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    • The House of Rolls-Royce Celebrates Bespoke with Lunar New Year Red Packet Designs

      To celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year, the House of Rolls-Royce has released two very special red packet designs exclusively for customers in Singapore.

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      Inspired by Rolls-Royce’s hallmark Pantheon grille, the Spirit of Ecstasy mascot and the intricate marquetry created with the utmost precision by Rolls-Royce’s Bespoke team, these Lunar New Year red packets also celebrate the Fire Rooster presiding of the zodiac calendar this lunar year, finished in traditional red and fiery orange to add an auspicious touch to customers’ celebrations.

      The primary layer of the red packets are etched using laser-cut production techniques, a tribute to the meticulous craftsmanship found in Rolls-Royce’s Bespoke marquetry. The design begins with the ever-elegant Spirit of Ecstasy sitting atop the red packet, highlighted in gold and residing – as she has, always – above the magnificent Pantheon grille. Further down, the unlimited nature of Rolls-Royce’s Bespoke studio is expressed using a sample marquetry pattern and wood veneer grain options.


      “Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Singapore accords deep respect for Lunar New Year traditions, “ says Renee Chua, Managing Director of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Singapore. “The exchanging of red packets represents protection and blessings for families, clients and business associates; by basing our red packet designs on traditional hallmarks of Rolls-Royce design and quality, we hope that these well-wishes are amplified for recipients.”


      These red packets are being distributed to all existing Rolls-Royce owners in Singapore. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars would also like to take this opportunity to wish everyone celebrating Lunar New Year prosperous and successful year ahead.

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    • ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS ANNOUNCES A NEW DAWN FOR SUPER-LUXURY MOTORING

      Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announce the name of its forthcoming new car. The new model, an exciting and sensuous drophead, will be known as Rolls-Royce Dawn

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      12 May 2015, Los Angeles, California

       

      Rolls-Royce Motor Cars today announced the name of its forthcoming new car. The new model, an exciting and sensuous drophead, will be known as Rolls-Royce Dawn.

       

      The car was unveiled to representatives of the marque’s 130-strong global dealer network at the 2015 Rolls-Royce World Dealer Conference in Los Angeles, California today.

       

      “Our new Rolls-Royce Dawn promises a striking, seductive encounter like no other Rolls-Royce to date,” said Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes, Chief Executive Officer. “Dawn is a beautiful new open-top motor car with a name that suggests the fresh opportunities that every new day holds – an awakening, an opening up of one’s senses and a burst of sunshine. It will be the most social of super-luxury motor cars for those beautiful people who wish to bathe in the sunlight of the world’s social hotspots.”

       

      Rolls-Royce Dawn is the next step in the renaissance of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars which began in 2003 with the launch of Phantom and subsequent introductions of Ghost and Wraith. It justifies the continuing investment of the BMW Group into the world’s pinnacle super-luxury brand.

       

      The new Rolls-Royce Dawn will revive another famous and rare Rolls-Royce name first used in 1949, but only ever applied to 28 very special drophead bodies between 1950 and 1954. A new beginning for Rolls-Royce at the time, the original Silver Dawn was the first Rolls-Royce to be offered with a factory-built body. The drophead Rolls-Royces that carried the name Dawn continued to be coach-built for individual customers, ensuring their uniqueness and rarity.

      ‘Dawn’ perfectly expresses the character of the new Rolls-Royce. In its tentative, inchoate, anticipatory state, dawn is the world coming to light from the ethereal dark of the night. The early-day chill of dawn provides an erotic tingle on the skin, awakening the senses and passions as the day begins. Like Eleanor Thornton, thought by many to be the inspiration behind the Spirit of Ecstasy, the Rolls-Royce Dawn will also prove itself to be the muse that leads its owner to believe that at the start of the day, anything is possible.

       

      The new Rolls-Royce Dawn is beguilingly visceral. It excites both men and women – they want it, they need it and they want to immerse themselves in it. It is languid and beautiful, fresh and fragrant and awakens the passion of your life.

       

      New life, new possibilities, fresh horizons – a tingling, anticipatory ambience in the air – all signified by a new Dawn.

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    • An Evening of Whisky Appreciation

      Guests received a warm reception from Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Singapore before a whisky appreciation with a selection of hors d’oeuvres.

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      Whisky and luxury car lovers were invited to The Johnnie Walker House for a private celebration of 200th anniversary for Lagavulin, where they were the first in Singapore to taste Lagavulin 25 Years Old of which limited bottles are produced worldwide.

      Guests got behind the wheel to experience the remarkably smooth and effortless drive of the Rolls-Royces, before the whisky appreciation.

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    • Tatler - Rolls-Royce Sunday Lunch

      A perfect way to spend a Sunday with good food, good company, topped with the added elegance of taking a chosen Rolls-Royce for a spin.

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      The contemporary interior of each Rolls-Royce Dawn is crafted in anticipation of unforgettable moments between family and friends.

      To recreate unforgettable memories with guests and their loved ones, we invited friends of Singapore Tatler and their families for a well-spent Sunday.

      All the guests are not new to the instantly recognisable motor cars that have made the marque an icon all over the world. One thing’s for sure, they are impressed by the legendary “magic carpet” ride greatly associated with the pinnacle brand of cars.

      Photo Credits: Singapore Tatler

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    • Strokes of Luxury

      Together with our partners Bonhams and Knight Frank, we brought our guests Strokes of Luxury with designer living, fine jewellery, and the pinnacle of all cars

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      This 2-day private event is a real treat to the senses for our guests. They were first awed by the Rolls-Royce Dawn in Midnight Sapphire, the latest model recently launched in March 2016. Then, there was the appreciation of “dancing lights” that was from the exquisite jewellery showcase by Bonhams.

      Held at The Nassim, where guests marveled at the splendor of nature and architecture, the guests also gained valuable insights from the real estate and jewellery experts over fine food and wine.

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    • New Rolls-Royce Dawn Makes Southeast Asian Debut in Singapore

      Dawn debuts in SG for the first time in SEA, ushering in the new full four-seater, super-luxury Drophead Coupé, the company’s first new convertible in 8 years.

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      • First official presentation of new super-luxury Drophead Coupé, Rolls-Royce Dawn, in Southeast Asia
      • Dawn sets new era for ‘open-top’ grand touring in one of Singapore’s leading social hotspots, Sentosa Island
      • Singapore recognised as a centre for super-luxury base in South East Asia
      • Dawn remains rare and unique, for those looking for uncompromised exclusive drophead luxury

      Rolls-Royce Motor Cars debuts Dawn in Singapore for the first time in Southeast Asia, ushering in the new full four-seater, super-luxury Drophead Coupé, the company’s first new convertible in 8 years. Singapore’s Sentosa Island was chosen as the launch venue, one of region’s most exclusive social hotspots.

      Singapore, with its sunny, tropical climate and well developed road network, is a favourable place to drive a Drophead Coupé. From 2007, customers in Singapore have been commissioning the flagship Phantom Drophead Coupé when it first came to market, the vast majority of these Bespoke. However, just recently, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announced that during November this year, the build of Phantom Drophead Coupé (and Phantom Coupé) will come to an end.

      Asia Pacific Regional Director, Paul Harris, said: “Singapore is absolutely the right place for Dawn, with many younger, affluent individuals choosing to reside in one of Asia’s foremost hubs of business, entertainment and leisure. With Dawn’s bold and contemporary design, we turn a new chapter in Rolls-Royce’s prestigious history, defining what it means to be cool, modern, sexy and luxurious.”

      Mr Karsono Kwee, Executive Chairman of Eurokars Group, added: “We are pleased to receive Rolls-Royce’s latest model, a significant one for us due to the model’s desirability. It is a beautiful motor car and also a superbly engineered one, the quietest convertible car in the world and with the highest torsional rigidity of any open-top vehicle. We look forward to a new dawn for super-luxury motoring in Singapore.”

      Moving automotive sculpture

      Dawn’s highly contemporary, four-seat super-luxury Drophead is an evolution of Rolls-Royce’s design language, with one clear objective: to make a car that looks as beautiful with its roof up as with it down.

      Roof down, the sensuous lines of Dawn are evident. From the side the steep rake of the windscreen, the swage line that flows over the rear haunches and the high beltline that rises along the profile give the impression of effortless dynamism. The very same rising beltline wraps around the rear passenger cabin to create a cosseting effect.

       

      The deck continues Rolls-Royce’s excellence in modern craftsmanship. Open-pore Canadel panelling traces the horse-shoe shape of the rear cabin, whilst the wood on the deck, which can be chosen to suit individual taste, flows down the ‘Waterfall’ between the rear seats, and around the cabin clothing the interior door panels – enticing an owner or passenger to enter Dawn.

      No compromise engineering

      The new Rolls-Royce Dawn features 80% unique body panels and even new tyres as special fitment for the model.

      Rolls-Royce’s engineers have paid great attention to Dawn’s roof, which delivers the silence of a Wraith when up and operates in just over 20 seconds at a cruising speed of up to 50km/h. Working with a fabric roof configuration, the goal was to make the quietest convertible car in the world today. This quest for silence applied to all aspects of the roof’s engineering and by extension the new motor car. Now etched into automotive parlance – the smooth and noiseless mechanism of Dawn’s roof is called the ‘Silent Ballet’.

      The roof tops a graceful, beautiful and sensuous design, whilst remaining one of the largest canopies to grace a convertible car – second only to that of the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé, a model which will cease its acclaimed life later this year.

