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To be perfectly honest with you, the 2014 Bentley Flying Spur and the 2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost are not necessarily our favorite cars. We’re more interested in nimble sports car, as opposed to massive luxury cars that go fast in a straight line. But if we had to choose between one to have handed to us, we would definitely opt for the Bentley limousine, just because it looks a bit sportier that the Rolls .

This is just our opinions, and we’re sire that plenty of you would take the Ghost. Let’s have a look to see that the folks at Motor Trend think on the two models, and which one would they prefer, as they put the two models against one another in the latest episode of "Head 2 Head."

Be prepared for a slightly unconventional test, as the Motor Trend folks wanted to see if the two models could do a little painting, on top of the typical testing. Check out the video to see which model did best!

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Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase Art Deco Edition

We are soon to see a sudden surge in the number of new premium luxury SUVs . The fact that Aston Martin , Bentley and even Lamborghini are considering to add an all-wheel-drive sports utility vehicle to their lineup is evidence to the current market situation where the wealthy are demanding uber-premium SUVs.

The rise in demand for such a product hasn’t gone unnoticed when it comes to quintessential luxury that is, Rolls Royce . The BMW-owned British luxury marque is aware of the developments taking place in this segment. Aston Martin is pursuing the reintroduction of Lagonda in the form of a luxury SUV; Lamborghini has already unveiled the Urus concept; and Bentley is contemplating an SUV that would satisfy the needs of the average Bentley buyer.

For Rolls Royce, who has been the crown jewel of the segment for years, it might not be as easy as it seems. Its cars have always had a special place in the hearts and minds of not only those who own them, but also those who admire them for their timeless charm. Despite the potential negatives, a Rolls Royce SUV is in the cards, thanks to the aforementioned spike in interest.

According to Rolls Royce boss, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, they are currently investigating whether the brand can carry such a vehicle in its portfolio and that both crossover and shooting brake styling options are on the table.

If Rolls Royce does go ahead with either of the two, the basis for the upcoming model has almost been finalized. The current Rolls Royce Ghost platform, which shares its components with the BMW 7 Series, seems a worthy option as the SUV’s base. The Phantom’s platform would work, but it would be too expensive to make, given as Rolls Royce is targeting a price tag of around $400,000. Additionally, Rolls Royce could easily adapt the Ghost platform to accept an X5 drivetrain and suspension components.

Click past the jump to read more about the RR Ghost.

Source: Autocar UK
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Rolls Royce Wraith Drophead

Rolls Royce brought a very special car to the 2013 Geneva motor show , and it happens to be the fastest Rolls Royce ever produced. The Rolls Royce Wraith was thus launched, keeping a unique set of individuals in mind: young billionaires who prefer a bit of sportiness along with unadulterated luxury. The Rolls-Royce Wraith delivers on both fronts.

Back then, the company did not disclose any plans of a convertible — Drophead, as R-R calls it — version of the Rolls-Royce Wraith. Now, Rolls-Royce boss Torsten Müller-Ötvös has confirmed via Autocar that the Wraith Drophead Coupe will see the light of day in a couple of years time. Like the Phantom, the Wraith will get a folding soft top and the company would start taking orders in 2015.

Speaking of the Wraith, Müller-Ötvös felt happy the way things have progressed since the launch of the product in mid-2013. The company has received positive feedback about the Wraith, and it has been able to attract first-time buyers to the exclusive luxury brand.

According to Müller-Ötvös, the sporty character of the Wraith has also attracted previous Ferrari owners, and these are people who know their performance cars. The Wraith delivers on its promise of high performance along with bespoke luxury, and that is the primary reason why the Wraith gets a thumbs up — even from Ferrari owners.

Read more about the 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith after the jump

Source: Autocar
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Starting January 31st, 2014 and running through February 18th, 2015 China will be in the Year of the Horse. According to the Chinese zodiac, each year is under the sign of a strong animal, and each repeats every 12 years, with the Horse bringing fortune and many changes in one’s life.

Of course, this has nothing to do with cars, but there are many people out there that govern their lives by the zodiac, especially in China, so it was expected that automakers would take this opportunity to rake in some extra profits.

Rolls Royce is one automaker that has no shame in producing special-edition models for events like this, and it did so with the new Ghost Majestic Horse Edition. This model will be built in limited quantities and will take inspiration from classical interpretations of the horse in traditional Chinese art.

Additionally, with 2014 is the first time in over 50 years that the element wood and the horse are marked together, the interior of the car will be all about wood.

There is no mention of performance upgrades, so we assume that this Ghost Majestic Horse Edition boasts the same 6,592 cc, V-12 engine with 563 horsepower and 575 pound-feet of torque.

Deliveries of the new Rolls-Royce Ghost Majestic Horse Edition will begin in the second quarter of 2014.

Click past the jump to read more about the Rolls-Royce Ghost Majestic Horse Edition.

A few weeks after Rolls-Royce unveiled the Phantom Ghawwass Edition for its Middle Eastern clientele, the British luxury marque is back at it again with a new creation straight out of its Bespoke Collection.

This particular model, which was commissioned by the company’s dealership in Dubai, is called the Phantom Bespoke Chicane Coupe.

To no one’s surprise, Rolls-Royce put the full court press on giving this Phantom its own list of luxury upgrades, as if the standard features aren’t already enough.

It’s got a two-tone matte black and gunmetal finish on the body that visibly shines under the sun. And yes, the interior looks pretty spicy with all that red leather, a Roll-Royce trademark that never seems to go out of style.

So what if the Phantom Bespoke Chicane Coupe doesn’t have any performance upgrades. The work done on making this Phantom as unique as can be is already mighty fine for our taste buds.

