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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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Man Selling Rolls-Royce Ghost Not For Gold, But Bitcoins 30
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Reports, Rolls-Royce, Rolls-Royce Ghost, UK, used cars on 11 30th, 2017


In case you’ve always wanted to spend your digital currency on a luxury limousine, this lavish gold Rolls-Royce Ghost might be worth considering.

According to the Auto Trader ad, the private seller willing to let the car go is looking to get paid only in Bitcoin for the equivalent of £117,995 (US$159,600), making this a first for the UK’s used car market.

“With the meteoric rise in popularity and value of Bitcoin in recent years, it comes as no surprise that sellers are now attempting to trade this way, it’s a huge trend and currently holds a high value,” stated Auto Trader’s editorial director, Erin Baker.

“That said, Auto Trader won’t be releasing a ‘search by Bitcoin’ function anytime soon. Our focus is very much on our ‘search by monthly payment’ product that launches next month for car buyers.”

As for what makes this car special, other than its badge and eye-catching silky gold body color, there’s a 360-degree overhead camera system, active cruise control system, automatic braking, free view television and a “007” license plate.

The seller also claims that this is the only Rolls-Royce on the market with a rear refrigerator and champagne flutes.

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Rolls-Royce Cullinan Gets Rendered Based On Spy Photos 27
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Renderings, Rolls Royce Cullinan, Rolls Royce Videos, Rolls-Royce, video on 11 27th, 2017


Rolls-Royce is putting the finishing touches on its first crossover and Peisert Design has created some renderings of what the model could look like.

Using previous spy photos of the Cullinan, Peisert Design went to work and created a handful of renderings which seem to accurately predict what the crossover could look like. As you can see in the side-to-side photos, the Cullinan is heavily influenced by the all-new Phantom but it adopts a modified front bumper with larger air intakes. The renderings also show a shorter grille that is flanked by larger headlights.

Unfortunately, the rear of the crossover is pretty plain as the only distinguishing characteristics are suicide rear doors and a heavily raked D-pillar.

Rolls-Royce has been slowly teasing the model and the company has already confirmed the Cullinan will ride on the “Architecture of Luxury” that underpins the Phantom. The car’s twin-turbo 6.75-liter V12 engine – that produces 563 hp (420 kW) and 663 lb-ft (900 Nm) of torque – should carryover and it will likely be connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system.

While it won’t be the prettiest Rolls-Royce ever created, the Cullinan will have an opulent interior with wood trim, metallic accents, and premium leather upholstery.

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Walk Through The World’s Largest BMW Dealership 25
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW 7-Series, Middle East, reviews, Rolls-Royce, video on 11 25th, 2017


Say hello to Abu Dhabi Motors, a place you’re probably familiar with thanks to all the BMW Individual cars and M models that are being showcased in their theater on a regular basis.

During a recent visit to the UAE, YouTuber Shmee150 stopped by the famed BMW dealer to not just check out some of the rides on display, but also drive BMW’s flagship, the M760Li.

In case you didn’t already know, Abu Dhabi Motors houses both BMW as well as Rolls-Royce cars, and if you’ve been paying attention, you’ll recognize a lot of models we’ve previously shown, like that green Alpina B4 S or the Rolls- Royce Dawn Inspired by Fashion.

We’re also given a better look at the theater section of the showroom, which is an actual theater and wasn’t just made to look like one. So you can go there and watch whatever car that’s on display, or actually watch something on the projector screen.

As for his ride behind the wheel of the M760Li, Shmee praised the car for its torque and effortless way of accelerating, saying it’s perfect for a high-speed Autobahn run. The M760Li is powered by a 6.6-liter V12, producing 610 PS (603 HP) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque.

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Does Novitec’s Widebody Kit Work On The Rolls-Royce Wraith? 24
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Novitec, Rolls Royce Wraith, Rolls-Royce, Spofec, tuning on 11 24th, 2017


When what is arguably the world’s most luxurious Coupe doesn’t quite cut it for you, Novitec has a few things in store that you might want to consider.

This particular Wraith, seen in Marbella, Spain by Autogespot user Damian12, is wearing Novitec’s SPOFEC Overdose kit, which includes carbon fiber fender extensions that increase the car’s width by 5 inches (12.7 cm) making it nearly 7 feet (2.1 m) wide, and a new set of 22″ alloys, while the air suspension can be lowered by as much as 1.6 inches (4 cm).

