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PostHeaderIcon Rogert Daltrey’s One-Off Rolls-Royce Wraith “Inspired By Music” Hits The Auction Block

Roger Daltrey may not be on the level of John Lennon or Mick Jagger in the annals of British rock star legends, but The Who frontman is still a legend in his own right. His status as a rock icon is one of the reasons why he was part of the Rolls-Royce Wraith’s “Inspired by Music” tribute. Nine total one-off versions were created, two of which were dedicated to Daltrey and The Who. One of those models, the “Tommy” Edition, recently hit the auction block, pulling in £208,000, or about $270,000 based on current exchange rates.

Like most celebrity cars, proceeds from the sale of the Wraith Inspired by Music Tommy Edition didn’t go to Daltrey’s pockets. Instead, it’s going to the Teenage Cancer Trust, a U.K.-based nonprofit organization that provides specialist support to young people diagnosed with cancer in the U.K. Daltrey is an “honorary patron” of the charity so it’s no surprise that he’d pick the Teenage Cancer Trust as the beneficiary of the auction. In his own words, he said: “Seven young people are diagnosed with cancer every day in the U.K. This car has become an incredible collectors’ item, and it’s gratifying to know that the proceeds of the sale will support such a worthy cause.” In the end, the car itself may have sold for less than the £235,416 ($304,700) price of a brand-new Wraith, but don’t get it twisted. $270,000 is still a significant sum for anybody, let alone an organization like the Teenage Cancer Trust that needs all the help it can get to function the way it wants to.

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PostHeaderIcon The Process Of Personalizing Your Rolls-Royce Is More Sophisticated Than It Looks

It must be really fulfilling to own a personalized Rolls-Royce that’s a few contrast stitches short of actually being created in your name. Most regular folk will never come close to experiencing that feeling, but for those with pockets that run as deep as the ocean floor, personalizing a Rolls-Royce model is as good of a chest-puffing exercise as anything all the gyms and sandboxes in the world have to offer.

If you are an average guy like me, the closest we’ll ever get to that experience this is through this video. Don’t feel too bad about it because it is, quite frankly, a very informative look at the process of personalization that’s brought to its customers by Rolls-Royce. Goodwood Road & Racing’s recent visit with Nick Osy de Zegwaart, Rolls’ “bespoke sales manager” of North America and Europe, showed as much. As you might expect, there’s tremendous attention to detail that comes with giving a Rolls-Royce the custom bespoke treatment. I’m tempted to say that all these elements of bespoke personalization are excessive enough in their own right, but since this is Rolls-Royce we’re talking about, there’s really no limit to what’s possible in the eyes of the company, other than your budget, of course.

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PostHeaderIcon Rolls Royce Dawn in Fuxia

Billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist Michael Fux is no stranger to enjoying the finer things in life. Case in point: the man is known in the auto circles for his passion for Rolls-Royce. It’s not enough though for him to just have one Roller in his garage. Nope. That’s not how Fux rolls, no pun intended. Fux actually has 11 of them. 11 Rolls-Royce vehicles, each personalized to the heavens just to meet his specific whims. It’s no surprise, then, that Rolls-Royce treats Fux as one of its most important clients, important enough at least to receive this one-off Rolls-Royce Dawn that’s more specifically called the “Dawn in Fuxia.”

Wordplay notwithstanding, the Dawn in Fuxia is unique in a lot of ways, not the least of which is the fact that it belongs to Fux, hence the clever way Rolls decided to spell “fuchsia.” There are other important details about this one-off Dawn, but it really is that color scheme that makes it stand out. Not only does it look gravitating in it of itself, but it’s also super exclusive, and by “super exclusive,” I mean that nobody else in the world – not a sheikh, a billionaire, or anybody else – will have access to that specific color. Only Michael Fux can use that color because he was the one who asked Rolls-Royce to create it in the first place, specifically for this particular Dawn. Even better, it’s not the only shade that Fux has exclusive rights to. There are 11 of them in total and each one of them is only available to the man who has been an unabashed supporter of the British luxury brand.

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PostHeaderIcon Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe

Introduced in 2007, the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe marked the return of the company’s flagship convertible after a five-year hiatus, with the Corniche V having been discontinued in 2002. Based on the massive Phantom sedan, which was retired in 2016, the Drophead Coupe was also laid to rest after some nine years on the market. With the brand-new Phantom VIII in the spotlight, it’s time to talk about the next-generation Drophead Coupe, which could be less a couple of years away.

