Rolls-Royce Wraith

The Rolls-Royce Wraith GT coupe is based of the Rolls-Royce Ghost sedan. The British car maker claims this is the most powerful and dynamic Rolls ever. The Wraith promises the sense of speed, high quality and effortless driving experience.

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The heart of the Wraith is a 624-bhp V12 engine pumping out 590 pound-feet of torque. The powertrain is teamed with an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission and a new Satellite Aided Transmission technology that works with GPS to pre-select the right gear.

The latest Rolls-Royce accelerates from zero to 60 miles per hour in 4.4 seconds.

Compared to the Ghost, the new Rolls-Royce flagship features a wider rear track, shorter wheelbase and lower roof. The exterior is highlighted by elegant lines, bold style of the panels and a raked rear screen, deeply recessed grille and wide rear track.

Drivers of theRolls-Royce Wraith are able to rely on innovative navigation and infotainment systems as well as voice commands from an on-board valet.

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Inside, the Wraith is decorated with a new Canadel Panellng wood elements. This yacht-like interior accentuates car`s character defined by power, luxury, refinement and drama. 1,340 fibre optic lamps are hand-woven into the roof to evoke the image of a starry night sky.

The world premiere of the Rolls-Royce Wraith was at 2013 Geneva motor show. The Rolls-Royce motor car plans to offer the Wraith to car collectors and buyers at the end of 2013 at a price of €245 000.

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Range Rover Hamann Mystere

The design of the Range Rover Hamann Mystere  contrast with a traditional styling of the Range Rover. The Mystere is an eye-catcher with chrome pink finish and wide body appearance.

Range Rover Hamann Mystere

The makeover of the SUV features a carbon-fiber hood, as well as front wings and side skirts made from GFK composite.

The exterior is accentuated by 23-inch rims and 305/30-23 Continental tires.

Tuning experts in Hamann fitted the Mystere Range Rover with special exhaust tips.
Range Rover Hamann Mystere

Range Rover Hamann Mystere

Range Rover Hamann Mystere

Rolls-Royce is planning to build Roadster and SUV?

The builder of luxurious cars Rolls-Royce is planning to release a powerful roadster in 2017. The topless vehicle is coming with a V16 naturally aspirated engine. It will probably boast 700 horsepower. The two-seater car will feature brand refinement, luxury and craftsmanship.

Rolls-Royce SUV plans

The company is also developing a utility vehicle.

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Rolls Royce Jonckheere Aerodynamic Coupe II by designer Ugur Sahin

The mysterious Rolls Royce Jonckheere Aerodynamic Coupe II is a creation of the designer Ugur Sahin. The car is a contemporary interpretation of the Rolls-Royce Phantom I Aerodynamic Coupe produced by the Jonckheere Works in Belgium in 1935. The car was destroyed during the Second world war.

Rolls Royce Jonckheere Aerodynamic Coupe II

In fact, the latest car is a piece of art that uses long hood and short body. The second edition of the Rolls Royce Jonckheere Aerodynamic Coupe differs from the original with redesigned front fenders, headlights and the fin at the rear. The designer kept the eccentric appearance, the shape and proportions of the first Jonckheere Aerodynamic Coupe.

Rolls Royce Jonckheere Aerodynamic Coupe II

Ugur Sahin used the original round doors that are the car`s trademark. The extraordinary vehicle can be seen at Peterson Museum in California.

Rolls Royce Jonckheere Aerodynamic Coupe II

The managers of the Jonckheere company nowadays are looking for an investments to build an one-off Rolls Royce Jonckheere Aerodynamic Coupe II.

Rolls Royce Jonckheere Aerodynamic Coupe II

Rolls Royce Jonckheere Aerodynamic Coupe II

Rolls Royce Jonckheere Aerodynamic Coupe II

Rolls Royce Jonckheere Aerodynamic Coupe II

 

 

 

 

 

Rolls-Royce Six Senses concept

The Six Senses concept is designed by the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars to stimulate each of the five senses – sight, sound, scent, taste and touch. It features a variety of personalization options.


The Rolls-Royce concept is finished in pearle scent Carrara White color. The exclusive vehicle is fitted with unique forged alloys. Inside, the cabin is decked out in walnut burr veneer, deep-pile lambswool carpeting, leather headliner with panoramic sunroof, and champagne cooler.

Official press release
GHOST SIX SENSES CONCEPT ELEVATES THE SPIRIT OF ECSTASY TO A NEW LEVEL OF SENSORY INDULGENCE
23 April 2012

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars proudly presents the Ghost Six Senses concept, a highly-bespoke luxury model that encapsulates the richness of experience that comes as standard with any Rolls-Royce and takes it to a new level of sensory indulgence.

Approaching this luxurious Rolls-Royce and opening its coach doors immediately ignites the senses for sight, taste, touch, sound and aroma. And the sense of surprise and delight continues as guests encounter the lavish use of soft, sumptuous leathers, finest veneer detailing and special bespoke enhancements.

