Archive for the ‘Rolls-Royce’ Category

Rolls-Royce Wraith gets taxed by the rich

So you’ve just picked up your new Rolls-Royce Wraith, of course you’re going to want to see how it handles duties around your stately manor. Most important is to learn how the Wraith powerslides on your perfectly manicured lawns. Thankfully, if you’ve had doubts as to the Wraith’s abilities for such tasks, Tax the Rich […]

Australian new car pricing – July 1977

If you were after a little runabout in 1977 the cheapest new car on the market was the Leyland Moke ($2,995). On the other hand, if you were well to do, the most expensive car money could buy was the Bentley T or the near matching Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow (both $58,950). The Moke was also […]

Rolls-Royce may enter Toorak Tractor pull

“We are intensively thinking about entering the SUV segment,” said Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes. Sigh. Mueller-Oetvoes made his comments at the Frankfurt Motor Show and added, “The SUV segment is very interesting. It has been incredibly stable during the crisis, and I think a luxury niche will develop.” For two reasons, reluctantly, we can see […]

2013 Goodwood FoS in pictures – gallery 2

This is your second fix of images from the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed. We start with McLaren and take you all the way to Vuhl, plus a few bonus pics at the end. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s final gallery which is a dedicated set of Porsche images. See also: 2013 Goodwood FoS in pictures […]

2013 Geneva Motor Show in pictures – part 2

You can have your fancy pants limited-edition Lambo, or your stonking new LaFerrari, even the McLaren P1; we’re not really interested. The car of Geneva, for us, is the Porsche 911 GT3. That’s the one we’d like to take home and get intimate with. And so begins the second and final part of our Geneva […]

Geneva 2013: Rolls-Royce Wraith

Last year it was the Phantom family, this year Rolls-Royce has graced the halls at the Geneva Motor Show with the Wraith coupé. With 465kW/800Nm of grunt from its V12 engine it is the fastest and most powerful Rolls-Royce ever made. With a ZF 8-speed transmission in can reach 100km/h in 4.4 seconds. Torsten Müller-Ötvös, […]

Geneva 2012: Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II

Given our coverage of the Geneva Motor Show so far you could be forgiven for thinking it’s little more than a hot hatch playground. But we’re here to show you how the other half live. Actually, it’s probably more like half of the other half. If that; you get the point. Which brings us to […]

102EX displays spirit of electricity

Rolls-Royce is getting in on the electric vehicle lark with a new model called the 102EX, a Phantom-based concept which will debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. At the time of writing there are no plans for series production, according to Rolls, instead the 102EX will be sent on a world tour to gauge […]

Megafactories mega week

Australian Foxtel subscribers are in for a treat this week with five Megafactories episodes airing on the National Geographic Channel. Some of the car world’s most desirable brands are showcased. On Monday you can learn all about the Lamborghini Murcielago SV; Tuesday is Rolls Royce Phantom day; Wednesday is all about the Audi R8; Thursday […]

Holy Ghost!

Rolls-Royce has revealed the performance figures of its new Ghost a few weeks out from its official reveal at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The actual weight of the car is yet to be officially confirmed, but you can be sure the latest Roller will be no featherweight. So, then, that the car can […]

High Rollers raise stakes

Rolls-Royce is bucking the trend of financial disaster in this carpocalypse now era. Yesterday, the Goodwood based company proudly announced a 20 per cent growth in sales during 2008. Last year 1212 Rollers found new homes, up from 1010 in 2007. That marks their fifth consecutive year of increasing sales. “This is a tremendous result […]