2019 Eadon Green ZRR
Stashed just next to the Goodyear stand at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the Eadon Green exhibition space featured quite a unique car - the all-new Eadon Green ZRR. If you are at all into what Eadon Green is doing since it "fired up" 3 years ago, then you will probably mistake the new ZRR with the Zanturi. Well, this is a new car. Sure, it is similar to the Zanturi, but according to the words of Eaton Felix, Eadon Green CEO, ZRR is new nonetheless.
It brings a breeze of sophistication to the brand whose first car was a flashy coupe based on the Corvette C7 and painted in an awful chameleon paint job. This one, same as the Zanturi, rides on the Rolls Royce Wraith chassis, has a far more palatable color scheme compared to Corvette-based Zeclat, and it has a proper V-12 under the front bonnet. From BMW.
It also has proper front lights. From Rolls-Royce!
It can also see at night with its sensors and infrared cameras! Just like Rolls-Royce!
Eadon Green is a boutique car manufacturer, and the ZRR is its greatest achievement. Having all the tech from someone as competent as the Rolls-Royce is a good thing. Especially on a car that tries really hard to capture the svelte beauty of the nobility cars from the Thirties. Like Delahayes and Talbot Lago’s.
2019 Rolls-Royce Phantom Tranquility
The Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII is the archetype of the full-size ultra-luxurious car to the extent that the car’s platform is known as ’Architecture of Luxury’. The ’Tranquility’ special edition model, of which just 25 will be made, is an ode to outer space and to man’s numerous attempts to reach it.
Since the launch of the Cullinan SUV last year, Rolls-Royce’s other models have somehow been overshadowed by the buff figure of the first high-riding Roller. Now, though, they’re back in the limelight at the Geneva Auto Show as the British manufacturer brings to Switzerland no less than three special edition models, the Black Badge Ghost, the Blue Badge Wraith and, finally, The Phantom Tranquility which is, undoubtedly the most astounding of the lot. It’s also a way for Rolls-Royce to announce the introduction of a new Bespoke program that can further personalize the Black Badge Ghost.
Rolls Royce Brings Three Unique Phantoms at the Geneva Motor Show
It’s been six months since Rolls-Royce unveiled the latest-generation Phantom, and the British carmaker is bringing three bespoke models to the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. All three cars were commissioned by customers, and all will remain unique. As usual, they come with fancy names and fancy descriptions. The only regular wheelbase model is called The Gentleman’s Tourer, while the extended wheelbase versions are dubbed Whispered Muse and A Moment in Time.
2018 Rolls-Royce Dawn Aero Cowling
In 2013, Rolls-Royce modified the Ghost platform in order to build the Wraith, its first coupe-style grand tourer in many years. Two years later the Brits decided it was time to offer a new convertible as well, so they chopped the roof off the Wraith and renamed it the Dawn. Come 2018 and Rolls-Royce apparently realized that it could use a two-seater. And, instead of building one, it created a new feature that turns the Dawn into a car for just two people. Meet the Rolls-Royce Dawn Aero Cowling, a new model that makes its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
The company says that the Aero Cowling was born from "the recognition by Rolls-Royce’s designers that some clients may wish for enhanced flexibility in terms of style and practicality." It’s not a brand-new model, but more of an upgrade that encloses the rear seat area with a tonneau and turns the Dawn into a two-seat without sacrificing the option of being able to haul three passengers when needed. So why the big fuss with the Geneva unveiling? Well, in pure Rolls-Royce fashion, the said tonneau is far from ordinary. Find out more below.
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Rolls-Royce Just Crushed 1,000 Diamonds to Make A Dull Paint for the Ghost
To say that Rolls-Royce makes luxury cars is an understatement. The iconic British firm goes beyond that, and it has been doing so since forever. You know those Bespoke models that pop up from time to time? Well, those aren’t rare, custom cars among standard models. Nearly every single model visits the Bespoke division before leaving the factory, because almost every Rolls-Royce (if not all) is tailored to customer specification. When you’re paying hundreds of thousands for a vehicle, you want to make it your own by adding all sorts of details and materials. It’s as simple as that!
Granted, it’s not wrong to say that Rolls-Royce is a luxury car manufacturer, but judging by the amount of bespoke and flamboyant features we see in most of its cars, we can file these products under "exuberant," "rakish," and in some cases even "ostentatious." They’re opulent means of transportation of opulent people and there’s nothing wrong with that. However, in its wild desire to innovate, a company like Rolls-Royce tends to blow things out of proportion. It doesn’t happen too often, but the unique Ghost Elegance that the Brits displayed at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show is the perfect example.
