Rolls-Royce Phantom News

  • Rolls Royce Phantom 102EX World Tour

    Rolls-Royce is known for many attributes. Luxury. Expense. Cars with performance wryly described as "adequate". Light weight and frugality are two attributes you won't often find in cars assembled by the British luxury marque, though the next-generation Phantom flagship could offer both--by Rolls-Royce standards, at least. According to Autocar, Rolls-Royce has now started work on the next-generation Phantom, and while it's still in its early stages--various designs are still being sketched--a few details are starting to emerge. Unfortunately, a pure electric version is still highly unlikely...

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    Rolls-Royce Customers Shun Diesel Engines Like They Did Electric Cars

    Modern diesel-engined cars are quiet, provide lots of torque, get great gas mileage and are much cleaner than diesel engines of yore. Prejudice, however, not to mention some old-fashioned snobbery amongst Rolls-Royce customers, means that the Sprit of Ecstasy is unlikely to throb to the sound of an...

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    Electric Rolls Royce 102EX Back Home After World Tour

    After travelling to points of interest across the world, the Rolls Royce 102EX, or Phantom Experimental Electric, is finally back home. It may not be the most realistic proposition for fans of electric cars, but like Tesla, it represents something of a figurehead for the breed and proves that...

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    Electric Rolls-Royce Phantom 102EX: Quick Drive

    If you're going to have your very first drive behind the wheel of a Rolls-Royce, what better car than a one-of-a-kind experimental all-electric Phantom? The metallic silver-blue Phantom, given a rare factory experimental designation of 102EX, has been touring the globe to gauge the reactions of...

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    Rolls-Royce Prepares Electric Prototype For World Tour

    While we think Rolls-Royce is unlikely to be selling an all-electric Phantom any time soon, the British luxury car maker has been putting its 102EX Electric Phantom through a whole series of tests ahead of a worldwide tour to ensure it behaves in an appropriate manner at all times. One of the most...

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    Why Jeeves Won’t Be Plugging In The Electric Rolls-Royce Any Time Soon

    Rolls-Royce is the epitome of opulent automobiles and the ultimate - if very British - expression of good fortune and taste. But although the British automaker has made an all electric prototype of its iconic Phantom Coupe, it doesn’t plan to bring it into production any time soon...

  • Rolls Royce Phantom Experimental Electric 102EX live photos

    An all-electric Rolls-Royce Phantom. Just think about it: If the engineers do their jobs properly, the occupants should sense absolutely no difference in the near-silent, creamy smooth surge of power that wafts them from estate to yacht, or factory to mansion. And now we have video, courtesy of Rolls-Royce itself, whose CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös discusses the 102 EX Phantom Experimental Electric concept that was unveiled this week at the Geneva Motor Show. The car will embark on a year-long world tour once the show closes, with the company showing the car to owners, prospects...

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    2011 Geneva Motor Show: Rolls-Royce Phantom Electric (VIDEO)

    It costs more than most of us earn in a year and comes from a company which only sold 2,711 cars last year, but the Rolls-Royce 102 EX Phantom Experimental Electric unveiled earlier today at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show has taken luxury electric vehicles to a whole new level. Resplendent with a tan...

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    Green Car Roundup: 2011 Geneva Motor Show - Concept Cars

    If you're in the States, you may be just starting your day. But in Switzerland, the flurry of activity during the first media day at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show is at its peak. With record numbers of concept and production-car launches, our team is shooting photos and posting details as fast as they...

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    Rolls-Royce Confirms 102EX Electric Phantom Prototype

    Silent cruising in a seemingly impregnable fortress of fine leather, sensuous wood, and hand-built steel and glass is the ultimate goal of hyper-luxury brands like Rolls-Royce. Which means it's not too surprising that the automaker has confirmed the development of an all-electric version of its...

  • M. Allen Swift with his 1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Picadilly Roadster
    Cars That Last And Last: Driving The Same One For 77 Years

    We've all heard the stories about people who hang onto their cars for decades. Irv Gordon's 1966 Volvo P1800 is one; he's got more than 2.6 million miles on it now, after buying it new for $4,150. Then there's Rachel Veitch, who at 91 has logged 562,000 miles--and had no fewer than 18 batteries and...

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    Want To Waft In Eco-Friendly Fashion? Electric Rolls-Royce May Be On The Way

    If Bentley is all about seamless low-end torque from V-8 engines (or the odd W-12), then Rolls-Royce is about 'wafting'. That's the word used to describe the experience of riding in an utterly silent, totally effortless conveyance that sets one above the common man. Which might, if you think about...

  • 2010 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe

    Compact cars are pretty much a known quantity, and hence easy to visualize. Many are headed for 40-mpg highway ratings, and Hyundai recently threw down the gauntlet in saying it would start to report sales of 40-mpg vehicles--and challenged other makers to do the same. Imagine a compact car,and what do you see? Probably the newest or highest-volume vehicles in the class: Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, the new 2011 Chevrolet Cruze or Hyundai Elantra, or the upcoming 2012 Ford Focus. We're betting you don't see a 5,771-pound two-door car, more than 18 feet long, producing 453 horsepower from its...

  • Rolls-Royce Phantom Hybrid, photographed in New York City, July 2010
    Spy Shots: Top Secret Rolls-Royce Phantom Hybrid Revealed!

    Sometimes, we get the most amazing stuff in our e-mail. Most spy shots show up on our sister site, MotorAuthority.com, but once in a while, sometimes they come directly to us here in green-car-land. Which is how we ended up with these spy shots, taken by a reader on his mobile phone while walking...

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    All-Electric Rolls-Royce Phantom To Awe 2012 London Olympics?

    We almost never mention the 2010 Rolls-Royce Phantom here on GreenCarReports.com. That's because--at three tons, with 453 horsepower from its 6.7-liter V-12 engine, and an EPA rating of 13 mpg city / 19 mpg highway--it's [ahem] just not that green. Well, Rolls-Royce is looking ahead. Not only into...

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    Ultra-Luxe Mini Planned With Rolls-Royce Trim, Bespoke Features

    As European manufacturers get more serious about cutting emissions and attacking climate change, some very interesting small, fuel-efficient cars are starting to emerge. The latest news from Europe is that apparently there will be an ultra-luxury version of the Mini Cooper, to be trimmed out at the...

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