      True four-seater space

      Rolls-Royce’s design ethos has created a cabin that conveys all the hallmarks of the brand’s peerless craftsmanship combined with an invigorating driving experience, delivered in the benchmark effortless Rolls-Royce character.

      “At Rolls-Royce, we pride ourselves as creators of fine motor cars that also serve as social spaces,” comments Rolls-Royce’s Design Director, Giles Taylor. “The idea of creating a car like Dawn that can be used in comfort by only two adults on a day to day basis is anathema. In creating Dawn we have accepted no compromise to the comfort and luxury of four adults who want to travel together in the pinnacle of style.”

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    • Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Brings Together Top Entrepreneurs and Academia For Leadership Forum

      Rolls-Royce Motor Cars hosted an inaugural forum on ‘Evolving Asia’, bringing together thought leaders and Captains of Industry to share their views.

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      25 November 2015, Singapore

       

      • First Rolls-Royce thought leadership programme held in Singapore
      • Part of regional series of talks

       

      Rolls-Royce Motor Cars hosted some 50 distinguished guests for an inaugural forum on the topic ‘Evolving Asia’ yesterday at its Singapore showroom, bringing together thought leaders and Captains of Industry to share their views.

       

      The Rolls-Royce Leadership Forum is part of a series of talks being held in the region, and follows events held recently in Mumbai and New Delhi, India, led by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Chief Executive Officer, Torsten Müller-Ötvös. Through the Forum series, the brand seeks to engage with its customers, entrepreneurs, industry experts and academics to promote dialogue and understanding.

       

      The forum comes at a time when the global economy is uncertain, fragile and fragmented and Asia’s growth is uncertain. Some Asian countries are emerging economies with relatively fast growth rates while others are finding ways to maintain growth as developed economies. Topics discussed included the Outlook for Asia, Consumer Trends, Innovation & Technology and Leadership & Talent.

       

      Speakers at the forum included Mr Serguei Netessine, Professor of Technology and Operations Management at INSEAD; Ms Yupana Wiwattanakantang, Associate Professor, National University of Singapore; Mr Max Loh, Managing Partner ASEAN and Singapore with Ernst & Young; and Mr Paul Harris, Asia Pacific Regional Director of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. Richard Martin, Managing Director of IMA Asia, is the moderator of the discussion panel.*

       

      Paul Harris commented: “The business leaders of the world, many of which are our customers, today are faced with rapidly evolving landscapes in every sense of the word. Through this forum we hope to promote dialogue and understanding to support the future success of Asia.”

       

      *Full profiles of the panellists can be found in the Notes to Editors below

       

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      Notes to Editors:

      The Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Leadership Forum series

      Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is the world’s most trusted super-luxury automotive brand with over 100 years of heritage and a modern, dynamic positioning. Through the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Leadership Forum series, the brand seeks to engage with its customers, entrepreneurs, industry experts and academics to promote dialogue and understanding.

      Speakers

      Paul Harris, Asia Pacific Regional Director, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

      Paul brings nearly 30 years of experience from within the BMW Group, beginning his career at BMW (Great Britain) Limited. He progressed through a number of significant roles in the United Kingdom and continental Europe that included sales, marketing and financial services, prior to his appointment at Rolls-Royce.

      As Regional Director of the Asia Pacific region since 2010, he has led the business from the company’s regional office from Singapore covering a vast area outside of the Chinese mainland, from India in the West to Japan in the North and New Zealand in the East. Under his watch, business has quadrupled with the brand now represented in 27 cities covering both mature and emerging markets. The average age of the Rolls-Royce customer has dropped significantly in a matter of just a few years, with the advanced luxury saloon Ghost and the fastback coupé Wraith, the most powerful Rolls-Royce ever built. A new super-luxury convertible, Dawn, is being introduced to the region.

      Paul’s experience in the super-luxury segment has given him unique insights into Ultra High Net Worth consumers, retail trends, luxury consumption patterns and business cultures across a diverse and dynamic region.

       

      Serguei Netessine, Professor of Technology and Operations Management at INSEAD

      Serguei Netessine is the Timken Chaired Professor of Global Technology and Innovation at INSEAD.

      His current research focuses on business model innovation and operational excellence, working with companies as varied as Rolls-Royce plc, McDonald’s and the US Air Force.

      A senior editor of leading academic and management journals, Serguei serves on advisory boards of multiple start-up companies and regularly speaks on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

       

      Max Loh, Managing Partner ASEAN and Singapore with Ernst & Young

      Managing Partner for Singapore and ASEAN, Max Loh has over 25 years of experience in providing audit and business advisory services to a broad range of clients in varied fields such as technology, food and beverage and government.

      Max has been involved as an audit partner with various Singapore Exchange (SGX) listed companies, performing due diligence reviews for acquisition of companies in the People’s Republic of China, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia. His wealth of experience also covers strategic planning, reorganization and operations improvement projects for various local companies as part of their globalisation and listing efforts.

      He graduated from the National University of Singapore with Honours.

       

      Professor Yupana Wiwattanakantang, Associate Professor, National University of Singapore

      Yupana is the Associate Professor of the National University of Singapore Business School. Prior to her appointment in June 2010, Professor Yupana held various professorships in Hitotsubashi University’s Institute of Economic Research, Center for Economic Institutions.

      With an education steeped in Economics, Yupana’s research interests are in the fields of family businesses and succession planning. She is a widely published author in academic journals, books and working papers, particularly in Thailand and Japan where she pursued her higher education. She is also regularly cited in the media, being recognised as the region’s authority in her field.

      Yupana is a Thai citizen and is fluent in Thai, English and Japanese.

      Richard Martin, Managing Director of IMA Asia

      Richard Martin has over three decades of experience in analysis, research, publishing, and consulting in the Asia Pacific region. He is IMA Asia’s founder, and is responsible for the group’s activities in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia.

      He is also IMA Asia’s lead analyst, with responsibility for guiding the team across 14 countries in the production of country assessments and market forecasts. Martin is the founding editor of the monthly Asia Pacific Executive Brief and the quarterly Asia Forecast Book, and the chair of the Asia CEO Forum in Australia and Singapore.

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    • A Celebration Not to be Missed

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    • Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Unveils SG50 Ghost Series II

      SG50 Ghost Series II rolls out of the production line at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, south of England for Singapore’s National Day.

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      22 July 2015, Singapore


      - SG50 Ghost Series II rolls out of the production line at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, south of England for Singapore’s National Day

      - It is the first time anywhere in the world Rolls-Royce has commissioned a car to commemorate the anniversary of a country


      - The car’s exterior is finished in English White with a contrasting Consort Red coachline to represent the colours of the Singapore flag


      - The Merlion and the Singapore skyline motif features in various interior appointments, designed by the Goodwood Bespoke Design studio

      Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Singapore’s SG50 Ghost Series II rolled out of the production line at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England today, a significant way for the brand to celebrate Singapore’s national day as it is the first time anywhere in the world Rolls-Royce has commissioned a car to commemorate the anniversary of a country.


      Mr Karsono Kwee, Executive Chairman of Eurokars Group, said: “I have been eagerly anticipating this car. The Bespoke team at Goodwood has done a truly awesome job in creating this one-off car, and I think its future owner will be very pleased with the craftsmanship and attention to detail put into it. Congratulations to Singapore for its 50th anniversary.”

      Mr Paul Harris, Asia Pacific Regional Directorof Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, had this to say: “I am proud that yet another fine example of authentic luxury has been created by the Bespoke team at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England. This SG50 Ghost Series II, a unique celebratory Rolls-Royce, will sit as a timeless masterpiece in a client’s care to reflect on this significant milestone.”


      SG50 Ghost Series II
      When designing the Bespoke car, effortless relevance to Singapore was the key objective. English White together with a coachline in Consort Red was chosen for the exterior as it subtly represented the colours of the Singapore flag. No expense was spared when it came to attention to detail – the paint process lasted seven days, during which five layers were applied to Ghost’s body. The 5.4-metre coachline also incorporated a Merlion motif which is painstakingly hand-painted with a squirrel-hair brush by the resident expert, Mark Court. Further, 21” seven spoke, forged and part polished alloy wheels add a hint of dynamism to the car’s profile.


      The interior is where the Bespoke team has paid particular attention to – naturally so, as it is where an owner would spend the most time in. Like the exterior, a contrast of Consort Red and Seashell colours was picked to give a discerning nod to Singapore’s national colours. Beyond that, the iconic Merlion logo has been stitched to each of the four headrests in the car, going through 7 renditions before its design was perfected. A total of 15,080 stitches were made during this process, of which multiple stitch types were used. In particular a florentine effect tatami stitch was used to create a reflective contrast, by bending the light with the angles of the stitching. Additionally, a layer of satin stitch was also used to bring out the fine detail and definition in the design.


      When the doors are opened, passengers would be greeted by a highly detailed treadplate featuring Singapore’s skyline, designed by the Goodwood Bespoke Design studio. Bespoke designer Michael Bryden referenced images of Singapore’s recognisable Central Business District (CBD) and harbour to create an abstract interpretation of the iconic skyline. The drawing was done digitally so as to achieve a high level of detail that would have been impossible through a hand sketch. It was then laser engraved onto the stainless steel tread plate, completed with the words “Hand Built in Goodwood, England for Singapore’s 50th Anniversary”.
      Black Stained Ash was also chosen as the choice veneer for the SG50 Ghost Series II. An interior wood trim that is rarely ordered for a Singapore-bound Rolls-Royce Motor Car, it took approximately 28 days to produce and they have all come from the same tree.

