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Rolls-Royce is a British brand of high-end luxury automobiles. Founded in 1906 by Henry Royce and Charles Rolls, the company also made engines for planes until 1973 when the divisions were split into separate companies. Rolls-Royce purchased rival Bentley in 1931, and the two operated together until the Volkswagen Group bought both in 1998. The Rolls-Royce name, however, was not part of the sale. BMW licensed the Rolls-Royce name from its original owner and currently operates the brand.

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    Teased: Rolls-Royce releases sketch of Phantom Drophead Coupe Bespoke Waterspeed Collection
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    A limited-edition Rolls-Royce Phantom is something of an oxymoron. The company only sold 3,630 cars last year, and even fewer of those were its flagship Phantom. However, that isn't keeping the company from regularly revealing even more limited editions of its already hyper-exclusive cars. This is precisely the case with the new Phantom Drophead ...

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    Official: Rolls-Royce rolls out more powerful Ghost V-Specification [UPDATE]
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    With the release of the 624-horsepower Wraith fastback, Rolls-Royce proved that its 6.6-liter V12 engine could produce significantly more than the 563 horsepower it offers in the Ghost. But those looking for an extra dose of power yet still want the extra two doors – and have the six-figure price of admission to burn – will be delighted by the ...

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    Official: Rolls-Royce bestows Canton Glory Ghost upon Guangzhou
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    Wonder why Rolls-Royce makes so many special editions for the Chinese market? Probably because China is fast becoming its largest market, with the dealerships in Beijing and Shanghai regularly proving able to move more high-end metal than any other Rolls dealer in the world. Little wonder then that, less than two months after releasing the Golden Sunbird ...

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    Report: Rolls-Royce Phantom to soldier on through 2020?
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    The more a car costs, the less frequently it's replaced – usually. Take, for example, the Bugatti Veyron. It's one of the most expensive cars on the market, and it's been there for eight years now. Eleven years passed in between the launch of the Ferrari Enzo and that of its successor LaFerrari. Now comes word that the Rolls-Royce Phantom could ...

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    Official: Rolls-Royce looks to the heavens with diamond-encrusted Celestial Phantom
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    The Middle East is a vital market for Rolls-Royce, particularly in the Gulf emirates. So the British automaker wouldn't let the region's premier auto show go by unnoticed, and to that end has rolled into the Dubai Motor Show with an array of special editions. Chief among them is the Celestial edition Phantom, a customized limousine that initially debuted ...

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    Report: Rolls-Royce confirms Wraith convertible for 2015
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    Until a few years ago, the Rolls-Royce product portfolio revolved around one model line, and that was the Phantom. But with the launch of the Ghost in 2010, the Goodwood-based automaker is expanding further. As with the Phantom line, a long-wheelbase Ghost ensued, followed by a coupe in the form of the Wraith. And now, as might have been expected, ...

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    Official: Rolls-Royce celebrates Goodwood with Chicane edition Phantom Coupe
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    Of all the automakers out there, perhaps none scream "race track" as quietly as Rolls-Royce. But the British luxury automaker has its home near the Goodwood Motor Circuit, and has honored that proximity with its latest special edition. Called the Chicane, it's based on the Phantom Coupe and is upgraded with a series of tastefully motorsport-inspired ...

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    Official: Rolls-Royce reveals Ghawwass edition Phantom Coupe
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    This is the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Ghawwass Bespoke Edition, the latest car to join the long and distinguished line of Rolls-Royce limited editions that have arrived over the years. With that in mind, we'll allow you one guess as to what market this limited edition is destined for. If you said the Middle East, which is almost always the answer when ...

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    Report: Rolls-Royce considering carbon coachbuilding?
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    There's any number of applications in which you might expect to find carbon fiber on an automobile, but a Rolls-Royce is not one of them. That could change in the near future, however, as the super-luxe auto marque is reportedly looking into using the lightweight material on a range of special models. The idea, according to Edmunds, would be to rebody ...

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    Official: BMW shuffles chairs in its design department
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    BMW Group has made some changes to its design team since August 1, and has shuffled top personnel to different positions at BMW Design, Mini Design and Rolls-Royce. The BMW Design team led by Karim Habib (middle, right) gains a new head of Exterior Design in Domagoj Dukec (right), who has worked for the exterior design team since 2010 and shaped the ...