“The Ghost Six Senses concept is a luxurious environment designed for the most discerning of individuals,” commented Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Rolls-Royce CEO. “It delights the senses and draws you into somewhere that transcends the interior of a car. Relax for a few moments and you will experience something that is hard to define, but which our customers understand so well.

“It can be likened to an aura, a sense that the stunning hand-made interior embodies something of the heart and soul of each proud craftsperson involved in its creation. That’s a uniquely Rolls-Royce sixth sense that this car presents so elegantly.”

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is the world’s leading luxury goods manufacturer. And while the world of luxury presents many objects of desire that captivate one or more senses, it takes one of these hand-built cars to awaken all five.

Sight

Beautiful and elegant, a Rolls-Royce Ghost is a sign of impeccable taste, a luxury car that is instantly pleasing to the eye. Ghost Six Senses’ pearlescent Carrara White finish complements new forged alloy wheels while eyes are immediately drawn to rich interior detailing upon entry through its coach doors. The deep lustre of the Walnut Burr veneer complete with diagonally-oriented, brown oak cross-banding, are designed to hint at the extraordinary power at the driver’s disposal.

Sound

For more than 100 years the sound of silence has driven the Rolls-Royce brand. But 21st century Ghost and Phantom models also present an auditorium in which the most advanced systems can deliver music in the most impressive fashion. The concept audio system in Ghost Six Senses richly fills the spacious rear cabin thanks to its upgraded amplifier and the inclusion of ‘exciter’ speakers housed in the leather headlining that help raise the centre of sound closer to a passenger’s ear.

Aroma

The finest interior materials create scents that are unique to Rolls-Royce. The rich aroma greeting Ghost Six Senses’ occupants comes from the most supple natural soft grain leather in enveloping, hand-crafted seats, as well as in the car’s leather headlining, with added hints of the woody spice in the walnut veneer.

Taste

Bathed in light from a panoramic sunroof, the rear cabin urges occupants to relax in style. For the ultimate taste experience the most refreshing chilled drinks or vintage champagne can be served from Ghost Six Senses’ coolbox, in flutes featuring a delightful sound-wave etching.

Touch

From cool chrome and sumptuous leather to the finest veneers, a Rolls-Royce is the most tactile way to travel in ultra-luxury. Ghost Six Senses takes this concept further with the inclusion of natural grain leather for the first time. Deep pile lambswool rugs encourage occupants to submerge feet, while opening the boot effortlessly with remote opener, reveals a further lambswool lining to cosset luxury bespoke luggage.

“Ghost Six Senses redefines a simple truth,” added Torsten Müller-Ötvös. “A Rolls-Royce is always so much more than the sum of its beautiful parts.”

Rolls-Royce launched the first two-colored Ghost

Rolls-Royce company developed two-colored model of its famous range Ghost. The stunning Ghost was displayed at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Two examples have been shown: one with Infinity Black topped by Cassiopeia Silver and another in Baynunah Brown capped by Arizona Sun, with a gold-plated hood ornament and a gold double coach-line. The interior is based on the same color scheme as the exterior.

Official Press Release

ROLLS-ROYCE GHOST RAISES THE TWO-TONE IN GENEVA

While the launch of Phantom Series II has been making headlines centre stage at the Geneva motor show, a very special Rolls-Royce Ghost has also been winning admirers in the company’s exclusive on-stand guest lounge. Clients, dealers and media guests have been delighted by the presentation of one of the first examples of a two-tone Rolls-Royce Ghost, a bespoke option offered for the first time this year, complementing the popularity of two-tone Phantom models.

Finished in Infinity Black, with a Cassiopeia Silver upper two-tone, the Geneva Ghost features an interior design scheme that perfectly reflects the two-tone theme. Seashell headlining and sumptuous black leather frames black stained ash veneer into which steel pinstripes have been carefully crafted. The final luxury touch is lambswool floor mats into which feet are easily lost at the end of a hard day walking the Geneva halls.

“Whether Ghost or Phantom, any Rolls-Royce is a work of art, taking its place in our clients’ luxury collections alongside yachts, helicopters and fine jewellery,” said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “So I am delighted that we are now able to offer two-tone options for Ghost as well as for Phantom, features that once again extend the palette upon which a Rolls-Royce masterpiece can be painted.”

A second upper two-tone Rolls-Royce Ghost has recently been commissioned for delivery to a client based in the Middle East. This striking colour scheme starts with Baynunah Brown, with Arizona Sun bathing the car’s bonnet, window surrounds, roof and luggage compartment. A gold-plated Spirit of Ecstasy and double coach-line in gold finish the design.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars celebrated a record sales result in 2011 with 3,538 models delivered to clients worldwide, beating the previous sales record held in 1978 when 3,347 units were sold, a period during which Rolls-Royce was under different ownership. 2011 also marked a record for the Rolls-Royce Bespoke personalisation programme, a service with Rolls-Royce’s legendary hand-craftsmanship and attention to detail at its core. Nearly every Phantom family model leaving the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood came with some element of bespoke personalisation, from unique paint colours, interior detailing and embroidery, to exquisite whole vehicle designs including champagne sets, humidors and picnic sets.

