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Rolls Royce announced today the launch of a new Bespoke Waterspeed Collection that will be applied to a series of 35 Phantom Drophead Coupés . This new collection pays tribute to a legendary record established back on September 1st, 1937.

On that day, Sir Malcolm Campbell took a Bluebird K3 hydroplane boat powered by Rolls-Royce’s R-Type engine to a top speed of 126.32 mph on Lake Maggiore on the Swiss-Italian frontier. The next, day he did even better, as he sped the boat to 129.5 mph, breaking a five-year-old world water-speed record.

Of course, this amazing result was possible, thanks to the incredible Rolls Royce engine that powered the boat, and immediately after the record, Rolls Royce managed to reaffirm the superiority of its engines. What better way to honor the record than by building a bunch of expensive cars?

Updated 04/02/2014: Rolls Royce unveiled a new set of teaser images and new details on its new Waterspeed Collection that will be officially unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Updated 05/13/2014: Rolls Royce unveiled the official details on the new Phantom Waterspeed Collection. Check the new details after the jump.

Click past the jump to read more about the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé Bespoke Waterspeed Collection.

It’s easy to see why brands like Rolls-Royce have a deep interest in the Middle Eastern market. It’s one of the biggest sales markets for the company and as a sign of its commitment to building an even bigger presence in the market, the British company is preparing to launch its new 1,001 Nights Collection.

In case the name escapes you, the 1,001 Nights Collection is exclusive to the Middle East, further casting little doubt just how match Rolls wants to be loved in that region.

In this video, Rolls-Royce’s Bespoke division is giving everyone a peek at the exclusive collection, which we will see manifest themselves in the Rolls-Royce Ghost in the future. Incidentally, Rolls-Royce already unveiled the Ghost One Thousand and One Nights Edition late last year.

But it’s only now that we’re seeing just how intricate and meticulous the level of detailing was in putting together what could very well be one of the most exclusive Rolls-Royce models we’ve seen in a while. From the unique motifs to the veneer and wood inlays with arabesque symbols, the Rolls-Royce 1,001 Nights collection is going to be all sorts of exclusive for arguably one of the most exclusive-starved markets in the world.

At this point, we don’t expect anything less from the region and the brand that wants a bigger piece of that said region.

Click past the jump to read about the 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost One Thousand And One Nights Edition

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Rolls Royce Germany unveiled a special edition Ghost that it developed in cooperation with Procar Automobile and named V-Specification. If you thought that this is just another special car that offers just some exterior and interior updates, you are wrong. The new Ghost V-Specification also comes with some significant engine upgrades.

The Ghost V-Specification is powered by a 6.6-liter, twin-turbo V-12 engine that delivers a total of 593 horsepower — an increase of 30 horsepower over the base 563 horsepower. Unfortunately, this added power does not lower the Ghost’s 0-to-60 mph time any, as it remains at 4.7 seconds.

The new Rolls Royce Ghost V-Specification will be available for order only between January and June of 2014, and along with the power upgrades, it will also offer some exterior and interior updates. The model is priced at €330,820 — about $450,000 at the current exchange rates.

Click past the jump to read more about the Rolls Royce Ghost V-Specification.

There’s a reason why Rolls-Royce is rolling out all these special edition models in China . The market is fast becoming the largest one for luxury automakers and what better way to stake a significant chunk of it than to entice customers with vehicles no other country in the world will carry.

Sounds like a smart plan, right?

Rolls-Royce seems to think so, and that’s why its been busy the past couple of months launching special-edition Ghost models , including its latest creation, the Ghost Cantor Glory Edition.

Recently introduced at Auto Guangzhou, the Ghost Cantor Glory Edition pays homage to Guangzhou with a number of design elements attributed to the south Chinese city, including drawing inspiration from the iconic Canton Tower, while also adding touches of Guangzhou, no more distinct than the addition of the city’s Five Rams emblem in the coachline, veneer panels, headrests and dashboard.

A two-tone color scheme also points to the uniqueness of the Ghost Cantor Glory Edition with RR opting to use a Madeira Red for a glorious regal history and Cassiopeia Silver or Carrera White for the bright and modern present. The contrasting colors offer a touch of balance between the colors of the night sky with the metallic body of the aforementioned Canton Tower.

The finer details, including customer options to give this special-edition ride more distinct styling, can be accomplished through its Bespoke Atelier program, which is coming to China for the first time, and offering a range of customization options for all those deep-pocketed Chinese buyers.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost

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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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