Remember, back in the late ‘90s-early 2000s, the X-Files was on this big ‘black oil’ overarching storyline, where there was some weird alien black virus goop that would pour out of infected people’s eyes? Well, Rolls-Royce seems to have decided that this is just the thing to sell incredibly expensive cars.
The Rolls-Royce Sweptail, a one-off coupe designed for a specific customer who likely has unfathomable amounts of cash, could be the most expensive new car ever sold at a reported $12.8 million. The car has been in the works since 2013, and, in all of its wildly expensive glory, is kind of strange looking.
For those not in the market for spectrally named vehicles with starting prices at over $300,000, the concept of a Rolls-Royce umbrella may be foreign. But the company has great pride in the rain shields it hides in its cars. They’re treated more like royalty than you or I will ever be.
Sweepstakes! Gotta love ‘em. Sure, in signing up for a contest, you’re giving the green light to receive reams of junk mail in the future, but so what! Prizes are cool and fun! And in 1990, as Donald Trump opened one of his later-bankrupted Atlantic City casinos, customers had a chance to enter the “Raja’s Riches”…
It’s hard to tell if the car turns you into an asshole, or if it just brings out the asshole in you.
Last week, I got into an accident.
When I moved into my current apartment about two years ago, I noticed the junkyard next door had a limousine. The driver-side window was missing, and the car’s exterior resembled what you’d expect if you imagined a limo beat to shit. It slightly resembled the one above, which is currently for sale on Craigslist.
The saga of Rolls-Royce’s stubborn refusal to call its Project Cullinan SUV an SUV continues on. Rolls calls it a “high-sided” and “all-terrain” vehicle and the mule is ready for its first public appearance.
What do you do with a two-ton, Old-Lady-Of-Porkinham-spec Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow? Build a drift car out of it, duh.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not entirely rational when it comes to DARTZ. They’re about as far from what I normally like in cars as you can get, yet, somehow, the gleeful absurdity and fierce notgiveashittery manage to win me over. Yes, they make absurd vehicles. But at least they go all out when they do it.…
A Rolls-Royce SUV doesn’t make any damn sense. And you know what? Even Rolls-Royce agrees.
This video isn’t particularly new, but I’d not encountered it before. It’s a promo for Mutec, a company that modifies expensive cars into even more expensive cars, and it seems they also make them bulletproof. Here you can watch them shoot the crap out of a Rolls-Royce Phantom, and it’s weirdly serene.
Have you ever wondered why you don’t see people wearing Rolls Royce’s hood ornaments dangling from a necklace? It’s because the Spirit of Ecstasy, as the hood ornament is obnoxiously called, is protected by a brilliantly over-engineered mechanism that causes it to retract and disappear if tampered with.
What’s the going rate for a human life? Depending on a hostage’s citizenship, their employer, and their personal wealth, the ransom asked for can climb into the millions. Half a million is good money in a country with a per capita annual income of $600. Piracy, so often relegated to history books or theme-park…
Custom car shop Vitesse AuDessus and an outfit called Bengala Automotive are now making carbon fiber body kits for the current Rolls-Royce lineup. Every bolt-on body part is remade from a “compressed carbon matrix,” anything else gets a stick-on. The company is also claiming the first “forged carbon fiber wheels.”
The Rolls-Royce Wraith weighs 5,380 pounds, or roughly as much as a small moon. Rolls-Royce, despite our pleas and admonishments, thinks it’s a good idea to take that much mass around the Nürburgring. Now see it in all its wallowing glory, and hear its tires scream.
“It’s no secret that the future belongs to self-aware, autonomous vehicles,” Rolls-Royce writes. So forget your frets about the next 100 years, the 103EX has a plan for us. And also the closest thing to “square wheels” of any car ever.
Rolls Royce, the uber-luxurious automaker who has referred to its products as motorcars since 1904, is finally going to drop its first true concept car ever this year.
The Phantom VII was introduced over 13 years ago and is now approaching the end of its production. Its successor is getting an all new aluminum spaceframe, but the Phantom Coupé and the Drophead Coupé will not be renewed.