Yes, I’m talking about the Diamond Stardust paint.
Created for a what appears to be a very demanding owner, Diamond Stardust was created by crushing no fewer than 1,000 diamonds and mixing the resulted dust into the paint, in a process that lasted two months. Sounds pretty fancy and innovative, but there’s just one tiny problem. The dark gray color looks like a dull metallic paint. Sure, it looks as if the color has more glitter than the average metallic paint, but I’m not impressed.
Why is this a big deal? Well, let’s say that Rolls-Royce made a too big of a fuss about this paint and the lengthy process it needed to be created. And it’s not like the Brits discovered how to make flying to Mars more affordable, it’s just a paint that’s not too different from a metallic hue you can get with any Toyota or Hyundai.
I’m anxiously waiting for the paint made from 100 pounds of unobtanium.
2017 Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase Elegance
While the existing Phantom is on its way out, with a redesigned model to be launched soon, the Ghost is ready to soldier on for a few more years. Introduced in 2010 and updated in 2014, the full-size sedan will be around at least until 2018. Most likely, Rolls-Royce won’t bother to release another facelift, but we will see plenty of Bespoke-made versions, just like the unique Ghost Elegance that the British automaker launched just in time for the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
Created for an unnamed owner that "exudes unapologetic luxury and grandeur" (whatever this is supposed to mean...), the Ghost Elegance is just like any other Bespoke model, featuring custom paint with thin stripes on the outside and two-tone upholstery on the inside. However, unlike any other production car so far, it is finished in a paint created from diamonds. Yup, you read that right. And what’s more, Rolls-Royce crushed no fewer than 1,000 diamonds to create enough paint for about half a Ghost.
Named Diamond Stardust, this is arguably the most luxurious and expensive paint to ever grace a production car. A bit flamboyant if you ask me, but it definitely takes automotive paint to the next level.
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Rolls Royce Wraith Black Badge
Back in 2013 Rolls-Royce decided to awaken a sleeping dragon and bring the Wraith name back to life, and it did so with a vengeance – creating the most powerful Rolls in the company’s history. This large, powerful coupe has spawned a number of one-off models like the 2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith Sport, the 2015 Rolls Royce Wraith “Inspired by Fashion,” the 2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith “Palm Edition 999” by Masonry, and countless others that go to show just how well received the new Wraith has been.
Despite all the one-off and tuned models, the Wraith itself has gone the past couple years without being changed. Rolls-Royce didn’t make any changes for the 2016 model year either, but it has just announced a brand new take on the Rolls-Royce Wraith, dubbed the Black Badge. The “Dark” approach has been a popular approach taken by a few manufacturers lately, but unlike some of them, Rolls-Royce has done more than adding a darker appearance to the Wraith. In fact, it has done quite a bit more.
The first thing you’ll notice is the custom black paint, and darkened trim elements, but this baby comes complete with some drivetrain updates as well. That’s right, the most powerful Rolls-Royce to date gets a little better in Black Badge form. So instead of wasting any more time talking in general, let’s take a ride on the dark side and check out this latest creation from Rolls-Royce.
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Rolls Royce Ghost Black Badge
Rolls-Royce’s recently established Bespoke division has come up with a bunch of exciting vehicles over the last couple of years, taking luxury to a level very few companies can match. Their options list is impressive, exterior and upholstery color combinations are essentially unlimited, while the finest leathers and most expensive veneers are usually combined with innovative materials and fancy accessories. When it comes to luxury, Bespoke is hard to beat. And, the brand-new Ghost Black Badge edition is here to prove just that.
Unveiled at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show alongside the Wraith Black Badge, the Ghost Black Badge is described as a vehicle that speaks to "young, self-made people that make a bold and edgy lifestyle statement about their lives." It’s a somewhat new approach for Rolls-Royce, which used the Black Badge edition to ditch the Ghost’s glossy image in favor of a darker, more assertive appearance. Forget about massive amounts of chrome and the usual chutzpah, the Ghost Black Badge is as black as they get and features more innovative materials than any of its predecessor.