      Singapore
      As a hotbed where luxury trends have evolved and matured, and also where there is a high concentration of the region’s most successful entrepreneurs, Singapore is a very important location for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. It is also why it was the choice location for its regional head office.


      The SG50 Bespoke Ghost Series II, however, is not just a celebration of Singapore’s 50th anniversary but also of Asia as a region of rising importance and influence. In the first half of 2015, the Asia Pacific region (ex China) experienced positive growth in sales of almost 10% compared to 2014, led by strong demand in Japan and Korea.


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    • ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS PREPARES BESPOKE CAR FOR SINGAPORE’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

      Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Singapore is proud to announce the preparation of a highly Bespoke Ghost Series II for Singapore’s Golden Jubilee this year.

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      24 June 2015, Singapore

      - New Bespoke Ghost Series II created to celebrate Singapore’s Golden Jubilee

      - The motor car will showcase iconic symbols of Singapore carefully applied by the Bespoke team at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England

      - It will be the only one of its kind in the world, and will be unveiled in the month of Singapore’s national day

      Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Singapore is proud to announce the preparation of a highly Bespoke Ghost Series II for Singapore’s Golden Jubilee this year on 9 August 2015.

      Inspired by Singapore’s culture of excellence, the Bespoke Rolls-Royce will highlight Sir Henry Royce’s call to “take the best that exists and make it better. If it does not exist, design it.”

      Renee Chua, General Manager of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Singapore, described why a Bespoke Rolls-Royce has been created for the country’s momentous occasion: “Since 2003 when we launched Phantom in Singapore, we have seen the nation grow exponentially which has contributed to the success of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars here. We want to pay tribute to our country with this Bespoke car, and hope that Singapore will see continued success in the many years ahead.”

      Sharing his experience of designing the vehicle, Lars Klawitter, Head of Rolls-Royce Bespoke, said, “Singapore is famously known as the Lion City, so we wanted the motifs in the car to reflect that. Also, to celebrate ‘SG50’, the theme of the year’s jubilee, we made sure to include references to the special occasion. It’s been a joy to work on this car, and I cannot wait to see its unveil in the same month as to Singapore’s national birthday.”

      Paul Harris, Regional Director for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in Asia Pacific, added, “This car is a tribute to Singapore and also to our Singapore dealer, which has been an excellent brand guardian. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Singapore has one of the best showroom facilities in Asia Pacific, and it is also one of our best performing dealerships, receiving more than 10 regional awards in the areas of Bespoke, Sales and Aftersales since it opened in 2003.”

      Paul also reflected on Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ presence in Asia Pacific, saying, “We chose our Asia Pacific office to be located in Singapore since 2003, because of the nation’s fantastic infrastructure and business-friendly environment. With our office managing 26 dealerships across 15 countries, we also appreciate that Singapore is an excellent regional travel hub with Asia’s pinnacle airport.”

      The car will be the only one of its kind in the world, and will be unveiled in the same month of Singapore’s national day.

       

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    • Goodwood, Wednesday 18th February 2015

      An Open Letter from the Chairman and the Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars on the subject of a new Rolls-Royce.

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      An Open Letter from the Chairman and the Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars on the subjectof a new Rolls-Royce

      The launch of Phantom in 2003 marked the beginning of the renaissance of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. Since then,we have set a new benchmark for what a super-luxury car should be – unique, hand-crafted, beautiful and rare.Often imitated, Phantom has never been equalled and continues to be hailed as ‘The Best Car in the World’ by ourcustomers and media alike.

      Twelve years later, after the introduction of successful new models like Ghost and Wraith, Rolls-Royce stands proudly at the pinnacle of British luxury manufacturing, confirming our custodianship of this precious marque.

      Now we have reached another seminal moment in Rolls-Royce’s 111-year journey.

      Today we confirm that we are developing an all-new Rolls-Royce with exceptional presence, elegance and purpose:
      • A car that offers the luxury of a Rolls-Royce in a vehicle that can cross any terrain
      • A car that meets our customers’ highly mobile, contemporary lifestyle expectations
      • A Rolls-Royce that is as much about the pioneering, adventurous spirit of Charles Rollsas it is about Sir Henry Royce’s dedication to engineering and innovation
      • A car that appropriately reflects Rolls-Royce’s brand promise of effortless luxury
      • A high-bodied car, with an all-new aluminium architecture
      • A unique new motor car worthy of carrying the Spirit of Ecstasy into the future

      This new Rolls-Royce will be Effortless … Everywhere.

      Many discerning customers have urged us to develop this new car – and we have listened. At Rolls-Royce Motor Cars we are uniquely focused on the desires of our customers and are driven by our own thirst to innovate. So we challenged our engineers and design team, led by Director of Design Giles Taylor, to create a different and exceptional new car.

      This car will embody all the values and capabilities that drove our two Founding Fathers to secure Rolls-Royce’sreputation, early last century, by taking top honours in rigorous overland adventures such as the Scottish Reliability Trials, the London to Edinburgh event and the Alpine Trials.

      Rolls-Royces conveyed pioneers and adventurers like Lawrence of Arabia across the vastness of unexplored deserts and over mountain ranges. In other parts of the world including Australia, India and the Americas, Rolls-Royces carried their owners over challenging terrain with absolute reliability and comfort.

      History sets our precedent and our future calls us to action.

      This new journey begins now. We will take our time in developing and perfecting this new concept in luxury.We will include our customers, enthusiasts and media along the way and will keep you informed of our progress.

      Until then, rest assured, we are creating a motor car in the greatest traditions of our marque.

      Sir Henry Royce famously said: “When it does not exist, design it”.

      We are doing just that.

      Peter Schwarzenbauer, Chairman             Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes, Chief Executive

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    • Singapore Welcomes Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II

      Singapore welcomes the arrival of Ghost Series II, unveiled for the first time in Southeast Asia and in Asia Pacific excluding China.

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      2 October 2014, Singapore

      • First showing in Southeast Asia and Asia Pacific ex-China
      • Singapore is one of the top five markets in Asia Pacific for Ghost
      • Bespoke content for Singapore-bound Ghost cars are one of the highest in the region

      Singapore welcomes the arrival of Ghost Series II, unveiled for the first time in Southeast Asia and in Asia Pacific ex-China.


      Since its launch in 2009, Ghost has become the ultimate symbol of success for leading entrepreneurs across the globe and in Singapore. It counts among its clientele, Captains of Industry, entrepreneuers and successful businesspeople who have contributed to the growth and dynamism of Singapore’s economy.


      Singapore is one of the top five markets in the Asia Pacific region for Ghost, and Singapore-bound Ghost automobiles are one of the most Bespoke in the world, with most having some form of Bespoke content.


      Building on this success is Ghost Series II, an update with a range of innovative technological, design and engineering features that position it as the choice modern super luxury car for the executive on-the-go – an oasis of calm in a frenetic business world.

       

      “In Ghost Series II, customers will find the same level of exclusivity, quality and perfection that is quintessentially Rolls-Royce,” explained Paul Harris, Regional Director for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Asia Pacific. “Our Singapore-based customers will be delighted to know that with the introduction of new exclusive finishes, wheels and interior veneer options, there’s greater scope for Bespoke personalisation to express their individuality.”

      “Ghost has always been a leading choice for our customers in Singapore, as a definitive symbol of success and for its winning combination of effortless dynamism and unparalleled luxury. Ghost Series II will give them an ownership experience that will be even more rewarding,” said Renee Chua, General Manager of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Singapore.


      Ghost Series II – changes at a glance


      Evolutionary design
      Ghost Series II presents significant recent technological updates in an exterior package that represents evolutionary changes to Ghost’s timeless aesthetic.

      • A contemporary re-imagining of Ghost’s front face; re-engineered and re-designed LED headlights are framed by day-time running lights.
      • Revised surface treatments including re-sculptured bumpers that present a wider, more dynamic stance.
      • A new bonnet design featuring tapered ‘wake channel’ emanating from the Spirit of Ecstasy that hints at Ghost Series II’s dynamism.
      • The waft line leans further forwards, giving further expression to Ghost’s dynamic driving experience.
      • New paint and wheel options giving customers greater scope for Bespoke personalization.

      Interior design

      • Re-designed front seats include electronically adjustable thigh supports and depth adjustment. Rear seats have been subtly re-angled to augment effortless communication with fellow passengers.
      • The clock fascia and instrument dials are enhanced with the addition of polished metal chaplets that evoke premium watch design.
      • Option of extending natural grain leather to the A and C pillars.
      • The scope for Bespoke customisation is extended with the introduction of two new, exquisitely crafted veneers: Paldao and Walnut Burr Crossband.

       

      Technological and engineering enhancements

      • Re-designed LED headlights incorporating the latest technologies. A whiter, brighter light augments driver safety whilst electronic reflectors move in the direction of travel in response to steering-wheel turns. New anti-glare technology deflects light when a car approaches in the other direction, giving Ghost Series II drivers the benefit of full-beam headlights at all times.
      • Suspension enhancements include re-engineered front and rear struts, new steering gear and adjusted dampers that increase the car’s cornering ability when the Dynamic Driving Package is specified.
      • New hydraulic rear axle bearings enhance ride quality and rear stability whilst reducing vibrations and cabin intrusions.
      • All Ghost Series II motor cars feature Satellite Aided Transmission as standard – a technology that utilizes GPS and mapping data to ensure the car is always in the correct gear when negotiating turns, motorway exists and roundabouts.

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    • Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Singapore Showcases The Phantom Pinnacle Travel Collection

      This limited edition Phantom in Singapore is only 1 of only 15 units produced worldwide.

