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The Maserati GranCabrio is the first four-seater convertible Maserati has produced since the thirties. The design of the GranCabrio is based on the GranTurismo coupe and is available with a 4.2-litre or 4.7-litre V8 engine and the option to get a conventional automatic gearbox or an automated manual one, although only a 4.7-litre automatic engine/gearbox combo is available. Buyers have a choice of standard or Sports trims as well as an MC variant that is inspired by the styling of the MC Stradale GranTurismo.
The GranCabrio is one of the longer cars on the market at 4.9m in length although it disguises its proportions with a three-layer canvas roof with a folding metal design that takes 26 seconds to close and can be operated while the car is running at speeds less than 19 mph or retracted when the car is stationary by inserting the car key into the door lock. The roof is available in a variety of color options, and there are also two design choices available for the standard 20-inch wheels.
With the extra length, the GranCabrio provides comfortable legroom for four average-sized adults although headroom may be an issue if the roof is in place. In addition, the size of the boot has also been reduced due to the inclusion of a torsion wall in order to restore some of the structural rigidity that was lost when the car design was converted from a coupe to a convertible.
The GranCabrio’s 4.7-litre V8 engine produces 433 bhp and 362 lb ft of torque, has a top speed of 285 km/hr and can accelerate from zero to 100 mph in just 5.2 seconds. A double wishbone suspension is used at the front and back of the car with anti-roll bars and steel springs as extra safety features. In addition, Maserati’s Skyhook adaptive dampers are a standard feature, which continuously adjust the valving based on readings from the body and the wheels. The main headlight unit in the front of the car uses bi-xenon bulbs as well as sidelights while a separate set of foglights lie underneath.
While the GranCabrio can deliver superior performance, it is hampered slightly by its weight as well as lack of torque when it is not at its peak. At 2500 rpm, the car produces a torque of just 3000 lb ft. However, if you choose the Sport model over the standard model, you can enjoy several improvements that help boost its performance such as thicker anti-roll bars, a new electronic damper system and a power increase of 10 hp for the 4.7 hp V8 engine. The GranCabrio’s brakes are also impressive both for their ability to decelerate (the car can stop in less than 50 m when it is running at 70 mph in both dry and wet conditions) and their resistance to fading when the car is repeatedly stopped.
All in all, while in terms of its performance the GranCabrio cannot keep up with other models such as the Mercedes SL63 SMG, it more than earns a place on the list of top ten most expensive cars to rent as a vehicle that can comfortably seat four and performs well on the road while looking great.
ROLLS ROYCE PHANTOM
The Rolls-Royce Phantom is the ultimate luxury car, designed less for the performance than for craftsmanship and sheer refinement. It is a two-door coupe that can seat four adults and has a length of 220.8-inches and width of 78-inches, as well as a weight of 2670 kg, making it one of the biggest cars on the road. To keep its weight down the Phantom has an aluminum spaceframe with panels added to make it stiffer.
The Phantom’s engine is a 6.75-litre V12 that has peak power of 453 bhp and maximum torque of 531 lb ft and delivers power to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox. As befits a car of its size, the Phantom has huge breaks of 374mm diameter at the front and 370 mm at the back.
In terms of design, little has changed since the Phantom was first released in 2008 although the Series II released in 2012 replaced the round main headlights with rectangular LEDs and changed the rear bumper while providing two new options for alloy wheels. But the high level of craftsmanship remains as the paint job still consists of five color coats, with each coat hand-sanded before the next one is applied and coach stripes applied by hand with and ox-hair and squirrel brush.
The interior of the Phantom features elegant styling and simple controls. The handcrafted interior features real leather trim plus a range of wood veneer options. The rear bench is extremely comfortable with a curved design and the dashboard has been made a little flatter while retaining the basic design. In addition, Rolls-Royce has upgraded the old communications and sat-nav systems but retained the rear-opening power doors.
But Rolls-Royce did not sacrifice performance for style as the V12 engine provides smooth handling while being able to hit 60 mph in 5.8 seconds and 100 mph in 14.7 seconds, and has a top speed of 155 mph, while the brakes can bring it down from 70 mph to a full stop in just 49.1 meters. But even while running full-bore, the Phantom still provides a comfortable ride with no harshness or vibration even over cratered roads. In terms of its handling, the Phantom is precisely judged and smooth as silk and maintains its composure until you’ve reached top speeds.
While this will not be much of a consideration for the target audience of the Phantom, the fuel consumption rating of the luxury vehicle is 19 mpg (one of the best in its niche) although in practical terms it will likely go up to as much as the mid-teens. And although emissions have gone down substantially from the original Phantom in 2008, it still measures some 350 g/km.
Although the Rolls-Royce Phantom is one of the priciest of the top ten most expensive cars to rent, the price tag will likely not matter to those who can afford it. While technologically it may not live up to other luxury cars in the same class such as the Aston-Martin Rapide S, the Phantom still provides a unique luxury experience with impressive performance.