Judging the crowd’s reaction, this Wraith is one heck of a head-turner, especially for those who like widebody kits and imposing stances. It’s certainly more aggressive than a stock Wraith, but is it more elegant? We don’t think so, but everyone is entitled to his/her own opinion on that front.

Novitec will also gladly tune the Wraith’s ECU, even though we don’t know if this car is equipped with the tuner’s performance mods or not.

In any case, fiddling with the engine will boost the Wraith’s 6.6-liter V12 output by 85 PS (84 HP) and 186 Nm (137 lb-ft) of torque, for a total of 717 PS (707 HP) and 986 Nm (727 lb-ft), allowing it to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.2 seconds.

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Rolls-Royce Cullinan Sheds Some Camo On The Road To Production 20
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Rolls Royce Cullinan, Rolls Royce Scoops, Rolls-Royce, Scoops on 11 20th, 2017


While Rolls-Royce has showcased some tantalizing images of its own, the clearest looks into its forthcoming crossover have come, as they often do, from spy shots. And these could be the most revealing yet.

Spotted by our spy photographers sitting on the back of a transport trailer, this prototype for the model tentatively known as Project Cullinan has shed some of the camouflage we’ve seen in previous spy images.

The front the greenhouse is exposed, as is part of the roof. We can also discern more of the high side flank, with those signature “coach” doors opening outward from the B-pillar.

In case it wasn’t until now, these photos also make it obvious that Rolls-Royce has steered clear of the slant-back crossover coupe profile that its parent company BMW essentially pioneered, to the benefit of rear-seat space – a vital priority for Rolls buyers, we needn’t point out.

Though based on the same aluminum spaceframe platform as the new Phantom, the Cullinan sits higher and will offer better all-weather traction, not to mention a taller cargo compartment. Expect twelve-cylinder power when it debuts sometime next year, to be followed by a plug-in hybrid version in the near future.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops

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Do You Find This Rolls-Royce Dawn Fashionable? 17
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Galleries, Middle East, Rolls Royce Dawn, Rolls-Royce on 11 17th, 2017


If your idea of the optimal Rolls-Royce is a special edition model that’s both vibrant as well as understated, this Dawn Inspired by Fashion might draw your attention.

The car was recently on display at Rolls-Royce Abu Dhabi, featuring an Andalusian White exterior, working in contrast with the Cobalto Blue fabric roof.

Inside, you’re looking at a completely bespoke cabin with Arctic White leather covering the seats, center console, most of the door panels and lower dashboard, while Cobalto Blue inserts can be found on the steering wheel, seats, door panels and door pockets.

Potential customers of the Dawn Inspired by Fashion can match the car’s Andalusian White body with three custom colors for the fabric roof: the Cobalto Blue you’re seeing here, Mugello Red or Mandarin.

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Do You Find This Rolls-Royce Dawn Fashionable? 17
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Galleries, Middle East, Rolls Royce Dawn, Rolls-Royce on 11 17th, 2017


If your idea of the optimal Rolls-Royce is a special edition model that’s both vibrant as well as understated, this Dawn Inspired by Fashion might draw your attention.

The car was recently on display at Rolls-Royce Abu Dhabi, featuring an Andalusian White exterior, working in contrast with the Cobalto Blue fabric roof.

Inside, you’re looking at a completely bespoke cabin with Arctic White leather covering the seats, center console, most of the door panels and lower dashboard, while Cobalto Blue inserts can be found on the steering wheel, seats, door panels and door pockets.

Potential customers of the Dawn Inspired by Fashion can match the car’s Andalusian White body with three custom colors for the fabric roof: the Cobalto Blue you’re seeing here, Mugello Red or Mandarin.

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Spofec’s Rolls-Royce Dawn Is An Overdose On Ecstasy 14
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Rolls Royce Dawn, Rolls Royce Videos, Rolls-Royce, Spofec, tuning, video on 11 14th, 2017


Few cars have the kind of presence on the road as a Rolls-Royce. This tuner thinks it can do better, though, with the release of the Spofec Overdose.

