-ft (900 Nm) of torque.

While performance is important, the Phantom is all about luxury and it will treat owners to an upscale interior that features premium leather upholstery, wood trim, and a dizzying array of personalization options. Notable highlights include two 12.3-inch displays, an analogue clock, and front seats which have wood paneling on the back that hides picnic tables and an entertainment system.

Unfortunately, fans wanting to check out the Phantom will have to pay a pretty steep price as tickets to The Gallery cost $250 per person. However, participants will be treated to a fun-filled evening complete with fine food and a silent auction which will raise funds for the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Visitors can also checkout $10 million worth of high-end vehicles from the likes of Aston Martin, Bentley, and Ferrari.

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Skepta Uses Rolls-Royce Phantom As Recording Studio [w/Video] 7
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in celebrities, Rolls Royce Phantom, Rolls Royce Videos, Rolls-Royce, video on 12 7th, 2017


With Rolls-Royce and contemporary music culture going hand in hand ever since the dawn of Rock & Roll, it was about time one of these artists actually recorded a track while inside a British luxury car.

MOBO award-winning musician Joseph Junior Adenuga, better known as Skepta, teamed up with Rolls-Royce to record ‘Skepta RR’ while being driven around Switzerland in the all-new Phantom.

“I want to welcome Skepta to the world of Rolls-Royce. He has shown a unique and exciting appreciation of the marque and interpreted Phantom’s credentials as the world’s quietest and most luxurious car with an exceptionally creative track and film,” said Rolls-Royce exec, Torsten Müller-Ötvös.

The all-new Phantom not only features a new and proprietary aluminum space frame, but also more than 130 kg (286 lbs) of sound insulation with a two-layer 6 mm (0.23 inches) glazing.

Unveiled back in July, the new-gen Phantom is powered by a twin-turbocharged 6.75-liter V12, delivering 571 PS (563 HP) and 900 Nm (663 lb-ft) of torque to the road. The first 2018 example is set to be auctioned off at the Naples Winter Wine Festival in January.

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First 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom Heading To Auction In January 6
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in auction, Reports, Rolls Royce Phantom, Rolls-Royce on 12 6th, 2017


The first 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom to roll off the production line is set to be auctioned off during the 2018 Naples Winter Wine Festival.

Organizers of the event, taking place on January 26-28 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida, will donate all the proceeds from the auction to the Naples Children & Education Foundation.

The Phantom in question recently rolled out of the British factory and is painted in Belladonna Purple and has an interior completed with Arctic White and Tailored Purple components. The highest bidder will also receive a number of wines from Napa Valley winery Alpha Omega and have the opportunity to participate in the 2019 ROBB Report Car of the Year.

Speaking about the upcoming auction, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars North America President Pedro Mota said, “Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is honored to leverage our position as the world’s leading luxury brand to support the children who benefit from the proceeds of this event.”

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Rolls-Royce Wraith Spirit Of The Union Edition Celebrates The Emirates 3
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Middle East, Rolls Royce Wraith, Rolls-Royce on 12 3rd, 2017


Yesterday was National Day in the UAE – marking the 46th anniversary of the union of the seven emirates into the federation that stands today. So how best to celebrate such an occasion? With a special Rolls-Royce, of course!

Commissioned by Abu Dhabi Motors – one of the largest Rolls-Royce dealerships in the world – this special-edition Wraith is “inspired by the Spirit of the Union.”

It’s done up in Infinity Black with a subtle coachline in the colors of the Emirati flag. The wheel hubs feature special red outline, and the interior’s decked out in black and white with red trim.

Of course, this being a Wraith, it’s already the most dynamic and powerful vehicle that Rolls-Royce has ever made – its 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 rated at 623 horsepower. The only model with more muscle is the Black Badge version of the same, which boasts the same power rating but with 642 lb-ft of torque instead of 590.

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Forget The Cullinan – Rolls Royce Will Give Its SUV A Different Name 2
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Reports, Rolls Royce Cullinan, Rolls-Royce, SUV on 12 2nd, 2017


Despite almost everyone was expecting Rolls-Royce to name the first SUV in its history the Cullinan name, it appears that the British brand has chosen a dfferent moniker.

This report comes from SUVAuthority, and it quotes the brand’s chief for the Asia-Pacific region, Hal Serudin, who pointed out that the ‘Cullinan’ is “just a working project title”, adding that the company should bring “more news on this in the coming year”.

In the meantime, Rolls-Royce continues testing the SUV in various environments, including the Nurburgring. Despite keeping its camouflage on, we already have a good idea on how it will look like thanks to the numerous spy shots and videos, as well as a set of renderings.

So, what should we expect? Well, mostly a Phantom-inspired exterior design and dashboard, and the same aluminum platform that’s found in the brand’s flagship saloon, but with different suspension settings and a new all-wheel drive system.

The luxury SUV is said to come from the 6.75-liter twin-turbo V12 of the Phantom, where it makes 571PS (563hp) and 900Nm (663lb-ft) of torque, which is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Last, but not least, Rolls-Royce is expected to unveil its Bentley Bentayga, Lamborghini Urus and Range Rover SVAutobiography rival in 2018.

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