Much like its predecessor, the upcoming Drophead Coupe will use the underpinnings and technology found in the sedan. It will also borrow most design features, so now that we’re familiar with the Phantom, it’s safe to say that the Drophead Coupe isn’t much of a mystery. Thanks to a rendering provided by Xtomi, we can also have a closer look at the car long before it goes into production. Find out everything you need to know about the next-generation Phantom Drophead Coupe in the review below.

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PostHeaderIcon Pops’ Rants: The Tesla Model 3 Isn’t That Affordable; Toyota Supra Without a Manual? Yikes!

If you’ve been reading my rants, you probably know I’m a big fan of the manual transmission, and I hate almost everything with an automatic. Yeah, I’m the guy who went as far as to say that the Dodge Challenger Demon sucks because it doesn’t have a stick and a clutch. Well, bring out the tar and the feathers because I have a big announcement to make: the next-generation Supra will suck too! Why? Well, some leaked documents say that the all three drivetrains fitted in the upcoming model will have automatic transmissions only.

And, here’s the thing. While you might argue that the Challenger Demon needs an automatic to achieve all that amazing performance at the drag strip, the new Supra wasn’t designed to win NHRA races. It’s a freakin’ sports car in which you’re supposed to have fun. And, the best fun can only come by way of a proper shift stick and three pedals. Seriously now, this automotive evolution is ruining a lot of cars, and the Supra is probably the biggest one yet. Stop chasing profits only and give people what they want. Man, it’s so long since I last yelled “shut up and take my money!” toward a carmaker. And this is just the tip of the iceberg this week…

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PostHeaderIcon Rolls-Royce Takes Shots At Bentley Bentayga, Essentially Calls It A Rebadged Model

The rivalry between Rolls-Royce and Bentley is real and if anybody still doesn’t see it that way, Rolls CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes’ recent comments about the Bentley Bentayga has made it abundantly clear that there’s still no love lost between the two former stablemates. Speaking with Auto News Europe about the upcoming launch of the Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV, or “all-terrain, high-sided vehicle” as Rolls would like everyone to call it, Mueller-Oetvoes emphasized that the Cullinan will not use “mass-manufactured body shell,” unlike a certain model that he essentially described as a “camouflaged Audi Q7.

You don’t need to be an expert in the acrimonious history between the two brands to know that Mueller-Oetvoes is referring to the Bentayga, which uses the same MLB Evo architecture that can be found underpinning the aforementioned Q7, as well as the Porsche Cayenne and Lamborghini Urus. Apparently, Mueller-Oetvoes believes that the approach of platform sharing limits what can be done on the design end of the SUV, which in turn “undermines exclusivity.” For its part, the Cullinan won’t have that problem because it will be riding on the luxury brand’s new “Architecture of Luxury,” a scalable, aluminum space frame platform that was designed specifically to accommodate Rolls-Royce models. The all-new Phantom is the first model to make use of the architecture though it also won’t be the last since the Cullinan, as well as next-gen models of the Ghost, Dawn, and Wraith, will all make use of it at some point.

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PostHeaderIcon You Can Now Configure The Rolls-Royce Phantom Of Your Dreams

Online configurators are a beautiful thing. They serve a variety of functions for a variety of people. Those who have the finances to actually buy the things they create in these configurators can get really personal with their soon-to-be prized acquisitions. But for the rest of us, online configurators are about the closest thing we can have to our very own models without actually paying for them in the end. This is important because Rolls-Royce just launched an online configurator for the all-new, eighth-generation Phantom luxury sedan, and as you can expect, I went crazy with it.

While it’s true that there are certain elements about the all-new Phantom that will be consistent among all models – the bespoke all-aluminum platform and the equally new twin-turbo 6.75-liter V-12 engine being two of them – the rest of it is up to the buyer’s imagination. The automaker did say that when it comes to the new Phantom, you don’t end up buying one; you commission one. Notwithstanding the sentiment that Rolls’ position is far easier said than done, the new online configurator does give us the freedom to personalize our very own Phantoms the way we see fit. Nothing is going to come out of it other than personal gratification, but it is a very cool and exciting exercise nonetheless. In light of that, I went ahead and played around with the online configurator, the results of which you can see below.