Rolls-Royce Phantom

The new Rolls-Royce Phantom features a striking new front end, a revised bumper, full/adaptive LED headllights and a rectangular LED array. The upgraded legendary mdel is equipped with a satellite navigation with 3D maps, an infotainment system, a large 8.8-inch screen, a new controller and a “guided tours.”

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The latest Rolls-Royce Phantom uses a new eight-speed automatic transmission.

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Rolls-Royce Phantom: Official Pressrelease

“TAKE THE BEST THAT EXISTS AND MAKE IT BETTER” PRESENTING THE ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM SERIES II

In the first half of the 20th century, Sir Henry Royce famously urged his employees to strive for perfection in all that they did – and “to take the best that exists and make it better”. Today Rolls-Royce Motor Cars continues to embrace the finest principles of its founding father by proudly presenting Phantom Series II at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

Reflecting the new world in which we live, this pinnacle family of cars – including Phantom Saloon, Phantom Drophead Coupé and Phantom Coupé – have been thoughtfully updated with contemporary yet timeless design enhancements that frame the introduction of cutting-edge technologies which significantly improve the car’s drive-train, ease-of-use and connectivity.

“From launch in 2003, the Rolls-Royce Phantom established itself as the benchmark in automotive luxury, a reputation it has held ever since,” said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “These cars are timeless in their appeal, but technology moves rapidly and we cannot afford to stand still.

“Today I am delighted to present Phantom Series II, a family of models that feature significant improvements in design, drive-train and technology. As a consequence of these changes, we will continue to present with pride the best motor cars in the world, which re-confirm Rolls-Royce’s position at the very pinnacle of the ultra-luxury goods marketplace.”

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New LED lighting:

Rolls-Royce Director of Design, Ian Cameron, likens the evolution of Phantom Series II design to a “familiar theme, lit in a different way”. And Phantom’s striking new front-end, with re-styled bumpers and rectangular light apertures, perhaps best encapsulates the essence of the significant changes that lie beneath.

Rolls-Royce is the first to include full LED headlamps as standard on a production car. As well as delivering a characteristic whiter light, augmenting safety and preventing driver tiredness, these allow for the introduction of new technologies that better control lighting.

Curve light functionality, for example, uses electronically-controlled reflectors to focus headlamp beams in the direction of travel, providing greater illumination of the road ahead when cornering. Adaptive headlamps change the cone of light projected onto a road – effortlessly of course – in response to different driving speeds.

Effortless as standard

Every part of the Phantom experience should be effortless, so new driver assistance technologies and a modern user interface with re-designed multi-media controller have been introduced for Phantom Series II. The new satellite navigation system has been fully updated with functions that include 3D maps with landscape topography, guided tours and enhanced points of interest, as well as composite route planning.

Information, maps and video content are presented on Phantom’s larger 8.8 inch control centre display, a feature underlined by eight programmable bookmarks presenting access to key functions at a driver’s fingertips. Front, rear and top-view camera systems further augment ease of manoeuvring. When reverse parking, for example, rear path prediction automatically deploys on the screen.

Waftability and sublime ride

The word waftability has long been part of the Rolls-Royce lexicon, with models past and present being renowned for their magnificent ride experience. Phantom Series It reinforces the company’s reputation for both.

A new 8-speed automatic gearbox and rear differential enhance already exemplary driving dynamics perfectly complementing the V12 direct injection engine. Fuel consumption improves by 10 per cent on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions fall from 388 to 347 g/km as a consequence.

History

Rolls-Royce Phantom Series I was launched on 1 January 2003, following a five-year development phase, under new ownership of the BMW Group. In addition to bringing a flagship Rolls-Royce to life, the company also built its state-of-the-art headquarters and production site on the historic Goodwood estate, in the heart of the English countryside. This unprecedented achievement was all the more impressive for a brand that shouldered a weight of expectation that came with the famous Rolls-Royce name and Spirit of Ecstasy as its mascot of excellence.

In 2005, Rolls-Royce launched Extended Wheelbase to complement Phantom Saloon. This was followed by the launch of unforgettable open-top motoring courtesy of Phantom Drophead Coupé in 2007 and the ultimate grand tourer – Phantom Coupé – which was launched in 2008.

New family members have added to Phantom’s considerable appeal and position as a luxury good without equal.

Rolls-Royce online

To coincide with the Geneva premiere, Rolls-Royce has re-launched www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com, a website that now reflects the effortless simplicity delivered by Phantom Series II. Significantly updated, the online Home of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars seamlessly incorporates Phantom and Ghost configurators and has been optimised with latest HTML 5 technology to complement any device upon which it is viewed.

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