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First Drive: 2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost is smaller in size, still larger than life

Rich people are different from the rest of us. Their wants and needs involve parameters and details completely foreign to the proletariat. While we use our vehicles for transportation, utility and sport, the rich view their automobiles as a necessary accoutrement to their elevated lifestyles. For the ultra-wealthy, an appropriate equivalent might be an original Remington bronze or Picasso painting. And just as they need art in their mansions, they need beautiful transportation. The 2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost lives up to those lofty requirements by simultaneously being a rolling work of art... Read More

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    Report: Ghost Coupe to be fastest Rolls-Royce ever
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    Autocar has snapped spy shots of a Rolls-Royce Ghost Coupe, and judging from proportions the car will be so long in front and raked in back that it would make Dick Tracy whistle. We'll get the true story on that at next year's Geneva Motor Show, which is when Autocar says it's due to be revealed, but what's less in question is this: with a 6.6-liter, ...

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    Spy Shots: Corniche Comeback: New Rolls-Royce coupe spotted testing
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    It's been over a decade since Rolls-Royce last offered a Corniche, which was the company's name for its unibody coupe and convertible models since the early 1970s. But from the looks of what our photographers recently snapped in Munich, that drought may soon be over. What they've spied is the 2014 Rolls-Royce Corniche coupe, a forthcoming model based on ...

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    Official: Rolls-Royce showcases Ghost Six Senses concept in Beijing
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    "Stock" is a relative term. Stock cars, for example, like those raced in NASCAR, are anything but showroom stock. And at the opposite end of the spectrum, "stock" is just the starting point when ordering a new Rolls-Royce. The high-end marque offers its customers a virtually endless array of personalization options, and to drive that point, home ...

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    Official: Rolls-Royce debuts two-tone bespoke Ghost
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    For the first time in the life of the Rolls-Royce Ghost, the company is offering a two-tone color scheme as a "bespoke" factory option. This comes as a surprise to us because we didn't know there was something you couldn't get on a Ghost. The company's stand at the Geneva Motor Show was used to display the first two examples: one with Infinity Black ...

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    Official: Rolls-Royce revels in the customization options most of its customers spring for
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    If you're going to shell out for a brand new Rolls-Royce, you're going to want to get it exactly the way you want it, right? Right. And that's the case for the majority of buyers even of the (relatively) more accessible Ghost as it is of the higher-end Phantom range. In fact, Goodwood reports that 56% of buyers of the Ghost (including the extended ...

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    Official: Rolls-Royce records highest annual sales in 107-year history
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    Some would say that 2011 wasn't exactly a banner year, but the good chaps at Rolls-Royce would likely respond with a definitive "Poppycock!" That's because the 107-year-old brand experienced its best-ever sales totals in 2011, with 3,538 very expensive autos sold around the globe. That's a 31 percent increase over the 2,711 models sold in 2010, thanks ...

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    Recalls: Rolls-Royce recalling 2010 Ghost over possible engine fires
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    No car is invincible to defects, and sometimes, even the folks in the highest tax bracket have to deal with vehicle recalls. The 589 lucky souls who purchased 2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost models manufactured between September 2009 and September 2010 will need to make a trip to the dealership (or at least send their butler or chauffeur), as the ultralux sedan is ...

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    Rolls-Royce debuts Ghost Extended Wheelbase in Shanghai
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    If you want a Rolls-Royce Ghost but the current model isn't quite big enough, or you can't stomach the idea of driving yourself to and from the country club, Rolls has you covered. The company just pulled the wrapper off the 2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase at the Shanghai Motor Show today. The latest addition to the Ghost lineup is 170mm, or ...

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    Rolls-Royce hires away Jaguar's Chief Designer
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    Jaguar has been on a design hot streak as of late, and Rolls-Royce wants in on the action. As Chief Designer for Jaguar, Giles Taylor played a major role in sculpting the exterior lines of the new XJ. Rolls-Royce has been winning design awards for its most recent models, including a Red Dot: Best of 2010 for the Ghost. Adding Taylor as the Head of Exterior ...

