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’s Collaboration with The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Chain is a Celebration of The Chinese New Year
The Chinese market is very important to Rolls-Royce. It’s so important that the British automaker is rolling a trio of special edition Cullinan SUVs to celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year, which just so happens to fall on the Year of the Pig. The special edition Cullinans were created in collaboration with the Mandarin Oriental hotel chain. Each of the three SE Cullinans sport unique exterior colors with identifiable badges to commemorate the Year of the Pig. Mandarin Oriental hotels in Miami, Boston, and Washington D.C. each have one of the three Cullinan special editions until today, February 8. They’re not just for display, too. Guests at the hotel can take chauffeured two-mile rides in them. Even better, the international hotel chain is also offering a chance for any of its guest to win the use of one of the Cullinan special edition models for a week.
Rolls-Royce Cullinan Stretched by Klassen
This Cullinan clearly shows that there is no dearth of people ready to spend money on anything a company makes. This time, it’s for a stretched Rolls-Royce Cullinan. German company Klassen, which specializes in stretching high-end cars, has worked on the world’s most luxurious SUV. Price? No biggie. Klassen is selling for a “modest” $2 million.
2018 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Collection
Celebrating its “defining heritage” Rolls Royce just revealed a whole collection of bespoke Ghost cars called the Silver Ghost Collection. It is an important celebration as the Silver Ghost, produced in 1906, actually was named “the best car in the world” upon completion of a nonstop endurance voyage that covered 14,371 miles. An incredible achievement in 1906. Now, with a limited edition of only 35 Rolls Royce Ghost cars designated for the Silver Ghost Collection, the British company based in Goodwood solidified its status as the ultimate in the world of cars.
Rolls Royce’s New Adamas Collection Proves That There’s No Substitute for Premium Luxury
Rolls-Royce has released a new collection of special edition models, called the Adamas Collection. Based on Black Badge editions of the Rolls-Royce Dawn and Wraith, the Adamas Collection puts a spotlight on what Rolls-Royce refers to as the “darker side of contemporary craftsmanship.” Only 70 units will be included in the Adamas Collection, distributed between 40 Black Badge Wraith units and 30 Black Badge Dawn models.
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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2018 Rolls-Royce Dawn Neiman Marcus Special Editions
Neiman Marcus’ annual Christmas Book has just been unveiled, and as expected, a car is included in it. This year’s different though because instead of offering just one ride in the catalog, Neiman Marcus is rolling out two special edition Rolls-Royce Dawns, each one dressed in a unique summer look that promotes a his-and-hers vibe.
In keeping with the summertime theme, each of the two Rolls-Royce Dawn models also get names attached to them. One is called the Dawn Lago di Como, a nod to Italy’s famous Lake Como, a favorite tourist destination in the hot months. The other is called Dawn Saint-Tropez, named after the French coastal town that’s famous for being the playground of the rich and famous. In those terms, these two Dawn models appear to have been named appropriately considering their own pedigree as Rolls-Royce models. As expected, the Dawn Lago di Como and the Dawn Saint-Tropez will be extremely limited with only 20 total models set to be made available, presumably just 10 for each of the two SE Dawns. That said, before you start placing your orders, remember that items from Neiman Marcus’ Christmas Book don’t come cheap. That’s certainly the case for these two Dawns as one of them - the Lago di Como - costs $439,625 whereas the other - the Saint-Tropez - is priced a little higher at $445,750. Either way, you’re bank accounts will have their work cut out for them should you decide to get either one of these two beauties.
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2017 Rolls Royce Dawn Black Badge
Rolls-Royce never fails to impress. That much is clear after the British luxury brand released another special edition model at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, adding to the seemingly hundreds of SE models unveiled to the public this year. This one is different, though. It’s a special edition Rolls-Royce Dawn that’s wearing the Black Badge name. This one, ladies and gentlemen, is the Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge.