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      • The Phantom Pinnacle Travel Collection showcases Rolls-Royce’s pre-eminence in Bespoke design, seen through the prism of luxury travel
      • This limited edition Phantom in Singapore is only 1 of only 15 units produced worldwide
      • It makes its first South East Asia appearance in Singapore, after being unveiled at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show
      • Singapore is one of the top markets for Rolls-Royce motor cars commissioned with Bespoke content, and is the leader in Bespoke for Phantom cars
      • Almost 95 per cent of Rolls-Royce cars purchased worldwide in 2013 were featured with Bespoke personalisation, a record year for Bespoke sales

      Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Singapore will present the Phantom Pinnacle Travel Collection to a select audience today, the first time the car will be shown after its debut at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show.

      A new Bespoke Collection motor car, the Phantom Pinnacle Travel Collection has been conceived both to celebrate the love of travel and the success of the Bespoke programme. The car serves as a showcase for the imaginative heights of craftsmanship, design and excellence that emanate from the Bespoke design studios at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England, seen through the prism of modern luxury travel. To underline its rarity, it is one of only 15 such motor cars produced worldwide.

      Answering a growing interest in luxury travel, the Phantom Pinnacle Travel Collection offers a luxuriant colour palette, opulent, sumptuous materials and the most complex, beautifully hand-crafted marquetry ever seen in a Rolls-Royce, evoking the experience of travelling on luxurious cross-continental trains.

      Renee Chua, General Manager of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Singapore, added, “I’m delighted to present this rare masterpiece in Singapore, where travel is close to the hearts of many residents. The lucky owner of this example will have a Rolls-Royce made to the highest levels of the Bespoke programme.”

      Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ Bespoke business has become more successful than ever with content on its range of super-luxury cars reaching new heights in 2013. Almost 95 per cent of Rolls-Royce cars purchased last year were personalised by their owners, reinforcing the claim that Rolls-Royce is the go-to super luxury carmaker for the connoisseur who demands the best in individualisation.

      A true showcase of Bespoke artistry

      The Phantom Pinnacle Travel Collection is a true showcase of the Rolls-Royce Bespoke team’s expertise. The richness of its two-tone exterior colour scheme of Smoky Quartz complemented by Cornish White on the lower side panels, hints at the luxury awaiting the traveller inside. Whilst a unique Smoky Quartz coach line, with an abstract motif of a streamlined train travelling at speed, invites you onboard for a journey of discovery.

      The opulent colour scheme continues inside with a number of Morello Red and Seashell leather combinations for seats, roofliner, pillars and door cards plus specifically developed Morello Red lambs wool floor mats to produce a cosseting interior in which to travel, no matter how long the journey. A further motif in Smoke Grey thread evoking luxury travel is stitched into the seat flutes and is echoed in individual fabric cushions which heighten the comfort for both rear passengers.

      The pièce de la resistance, however, is the most complex and intricate marquetry ever seen inside a Rolls-Royce. Using methods akin to the artistry of fine furniture makers, Rolls-Royce creates perfection through a process that marries cutting-edge technology with traditional craftsmanship. Individual pieces of wood veneer are laser-cut to ensure precision. Then, a craftsperson painstakingly assembles the sections, ensuring they perfectly express the vision of the marque’s Bespoke design team. A fastidious process of quality control follows, utilising the world’s most accurate measuring tool – the human eye.

      In the case of the Phantom Pinnacle Travel Collection, 230 individual pieces of marquetry combine to create the incredibly striking motif of a cross-continental train speeding across a landscape with a trail of steam left in its wake. This motif flows across the front-fascia pieces of the glove compartment and passenger panel to the rear picnic tables and door cappings. The same motif bleeds onto the door cards through 24,633 individual stitches, emphasising the painstaking craftsmanship required to perfectly match the two details.

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    • Eurokars Group Named Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Dealer of the Year for the Asia Pacific Region

      Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Singapore, a member of Eurokars Group, wins prestigious awards in global competition.

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      • Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Singapore, a member of Eurokars Group, wins prestigious awards in global competition
      • Outstanding teamwork for sales and aftersales service lauded
      • Bespoke sales award; Singapore dealer ranked in the world’s top three for Bespoke sales

      Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is delighted to name Eurokars Group as its dealer of the year in 2013 for the Asia Pacific region.

      Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Singapore emerged as the winner amongst 20 other competing dealerships in the region having demonstrated exceptional results in the areas of Sales, Aftersales and Bespoke. In addition, the Singapore dealer, which celebrated a decade of business success last year, received a Bespoke Sales Award. Singapore, the leading city for Rolls-Royce Bespoke in the Asia Pacific region, now ranks amongst the top dealers in the world for Bespoke sales, and is the leader in Bespoke for Phantom cars.

      Karsono Kwee, Executive Chairman for Eurokars Group, on receiving the award commented, “My team and I are very happy to receive this award in recognition of our passion and commitment to Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. After over a decade of representing the Rolls-Royce brand, my principle has always been to continuously innovate and ensure only the best ownership experience for our customers. We have done this with investments in our showroom, aftersales and marketing activities. I wish to thank our loyal and valued customers who have supported us for many years. We know that Rolls-Royce customers demand nothing less than pinnacle service.”

      Asia Pacific Regional Director, Paul Harris, added, “My sincerest congratulations go to Karsono Kwee and his team for their continued efforts to maintain a high level of customer loyalty and business success despite challenging business conditions. The Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Singapore showroom is the benchmark for our region, and the team’s attention to detail has always been of an exemplary standard. The Singapore dealer prides themselves on delivering the effortless experience our customers expect.”


      Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
      The Rolls-Royce brand expanded its presence in the Asia Pacific region outside of China last year, with new dealerships established in Osaka (Japan), Taichung (Taiwan), Manila (Philippines), Hanoi (Vietnam), Perth and Gold Coast (Australia). The brand is now represented in 14 markets and 25 cities across this region.


      The company’s portfolio includes the pinnacle Phantom family products – Phantom, Phantom Extended Wheelbase, Phantom Drophead Coupé and Phantom Coupé and the Ghost family – Ghost and Ghost Extended Wheelbase. Demand for all models in 2013 was strong with 3,630 cars delivered to customers globally; the fourth consecutive record year and the highest in the marque’s history. First deliveries of the company’s most powerful and dynamic model, Wraith, were delivered during the fourth quarter.

      Rolls-Royce has successfully retained its position at the very pinnacle of the super-luxury market, maintaining segment leadership for motor cars selling above Euros 200,000 net.

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    • Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Opens 'The Icon Tour’ in Singapore

      Rolls-Royce Motor Cars debuts the first touring exhibition of the brand in Asia today at the Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore.

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      • First extensive exhibition of the Rolls-Royce brand, design, craftsmanship and Bespoke services in the region
      • Public session on 23 April for registered visitors
      • Company artisans tour Asia; event commences in Singapore, to be followed by Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul
      • Celebration of 110 years of effortless, iconic motoring

      Rolls-Royce Motor Cars debuts the first touring exhibition of the brand in Asia today at the Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay. The event comprises a series of private sessions for invited guests as well as a session for public on 23 April. The tour will stop in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul.

      The large open-plan space is home to the first, interactive Rolls-Royce exhibition in Asia that celebrates the company’s contemporary, super-luxury status. It brings together the brand’s unique history, which spans more than a century, and modern-day developments. The exhibition showcases, amongst others, a selection of the brand’s latest cars, bespoke samples and lifestyle accessories.

      Occupying a special place, both on the vehicles themselves and in the exhibition, is the Spirit of Ecstasy. This automotive icon graces the bonnet of every single Rolls-Royce ever made since 1911.

       

      Ghost V-Specification

      Ghost V-Specification is presented in Singapore for the first time. The limited series of Ghost and Ghost Extended Wheelbase motor cars celebrate one of Ghost’s defining characteristics; the exquisite, effortless 6.6 litre Rolls-Royce V12 engine.

      Since its introduction in 2009 an extraordinary marriage of assured presence and remarkable driving dynamics has endeared Ghost to a new generation of highly discerning businessmen and women around the world.

      The hallmark V12 engine delivers acceleration of 0 to 100km/h in just 4.9 seconds with 80% of power available from idle. This unique powertrain is celebrated with a 30bhp power increase on all Ghost V-Specification motor cars, making them the most powerful four-door saloons in the Rolls-Royce Ghost range (593hp, 780Nm of torque).

      V-Specification motif coachlines finish the exterior paint scheme whilst customers can either choose from five specially selected exterior colours, or from Rolls-Royce’s 44,000 hue palette. Optional visible chrome exhausts and 21” part-polished wheels add further expression to the car’s dynamic promise.

      The V-Specification motif is echoed around the car’s handcrafted interior through engraving to the treadplates, embroidery to the rear armrest and hand-applied steel inlays to the front multimedia screen lid. The interior is completed with an exclusively designed clock with a black crown surrounding the face.

       

      Wraith

      The most contemporary model yet from Rolls-Royce, the two-door fastback is the most powerful motor car the company has ever built. Its V12 engine harnesses 624hp and 800Nm of torque to deliver acceleration of 0-100km/h in only 4.6 seconds. Satellite Aided Transmission (SAT) intuitively changes gears for the driver when approaching roundabouts or exit ramps. True four-seater capability, bespoke craftsmanship and the usual hallmarks of Rolls-Royce luxury such as a bespoke, 1,300 watt, 18 speaker audio system mark Wraith out as the Ultimate Gran Turismo.