Based on the Dawn convertible, the Overdose is the latest release from Novitec’s Rolls customizer, which takes its name from the British marque’s Spirit of Ecstasy mascot.

Limited to just eight examples, the Spofec Overdose punctuates its presence that much more emphatically with a carbon-fiber widebody kit that gives it an extra five inches of width, bringing the drop-top’s stance to nearly seven feet.

To go with the extra width, Spofec has also dropped the air suspension by as much as 1.6 inches, riding on a new set of 22-inch wheels. While it was at it, the tuner also tuned the 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 up to 686 horsepower – a boost of 115 horses to bring it above the Wraith’s output. And to keep it all in check (while reducing unsprung mass), Spofec fitted bigger brakes.

Of course, a wide array of interior customization options are on offer. This is a custom Rolls-Royce, after all. But no matter which way it’s spec’d, the Overdose will hit 62 in 4.6 seconds with the wind in your hair.

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Rolls-Royce’s Upcoming SUV Won’t Look Like This, But Maybe It Should 13
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Renderings, Rolls Royce Cullinan, Rolls-Royce on 11 13th, 2017


Rolls-Royce has been very clear that its forthcoming crossover won’t be an SUV. Elegant, sure. Sporty… er, maybe. But certainly not utilitarian.

An “all-terrain, high-sided vehicle” is what they’re calling it over in Goodwood. But what if it were a real utility vehicle?

Then it might look something a little like this. A lot like this, if we were so fortunate. It’s called the Rolls-Royce Haunt, in keeping with the marque’s ghostly naming scheme. Only it doesn’t actually exist. It’s a rendering from Brazilian designer Kleber Silva.

As you can see, the design calls for a four-door, short-bed pickup truck – not unlike, say, the Lamborghini LM002 or a Hummer H2 SUT… only not quite that utilitarian, and with distinctly Rolls-Royce design traits.

It has a “pantheon” grille, Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament, suicide rear doors, two-tone paintjob… just how we’d expect a Rolls-Royce truck to look, if ever the ultra-lux automaker were to make one. And looking at it, we can’t help but wonder if it should.

Maybe then you’d see owners taking their Rollses hunting (or hawking) like they used to, instead of having to “slum it” in a Range Rover or Bentley Bentayga.

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Murdered-Out Rolls-Royce Wraith Keeps The Party On The Inside 11
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Forgiato, Rolls Royce Wraith, Rolls-Royce, tuning on 11 11th, 2017


Rolls-Royces typically leave the factory with more bling than the Player’s Ball. This one, however, takes a decidedly different approach.

The Wraith you see before you has been all murdered out in black. The bodywork, trim, grille, hood ornament… everything’s been blacked out.

Inside it’s another story, though: the cabin is trimmed out in bright orange leather, with the starlight headliner and piano-lacquer trim.

Plus as it looks, though, we can’t help but wonder what the upsized rolling stock has done to the plushy ride for which a Rolls is known. Forgiato fitted a set of its Tec 3.1 wheels, installed here in massive 24-inch diameter, with those self-centering hubs and ultra-low-profile Pirelli P Zero Nero rubber. Like the rest of the exterior treatment, though, they’re blacked out, too.

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Blue And White Rolls-Royce Wraith Is Bespoke To Its Core 6
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Middle East, Rolls Royce Wraith, Rolls-Royce on 11 6th, 2017


While it’s true that lots if not most Rolls-Royce Wraiths feature two-tone exteriors, sometimes we come across certain models that make the absolute best of it.

This Wraith, pictured here at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in Abu Dhabi, is wearing a Salamanca Blue with English White body, while the interior has been adorned in Cobalto Blue with a Seashell contrast.

Actually, the interior technically features a tri-tone theme, since the Blue and the Seashell are joined by dark surfaces – the dashboard, center console, steering wheel. It’s quite fetching, as long as you don’t mind the color combinations.

Also worth noting is the wheels’ Salamanca Blue center and contrasting English White stripes making the car’s strong shoulder line stand out even more.

As for what the Wraith can do when it’s not sitting around looking crazy expensive, well, it puts a 6.6-liter twin turbo V12 unit to use, sending 632 PS (624 HP) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque to the wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox.

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