Configure your Own Rolls-Royce Ghost? There is an App for That

Friday May 14th, 2010 at 9:55 AM
Posted by: michael.leroy

RollsRoyce Ghost iphone appRolls-Royce’s newest promotional tool is the closest most of us will ever get to the $245,000 Ghost

If you are looking for something to spruce up your jewel encrusted iPhone, than look no further than Rolls-Royce’s new app. With this app you can customize your very own virtual Ghost. Don’t own an iPhone that is covered in priceless gems? Don’t worry this application is free, but you will quickly wonder what is the point of this app.

The application starts with a flashy video of the Ghost and it all goes downhill from there. After the video is completed, an ugly blob of what I think is the Ghost appears on the screen. The model is so poor and low definition, even by iPhone standards, that it makes the car look bad. The interior view is photo’s and looks tremendously better. R-R really should of went with just photo’s.

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Baby Rolls Royce Ghost Gets Twin-Turbo V12

Wednesday September 9th, 2009 at 8:99 AM
Posted by: tonyb

Rolls Royce Ghost

First it was a rumor, and now it looks to be a reality, but the engine choice seems counter to where they were supposedly going. Rolls Royce, makers of cars for the old money and landed gentry for the longest time, has decided to make what amounts to an “entry level” or baby Roller – or at the very least a smaller ride. Nothing really wrong with that. And on the face of it, there’s nothing wrong with mounting a twin-turbo V12 into a car, any car. But isn’t this supposed to be the “baby” of the line up?

Rolls Royce let some details about the upcoming and all-new Ghost, which a lot of people are saying will be the first “driver-orientated” Roller in quite a while. The Ghost was first publicized at the 2006 Paris Motor Show and then previewed at this year’s Geneva Show, and is aimed to compete head on with Bentley’s Continental Flying Spur.

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Rolls-Royce Phantom Bespoke Collection Debuts

Monday August 31st, 2009 at 6:88 AM
Posted by: tonyb

Rolls-Royce Phantom Bespoke Collection

No matter what, economy-wise, it seems that there’s always plenty of cash flowing in and around the Persian Gulf. Dunno, maybe that’s pointing out the obvious but if you need another example, look no further than Rolls-Royce, that most British of luxury cars (even if BMW owns them) and what they just rolled out in that local: The Phantom Bespoke Collection.

The idea of something being “bespoke” is a concept not well known here in America. Essentially, if you get a bespoke anything, it’s something that’s custom made to your specs, direct from the factory. The advantages being, you can get a name brand label (in this case, Rolls-Royce) yet have something decidedly not off the rack.

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A New Day for Rolls Royce Starts This Week

Sunday March 1st, 2009 at 11:33 PM
Posted by: m35man

Rolls Royce 200EX concept

Rolls-Royce has made it official—the carmaker will unveil a near-production-ready concept sedan at the 2009 Geneva Auto Show this month. Called the 200EX — the four-door previews some of the renowned luxury of a Rolls- Royce at a lower price. You might call this vehicle “Rolls Royce Light.”

Rolls-Royce used to be the world’s ultimate status car. Back in the day, if you saw a Rolls on the road, your first thought probably was, “Wow. There’s a millionaire.” But, over time, other carmakers have produced cars that seem to be more coveted by the ridiculously rich and possibly famous. Fame and prestige used to be associated with driving a Rolls-Royce. Now marquee names such as Bentley and Maserati have stolen away some of the thunder away from Rolls-Royce.

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Nissan Out of Detroit AND Chicago Shows

Tuesday November 25th, 2008 at 10:1111 AM
Posted by: tonyb

File this under “Uh-oh!”.

In another worrying sign, and hot on the the heals of Suzuki, Nissan has just announced it is pulling out of the North American International Auto show in Detroit. not only that, they’re also pulling out of the Chicago show too. So that now gives us a list of Porsche, Suzuki, Mitsubishi, Ferrari, Land Rover and Rolls-Royce, and Nissan that aren’t interested in showing at Detroit.

What none of these car companies, or journalists have been able to explain is: Why? Why pull out of the biggest car show in the biggest car market in the world?

Some companies have simply scaled back and reprioritized things; a lot of them shuffled big debuts off to the Los Angeles show, but that’s only a half-answer at best.

Frankly, I don’t have a handle on it. It’s not like Detroit is going to disappear. Even in some ultra-free market/Stephen Colbert nightmare, the Earth isn’t going to open up and swallow Detroit whole. Say things get as bad as they could. By this time tomorrow, GM, Ford & Chrysler have completely shut down operations and fired everybody. Sure, huge economic catastrophe, but the city, and the workers and the factories will still be there. Something would be done with them, it’s not like Detroit (and Lansing and Flint et al) would just dry up and blow away like some mining boom down in Nevada, circa 1892.

So, Porsche, Suzuki, Mitsubishi, Ferrari, Land Rover and Rolls-Royce, and Nissan, what gives?

Source: AutoBlog

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