Labeled the "best car in the world" in 1908 by a journalist writing for The Times in London, Rolls-Royce is still viewed with much the same reverence by auto enthusiasts over 100 years later. Founded in 1904 by Henry Royce and Charles Rolls, the famed British badge expressed an early interest in improving engine design and increasing horsepower — the first collaboration between Rolls and Royce was a 10hp 2-cylinder; today's V12-powered models easily break into the 400-500hp range. After a foray into jet engine design and a period of financial hardship resulting in the nationalization of the company, today Rolls-Royce is owned by BMW, who has imbued the English icon with its own brand of high-performance German engineering.
Rolls-Royce unveils the new super-luxury drophead for their 2016 model year. The luxury-vehicle manufacturers say this four-seater provides an unparalled "open-top motoring experience."
Offering 624 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque from its V12 engine, the all-new Wraith is Rolls-Royce's most powerful vehicle ever. Inside, the Wraith provides unsurpassed luxury with natural-grain leather, soft wool carpet and a voice-controlled infotainment system with internet and GPS-aided navigation.
Combining classic looks with modern technology and a tremendous powertrain, this stately sedan is an automotive anomaly — a vehicle which demands attention as much for its iconic styling as its performance specs.
This powerful, stylish and deceptively large four-passenger coupe features easy-to-use controls, an extremely rigid chassis and quick acceleration powered by a V12 engine.
To call the Phantom simply a
car would be like calling the "Mona Lisa"
just a painting. Everything about this Rolls is big,
opulent and exudes luxury and prestige like nothing
This concept car has a very
good chance of making it to production. Based on the
100EX convertible, the coupe features the same rear-hinged
coach doors and Phantom-esque styling. Be sure to
check out the nifty fiberoptic lighting in the roof
that simulates twinkling stars.