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VISION NEXT 100 Concepts for BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce

BMW Group unveiled a trio of concepts, called VISION NEXT 100, highlighting the future of MINI, BMW, and Rolls-Royce vehicles. While none of the concepts are likely to become production, they do showcase what the future of motoring may be like.   BMW of the Future The Ultimate Driving Machine of the future may feature artificial intelligence (AI) for autonomous driving, but it will have user-modes for those who wish to drive; named ‘Ease’ and ‘Boost’ modes. The Companion is more than just an infotainment system, it is the driver…

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Report: Rolls-Royce may be biting the hybrid bullet after all

Rolls-Royce once reportedly held its opinion fairly steadily with hybrid  and EV technology, saying that the alternative propulsion systems aren’t exactly in the interests of the “frivolous” buyer group. This was due to the association of hybrid technology mainly with conservatism, like the Toyota Prius–the cure to insomnia. And Rolls-Royce is everything but conservative, despite also being a cure for insomnia (but not in a bad way), serving as the most luxurious automaker of them all, producing examples like the Phantom and the Ghost, both of which are powered by…

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2014 Rolls Royce Wraith Automotive News 

Rolls Royce still considering SUV

Rolls Royce’s Goodwood factory, currently home to the Phantom, Ghost and most recently the Wraith, may be making room for one more if the SUV concept becomes a reality, as CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos tells it. Since the Westhampnett factory opened in 2003 it has gone through two expansions, making way for its latest record of 3600 units in a year. This record is expected to be exceeded by 1000 units or better with a full year’s production of the newly added Wraith. So when the SUV concept came under heavier…

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Rolls-Royce Ghost V-Spec Automotive News 

Rolls-Royce rolls out more powerful Ghost V-Specification

After Rolls-Royce dropped the 624hp Wraith fastback on us, the ultra-luxury automaker decided there was a space to fill between that and the Ghost. Enter: the 593hp four-door Ghost V-Specification. Packing in a nice boost in power over the 563hp Ghost, the Ghost V-Specification sends all of its horsepower to the rear wheels and offers plenty of customization options. The model is offered in both standard and extended wheelbase, and gets a few custom paint colors in white, grey or one of three blacks in addition to the existing options,…

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Rolls-Royce Ghost Alpine Trial Centenary Edition 01 Automotive News 

Rolls-Royce Ghost Alpine Trial Centenary Edition debuts in Shanghai

A 100 years ago this coming June, a total of four Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts embarked on the Austrian Alpine Trials, one of the most arduous test of automotive endurance of the time. The cars performed without fault for over 1,820 miles near mountain terrain, the Rolls-Royce Works Team and driver James Radley helped cement the brand’s reputation for reliability and mechanical excellence, To celebrate that achievement, Rolls-Royce is debuting a bespoke model at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show known as the Alpine Trial Centenary Collection. “The 1913 Alpine Trial was an extraordinary moment…

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