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Rolls-Royce Reviews

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.


MARCH 2013

Rolls-Royce Wraith
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.

A three-quarter rear view of a 2013 Rolls-Royce Wraith


JULY 2011

A front view of a 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost

Rolls-Royce Ghost
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.

JANUARY 2009

Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé
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.

A three-quarter front view of a white 2009 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé


NOVEMBER 2006

Rolls-Royce Phantom
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 else.


SEPTEMBER 2006

Rolls-Royce 101EX Coupe
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.


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(Updated: 03/14/13 NW)


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