What’s more, this is the very first Bespoke-made Ghost to get a power boost. After years of making custom sedan with standard engines under the hood, Rolls-Royce finally meddled with the massive 6.6-liter V-12 to give us a Ghost that can give the Bentley Flying Spur W12 a run for its money on the performance front. Keep reading to learn more about that.
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When Rolls-Royce wants to create a customized one-off, it turns to Bespoke. This team of designers and craftspeople is routinely tasked with reimagining Rolls-Royce models to the exacting standards of individualized luxury, creating unique versions of some of the most lavish vehicles in the world.
One of its latest inventions is this pearl white Phantom, dubbed the Serenity. Bowing at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show, the Serenity was created using inspiration from the “opulent interiors of Rolls-Royces that have conveyed Kings and Queens, Emperors and Empresses and world leaders.” Combining contemporary furniture design with Japanese Royal robe motifs, the Serenity seeks to form a cocoon of tranquility similar to a private garden.
To up the luxury ante, Rolls-Royce reintroduced the use of silk for the cabin, a material which it uses extensively as a way of revisiting the interiors in the Rolls-Royces of the early 1900s. The exterior has also been altered to reflect the extensive interior redesign.
Rolls-Royce is presenting this unique Phantom as a demonstration of wealth and good taste that goes above and beyond the factory model. Read on to see how Bespoke sought to achieve such lofty status.
Updated 03/03/2015: Rolls Royce unveiled the new Phantom Serenity at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.
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Similar to how German tuners come out in droves anytime the Frankfurt Auto Show arrives, Mansory’s presence is automatic when the Geneva Motor Show opens its doors.
This year, a handful of new programs have been made courtesy of Switzerland’s finest, and one of those happens to be Rolls-Royce’s brand-spankin’ new baby, the Wraith.
This is how Mansory rolls, fellas. No cheap tricks. Just the best of the best deserving the best tuning programs in the world.
Jaw-dropping as some of Mansory’s previous works are, there’s something alluring about its program for the Wraith.
It’s pretty...subdued. In a very good idea.
The tuner probably realized that going bombastic on the Wraith will just drive away the luxury car’s classy nature so smart move on the part of Mansory to recognize that. In the end, it did the right thing by giving the Wraith the kind of unique modification that brings up its level of appeal yet does so without compromising its luxurious quality.
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The last time we saw a Rolls-Royce Series II model was in 2012, when the luxury car builder released the Phantom Series II a full nine years after the Phantom debuted in 2003. With that timeframe as a point of reference, we would not expect to see a Ghost Series II until about 2019 or 2020.
Well, prepare to be surprised, as Rolls-Royce has revealed the Ghost Series II at the Geneva Auto Show . But just like I said earlier, the revisions are pretty minor relative to more mainstream automakers.
Then again, Rolls-Royce is not your "typical" automaker, as it finds a nice place and doesn’t change much until things get completely stale. Actually, the changes that Rolls Royce made are fairly extensive for a Series II model, so we can;t say that we’re upset with the new Ghost.
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After debuting the Series II for both the Phantom and Phantom Coupe models, Rolls Royce engineers have started to test a new luxury coupe. Initially thought to be called Corniche, the latest creation from Rolls Royce brings back in fact a name that was initially used in 1938: Wraith.
The new Wraith, simply described as "the most powerful and dynamic Rolls-Royce in history," features a fastback profile, and is wider and lower than the Ghost, making it more aerodynamic and aggressive in the same time.
For its new model, Rolls Royce has made numerous improvements to the suspension and the steering system and for the interior, it has installed the “on-board valet,” - an innovative voice-command system that sends data to the navigation and infotainment systems.
Sales will begin in the final quarter of 2013 and in Europe prices will start from €245,000 (about $320,000 at the current exchange rates).
UPDATE 03/05/2013: This review has been updated with the official details, images and specs.
UPDATE 09/25/2013: Rolls Royce unveiled a series of new images and video for the latest addition to its lineup: Wraith. The shots were taken in the beautiful city of Vienna and on location in the spectacular surrounding area.
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A new teaser image confirmed today that the upcoming Rolls Royce Wraith will feature a fastback body design. The company also confirmed this will be the final teaser image before the car’s official debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
The new teaser image reveals the three lines that underscore the car’s striking profile. Giles Taylor, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ Design Director, confirmed that the new fastback profile is "Wraith’s defining element."