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    Rolls-Royce reportedly planning to expand Ghost family with coupe, cabrio, LWB sedan
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    The new Ghost has been a runaway success for Rolls-Royce, the (relatively) more accessible saloon more than doubling its sales figures and outselling the larger Phantom by order of magnitude. And as might be expected, the BMW subsidiary has every intention of cashing in its success with a family of new models. Much as it has with the Phantom, ...

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    SEMA 2010: Savini Wheels booth is full of superhero movie bad-guy cars
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    This is what happens at SEMA: you're strolling the aisles minding your own business, you turn your head and then a cluster of mighty malicious metal rocks you like a pow! straight out of vintage Batman. Holy Toledo! In this case it was the Savini Wheels booth, loaded up with a sedan and four coupes that should be parked outside the Legion of Doom. A ...

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    Fenice Milano's Rolls-Royce Ghost "Diva" makes Mansory look tasteful
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    Between the gallons of chrome and the Spirit of Ecstasy protruding from its prominent grille, the contemporary offerings from Rolls-Royce have become a favorite among the bling crowd. But there are always those looking for something more outlandish. We thought Mansory had them covered with their take on the Ghost, but even that's looking subdued in ...

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    Report: Rolls-Royce to expand Ghost line
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    It sounds like Rolls-Royce is looking to pull a few more Ghosts out of its hat. According to Bloomberg, the company has its eyes on doubling sales figures in a hurry, and part of that plan may involve more variants of the Baby Roller. As the second model line in the company's stable, the Ghost has done plenty to generate growth for the company, primarily ...

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    Rolls-Royce White Ghost shows Mansory at its most restrained
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    The last time Mansory showed us one of its Rolls-Royce Ghost creations, it was OMG! drenched in blue and gold. But if you took that same car and re-hued it in white, well, all of a sudden we could be on to something. The White Ghost Limited is a three-of-a-kind special that adds a mild body kit and rear spoiler, LED running lights up front and on the ...

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    Rolls-Royce goes out to lunch with custom orders
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    Rolls-Royce has announced the availability of – wait for it – a new picnic set! What, not excited? Did we mention that it's made from polished aluminum, leather and wood veneers? Well that's just fine. We'll enjoy our champagne and caviar on the green without you. But that's not even the point – the popularity of customizing a new ...

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    Rolls-Royce sales up 146 percent on popularity of Ghost
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    If there was any lingering doubt as to the business value of the 2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost, recent sales figures appear likely to put such concerns to an abrupt end. Over the course of the first five months of 2010, Rolls-Royce has sold a total of 678 automobiles. That doesn't sound like a whole lot when judged against the world's largest automakers, but ...

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    First Drive: 2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost is smaller in size, still larger than life
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    Rich people are different from the rest of us. Their wants and needs involve parameters and details completely foreign to the proletariat. While we use our vehicles for transportation, utility and sport, the rich view their automobiles as a necessary accoutrement to their elevated lifestyles. For the ultra-wealthy, an appropriate equivalent might be an ...

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    There's an app for the Rolls-Royce Ghost
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    If we're playing the odds game, chances are you don't own a Rolls-Royce Ghost. It's okay. Neither do we. At the same time, there's a good possibility that there's either an iPhone or iPod touch on your person as you read this, which means you can now come a little closer to the dream of Ghost ownership via a brand-new app from Rolls-Royce. The company has ...

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    Red Dot design award honors Rolls-Royce Ghost, others
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    Still thinking of the Rolls-Royce Ghost as a mini-me Phantom? Think again. The design is apparently standing on its own merits, and has won the praise of the Red Dot jury. Considered one of – if not the – definitive awards for superior design, the Red Dot is awarded every year to an array of products, from furniture and office supplies to ...

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    Geneva 2010: Mansory Rolls-Royce Ghost doesn't look better in person
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    We previously mentioned in our coverage of the 2010 Geneva Motor Show that a blue and yellow color combination was a potential recipe for disaster. As proof, we present to you the Mansory Rolls-Royce Ghost. Ok, so it's technically blue and gold, but that just might make it worse. The Swiss tuner has long been known for its controversial styling, and this ...

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