       

      Phantom Series II

      Phantom, Rolls-Royce’s flagship model, retains the pinnacle position in super-luxury motor cars. At the model’s core is a spaceframe aluminium chassis which serves as the foundation for the car’s extraordinary driving prowess. Strong, lightweight and as rigid as a Formula 1 car, the spaceframe is entirely hand-welded, then finished as if it were a precision instrument. Every morning, skilled welders perform a 300mm test to check for atmospheric effects on the material with which they will work. More than 200 box sections of cast aluminium extrusion are then formed to create the frame, which is checked for accuracy to within a millimetre by laser. Finally, the largest computer-guided machining platform in the auto industry sets to work on the complete structure, milling critical points with pinpoint precision. A unit has been flown out to Singapore specially for the event.

      Phantom Series II is a family of ultra-luxurious cars that have been thoughtfully updated with the introduction of cutting-edge technologies and enhancements such as LED headlamps, 8-speed gearbox, updated satellite navigation system camera systems. A naturally aspirated V12 engine produces 453hp and 720Nm of torque to propel the car from 0-100km//h in a mere 5.9 seconds.

       

      Bespoke craftsmanship

      Rolls-Royce Motor Cars recently revealed that its Bespoke business has become more successful than ever with content on its range of super-luxury cars reaching new heights in 2013. Most Rolls-Royce cars purchased last year were personalised by their owners, reinforcing the claim that Rolls-Royce is the brand of connoisseurs who demand the best in individualisation.

      Customers for Phantom and Ghost commissioned higher levels of Bespoke content on their cars last year. In its first year of availability, 90% of Wraiths were purchased with Bespoke options specified by their owners.

      Artisans from the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood in the United Kingdom have flown to Singapore to talk to the public and demonstrate their expertise in paint, wood and leather. Painter Mark Court estimates that he has hand painted coachlines for well over 2,000 Rolls-Royce cars. He is featured in the short movie, ‘The Prince and the Coachline Painter’, as an example of the uncompromising approaching to hand craftsmanship and excellence at the company, where he flew over 5,000km with his brushes to Dubai to handpaint his coachlines on a prince’s car.

       

      Lifestyle Accessories

      Mirroring the craftsmanship excellence at Goodwood, an exclusive collection of travel and lifestyle accessories for men and women such as leather bags, wallets, cufflinks, pens, mousemats and scale models of Rolls-Royce motor cars are available for the public to purchase for the first time.

       

      In support of Art

      Commissioning a Rolls-Royce is akin to commissioning a work of art, where a hand-built Phantom, Ghost or Wraith is considered to be the canvas. Rolls-Royce customers have been known to specify Bespoke features with a view to adding to their private art collection. To celebrate the event, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has chosen to display works by Fernando Botero and Xie Ai Ge.

      Born in Colombia, Fernando Botero’s instantly recognisable forms are collected internationally by major museums, corporations and private collectors. His signature style, also known as ‘Boterismo’, depicts people and figures in large, exaggerated volume.

      Xie Ai Ge’s acclaimed status as a promising young sculptor in Shanghai has progressed to global exhibitions where her works are part of many prestigious collections. Her artistic expressions are usually in bronze and synthetic materials.

      As part of a Charity Auction supported by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, proceeds will be donated to the Singapore Repertory Theatre whose programmes are aimed at enabling children in Singapore to gain access to theatre as part of their learning journey, inspiring imagination and unlocking creativity.

       

      Heritage – where it all began 110 years ago

      Rolls-Royce Motor Cars was formed in 1904, following the historic meeting of Charles Stewart Rolls and Henry Royce in Manchester, England. These extraordinary individuals hailed from different backgrounds, but shared many traits. Most significantly, both were visionaries and passionate engineers.

      Henry Royce had established his reputation as a successful electrical engineer and businessman, prior to turning his skills to car making at the turn of the century. Charles Rolls, a pioneer in the exciting new fields of automotive and aviation, shared Royce’s hands-on approach to nuts, bolts and moving parts.

      The meeting in Manchester – of men and of minds – established exclusive rights for Rolls to sell the British-built, and magnificently engineered Royce motor cars through his London showroom. Rolls-Royce was born.

      Built on that partnership, the name Rolls-Royce is synonymous with excellence. Hand-built Phantom, Ghost and Wraith cars combine the spirit of their illustrious forebears with ground-breaking technology and visionary engineering techniques, but with hand-craftsmanship and attention to detail at the core of every car’s promise to its owner.

      Today, visitors to the new Home of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in Goodwood, West Sussex are still greeted by Sir Henry’s memorable words: ‘Strive for Perfection in Everything You Do’. But a second, famous maxim also draws attention: ‘Take the best that exists and make it better; when it does not exist design it.’

      Rolls-Royce continues to present with pride the very best motor cars in the world – often considered the ultimate luxury goods.

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    • Rolls-Royce Motor Cars News

      Keep up to date with what is happening with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars from around the world.

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      Keep up to date with what is happening with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars from around the world.

       

      • Car - Rolls-Royce Ghost V-Spec (2014) first official pictures 8th January 2014

      “V-Specification is about distinguishing your Roller from other Ghosts, hence the addition of part-polished 21in alloy wheels, ‘V’ motifs engraved into the treadplates and rear armrests, and the multimedia cover lid. You also get an exclusive clock inlayed into the dashboard. How delightfully British, what-what.”

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      • Complex Rides - Rolls-Royce Takes Page Out of Cadillac's Book With V-Spec Ghost 8th January 2014

      "Following that mantra of "make what already exists better and create what doesn't exist," Rolls-Royce is filling in the gap by adding a high-performance "V-Specification" Ghost to the lineup. Power is boosted to 593 bhp by enhancing the V12, and RR claims that 80 percent of the torque can hit from a stand-still.”

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      • What Car? - Best buy more than £100,000: Rolls-Royce PhantomJanuary 2014

      “It takes a special car to successfully fend off its rivals for eight years - and the Rolls-Royce Phantom is just that car. Yet again, it's the best top-end luxury car money can buy.”

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      • Digital Trends – First Drive: 2014 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé 31st December 2013

      “I’d venture to guess that, when the word ‘motoring’ was coined, the author was referring to the Phantom Drophead. There really is no classier way to make your way down the road, than adorning a pair of Wayfarers, letting the top back, and cruising gently up the highway for all to see.”

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      • Top Gear – Rather Splendid Motor Car of the Year – Rolls-Royce Wraith 5th December 2013

      “Travelling in the Wraith broadens the mind. It's massive and magnificent: a staggering, bewitching, gorgeous object to spend time with. In short, an experience.”

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      • How to Spend It – The colossus of roads 1st December 2013

      “Torque has arguably always provided Rolls-Royce cars with their famously effortless demeanour and, even with a corpulent 2.36 tons to propel, the Wraith’s engine is unlikely ever to break a sweat.”

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      • Whitewall – a Ghost-guided look at Miami Beach 1st December 2013

      “It’s the kind of car that causes men to ask three relatively attractive women to get out of the way so they can take its picture. It takes 20 days to make a Ghost. By hand. In England. It’s an art object much like the ones we were driving it about to see.”

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      • Autocar - Top five ultimate luxury 27 November 2013

      “Number 1 - Rolls-Royce Phantom: Look around the Phantom’s interior – taking in the curved and immensely comfortable rear bench – and you’ll see that everything has a quality of construction that simply goes beyond the automotive”
      “Number 2 - Rolls-Royce Ghost: We love its style, its sumptuousness and the attention to detail that one would expect from a Rolls-Royce”

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      • The Telegraph - Rolls-Royce voted best British luxury brand 19 November 2013

      “Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has been voted the best British brand at a ceremony celebrating the luxury industry. The awards... highlighted the ‘level of quality, design, service, and talent within Britain and the international luxury industry”

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      • Aboutthatcar – 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith 17 November 2013

      “Handling was ballerina like, the Wraith responded quickly to driver input. The micro-second adjusting air suspension was soft without a spongy feel and firm without being harsh and power was subtle – until it was needed.”

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      • Autocar India - 2013 Rolls Royce Wraith review, test drive 14 November 2013

      "The Wraith delivers everything you expect from a Rolls-Royce and enough new elements – like the stunning looks and surprising level of driver involvement – to make it a worthy addition to a discerning gentleman’s garage."

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      • Daily XY – Abounding in luxury with the Rolls-Royce Wraith 14th November 2013

      “Wraith is the Scottish word for spirit or ghost, and a fitting label for this luxurious, rare and potent machine that is said to possess “a spirit that will not be tethered to the earth”. The beauty of this fastback is stunning”

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      • Car Wale - Rolls-Royce Celestial Phantom comes studded with 446 diamonds at Dubai Motor Show 13th November 2013

      “The cabin comes wrapped in the finest quality of dusk-hued leather. Luxury at its best is what Rolls-Royce seems to be proclaiming through this extravagant vehicle.”

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      • Canadian Autoworld - Wraith brings new, younger customer to Rolls-Royce 8th November 2013

      “...the Wraith goes a long way to changing the perception of one of the world’s foremost automakers.”

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      • BQ Magazine – A Roller that bites 6th November 2013

      "The Wraith is definitely a very modern but crafted contemporary piece of design of the kind that Rolls Royce customers are looking into."

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      • Motor Authority – Diamond-studded Phantom shines at Dubai Motor Show 5th November 2013

      “The Starlight Headliner Rolls-Royce offers on other cars mimics the night sky, but on the Celestial Phantom it shows the exact position of every star on January 1, 2003. Now, Rolls-Royce is taking things a step further.”

