Friday, 22 November 2013 17:14

Art & Design: A Penthouse with a Ghost

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Starting this month, guests of 45 Park Lane’s rooftop Penthouse Suite will receive the keys to a 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith for a half-day joyride. The turbocharged 12-cylinder, 624 hp Wraith—the fastest and most powerful Rolls Royce ever—is arguably the British marque’s most stylish model to date. Touting an athletic silhouette inspired by Italy’s 1950 Lancia Aurelia and 1967 Maserati Ghibli, the $285,000 fastback coupe is meant to appeal to drivers both youthful and sophisticated. As such, the Wraith pairs well with the new and elegant Thierry Despont–designed penthouse, which combines cerused mahogany and suede accents; custom-made furnishings in leather and silk velvet; and sweeping views of Hyde Park and London’s skyline. The 1,755-square-foot penthouse is priced at about $11,500 per night. [See More]

Published in Art & Design
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 20:58

Videos: Inside The 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith

The Rolls-Royce Wraith, the first incarnation of which was initially produced in 1938, is set to make a return to the roads after more than 70 years on hiatus. As the vehicle is completely outfitted with luxurious new features, the product manager Phillip Harnett takes viewers on a tantalizing trip down the sweeping roads of London’s outer country from behind the wheel of the Wraith. Here we find the 625hp car executed with road-curve foresight, as informed by its acute GPS navigation; able to maintain its poise in the harshest conditions – thanks to testing in Sweden and Death Valley; and fitted with seamless automatic gear shifting for urban driving. In combination with a handcrafted leather, chrome, and wooden interior, the impressive Rolls-Royce Wraith is certainly its own spectacle. Enjoy.

Published in Entertainment & Travel
Friday, 19 April 2013 19:45

Cars: Pink Breast Cancer Rolls-Royce

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Any time you see a pink car these days, the first guess you're going to make is that it's for some sort of breast cancer charity. This new special edition Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase called the FAB1 follows suit. The total pink whip, which is an homage to Lady Penelope’s car in Thunderbirds, is part of the DJ Chris Evans-headed project in hopes of earning £1 million for Breast Cancer Care. [See More]

Published in Entertainment & Travel
Monday, 04 March 2013 21:12

Cars: New Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe

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The most powerful Rolls Royce production car is a secret no more as images of the Wraith Coupe spilled all over the internet today revealing its "fastback" looks, less than 24 hours before its world premiere at the Geneva motor show. What we know about the new Wraith coupe is that is based on a shorter version of the Ghost sedan's platform using the same V12 engine, but reworked to produce over 600-horses that are channeled to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. [See & Read More]

Published in Entertainment & Travel