Skip to main content

Rolls-Royce News

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.

Rolls-Royce Vehicles:

Indicates a Reviewed Model
  • 0
    Rolls-Royce
    Teased: Rolls-Royce releases another shadowy look at new Wraith
    1360682160

    Rolls-Royce has dropped a third teaser for its upcoming coupe that we'll be seeing in a few weeks at the Geneva Motor Show. A couple of weeks ago, we saw the 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith in a shadowy profile shot, and now we're getting an (admittedly limited) idea of what the rear of the car will look like. As suggested by a recent set of spy shots, the 2014 ...

  • 0
    Rolls-Royce
    Report: Rick Ross crashes Rolls-Royce in drive-by attempt [w/video]
    1359500460

    Rap star and exotic-car enthusiast, Rick Ross, had a double-close call on Monday morning, escaping harm in what appears to be an attempted drive-by shooting. According to Fort Lauderdale Police, Ross was driving his 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost (pictured) with his girlfriend, Shateria Moragne-el, as a passenger at 5:00 AM on Monday. An unnamed gunman in ...

  • 0
    Rolls-Royce
    Teased: Rolls-Royce Wraith officially revealed in profile
    1358871300

    Well here's a nice twofer. On the same day Rolls-Royce releases its first official teaser image showing the 2014 Wraith, we also get a look at the car undergoing some cold-weather testing courtesy of some new spy shots. As the coupe version of the Ghost, the 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith will make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and it's ...

  • 0
    Rolls-Royce
    Report: Rolls-Royce Ghost meets its muddy maker in Jakarta flood
    1358701260

    When severe weather or a natural disaster strikes an area, it's hard to get sentimental over trivial possessions like cars, but at the same time, as auto enthusiasts, it always pains us to see a rare car lost regardless of the circumstances. Heavy rains in Jakarta, Indonesia have produced the worst flooding in the city since 2007, which according to ...

  • 0
    Rolls-Royce
    Teased: Rolls-Royce teases Wraith debut in Geneva
    1358524860

    Rolls-Royce is headed to the 2013 Geneva Motor Show with a new addition to its lineup: the Wraith. The ultra-luxury automaker says it plans to start deliveries by the fourth quarter of this year, though details are scarce at the moment. The automaker has contented itself with saying the Wraith will the "most dynamic, powerful and beautiful Rolls-Royce in ...

  • 0
    Rolls-Royce
    Official: Rolls-Royce rings up best-ever sales year
    1358013600

    The wheeled monolith above is the 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase – a rolling demonstration of the real definition of "More." For that reason we can use it as a symbol of the firm's sales, which have not only achieved 'more' for the past three years but have also broken company records. Adding to its record-setting years in 2010 and ...

  • 0
    Rolls-Royce
    Rolls-Royce Phantom celebrates decade of decadence
    1357334940

    Ten years ago, Rolls-Royce opened its Goodwood manufacturing facility and handed over the keys to the very first Phantom. Back then, parent company BMW was cranking out Phantom sedans at the blistering pace of one unit per day. By the end of 2003, that number had tripled, and today, the Goodwood plant builds a total of 20 Phantoms in sedan, coupe, ...

  • 0
    Rolls-Royce
    Report: Man drives Rolls-Royce for 78 years then makes museum donation to ensure its preservation
    1356617580

    Mr. Allen Swift died in 2005 at the impressive age of 102, but his automotive story is even more remarkable. Not only is the gentleman credited with owning a Rolls-Royce automobile longer than anyone else in the world, but he had the forethought and funds to ensure its future preservation after his death. In 1928, while living in Springfield, ...

  • 0
    Rolls-Royce
    Video: Watch this Rolls-Royce Phantom get grassy knees
    1355792340

    Here's a pro tip: if you're going to fire your chauffeur, make sure he hands over the keys to your Rolls-Royce Phantom first. If you don't, you just might wind up with scene like the one in the video below on your hands. In it, some sprightly soul decides to eschew the beaten path for a quick frolicking over hill and dale in the luxury leviathan. The ...

  • 0
    Rolls-Royce
    Ugur Sahin returns with Rolls Royce Jonckheere Aerodynamic Coupe II design
    1355612400

    The "Round Door" Rolls-Royce Phantom I Aerodynamic Coupe (inset) is a magnificent black beast of a car (and you can see it at the Petersen Automotive Museum for a limited time) as well as a mystery: designed by the Jonckheere Works in Belgium in 1935, all records for the one-of-a-kind coupe were destroyed in World War II, so no one knows who designed it ...