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PostHeaderIcon 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom Gets an Online Configurator

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One of the coolest things about buying a Rolls-Royce is the treatment they give you, from the first stages of choosing the specs and trims to the actual handover of the vehicle. That is why we don’t get the point of the online configurator they have launched for the new 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom.

We suppose this is of some use to th e young and busy entrepreneurs who don’t have the time to go into the showroom and spend half a day playing around with the colors and materials and options list. They could just log on, click a few buttons and await the delivery of their super deluxe vehicle a few months later. But this whole thing runs in the face of all Rolls-Royce values. They used to say that each car that leaves the factory is bespoke in one way or another. That sentiment has lost all meaning now. Now you can spec-up your Roller on the toilet!

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At any rate, the online configurator for 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom is a pretty comprehensive tool with options for themes, trims, colors, packages, wheels, what have you. We seriously doubt you can finish tailoring your Phantom during just one dump. And to recap, the new Phantom is a more sophisticated product than its predecessor, both to look at and under the skin. It gets a new 6.75-liter V12 with 563 horsepower and 663lb-ft (900Nm) of torque which not only delivers better performance, it’s also more refined and considerably quieter than the old one. You can hear your hair growing in this car.

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PostHeaderIcon Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII

If there was ever an automaker that had a flagship model lead the way to success, that would be Rolls-Royce, riding on the magic carpet ride that has been the Phantom. With roots that predate World War II and an illustrious history that was only put on hold for a short period of time between 1939 and 1950 due to the second World War, the Phantom is one of the longest-running models in automotive history. It has always been the epitome of luxury, even when the very first model that took the streets by storm back in 1925. Over the years, the Phantom has seen a total of seven generational shifts with the most recent happening for the 2018 model year. The new Phantom VIII debuts with a fairly fresh look, an all-new aluminum architecture, and an all-new 6.75-liter, turbocharged, V-12. The 2018 Phantom also takes a huge step into the modern era with a new digital instrument cluster, updated infotainment system, and night vision, among other things.

And, if that’s not good enough for you, this baby even has “The Gallery,” which is a new take on the dashboard that allows customers to specify what works of art they want displayed inside the vehicle on the upper dash. If that doesn’t redefine luxury, nothing ever will. That new V-12 delivers a cool 563 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque, so there’s plenty of power to go with that luxury as well. With that in mind, it’s time for us to take a much deeper look into the new Phantom VIII, so let’s get to it, starting first with something that can’t be ignored – it’s unique and illustrious history.

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SUV bug has bitten its share of automakers in recent years. Up to now, Rolls-Royce has been an exception. Come 2015, luxury automaker has confirmed it is working on an SUV of its own. Better late than never, Rolls-Royce. News of Rolls’ interest in developing a luxury SUV came to light after design chief Giles Taylor said that his design team had begun tinkering with sketches of a potential SUV, possibly to gauge the feasibility of building one in the future. Taylor was also quick to point out that the team was still in the infancy stage of an SUV design and that any talk of “proportions and three dimensions” were premature. This changed dramatically in 2015, when Rolls revealed that it’s working on a car “that offers the luxury of a Rolls-Royce in a vehicle that can cross any terrain.”

Although Rolls-Royce has no history with SUVs, the company cited vehicles from the past which have been successful in events such as the Scottish Reliability Trials and the Alpine Trials, and had the ability to carry their owners “over challenging terrain with absolute reliability and comfort” in Australia, India, and other parts of the world. The SUV’s true purpose is to challenge Bentley’s upcoming Bentayga, but the two won’t meet face to face earlier than 2017. Known under code name Cullinan, the British SUV has been spotted numerous times on public roads, and most recently it was photographed while being hooned on the Nurburgring track.

Updated 07/28/2017: Our spy photographers caught the upcoming Rolls Royce Cullinan out for a testing session on the Nurburgring track.

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PostHeaderIcon Official: New Rolls-Royce Phantom (2018)

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Though one would have expected more changes after being in the works for twelve years or so, the new 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom is improved over the previous model substantially enough so as not leave much room for complaints. The ultimate luxury saloon gets a new chassis, a better engine, and a mind-boggling array of luxury features, most of which have become a lot more sophisticated than before. 