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      • Architectural Digest – Rolls-Royce’s seductive new Wraith November 2013

      “Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the 17.25-foot-long, 2.3-ton behemoth—complete with coach doors—has the baddest attitude of any model to bear the iconic Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament.”

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      • Top Gear South Africa – Up close with the Rolls-Royce Wraith 22nd October 2013

      "The Wraith does not suffer to compete and is patently unapologetic in all areas, making it so full of charisma and self-assurance that it becomes magnetic."

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      • Top Gear – Up close with the Rolls-Royce Wraith 21st October 2013

      “This is a rather wonderful Rolls: at the top of its game in terms of experience and drive-by presence, but still brisk rather than boisterous.”

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      • Just Luxe- Driving the New Rolls-Royce Wraith 17th October 2013

      “The Wraith cut through the mist with the grace and precision of a diamond-tipped blade. It took curves at speed with no complaint and no indication that anything was amiss. Its flowing lines sought a dramatic setting and the sky obliged.”

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      • Financial Review – Wraith is the most powerful Rolls-Royce 10 October 2013

      “The Wraith coupe is a dramatic, almost triumphant, statement from a revitalised Rolls-Royce.”

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      • Sol - Rolls-Royce Wraith: Kräftemessen im Königshaus 10 October 2013

      “Denn auch als ultimativer Gran Turismo für den Herrenfahrer von Welt kann der Wraith seine feine Abstammung nicht verhehlen.”

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      • GQ  - Wraith of the Titans 9th October 2013

      “Elegant, intelligent and the most potent Rolls-Royce ever - the Wraith is the new driving force in luxury engineering.”

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      • Automobile – 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith Driven October 2013

      “Now add the avant-garde, crazy-looking tail (and whatever bespoke touches your heart desires), and you have a very special, very luxurious, very speedy beast indeed…With the Wraith, not only has R-R blown off the last shred of granny's nightgown still clinging to the Flying Lady, but the old girl has also copped a brand-new attitude."

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      • El Mercurio – El fantasma más aventurero - 28 September 2013

      “Viena es donde Wraith -"fantasma" en dialecto escocés- se presentó en sociedad. Se trata del ejemplar más poderoso y con el diseño más audaz de los 109 años de Rolls-Royce.”

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      • Wheels - Rolls-Royce Wraith driven in Austria 27th September 2013

      “Simply, the Wraith is on the limit of how sporty a Rolls-Royce should be, but well beyond the limit of how luxurious and wondrous a gran turismo could be.”

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      • RAC Cars - 2013 Rolls-Royce Wraith - 27 September 2013

      “The Rolls-Royce Wraith is a truly fantastic motor car. It is unique, distinctive, satisfying and wonderful. The interior is brilliant, power is effortless, and driving it is a total joy. It oozes heritage and is a car to be celebrated. Expensive, yes, but absolutely worth it.”

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      • Stuff.co.nz – Finally a Rolls-Royce that is a driver’s car - 24 September 2013

      “The fact is, the Wraith has no peers at all. No coupe accommodates as well as it does, and no car at all, regardless of door-count, has quite the heritage, though some marques have been around for a year or two longer.”

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      • Overdrive - 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith first drive - 20 September 2013

      “The Wraith’s gearbox has the smoothest gearshifts on the planet…In fact I’ll even say that the Starlight headliner is even better than the actual night time sky in most parts of India…Everything is better than the best.”

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      • AutoGazette – Rolls-Royce Wraith: Kleine Schwester des Geistes - 20 September 2013

      “Der Wraith ist so leicht und unaufgeregt zu chauffieren, dass man Größe und Gewicht leicht vergessen kann. Leistungsengpässe sind ausgeschlossen, da die optimale Durchzugskraft schon ab 1500 Umdrehungen verfügbar ist. Nur selten werden mehr als 50 Prozent der Motorkraft eingesetzt. Darüber informiert die "Power-Reserve"-Anzeige, die den Drehzahlmesser auf originelle Weise ersetzt.”

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      • The Gladstone Observer – Wraith is a Rolls-Royce but not quite as we know it - 19th September 2013

      “There's no real fuss - the car simply takes off like a breath of wind, adding ever-increasing numbers to the highly polished silver gauges, slipping through its eight-speed transmission with silky ease and maintaining absolute composure.”

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      • New Zealand Herald – Rolls-Royce Wraith reveals its mighty pounce - 18 September 2013

      “The Wraith, it turns out, really is a star. Not one of these new-era stars with fake boobs and fleeting celebrity - one of the old guard, dues paid, genius recognised and deserving of eternal reverence.”

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      • CBT Online – Gentleman’s Grand Tourer - 17 September 2013

      “Wraith is indeed a joy to drive. It's like riding on a bed of air, with ease of maneuverability. You can hardly find fault with this beauty. The amount of safety features available is simply mind-boggling. The combination of powerful engine and sophisticated transmission leads to immediate power delivery, delivered smoothly and without a huff.”

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      • Autoblog  - 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith - 17 September 2013

      “Torsten Müller-Ötvös, the CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, succinctly calls the Wraith ‘the ultimate gentleman's gran turismo.’ Looking back at the day I spent in Austria with the new coupé, I couldn't agree more.”

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      Motoring – Rolls-Royce Wraith 2013: First Drive - 17 September 2013

      “Rapidity is the Wraith's defining characteristic, however. Rolls-Royce promises effortless performance, and delivers. The Wraith is a car in which you could cover large distances at high speeds and emerge feeling fresh, making it a true grand touring proposition for those with the means.”

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      • Autobild.de – Schreckgespenst im Smoking- 13 September 2013

      “Doch auch im dynamischsten und direktesten Rolls-Royce aller Zeiten fühlt man sich noch immer seltsam der Welt entrückt: "Waftability" nennen die Briten jenes Gefühl von der Mühelosigkeit der Bewegung, das auf einem fliegenden Teppich oder auf Wolke Sieben nicht unbeschwerter sein könnte. Ein Bentley Continental ist dagegen fast schon vorlaut und ungestüm und ein BMW M6 ein protziger Prolet aus dem Prekariat.”

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      • Autoblog  - 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith 17 September 2013

      “Torsten Müller-Ötvös, the CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, succinctly calls the Wraith ‘the ultimate gentleman's gran turismo.’ Looking back at the day I spent in Austria with the new coupe, I couldn't agree more.”

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      • Overdrive - 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith first drive 20 September 2013

      “The Wraith’s gearbox has the smoothest gearshifts on the planet.”

      “In fact I’ll even say that the Starlight headliner is even better than the actual night time sky in most parts of India.”

      “Everything is better than the best.”

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      • New Zealand Herald – Rolls-Royce Wraith reveals its mighty pounce 18 September 2013

      “The Wraith, it turns out, really is a star. Not one of these new-era stars with fake boobs and fleeting celebrity - one of the old guard, dues paid, genius recognised and deserving of eternal reverence.”

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      • Inventor Spot – Rolls-Royce Wraith: rich and powerful, just like its owners September 2013

      “One might say the new 2013 Rolls-Royce Wraith is the “sporty” member of this esteemed automotive family but to do that would ignore the many superlative features of this most enviable ride.”

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      • The Gladstone Observer – Wraith is a Rolls-Royce but not quite as we know it 19 September 2013

      “There's no real fuss - the car simply takes off like a breath of wind, adding ever-increasing numbers to the highly polished silver gauges, slipping through its eight-speed transmission with silky ease and maintaining absolute composure.”

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      • CBT Online – Gentleman’s Grand Tourer17 September 2013

      “Wraith is indeed a joy to drive. It's like riding on a bed of air, with ease of maneuverability. You can hardly find fault with this beauty. The amount of safety features available is simply mind-boggling. The combination of powerful engine and sophisticated transmission leads to immediate power delivery, delivered smoothly and without a huff.”

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      • Motoring.com.au – Rolls-Royce Wraith 2013: First Drive17 September 2013

      “Rapidity is the Wraith's defining characteristic, however. Rolls-Royce promises effortless performance, and delivers. The Wraith is a car in which you could cover large distances at high speeds and emerge feeling fresh, making it a true grand touring proposition for those with the means.”

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      • Drive.com – Rolls-Royce Wraith first drive review 16 September 2013

      “The two-door, four-seat Wraith is hardly an out-and-out sports car, but can handle winding roads with aplomb partly because of a gearbox that can take its instructions from satellites...This is a seriously quick car, with 800Nm of torque launching the big rear-driver with as much drama as you want from almost any speed.”

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      • Car Enthusiast – First Drive: Rolls-Royce Wraith13 September 2013

      “The new Rolls-Royce Wraith coupé is not exactly sporting, but more engaging, accomplished and rounded than its siblings - just as a gentleman's grand tourer should be really.”

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      • Auto Influence – Rolls-Royce Celestial Phantom is Out of This World 12 September 2013

      “Never before has such attention to detail been so intricately embedded within the entirety of a car, and never before have such immaculate levels of pristine luxury been reached.”