For those who are unfamiliar with the name, Black Badge is what Rolls-Royce describes as a “permanent Bespoke family of motor cars” under the Rolls-Royce brand. It’s essentially made up Rolls-Royce models that have been transformed into better representations of a specific model’s full potential. The line was introduced at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show when the British automaker brought with it the Ghost Black Badge and the Wraith Black Badge. Now it’s the Dawn’s turn to get the same treatment, and just like the two models that came before it, this one is peppered with extra features, added amenities, and an all-around sense of bespoke engineering that has come to define Rolls-Royce in recent years. The availability of the Dawn Black Badge is unique in its own way too since Rolls-Royce isn’t planning to roll out a specific number of models wearing the name. That’s because if anybody wants one, he or she will have to ask Rolls-Royce to build one for them.
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2018 Rolls-Royce Sweptail
When you’re a company that’s as invested in all of the finest things in life, you tend to go to places that very few will go to just so you can make a point. Rolls-Royce has a reputation for having this kind of mindset, so when a deep-pocketed customer approached the British luxury automaker and asked it to build him a car like no other, the company obliged. The result is this one-off creation called the Rolls-Royce Sweptail.
Underscoring the level of customization involved in the Sweptail is the fact it took Rolls-Royce four years to finish the car. That means that the customer request happened sometime in late 2012 or early 2013. For a company that’s used to building one-off creations through its Bespoke personalization division program, the length of time it took Rolls-Royce to build the Sweptail speaks to how unique the model is. And like any true Rolls-Royce one-off, the Sweptail draws inspiration from elements in its social sphere, namely luxury motoring and racing yachts. Put these things together, trust in Rolls-Royce’s long and storied history in coach-building, and you get a car that’s a literal and figurative definition of what a masterclass in one-off auto creations should be. The fact that the Sweptail reportedly costs $13 million only adds to its instant legend status, the kind that’s reserved for only a handful of models in the world.
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Rolls-Royce Just Presented A One-Off Phantom That Comes With An Eye-Popping Price Tag
Rolls-Royce has treated us to a heavy dose of ultra exclusive, one-off models in recent weeks but even with the prestige attached to all of those models, none of them could’ve prepared us for what the British luxury automaker presented at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Lake Como. This right here is the Rolls-Royce Sweptail, a heavily modified Phantom that brings the company’s level of refinement in the realm of the absurd.
The story behind the Sweptail is as intriguing as the work Rolls-Royce put into giving it a true one-off quality. According to the company, somebody already owns the Sweptail. That man apparently got in the touch with the company and asked Rolls-Royce to build him a one-off model. The automaker obliged to the request, which itself was prefaced by the agreement that both parties wouldn’t discuss prices until after the car was built. This conversation reportedly happened back in 2013 and it took Rolls-Royce a whopping four years to put together the car, culminating in the exquisite beauty that was presented at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. It’s a legitimate, coach-built, one-off model too, one that is also unique for having a customer become so involved in the development of the car. And as far as the price tag of the car is concerned, Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Otvös didn’t reveal the actual figure, but he did tell Autocar that the Rolls-Royce Sweptail is “probably the most expensive new car ever.” As far as the rumor mill goes, that figure apparently adds up to an incredible £10 million, or just under $13 million based on current exchange rates. Take that for what it’s worth.
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Best Of The Best: Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Special Editions
Ten years is a long time to be in the automotive market, but it’s also a long enough time to be the subject of a few special edition models. That’s the case with the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, which enjoyed a remarkable run as one of the British luxury brand’s most significant models.
First introduced in 2007, the Phantom Drophead Coupe has received its share of special edition models in the past decade. Some bordered on questionable while others captured our imaginations by not only looking the part of a true special edition – or in some cases, one-off models – but also giving us the kind of feels that special edition models are supposed to do. So ahead of the current-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe’s eventual ride into the sunset later this year, we’re paying homage to the hulking two-door luxury convertible by making a list of some of the most memorable special edition versions of this model. From there, tell us what you think of our choices or if we left a specific model out that you think should’ve made the list.
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