You see, with the 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom luxury is not just about the wood and leather and glass in the cabin, although you do get a healthy supply of those in a wide range of colors and themes. Their approach to luxury motoring has always been that of an artist trying to create something that feels great to look at, to touch, to behold. It’s an all-encompassing experience, luxury with Rolls-Royce, arrived at through a combination of sensations and feelings.

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That is why they spend a long time perfecting the ride and achieve that characteristic Rolls-Royce waft, adjusting the acceleration of the new 570 hp and 700 Nm V12 engine to match it, and making sure the car still has the world’s most quiet interior. The new Phantom boasts an all-new aluminium ‘Architecture of Luxury’ with  ‘Magic Carpet Ride’ and no, these are not just lofty words. The interior design and its luxury features are designed around the passenger with ‘The Embrace’ concept, where he or she can enjoy a whole new level of luxury motoring with ‘The Suite’ and ‘The Gallery’ bespoke treatments tailored exclusively for them.

Check out this video and get a full explanation of the 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom and check out also the Great Eight Phantom exhibition:

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“This realisation was a moment of clarity about the destiny of Rolls-Royce,” reflects Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “Every one of our customers – each a connoisseur of luxury in the extreme – were asking for something more individual to them, not less. We were adamant that that was what they should have.”

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PostHeaderIcon Rolls-Royce Reveals Next-Gen Phantom VIII

The Phantom has been around for almost a century now, first seeing the light of day back in 1925. Since it was first introduced, the Phantom has been the conveyance of choice for high-profile business people, politicians, influential musicians, and other folks who are simply better than you. The seventh-generation model saw a debut in 2003 as the first new Roller under BMW ownership, and now, there’s a follow-up called the Phantom VIII. Revealed at Bonhams Auction House in London, the British make rolled out the New Phantom in a livestream event this afternoon, while also plugging a new exhibition on the nameplate that includes a few particularly noteworthy examples, including the Queen’s Phantom VI, Fred Astaire’s Phantom I, and John Lennon’s Phantom V, among others. Standout features for the new VIII include an updated exterior style, a new turbocharged V-12 engine, a fresh architecture, and a cabin space that puts a suite at the Four Seasons to shame.

But of course it does, right? Rolls-Royce is proudly continuing the tradition of labeling the Phantom as “The Best Car in the World,” so above and beyond simple excess isn’t just possible – it’s a necessity. This is a machine that exudes power and presence, a rolling statement that declares supremacy over one’s environment. Read on for the details.

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PostHeaderIcon Get Ready! The Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII is Coming

In case you’ve been sleeping, or missed our history piece on the Rolls-Royce Phantom, you should know that one of the world’s most iconic luxury cars just recently celebrated its 90th birthday in 2015, if you don’t count the time from 1939 to 1950 when Rolls-Royce was shut down due to the war. Over its long and illustrious history, it has changed dramatically, keeping with the times and always taking luxury one step further. The most recent generation, the Phantom VII, has been around since 2003 and was in production until 2016, which means it’s time for the next-gen Phantom VIII to make its long-awaited debut. As is the usual case, the car won’t really change much, but it will get all of the modern updates you would expect from a luxury marque like Rolls-Royce. It’s set to debut on July 27 and should bring updated exterior styling with new fascias, LED headlights (possibly laser headlights) and a revamped grille with lots of chrome trim. And, let’s not forget about the suicide doors.

But, it’s not all about the exterior design that comes as a result of this new-gen model. See, the platform is being completely revised and will be an “aluminum-intensive” setup that’s known as the “Architecture of Pure Luxury.” Word has it that it will shed some significant weight, which means more speed and better economy, and AWD or electrified drivetrains could also be brought to the table as Rolls continues to modernize its most iconic model. That modernization will also bring an updated infotainment system to the interior that features a larger screen, and it will likely get gesture control too as Rolls-Royce can’t be beat out by the BMW 7 Series, right? LED ambient lighting is pretty much guaranteed as is an all-digital instrument cluster. The latter may upset those who prefer the classic look, but Rolls could very easily provide the classic look on a digital platform, a move that will make everyone happy. We’re also expecting a massive V12 engine to sit under the hood, but whether it will be a revised unit or just carried over from the last generation remains to be seen.