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      • Trend Hunter Autos - The Rolls-Royce Celestial Phantom is All About the Stars in the Sky 12 September 2013

      “The interior is where things really get awesome. The rear headliner features LED lights that recreate the night sky exactly as it was on Jan 1, 2003... whoever ends up with the Rolls-Royce Celestial Phantom should consider themselves lucky. ”

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      • Road & Track – First Drive: Rolls-Royce Wraith12 September 2013

      “There’s no way we can pick just one favorite detail in the Wraith, so let’s call it a three-way tie between the matte-finished, open-grained wood panels on the doors...the sporty forward-cant of the Spirit of Ecstasy....and the celestial mimicking, 1340 fiber-optic pin-spotted ‘Starlight Headliner’”

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      • Motor Torque – Starry Eyed for the Rolls-Royce Celestial Phantom 11 September 2013

      “Entering the vehicle brings a whole new sense of ‘wow’ entirely...We’re in love with the Rolls-Royce Celestial Phantom”

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      • Auto Express - Rolls-Royce Celestial Phantom debuts at Frankfurt 10 September 2013

      “The attention-to-detail and restless striving for perfection, so intrinsic to the Rolls-Royce brand promise, is evident throughout.”

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      • Auto Express - Rolls-Royce Wraith review 9 September 2013

      “The Rolls-Royce Wraith represents a bold new departure for the brand, and there’s no doubt that it will draw in a whole new range of buyers.”“It looks every inch a Rolls-Royce – but even more dramatic.”

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      • Auto Week - 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith drive review 8 September 2013

      “The Wraith has imposing presence beyond words. It looks like 600 hp—dark and brooding in certain color schemes, like Bogart in “The Maltese Falcon”—with coach doors opening to the rear and a sweeping fastback roof we haven't precisely seen in decades. It will not be ignored.”

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      • Top Gear Magazine – First Drive: The Rolls-Royce Wraith 1 September 2013

      “A caddish, rakish take on what it means to be a modern Rolls Royce. Not without its foibles, but sublime all the same... If you ‘get' the Wraith, this could quite possibly be the best car in the world.”

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      • Autocar - Rolls-Royce Wraith first drive review 1 September 2013

      “Rolls-Royce likes those kind of options: the ones that do you a favour without you realising it, like a good butler. We imagine. And the Wraith is that sort of car. Quiet, restrained (except for the exterior) and feels like a Rolls-Royce. Which is just as it should be.”

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      • Edmunds.com – 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith 30 August 2013

      “And with more than 600 horsepower and a striking fastback design, the Wraith shows the ultra luxury British automaker turning its gaze down a more sporting path. It's an unconventional direction from the stately British automaker, but not without calculation.”

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      • EVO - 2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost Alpine Trial Centenary Collection July 2013

      “Such discretion is Rolls-Royce all over; total decorum at all times. No matter how hard I drove the Ghost, it simply refused to misbehave.“

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      • Top Gear - 100 years later, we drive the 1913 Alpine Trial 5 July 2013

      “To drive, they glide down the road like a walnut and aluminium mudslide, never sporting but supremely confident. To the passenger, they’re an arm round the shoulder in a world gone mad. The sort of qualities you’d only find in the world’s best cars.”

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      • Auto Express – Rolls-Royce Ghost 20131 July 2013

      “Beyond the heritage cues...what we have is a subtly updated Ghost that feels better than ever. The SAT gearbox allows it to feel more alert, while the new touch-sensitive iDrive improves the infotainment system.”

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    • Bespoke Home of Rolls-Royce Collection

      Rolls-Royce Motor Cars celebrated 10 years of production at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England.

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      On 1 January 2013, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars celebrated 10 years of production at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England. To mark this latest chapter in the marque’s 109-year history, a special collection of Ghost and Phantom family models, conceived and designed by the Rolls-Royce Bespoke team, will be released in 2013.

      The Home of Rolls-Royce Collection celebrates the meticulous design, engineering and craftsmanship employed in the production of every car that leaves Goodwood.

      Following release in January of a design sketch illustrating the Bespoke design and conception process, a rare glimpse into the skill of the marque’s master craftspeople and unique manufacturing processes is presented today.

      “The Home of Rolls-Royce Collection showcases what makes Goodwood a unique centre of manufacturing excellence,” said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “A perfect blend of traditional crafts, cutting-edge technology and world-class Bespoke design has driven our success over our first 10 years. In this time, Rolls-Royce has taken its place as maker of the world’s pinnacle super-luxury good, an achievement built on the passion and commitment of every craftsperson employed at Goodwood. This beautiful collection is a fitting way to celebrate an extraordinary decade.”

      A ‘celebration’ motif, presented in hand-crafted marquetry on the front-fascia marks this landmark year in Rolls-Royce history. Using methods akin to the artistry of fine furniture makers, the effect is achieved through a process that marries cutting-edge technology with traditional craftsmanship.

      Individual pieces of wood veneer are laser-cut to ensure precision. A craftsperson then painstakingly assembles the sections, ensuring they perfectly express the vision of the marque’s Bespoke design team. A fastidious process of quality control follows, utilising the world’s most accurate measuring tool – the human eye.

      In 2012 – a second successive record year for the marque – over 3,500 hand-built Rolls-Royce cars, exclusively created at Goodwood, were exported to all five continents. This is celebrated throughout the collection with a compass motif that expresses the Home of Rolls-Royce’s position as a global centre of manufacturing excellence.

      The pattern is also intricately embroidered into the armrests and console lid. 112,533 stitches are applied by precision embroidery machines that make 1,000 individual stitches per minute – however, such is the complexity of the pattern it takes over an hour to finish each individual piece.

      Co-ordinates engraved into tread plates, the bezel of the Spirit of Ecstasy and umbrella handles further express Goodwood’s place as the only manufacturing centre for the world’s pinnacle super-luxury marque.

      A hand-painted coachline, culminating in a half-compass motif completes the exterior. Forming the final stage of a week-long, 22 stage painting process, coachlines are hand-applied by one highly-skilled craftsman using squirrel hair brushes. Normally this takes three hours – however the intricacy of this very special Bespoke design means the time taken to complete the process doubles.

      The Home of Rolls-Royce Collection cars are currently being hand-built at Goodwood. Final images of the completed cars will be released in the second half of 2013.

       

      The Home of Rolls-Royce Collection in Numbers:

       

      450 – Individual leather pieces cut and fitted to each Rolls-Royce Phantom

      112,533 – Stitches comprise Home of Rolls-Royce Collection Phantom embroidery

      672 – Metres of thread in every Home of Rolls-Royce Collection Phantom

      11 – Individual varieties of wood-veneer, cut and hand-applied to celebration’ motif

      20,000 – Wood veneer combinations available in every Rolls-Royce

      44,000 – Individual exterior paint colours to choose from

      58 – Layers to every Phantom wood part

      100 – lbs of paint applied to every Rolls-Royce

      60 – Pairs of hands take 400 hours to construct every Rolls-Royce motor car

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    • ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS CELEBRATES A DECADE OF BUSINESS SUCCESS IN SINGAPORE

      Rolls-Royce Motor Cars celebrates ten years of business success in Singapore with the opening of a new iconic showroom on Leng Kee Road.

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      Rolls-Royce Motor Cars celebrates ten years of business success in Singapore with the opening of a new iconic showroom on Leng Kee Road. Spanning 497 square metres (approximately 5350 square feet), it is one of the largest showrooms in Southeast Asia. Up to eight cars can be displayed showcasing Phantom, Ghost and later in the year Wraith family.

      Commenting on the opening, Paul Harris, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Regional Director for Asia Pacific, said, “We are extremely proud to open this brand new showroom in Singapore and celebrate a decade of business success. Our Singapore dealer principal, Mr Karsono Kwee, is a role model amongst dealers. He has an innate understanding of the brand, the motor cars and is a true Rolls-Royce enthusiast. His hands-on commitment and professionalism, combined with a team that sets itself the highest standards has resulted in a business that has grown from strength to strength and we continue to remain the pinnacle retailer in the automotive industry.”

      He added: “Singapore has always been an important cosmopolitan city for Rolls-Royce. It is a regional hub for our business, often being a meeting point for our regional customers where we consult with them over many of the company’s most important concept cars such as 100 EX, 101 EX, 200 EX (subsequently Ghost) and 102 EX (Phantom Experimental Electric).”

      Karsono Kwee, Dealer Principal for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Singapore and Executive Chairman for Eurokars Group of Companies, said: “Over the last decade I have witnessed the resurgence of a pinnacle brand. Rolls-Royce sets new standards in the super-luxury segment, first launching Phantom in 2003 and has over the years broadened the marque’s appeal in Singapore to a wider audience.

      The opening of this new showroom for Rolls-Royce in Singapore signifies our continuous commitment to the brand by providing a peerless sales and aftersales experience for our discerning customers. We thank our customers for showing us unwavering support – it is to them that I dedicate this showroom.”

      Conforming to global standards, the new Rolls-Royce showroom boasts a meticulously crafted Bespoke lounge where customers are able to select the intimate detailing of their Rolls-Royce car and commission a motor car that reflects their personalities and lifestyles.

      Specially-Commissioned Rolls-Royce to Commemorate Tenth Anniversary

      To commemorate a decade of representing Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in Singapore, Eurokars Group specially commissioned a Bespoke Ghost Extended Wheelbase for Singapore. This exclusive car features Bespoke headrests and cushions embroidered with the iconic Spirit of Ecstasy and Bespoke treadplates that read “10 Years of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in Singapore. Hand Built in Goodwood England”. This represents the first time that any Rolls-Royce dealership worldwide has commissioned a Bespoke car in this manner.

      Ultra-luxury range

      The company’s portfolio includes the pinnacle Phantom family – Phantom, Phantom Extended Wheelbase, Phantom Drophead Coupé and Phantom Coupé – and the Ghost family – Ghost and Ghost Extended Wheelbase.