The upcoming Wraith will be defined by a graceful line running from the "top of the screen to the very rear edge,” a feature that will offer a "fast, yet effortless touring." A second line is running from the "side window graphic, gliding through Wraith’s glamorous coach door," while a third one "cuts through the shoulder line" and is most artful one.
Full details on the upcoming Rolls Royce Wraith will be unveiled during the car’s official debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
If for nothing else, Rolls-Royce has mastered the art of the slow tease.
With the 2013 Geneva Motor Show around the corner, the British automaker is taking the slow and steady approach in trying to drum up interest for the return of the Wraith luxury car.
We’ve seen numerous teaser photos over the past few weeks but all those involved shadowy images of the Wraith’s exterior. This time, though, Rolls-Royce is giving us a peek of two key components of the luxury car’s interior: the dashboard clock and the timbered yacht-inspired door.
True to its reputation as a meticulous brand with an eye for detail, Rolls-Royce went to lengths to give the Wraith a unique look. The clock, in particular, comes with Blood Orange needle tips that, according to Rolls, pay homage to its aviation heritage.
The Wraith is set to make its world debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and, in addition to the lavish exterior and interior, is expected to carry a 6.6-liter V-12 twin-turbo engine with an output of around 600 horsepower.
Not one to be left behind in all the promotion and build-up surrounding the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Rolls-Royce is right in the middle of their own teaser parade for the highly anticipated debut of the Wraith luxury car.
This time around, the shadowy image reveals - or at least tries to reveal - the luxury car’s rear end. There’s not a whole lot to work with here, but there are a few hints that suggest some characteristics about the car, including the dual exhaust system, the large taillights, and what Rolls Royce itself describes as "muscular rear haunches" that exudes a look of bold expression and dynamism.
We can’t say we’ll argue against what Rolls-Royce is saying, especially when they’ve made some huge proclamations about the Wraith, including the promise of a more powerful car that certainly belies its aggressive and luxurious looks.
With every new teaser that comes out, we’re get more and more excited about the Wraith’s prospects. So excuse us if we start to show a little excitement for the Geneva Motor Show.
That smoky teaser photo of the Spirit of Ecstasy might not specifically allude to what we’ve come to expect from auto teasers, but rest assured, Rolls-Royce is planning for a grand return at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
The British automaker has just announced the upcoming release of the most powerful model the company has ever built: the Rolls-Royce Wraith.
Auto historians might remember the Wraith from way back in the 30’s. But since then, Rolls Royce hasn’t used the name in any models, making this comeback all the more tantalizing.
No official details have been revealed about the Wraith, but it does put credence to all those teasers and spy photos we’ve seen in the past months of a model that we previously thought of as the Corniche.
The reborn Wraith, which has been reported to pack a turbocharged 6.6-liter V-12 engine with 600 horsepower, is expected to be Rolls-Royce’s third model, following the Phantom and the Ghost. To their credit, the British automaker is off to a good start drumming up interest for the car.
“Expect the boldest design, the most dramatic performance and the most powerful Rolls-Royce that has ever played host to the famous Spirit of Ecstasy figurine," said Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös, before adding that we should expect a model whose starting point is "luxury, refinement and exclusivity".
Expect the Wraith to be available for purchase towards the latter part of the year. Until then, RR promises to release additional teaser images at 00:01 GMT on February 12th, 19th and 26th. We’ll post them once they are released.
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Way back in 2008, Pininfarina – a custom coach builder – took a look at the $400K Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Convertible and simply thought it just wasn’t good enough. So Pininfarina took this nearly half-million-dollar machine and created a one-off custom vehicle out of it. The maker then dubbed it the Hyperion, which was taken from an Ancient Greek Titan.
Much like its closest competitor, Bentley, Rolls-Royce has always been one of those car companies that you either loved or hated, mostly due to their gaudy exteriors and even more outlandish pricing. For those that love them, but just need a little something extra, there is no shortage of custom car builders that will customize them to your liking.
Despite the number of custom car builders modifying these ultra-luxury cars, none can touch the uniqueness and flashiness of the Hyperion. Pininfarina took special care to closely integrate a vintage look – taking styling cues from the 1930s and 1940s – with modern technology and feel.
This monster of a luxury car originally debuted at the 2008 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It then made an appearance at the 2008 Geneva Auto Show before going off to its rightful owner, Roland Hall.
Let’s take a look at how the 2008 Pininferina Hyperion stacks up.