  • 0
    Rolls-Royce
    Opinion: Even in a down economy, Rolls-Royce is on a roll
    1354748400

    Limited Volume, Big Margins Spell Success Bigger isn't always better, especially when it comes to selling super luxury. Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös expects the British automaker to again post a record year, despite the economic troubles in Europe and weak growth in both the US and China. "It is not all doom and gloom out there," ...

  • 0
    Rolls-Royce
    Official: Rolls-Royce Ghost gets minor updates for 2013
    1351776540

    Befitting a creature called the Ghost, it was there and then it wasn't: Rolls-Royce dropped a few details and a picture of the 2013 Ghost, then removed all trace of it from the corporate site. The Internet can't keep a secret, though, so we have the goss on a carryover sedan with a few upgrades. Next year's model takes its inspiration and several new ...

  • 0
    Rolls-Royce
    Official: Former Princess Diana Rolls-Royce being auctioned for charity [w/video]
    1351684800

    While it isn't that uncommon to see cars belonging to celebrities and dignitaries roll across the auction block these days, this car is a little extra special. This particular 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow was the car that Prince Charles and Princess Diana arrived at the White House in during a visit in 1985. As some added trivia, this was also the visit ...

  • 0
    Rolls-Royce
    Spy Shots: Rolls-Royce Corniche Coupe does some performance testing at Nürburgring
    1349911800

    While all the gory details surrounding the new Rolls-Royce coupe – including its true name, "Corniche" is just a savory-sounding best guess right now – are still shrouded in mystery, this new set of clandestinely foraged images proves that the car probably won't be a slouch in terms of performance. The Ghost-based Roller was spotted on the ...

  • 0
    Rolls-Royce
    Report: BMW maintains sales lead over Audi, Mercedes-Benz
    1349870400

    In the battle for luxury car dominance, BMW has managed to hold on to its place at the top of the pile, for now. Global sales rose 14.3 percent last month, to 146,843 units, on strong sales in China and global sales of the 1 Series small car (pictured). That brings BMW's sales through nine months up 8.6 percent, to 1.11 million vehicles. Meanwhile Audi ...

  • 0
    Rolls-Royce
    Paris: Rolls-Royce goes glam, celebrates Art Deco heritage in Paris
    1348738200

    Rolls-Royce has used the 2012 Paris Motor Show to pull the covers off its art deco-inspired Phantom saloon, Phantom Drophead Coupé and Ghost models. These three bespoke machines are said to pay homage to the 1925 Paris Exhibition or Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes. Not coincidentally, the phrase 'art ...

  • 0
    Rolls-Royce
    Official: Rolls-Royce bringing art deco-inspired cars to Paris, celebrates with posters
    1348177500

    Rolls-Royce announced that it will be bringing some "art-deco inspired" cars to the 2012 Paris Motor Show, and while we really have no clue what that means just yet, we're sure the cars are going to be very expensive. The images show what appears to be a stylized Rolls-Royce Phantom or Ghost in an artistic rendering that would look at home in South ...

  • 0
    Rolls-Royce
    Report: Rolls-Royce planning one or two new models based on the Ghost
    1346279460

    Fourteen years after Volkswagen bought Bentley, its English brand has two distinct lines, Mulsanne and Continental – with numerous variants at the Continental's lower price point – an SUV on the way and perhaps a sports car and a Mulsanne convertible, too. In the 14 years since BMW bought Rolls-Royce, its English brand has the Phantom and ...

  • 0
    Rolls-Royce
    Official: Rolls-Royce debuts Phantom Coupe Aviator Collection at Pebble Beach
    1345239060

    As if its cars aren't already exclusive enough on their own merit, Rolls-Royce is debuting an ultra-limited production version of the Phantom Coupe at Pebble Beach today. With only 35 cars expected to be built, the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Aviator Collection celebrates Charles Stewart Rolls – Rolls-Royce co-founder – who had a passion for ...

  • 0
    Rolls-Royce
    Cars of the 2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremonies
    1344878880

    There may not be an Olympic sport involving automobiles (yet), but cars were featured prominently in the closing ceremonies of the 30th Olympic games in London last night. The event was more of a rock concert than a ceremony, with musical performances by everyone from chart-topping boy band One Direction to pop veteran George Michael to The Who. The stage ...

Autoblog iPhone App
Shop for a vehicle