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PostHeaderIcon The Gilded History of the Rolls-Royce Phantom

Sir Henry Royce, co-founder of Rolls-Royce, is quoted as saying, “Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it doesn’t exist, design it.” Those are some pretty heavy words, but it’s the right credo for an automaker like Rolls-Royce. With a history of producing some of the most elegant, opulent, and downright desirable luxury vehicles on the planet, perfection isn’t just a goal – it’s an expectation. Such is the case with the Phantom, Rolls-Royce’s highly recognizable flagship model. These are cars that are destined for the stables of royalty, acting as a rolling signature of power, wealth, and prestige.

Lead by the trademark Spirit of Ecstasy on the hood, the Phantom comes equipped with top-shelf extravagance and lavishness, offering high levels of personalization to those select buyers with pockets deep enough to really enjoy it. Currently offered in a variety of different flavors, including the standard Phantom, an Extended Wheelbase model, a Coupe, and a Drophead Coupe, Rolls has announced a new eighth generation slated for release later this week. However, the history of the nameplate is rapidly approaching a full century at this point, so how’d we get here? To find out, we delved into the Phantom’s history, taking a look at the seven generations that have come and gone since the model’s introduction in 1925.

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PostHeaderIcon 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom Preview

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British luxury car maker Rolls-Royce has now confirmed a date for the debut of their most important model, the Phantom. The day is July 27, but if you are in a hurry to see what the new 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom looks like, just keep scroll down a bit!

Yes, the new Phantom, the VIII as they call it, has already been leaked through some brochure evidently printed for some very important people in China. That is probably why RR released the above teaser photo to divert the attention back to the debut event. The 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom, which will make its debut at ‘The Great Eight Phantoms’ Exhibition at Bonhams in Mayfair, London, kind of looks like that other British icon with an ‘eighth’ at the end of his name, King Henry VIII. Just like the Tudor monarch this Roller is big and bulky and full of imposing presence. And just like him it likes to dress flamboyantly and taxes its subjects – buyers – insanely high for the privilege of its company.

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The Great Eight Phantoms event where the 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom will make its public debut is the most exquisite Rolls-Royce exhibition of all time featuring a number of truly remarkable cars. Among the highlights there are Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Phantom VI State Limousine, the Phantom IV that belonged to the Aga Khan III, and the First Goodwood Phantom VII, plus of course Field Marshal Montgomery’s Phantom III and John Lennon’s Phantom V.

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Just a month ago, Rolls-Royce announced that it was testing an all-new aluminum architecture that would eventually underpin every Rolls-Royce model starting with the 2018 model year. The new architecture is built around an aluminum space-frame and according to Rolls, it “perfectly delivers the brands magic-carpet ride trademark.” At the time, Rolls also announced that it would soon begin testing mules underpinned by the new architecture, and it looks like we are getting a glimpse of one of the first mules – the Rolls-Royce Phantom.

Considering the company claims the new underpinnings is resilient to extreme weather conditions, it’s no surprise that our photographers caught the new Phantom testing in the snow. As you can see, the Phantom is under heavy camo, that is to be expected since the new Phantom is at least a year away from hit showrooms.

We know that the new space-frame should make the Phantom significantly lighter but, at first glance, it doesn’t look like we’ll see too many exterior changes on the outside. Of course, it is still pretty early to be speculating, but let’s take a look at the pictures and see what is going on with this camouflaged mule.

Update 7/18/2017: It’s been eight months since we last saw the Phantom in prototype form, and now, a few leaked images of the 2018 Phantom flyer has given us an early look at what we can expect when it debuts. Check out our special section below to find out all about it.

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PostHeaderIcon John Lennon’s Phantom V

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You may have heard about Rolls-Royce’s Great Eight Phantoms exhibition set to go live at Bonhams from 29 July to the 2 August. This exhibition is going to feature some amazing cars such as Field Marshal Montgomery’s Phantom and now this, the wonderfully crazy John Lennon Phantom V.

The legendary rock-star John Lennon took delivery of this Phantom on 3 June 1965. It was a pristine Valentine Black Phantom V decked out lavishly with rear seat that converted to a double bed, a television, telephone and refrigerator were installed, along with a ‘floating’ record player and a custom sound system (which included an external loud hailer). Two year’s later, at the end of recording Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, John decided it was time to indulge in his eccentric millionaire fantasy and sent the Phantom V to Surrey coachbuilders, JP Fallon, for a new paint job.