Click past the jump to read more about the Rolls-Royce Phantom Bespoke Chicane Coupe

The Rolls-Royce Phantom is one super-luxury car that likes to run with the hypercar exotics. At the Casino Royale, luxury cars and supercars of this stature are found as frequently as regular Hondas and Toyotas in an office building parking lot.

So if you spot a unique luxury exotic , don’t be surprised because in a place considered the playground for the rich, such things are pretty popular ways to spend $500,000 or more in one sitting.

The English luxury icon, Rolls-Royce , is one of the best at building 100-percent unique special edition models for its lineup. Remember the Ghost One Thousand And One Nights Edition ? How about the Phantom Ruby Edition ?

The latest bespoke creation is called the Phantom Coupe Ghawwass Edition, which looks expensive enough to own the top 10 floors of a new highrise building.

No power modifications needed. The Phantom Ghawwass is the ultimate showpiece.

Click past the jump to see more the 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe - Ghawwass Edition

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When you choose a car to update, we are pretty certain that a Rolls-Royce wouldn’t be on the top of your list. It’s not because they are undesirable, but rather because they simply aren’t that easy to tune. However, Vorsteiner decided to give it a try and came up with a very interesting tuning kit for the Rolls Royce Ghost .

As with pretty much every other kit from Vorsteiner, this updated Ghost receives only aesthetic changes. No one should complain though, as the car’s standard performance figures are pretty impressive: a 6.6-liter, twin-turbo V12 engine that delivers 563 horsepower that sprints the car to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and pushes it to 155 mph.

The exterior kit is made from carbon fiber and, as usual, buyers can combine it with a set of VSE-002 Forged Wheels.

Click past the jump to read more about the Rolls-Royce Ghost by Vorsteiner.

Source: Vorsteiner
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The super-luxury coupe market is heating up rapidly this year with the production debut of the Rolls-Royce Wraith fastback and the brand-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe concept .

Both are aiming for the meat of the market occupied by the Bentley Continental GT : a car so successful and profitable that it almost single-handedly relaunched the $100,000 to $150,000 market for two-door, four-seat dream coupes.

While the Conti GT V-8 S is now far more nimble but just as rapid as before, the styling of the Bentley is looking quite tired and unappealing for the sharpest and most fashion-forward shoppers.

In the ultra-chic world of luxury cars, yachts and homes on three continents - old styling and previous ownership of the Bentley means these buyers are ready to move forward.

New styles are poised to capture these Bentley refugees with the Wraith and S-Class Coupe , which is quite near production specification despite being officially tagged a concept.

These two swish shapes are both absolutely fresh designs that introduce advanced styling concepts for both the RR and Merc brands. If well received, the cues seen here will have a strong influence on the next-generation vehicle designs from these storied luxury marques.

As sedan-based two-door coupes, they both essentially start at the same place as the Bentley did when remodeling the VW Phaeton.

But which car is more beautiful, technically interesting, and the winner of this TopSpeed Design Showdown between the 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith and the 2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe concept ?

Updated 10/24/2013: This article now features the latest photography from Rolls-Royce and Mercedes-Benz

Click past the jump for a side-by-side battle of these two exotics from all angles.

Out of the shadows of the Frankfurt Auto Show , British automaker Rolls-Royce took a surprising step, debuting a special one-off edition of the Ghost, not in Frankfurt, but in a different place, albeit one whose name also starts in the letter "F."

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The one-off Ghost is (officially) called the Chengdu Golden Sun Bird Edition, and Rolls-Royce designed and inspired by an ancient Chinese artifact that was discovered in 2001.

In case you don’t know what the Golden Sun Bird is, it’s described as a ring-shaped piece of foil that was made of nearly pure gold. Looking at the artifact, you’ll notice a pattern that consists of four birds, all flying in a counter-clockwise direction around the perimeter with what looks like a sun on the center.

Apparently, the artifact’s stature as a true treasure from Shang Dynasty was more than enough to compel Rolls-Royce to build a one-off model inspired by it. The exterior of the model carries a two-tone white and gold color, adding prestige and elements of exclusivity that should justify the name it carries. Subtle gold stripes running on the sides of the Ghost bear the same bird drawings of the Golden Sun Bird, yet another hat tip to the old relic. From there, the nine-spoke wheels was redesigned with a golden circle in the middle, enclosing the brand’s logo in the process.

The interior also gets the same posh upgrades and modifications, although a golden brown hue as chosen on the fancy leather upholstery and trim of the cabin. The center console on top of the A/C vents bear an image of the Golden Sun Bird, same with the headrests on the rear seats. Finally, a small golden plaque on the door sills was put in, with the plaque saying "Hand Built in Goodwood, England" and "Chengdu Golden Sun Bird, One of One" just below it.

Click past the jump to read about the standard Rolls-Royce Ghost

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Rolls-Royce decided to pay tribute to nature at the upcoming 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show , as the British company will unveil the Phantom Celestial Concept. As it name suggest, it was inspired by the night sky and all its twinkly stars.

The concept is based on the Phantom Extended Wheelbase version and features a dark paintwork with glass particles to increase the sparkle effect, of course.

he interior is wrapped in a special "Dusk" leather that creates the effect of a "cloudless night sky." The concept was also equipped with a clock that features a diamond at each quarter-hour and engraved wheel centers. The concept comes equipped with a picnic set that includes glasses with a celestial motif.

What is very special on the interior is that the rear drink compartment has been specifically designed to reflect the stars in the headlining. This way you can enjoy the stars while relaxing in your seat.

Click past the jump to read more about the standard Rolls Royce Phantom.

Source: TopGear UK

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