Rolls-Royce & Bentley News Round-Up: July 2017

More photos of the $13m Rolls-Royce "Sweptail"

At this year’s recent Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este, Rolls Royce dropped sort of a bombshell. Being dubbed the most expensive new car in the history of the automobile, the Rolls Royce Sweptail obviously made headlines world wide. The Sweptail is a one-off car, designed for one customer who came to Rolls Royce with a vision of a car that evoked the spirit of coach-built Rolls’ from the 1920’s..

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#onemansvision #bespoke #sweptail #mostexpensivecarever
Only 710 of the Bentley Continental GT Supersports will be built...

In 2009 Bentley launched a full-fat version of its Continental GT coupé, the Supersports, capable of 204mph.Now the name has been revived for a slightly crazier version that is capable of 209mph.

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#fastestfourseater #supersports
The Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts' Club Rally Diamond Jubilee Year

The RREC Annual Rally & Concours d’Elegance is the largest gathering of Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor Cars in the world, with over 1,000 cars descending on Burghley House over the course of the weekend of the 23rd-25th June 2017.

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#rrecrally #diamondjubilee #rollsroycemotors #bentleymotors #introcar
Rolls-Royce appeals to younger market with the new Black Badge models

Over the past decade, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has made a concerted effort to reach a younger and more trendy group of buyers. These efforts include the introduction of the entry-level Ghost sedan in 2010 followed by the Wraith coupe in 2013 and the Dawn convertible in 2015.

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#blackbadge #rollsroyce #wraith #ghost #dawn
A tribute to the Continental Supersports, as it wraps up 14 years to make way for the next new Continental model

The new Continental Supersports model is the last hurrah for the car that has done more than any other to transform the modern image of Bentley. Ironically, when the Continental is finally replaced with a completely new model after an impressive 14 years (the current car is second generation in name but actually shares a substantial amount of engineering with the original 2003 machine), it will no longer sit at the top of Bentley’s sales charts. That honour will instead have passed to the Bentayga, the brash but capable SUV that currently cueing up a massive change in company fortunes.

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#bentleycontinental #continentalsupersports #nextgenerationbentley
A crazy off-road look for a Rolls-Royce Wraith

An 800-hp Lamborghini Huracan, a 950-hp Audi RS6 Avant, a Rebellion R2K, and a Murcielago SuperVeloce Winter Edition – these are just only a few of the cars owned throughout the years by Swedish professional skier Jon Olsson. For his latest set of wheels, he decided to fulfill a lifelong dream by purchasing a Rolls-Royce.

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#camowrap #roofrack #LEDlights #jonolsson #rollsroycewraith #custom
It's straight to EV.. "no in between steps for us like hybridization" for Rolls-Royce

“Electrification is the way forward—and there will be no in between steps for us like hybridization,” Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Otvös told the British publication. “It is the propulsion system for the future, make no error. There is a time—nobody can predict when—when there will be no combustion engines. That will take a long, long time, but it will happen.”

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#ev #rollsroycemotors #rollsroycenews
“The 8th generation Phantom will have undergone significant weight loss.. ”

Rolls will display eight important Phantoms in London to coincide with the launch of the new generation.

Sir Malcolm Campbell was the fastest man in the world in the 1920s and ‘30s by setting multiple land and water speed records. His 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental will be among the eight Phantoms on display at Bonhams on Bond Street in London on July 27, including the new generation of the opulent model.

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#rollsroyce #phantom
France will 'ban all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040'.. a big adjustment for our industry

France plans to ban all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040, the country's new environment minister has announced.

Nicolas Hulot made the announcement as he unveiled a series of measures as part of newly elected President Emmanuel Macron's plan to make the country carbon neutral by 2050.

Mr Hulot said he recognised the target would put pressure on France's car manufacturers, but he said they currently had projects which "can fulfil that promise".

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#ev #gamechanger
Owner age for a Rolls-Royce steadily decreasing beating both BMW & Mercedes at appealing to a younger audience

Speaking to Bloomberg, Müller-Ötvös said ,”we are seeing, in that segment of ultrahigh-end-growth individuals, a fast decrease in average age. It’s fantastic, it really is.” As it turns out, the global average age of a Rolls-Royce customer is 45 years old, which is significantly lower from 56 years (seven years ago).