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And this was the result, featuring a – for the time – psychedelic paint work which actually reflected the cover of the album with yellow background, a floral Romany scroll design, as used on gypsy caravans and canal barges, with a zodiac symbol on the roof. This car has had a truly rock-star life, ferrying Lennon and his band mates to receive their MBEs and seeing service with other rock stars such as Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and The Moody Blues. n 1977, after a period in storage, it was donated by billionaire Jim Pattison to the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, where it currently resides.

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PostHeaderIcon Rolls Royce Dawn Black Badge

Rolls-Royce never fails to impress. That much is clear after the British luxury brand released another special edition model at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, adding to the seemingly hundreds of SE models unveiled to the public this year. This one is different, though. It’s a special edition Rolls-Royce Dawn that’s wearing the Black Badge name. This one, ladies and gentlemen, is the Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge.

For those who are unfamiliar with the name, Black Badge is what Rolls-Royce describes as a “permanent Bespoke family of motor cars” under the Rolls-Royce brand. It’s essentially made up Rolls-Royce models that have been transformed into better representations of a specific model’s full potential. The line was introduced at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show when the British automaker brought with it the Ghost Black Badge and the Wraith Black Badge. Now it’s the Dawn’s turn to get the same treatment, and just like the two models that came before it, this one is peppered with extra features, added amenities, and an all-around sense of bespoke engineering that has come to define Rolls-Royce in recent years. The availability of the Dawn Black Badge is unique in its own way too since Rolls-Royce isn’t planning to roll out a specific number of models wearing the name. That’s because if anybody wants one, he or she will have to ask Rolls-Royce to build one for them.

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PostHeaderIcon Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge Set for GFoS Debut

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At this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed Rolls-Royce is going to introduce a new line of Black Badge models “beyond measurable limitations,” whatever that means. The car trusted with accomplishing this monumental task is the new Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge, an open-top luxury cruiser with a lot of attitude. 

Granted, in its essence Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge is a regular Dawn with some black trims added to it, but we have to say this awesome trailer they have made for the car kind of makes us want to believe there is a lot more to it:

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At any rate, the main highlights of Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge include the deepest, darkest and most intense black to ever grace a production car surface,complemented with black canvas soft top and rear deck finished in black leather. The Spirit of Ecstasy lady on the front of the car is finished in black chrome, as are he front grille surround, boot lid finisher, exhaust pipes and air inlet finisher. The Black Badge treatment also include a slight bump in power with the V12 engine now making 593bhp (previously 563bhp) and 840Nm of torque (an increase of 20Nm).

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Rolls-Royce Black Badge Philosophy:

“Black Badge is for those driven by the same restless spirit that propelled company forefather C.S Rolls’ exploration of the limitations of powered land and air travel. It is an alter-ego for our marque that captivates the disrupters, the innovators and those that accept no limitations. Standing as a truly Bespoke response to the desires of a new breed of entrepreneur, Black Badge has already distinctly amplified the characters’ of Ghost and Wraith motor cars, placing them into consciousness of those that seek a commanding presence in the objects they commission. Overwhelming demand from new patrons of luxury tells us the time is now right to apply this assertive, confident and powerful attitude to Dawn and open this truly transformative presence to the world.”

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Rolls-Royce Wraith Jon Olsson

Swedish skier Jon Olsson is more famous for his outrageous cars than anything else, and the latest addition to his collection is only going to to add to bolster that fame. It’s a one-of-a-kind Rolls-Royce Wraith fitted with some truly amazing kits and options. 

While Rolls-Royce purists will no doubt scoff at this Wraith as an abomination and an affront to everything the brand stands for, we think it’s actually very cool that Olsson force-fed his unique style to a car that is not even the last thing that springs to mind when  you think of skiing and adventure and an active lifestyle like the kind the Swede has. This car is an outlaw and that is why it could be the coolest Olsson car yet.

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Anyway, let’s see what kind of specs Jon Olsson’s special Rolls-Royce Wraith boasts. Well, the V12 engine in this car is boosted by around 200 horsepower to 810, which is enough to set those tires alight every time the accelerator is so much as stroked. The car also features a custom Quicksilver exhaust system – another un-Rolls-Royce-y highlght – massive Forgiato wheels, and a full set of LED lights. As with all Olsson cars, the Wraith features an urban/winter camp wrap and a roof rack for the all-important ski gear.

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