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Out of the enormous shadows of the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, Italian tuner Fenice Milano is preparing a sick program for the Rolls-Royce Ghost. And if there’s one thing we know about these dudes, the word "bland" is not part of their vocabulary.
Fenice Milano actually dropped the renderings for this particular Ghost called "Paris Purple" with the intent of getting somebody to dig into their pockets and order the custom luxury car. And now that a "very exclusive client" has given the green light to have it ordered, Fenice Milano is set to work on what can only be described as a pretty radical Ghost.
The unique purple paint finish is the first of many eye-catching things you’ll notice on the car, hence the name "Paris Purple." The car is also set to carry carbon wheel rims and 24-karat gold on the bonnet, the window frames, the radiator cowling, and the exhaust pipes. Yep, 24-karat gold on a car. That’s just how Fenice Milano rolls.
And, by the way, that’s just the exterior of the car. Inside, the Ghost also gets a significant make-over, thanks to plenty of leather, carbon, and gold details that we expect will be just as extravagant as that outside.
So who exactly is the celebrity that signed off on this project? Fenice Milano is keeping that a secret for now, but rest assured, we’ll find out who it is sooner rather than later.
While the entire Rolls Royce Phantom line-up has been refreshed for the Geneva Motor Show, the other model in the company’s line-up - the Ghost - has just received a series of two special editions. The two editions are offering a two-tone color combination - a first for the Ghost - a decision that has been inspired by the popularity of two-tone Phantom models.
The first version is has been painted in Infinity Black, with a Cassiopeia Silver upper two-tone. The interior is featuring the same two-tone theme: seashell headlining and sumptuous black leather frames black stained ash veneer into which steel pinstripes have been carefully crafted. And as a final touch Rolls Royce has also added lambswool floor mats that will help you relax your feet.
The second version has been built for a client in Middle East - and you may have expected is a little bit more wild. It combines Baynunah Brown, with Arizona Sun for the ca’’s bonnet, window surrounds, roof and luggage compartment. A gold-plated Spirit of Ecstasy and double coach-line in gold finish the design.
The Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe Series II was unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, right alongside the Phantom Sedan. Just like the sedan version, the coupe has also received a few cosmetic updates, as well as a series of engine updates to help improve fuel economy.
This is the first update the Phantom Coupe has received ever since its official launch back in 2007. The model has made such an impression on the market, Rolls Royce decided to keep the car’s essence and only make a few changes here and there. Exterior changes include a single piece grille surround, presenting a smoother, more contemporary front end that arch into sculpted front wings, the usual redesigned bumpers, and a new set of full LED headlights.
Powering this luxurious coupe is the same 6.75-liter V12 that produces 453 HP, however, fuel consumption has been improved by 10%.
UPDATE 03/08/2012: This review has been updated with the official details and images of the Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe Series II.
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Next to the Roll Royce Phantom sedan and Phantom Coupe, the Drophead version was also officially updated for the 2013 model year. The first Drophead model was unveiled in 2007 at the Detroit Auto Show and five years later the Series II model made its debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
Just like the other two models in the line-up, the Drophead version has received a few cosmetic updates and new cutting-edge technology. Rolls Royce has also made improvements to the engine which now delivers a 10% improvement in fuel economy.
A distinctive feature for the Drophead version is the addition of a new single piece grille surround and color coded grille surround offered as an option. Three new sets of wheels are available for the entire range. The interior received a larger control center display and a fully updated satellite navigation system featuring 3D map display and landscape topography.
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Rolls Royce took everyone by surprise at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show when they unveiled the new Phantom Series II, the facelift version of their high end sedan. But this was a refresher that needed to be done, not because the car itself needed it, but because Maybach’s demise left an opening in the segment and Rolls Royce needed to remind everyone who should take that piece of the pie. If not, Bentley would move right on in.
The new Rolls Royce Phantom Series II has received a few cosmetic updates to distinguish it from the first generation launched back in 2003, but also comes with the introduction of cutting-edge technology, enhancements to an already peerless drive-train, and improvements in connectivity that reflect the changing world in which we live.
Exterior changes include redesigned bumpers and a new set of full LED headlights, while the interior added new 3D maps with landscape topography. The V12 engine has also been improved and now offers a 10% improvement in fuel economy. The engine is also now combined with a new 8-speed automatic gearbox and rear differential.
UPDATE 03/06/2012: This review has been updated with the official details and images of the Rolls Royce Phantom Series II.
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