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      The Rolls-Royce Bespoke personalisation programme is a service with Rolls-Royce’s legendary hand-craftsmanship and attention to detail at its core. Globally, nearly every Phantom family model (95%) and three out of every four Ghosts (73%) left the Home of Rolls-Royce last year with some element of Bespoke personalisation. The brand introduced several highly exclusive Bespoke collection motor cars in 2012, including Phantom Coupé Aviator, Art Deco, and Ghost One Thousand and One Nights.

      The company celebrates its tenth anniversary at Goodwood in 2013. The first Phantom was presented to its owner at one minute past midnight on 1 January 2003.

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    • WORLD DEBUT FOR ROLLS-ROYCE WRAITH AT GENEVA MOTOR SHOW

      Rolls-Royce Motor Cars proudly presents the world debut of Wraith, the most powerful and dynamic Rolls-Royce in history.

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      • Elegant fastback design hints at dynamic prowess of the most powerful Rolls-Royce ever: 624 bhp/465 kW, 800 Nm from 1,500 rpm :0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds (0-62 in 4.6)
      • Debut of Satellite Aided Transmission. A technology that uses GPS mapping data to ensure the correct gear is always pre-selected
        for the road terrain ahead
      • Voice activated connectivity augments effortlessness – the ‘on-board valet’
      • Canadel Panelling sweeps through a sumptuous, contemporary and yacht-like interior cabin

      Rolls-Royce Motor Cars proudly presents the world debut of Wraith, the most powerful and dynamic Rolls-Royce in history. At its heart lie hallmark Rolls-Royce attributes of luxury, refinement and hand-craftsmanship, but the new model from the world’s pinnacle super-luxury marque also presents a unique character defined by power, style and drama. With just a hint of the noir.

      “Today we launch the ultimate gentlemen’s gran turismo, a car that embodies the spirit of Charles Stewart Rolls,” commented Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “The most powerful Rolls-Royce in history, Wraith promises the sense of adventure and speed that drove our founding forefather. But of course, Wraith’s starting point is luxury, refinement and quality, traits that remain as important to Rolls-Royce customers today as they were more than a century ago.”

      Rolls-Royce Chairman and BMW Group board member Harald Krüger added the following: “The BMW Group today reconfirms its full commitment to the future of Rolls-Royce. Growth and a prosperous future lie ahead thanks to continued investment, careful brand stewardship and the launch of groundbreaking new models like Rolls-Royce Wraith, a magnificent addition to the product range.”

      In profile, Wraith’s sweeping fastback design gives the car its unique character. Bold lines, tension in the panels and a raked rear screen evoke the image of a world class athlete poised in the starting blocks. Further expression of dynamic intent can be seen in Wraith’s deeply recessed grille, wide rear track and dramatic two-tone presentation.

      Coach doors open to reveal a sumptuous interior complete with softest Phantom-grade leathers and expanses of wood called Canadel Panelling. Named after the famous cove in the South of France where Sir Henry Royce and his design and engineering teams spent their winters, this contemporary and tactile finish sweeps through the interior, cosseting four occupants in a space bathed in light and warmth.

      The interior ambiance is complemented by Starlight Headliner, a Bespoke feature available beyond Phantom family cars for the first time. 1,340 fibre optic lamps are hand-woven into the roof lining to give the impression of a glittering, starry night sky.

      Performance delivers on the promise of Wraith’s styling. Power delivery is effortless, but dramatic, thanks to a V12 engine married to 8-speed automatic ZF transmission. 624 bhp / 465kW is available to the driver while the 0-60 mph sprint is achieved in 4.4 seconds, compared with 563 bhp / 420kW and 0-60 in 4.7 seconds for Ghost.

      From 1,500 rpm 800 Nm of torque is available (780 Nm for Ghost), while a wide rear track, shorter wheelbase and lower roof height further contribute to the most powerful, involving driving experience of any Rolls-Royce in history. The car’s suspension has also been tuned to minimise body roll and discreetly amplify feedback when cornering; while steering weight is heavier at high speeds and lighter at low speeds adding to the spirited drive.

      However, Wraith is no GT bruiser. Agility improvements have been achieved with absolutely no compromise to the sensation of riding on a bed of air. Furthermore, the debut of Satellite Aided Transmission (SAT) technology takes the powertrain to a new level of effortless delivery, one that perfectly suits the Rolls-Royce brand.

      Satellite Aided Transmission uses GPS data to see beyond what the driver sees; it anticipates his next move based on location and current driving style, then selects the most appropriate gear for the terrain ahead. Corners, motorway junctions and roundabouts are all anticipated in advance meaning Wraith is constantly poised to deliver on its promise of performance.

      A more polished, effortless driving experience and even better response brings a new, more dynamic dimension to the famous Rolls-Royce trait, waftability.

      For over a century a Rolls-Royce motor car has featured technologies designed to support occupants discreetly, delivering a peerless driving experience epitomised by the term ‘effortlessness’. In every Rolls-Royce these assist the driver when called upon, but are prepared to return without fuss to the background when no longer required.

      Advances in mechanical and electrical technology deliver systems like head-up display, adaptive headlights and Wraith’s keyless opening boot. But improvements in connectivity have taken the human-machine interface to a new level of sophistication, a suite of aids that could be likened to a contemporary on-board valet.

      Voice activation commands, for example, come with a one-touch call button located on the steering wheel. A destination no longer requires manual input from a navigation menu and route assistance begins immediately, on-screen and via audio guidance following a voice command such as “navigate to Piccadilly in London.”

      Additional improvements in communications come in the design and functionality of the elegant Spirit of Ecstasy Rotary Controller. This allows navigation through on-screen functions using a touch pad that features pinch and pull functionality to echo smart phone usage. Letters can also be ‘drawn’ onto the pad by hand rather than by scrolling through a series of available characters on-screen.

      In Europe, Wraith will be priced at c. €245k. Confirmation and further pricing details in all markets will be revealed later in the year.

      First deliveries of Wraith will be made to customers in the final quarter of 2013.

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    • Rolls-Royce announces Phantom Series II

      The launch of the Rolls-Royce Phantom on 1 January 2003 was much more than the reveal of a new ultra-luxury car.

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      The launch of the Rolls-Royce Phantom on 1 January 2003 was much more than the reveal of a new ultra-luxury car; it signalled the 21st Century renaissance for the world’s most famous luxury automobile brand and the first glimpse of a masterpiece that quickly established itself at the pinnacle of automotive excellence.

      Today, Rolls-Royce presents new generation Phantom, a family of pinnacle cars that have been thoughtfully updated with the introduction of cutting edge technology, enhancements to an already peerless drive-train, and improvements in connectivity that reflect the new world in which we live.

      Phantom’s striking and modern front end best encapsulates the essence of changes that lie beneath, with re-styled bumpers and rectangular light apertures that frame full-LED light clusters. These allow the integration of new technologies like curve light functionality, where headlamp beams are reflected in the direction of travel to provide greater illumination of the road ahead when cornering. And adaptive headlamps, where light patterns change automatically and - of course - effortlessly in response to different driving speeds.

      Drivers and passengers will also feel improvements in Phantom’s already sublime drive-train. The addition of a new 8-speed automatic gearbox and rear differential perfectly complement the V12 direct injection engine, enhancing exemplary dynamics, as well as the famous Rolls-Royce promise of a magic carpet ride. Fuel consumption improves by and CO2 emissions fall as a consequence.

      These significant changes will cement the reputation Phantom has proudly built since launch of the signature Rolls-Royce back in 2003. It is a new world. But it’s a world in which Rolls-Royce believes all Phantom family variants will occupy a pinnacle position for many years to come.


       

      What is Rolls-Royce Bespoke?

      When a Rolls-Royce customer commissions a Phantom, they demand more than just a list of standard features and options.  Fulfilling that need for a personalised service falls to the Bespoke team.

      Bespoke includes the development of anything from the most understated feature such as personalised tread plates, contrast stitching and seat piping to a bold expression in the form of personalised veneers and unique exterior paints.  Then there are stunning creations like luggage, glassware and an opulent picnic set, all designed in-house at Goodwood.

      "This 60th Anniversary Special Edition is the embodiment of our Bespoke capabilities in Goodwood," explains Torsten Müller-Ötvös, "It demonstrates the ability of our designers and artisans to create something absolutely appropriate for an occasion and ultimately, something exceptional to cherish forever."

       

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    • Ghost Extended Wheelbase

      Ghost Extended Wheelbase is the latest Rolls-Royce in our range of pinnacle luxury cars.

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      “Ghost Extended Wheelbase is the latest Rolls-Royce in our range of pinnacle luxury cars. It is a model of outstanding design and unrivalled luxury, with ride and handling credentials underpinned by the best in engineering expertise. Ghost Extended Wheelbase delivers all the poise and dynamism enjoyed by discerning Ghost owners, with the indulgent experience of an extended wheelbase car. It is the very best of both worlds.” – CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös.

      The newest member of the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars family, Ghost Extended Wheelbase is irresistible to drivers and passengers alike. This is a motor car distinguished by its dynamism and its effortless power never ceases to astonish. Air-sprung technology that steadies Ghost Extended Wheelbase as it rounds each bend makes for that legendary magic carpet ride and upholds Ghost’s reputation as the most driver-oriented Rolls-Royce yet created.

      Add to that nearly seven luxurious inches of extra space. With legroom increased and knee room more than doubled, comfort has been lifted to the level of indulgence. You’ll be easily lured from the driver’s seat to the rear seat for a relaxing ride.

      The only way to truly appreciate the new Ghost Extended Wheelbase is to drive it — and allow yourself to be driven. Contact our dealership to experience an experiential drive with our newest Ghost Family member yourself.

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