• Feb 28, 2006


As expected, Rolls-Royce didn't wait long in Geneva to the wraps off their new coupe concept, the 101EX.

Employing aluminum construction techniques first applied to the company's Phantom sedan, the 101EX boasts similar upright lines, albeit with a cut-down greenhouse and markedly different nose treatment. The two-tone look seen above is actually an effect brought about by the brushed aluminum used on the hood and windshield header (the body is painted in 'dark tungsten'), a trick used on Roller's [very] similar 2004 Geneva convertible concept, the 100EX. When viewed in profile, the 101EX is dominated by its 21" wheels, suicide doors and a c-pillar that could secret half the Tour de France from the driver's vantage.

Word is the interior isn't just the standard forest of fine timbers, hides and turned metals, the 101EX boasts a fiber-optic laden headliner designed to replicate the stars.

More angles of the 101EX can be found after the jump.

[Source: Motor Torque]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      Definitely a continuation of the retro look for the bus of the car industry.
      • 8 Years Ago
      To #1: I totally agree with you. This car is absolutely beautiful. It exudes class, elegance, and all the other stuff rich people are SUPPOSE to have. RR is making Maybach look like trash. Remember that car?
      • 8 Years Ago
      the first production Rolls with a "canted" front grille.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Not so. The Pininfarina-styled Camargue (1975-1986) also had a canted grill, but it was canted 4 degrees FORWARD at the top. The Camargue was also a coupe.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It is absolutely stunning.One day maybe...
      Jeff Mauck
      • 8 Years Ago
      I have two Phanton sedans now but will likely upgrade to the coupe or convertible. The only problem is my personal driver will not be able to go along for the ride.

      Jeff Mauck
      • 8 Years Ago
      I have two Phanton sedans now but will likely upgrade to the coupe or convertible. The only problem is my personal driver will not be able to go along for the ride.

      • 8 Years Ago
      Is it just me, or does the windshield/hood combo remind you of a hockey mask?
      • 8 Years Ago
      That Chrysler Imperial kicks ass!
      • 8 Years Ago
      One of the nicest BMW's made!