That is lower than the average age of car buyers overall (52 years old), referring to data by Kelley Blue Book, which also pins the average age of luxury car buyers at 50 years old. Rolls-Royce’s average new-buyer age is also lower than that of Mercedes-Benz (51 years old) and BMW (50 years old).

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#rollsroycemotors #youngergeneration #dispellingthemyth #luxurycarbuyers
A historic tribute to Charles Stewart Rolls

Say the name Rolls and people immediately think of Rolls-Royce motor cars.

Yet Charles Stewart Rolls, from Hendre House just outside Monmouth, was much more than a producer of fine cars. He was also one of the earliest and greatest of all British aviation pioneers.

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#aviationpioneer #rollsroycemotors #history #onthisday #oneofthegreats
Rolls-Royce exhibits the Great Eight Phantoms including Lennon's colorful Phantom V

When Rolls-Royce opens their exhibition at Bonhams, called "The Great Eight Phantoms," John Lennon's personalized Rolls-Royce Phantom V will be in attendance.

The special guest appearance coincides with the 50th anniversary of the release of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," which never really gets old anyway.

It's not some dreary, old luxury machine, either. It's a colorful tribute to the iconic record and was commissioned by Lennon in 1967.

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#johnlennon #PhantomV #bonhams
Spied testing disguised close-to-production Rolls-Royce SUV 'Cullinan' in Europe

Development of the first-ever Rolls-Royce SUV is advancing fast: the firm has now been spied testing disguised close-to-production cars in Europe – giving an indication as to just how imposing it’s set to be. There’s certainly no disguising its huge upright grille, nor the fact it’s going to join other Rolls-Royce in featuring rear-hinged ‘suicide’ doors (despite Rolls' attempt at mocking up rear doorhandles beneath the disguise).

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#cullinan #imposing #roadtest
In the battle of the SUVs it's now Rolls-Royce v Bentley. More on the Cullinan

Project Cullinan will be built on a new aluminium production platform expected to spawn all future Rolls-Royce models, including a possible replacement for the Phantom saloon, Autocar says.

Little is known about the Cullinan, as the carmaker has only posted images of the car in heavy camouflage. It is clear to see, however, that it will incorporate the company's iconic grille and sharp body lines.

Here's everything we know about the Rolls-Royce Cullinan so far...

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#cullinan #hybrid #nodieseloption
More on the vegan 'mushroom' interior option being considered by Bentley

When Bentley Motors announced that it was looking into developing interiors for its vegan millionaire customers at the Future of the Car Summit in London in May, it nudged the term “mushroom leather” further into the design lexicon. Otherwise known as muskin – a term coined by Italian textile developer Grado Zero Espace – this leather-like material is made from spores extracted from the upper button or “hat” of the Phellinus ­ellipsoideus mushroom.

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#muskin #mushroomleather #whatevernext
100 years of Bentley history in images

There's a reason why the storied British brand stands for power, performance and luxury.

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#bentleymotors #history
Teaser image of the Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII silhouette

While the styling is clearly evolutionary rather than revolutionary, and rightly so for the company’s flagship limousine, it’s clear that the rectangular headlight clusters are narrower than those of the outgoing model (probably LED or laser-powered) and, if the picture’s details are accurate, the protruding driving lights of the outgoing model have been done away with.

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#evolution #rollsroycemotors #phantomVIII #pluginhybrid
First France & now Britain to ban all new diesel & petrol vehicle sales by 2040

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040 as part of efforts to tackle air pollution, the Government is expected to announce.

A £255m fund is expected to be unveiled to help councils speed up local measures to deal with pollution from diesel vehicles, as part of £3bn in spending on air quality.

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#classiccars #ev #gamechanger
Introducing the "Galene".. another bespoke Bentley model rolled out from Mulliner

Named after Galene – the Greek goddess of calm seas – the model features bright white paint with bright blue contrasting highlights designed to capture the “sparkle of crystal clear waters”.

The 500bhp sports car has a contrasting dark blue hood to imitate the canopies used on most yachts and sits on huge 21-inch polished ‘Propeller’ style wheels.

The cabin is also trimmed with yacht-inspired touches with hand-crafted materials.

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#bentleybespoke #galene #30made
Introducing the New Phantom

After a much anticipated countdown, view the big reveal here!

The Big Reveal

#rollsroycephantom #bigreveal #rollsroycemotors #8thgeneration #generationVIII
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