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    Official: Rolls-Royce rolls out one-off Ghost Golden Sunbird in China
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    In 2001, archeologists in the palace city of Chengdu, China, uncovered the Golden Sun Bird, an ancient artifact that dates back to the Shang Dynasty from 1000 BC. The disc depicts the sun and is made of almost solid gold, measuring five inches across and weighing 20 grams. The city adopted it as its logo, and now Rolls-Royce has commemorated the find and ...

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    First Drive: 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith
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    Wafting In The Fastest And Most Powerful Vehicle RR Has Ever Made It is said that Rolls-Royce co-founder Sir Henry Royce once proclaimed: "Take the best that exists and make it better: When it does not exist, design it." The second part of that quote is most curious, as the century-old automaker recently introduced an all-new Ghost-based coupe with no ...

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    Report: Rolls-Royce seriously considering SUV
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    A Rolls-Royce Phantom may be the size of an SUV, and the Ghost isn't that much smaller. Still, according to reports, the high-end British automaker is seriously evaluating the prospect of adding a proper sport-ute or crossover to its lineup. The news comes courtesy of Bloomberg, which spoke to Rolls-Royce chief executive Torsten ...

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    Report: Former BMW M boss and Maserati CEO killed in freak motorcycle accident
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    It's a tragic coincidence that on the same weekend the BMW M4 Coupe Concept was introduced in Monterey, one of the men most integral to BMW's M and Motorsports divisions, Karl-Heinz Kalbfell, was killed in England. Kalbfell, a vintage motorcycle enthusiast, was set to compete in the Lansdowne Classic Series at Brands Hatch and had an accident during a ...

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    Monterey: Rolls-Royce Alpine Centenary Ghost makes its first North American appearance
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    Rolls-Royce choose this year's Shanghai Motor Show as the occasion to show off its achingly cool Alpine Trial Centenary Edition Ghost, but The Quail was the site of the car's North American coming out party. The one-off Rolls pays tribute to a heroic moment in the marque's history, when four 1913 Silver Ghosts, three factory cars and one privateer entry, ...

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    Monterey: Home of Rolls-Royce Collection makes debut at the Quail
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    Rolls-Royce is marking 10 years of production at its Goodwood, England home, with the aptly named Home of Rolls-Royce Collection. The first instance of the Collection, a brilliantly appointed Phantom, has come to The Quail to make its world debut. The goal of the Home of Rolls-Royce Collection seems to be to really showcase the kind of pristine, detailed ...

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    Report: Could Rolls-Royce expand business with new models?
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    Rolls-Royce may be forced to expand its lineup beyond the über-luxury cars gobbled up by the ultra-wealthy jetset, as new competition in the form of the rumored, high-end Mercedes-Benz S-Class could take a slice of the luxury pie from the BMW-owned manufacturer. Automotive News reports that this, along with the combination of BMW's unwillingness to ...

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    Official: BMW profit of $2.7B is down as automaker invests to keep luxury lead
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    Despite selling 6.6-percent more vehicles – a record by volume – and posting higher revenues in the second quarter of 2013, BMW Group's profit of 2.07 billion euros ($2.75 billion) is down 8.8 percent from last year. Investments in new technology (e.g. the new i3) and personnel, in addition to a competitive market, are to blame, BMW states. ...

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    Video: Top Gear caught filming Best of British near Buckingham Palace
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    YouTuber and car-fan extraordinaire Shmee probably had very little trouble tracking down the Top Gear film crew recently, as the group was putting together an episode that could accurately be described as "excessive." With its flag-waving (literally) Best of British theme, the TG guys gathered a jaw-dropping array of British cars, and parked them all right ...

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    Video: Is your brain predisposed to make you love Rolls-Royce?
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    XCAR has taken a look at what could very well be one of the most quintessential British cars ever built: the 1973 Rolls-Royce Corniche. The question at hand is whether or not expensive luxury items like artisan foods, designer clothing and yes, high-end automobiles are worth their monetary cost. Do they bring some undefined additional value to the table ...

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