FERRARI 599 GTB FIORIANO
The Ferrari 599 GTB is a two-seater supercar with a 5999cc V12 engine that can produce 612 bhp at 7600 rpm and a maximum torque of 448 lb ft at 5600 rpm. This means that the 599 GTB has a power-to-weight ratio of 362 bhp, one of the most powerful in its class, particularly given its claimed 1690 kg kerb weight. The 599 comes with a paddle-shift gearbox that uses state-of-the-art ultra-fast shifting software, enabling drivers to disengage the clutch and change to the next gear in just 100 milliseconds.
To ensure the safety and stability of the car, the 599 features magetoheological semi-active dampers, a technology that uses a magnetic field to almost instantly change the viscosity of the liquid within the damper reservoir, as well as high stability control and traction parameters. Carbon-ceramic brakes are available as an option, measuring 398mm in diameter in front and 360 mm in back. These brakes perform better than conventional brakes using cast iron since the carbon-ceramic is designed to withstand the intense heat that is produced during breaking.
The interior of the 599 is stylish while still being very functional, with a driver’s seat whose height is electrically adjustable and a steering wheel that features a starter button and magnetic damper controls conveniently located at the lower right. In addition, the dashboard is highly efficient with only an analog-style speedometer and revcounter, while all other functions are shown through an electronic display. The driver and passengers are also provided with sufficient storage space with flexible leather bins on the doors as well as a center console tray.
In terms of performance, the 599 boasts some impressive numbers, such as being able to go from zero to 100 mph in just 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of over 205 mph. In addition it smoothly shifts from idle to 8400 rpm without experiencing much in the way of fluctuations. An upgraded package known as the HGTE was introduced for the base car two years after launch, which was intended to improve its handling. The pack included an anti-roll bar in the rear and stiffer springs as well as reducing the car’s center of gravity by reducing its ride height. In addition, upgraded software improved accelerator response as well as well as enabling faster gearbox shifting when the car is in high-performance settings.
The 599 is also one of the most powerful series production road cars produced by Ferrari, able to produce an output greater than 100 hp for every liter of displacement without the use of artificial booster mechanisms such as turbochargers. In addition, the V12 engine is able to produce a maximum 620 PS.
While the Ferrari 599 GTB is not the most glamorous or the fastest supercar among the top ten most expensive cars to rent, it is seen as having one of the most comprehensive packages overall. It features a lighter body than other cars in its class, married to an outstanding engine and an exceptional and comfortable cabin. But despite all its outstanding features, it is still a car that you can use as your everyday vehicle.
The Lamborghini Gallardo is one of the more affordable supercars on the market, a two-door coupe with a 5.2-liter V10 engine that produces 552 bhp of power at 8000 rpm and has a maximum 398 lb ft of torque at 6500 rpm. In addition, its four wheel drive chassis has been upgraded from the original production model and now has bigger anti-roll bars at the front and rear, considerable changes to the rear suspension and steering design as well as upgraded dampers. The e-gear paddle shift gearbox has also seen significant improvements in its hardware and software, with smoother gear shifting in regular and sports mode while shifting is 40% faster when in Corso mode.
Helping to improve its performance is the Gallardo’s relative lightness, with a weight of just 1410 kg. Helping to reduce the car’s weight is the generous use of carbonfibre, which brought down the weight by as much as 70 kg in the Superleggera model, as well as rear windows and windscreen made of plastic. The lighter weight enables the Gallardo to go from zero to sixty in just 3.7 seconds and zero to 100 mph in 7.7 seconds, and the Superleggera can allegedly hit 62 mph in just 3.4 seconds.
But the car’s power and performance belies its comfort. The Gallardo is said to be one of the smoothest rides for a supercar when it is on a regular highway. However, even when it is on a bumpy road, the Gallardo still offers a comfortable ride that is not wobbly.
The interior and exterior design features many of the classic Lamborghini highlights, such as the steeply-raked windscreen and the low-slung driver’s seat, while offering the usual superior amenities such as a powerful aircon, an outstanding sat-nav system, a high-quality stereo and a camera that provides a rear-view image of what is behind the car, automatically appearing when you put it in reverse.
More practically, the Gallardo features lots of storage space, with numerous compartments for storing odds and ends as well as a boot bonnet that can take a fairly large duffle bag. Although you will not get the best fuel mileage with the Gallardo, you are at least getting a car that is environmentally cleaner than its predecessors, with CO2 emissions at 327 gm/km.
If you opt for the Spyder version of the Gallardo, you can enjoy driving around in a full convertible since the roof can be retracted electronically in just 20 seconds and is available in black, grey, beige or blue. To protect passengers from the wind when the roof is down, the rear windscreen remains in place to act as a shield.
The Lamborghini Gallardo makes a great addition to the top ten most expensive cars to rent list since it is not only a complete supercar package, it is also versatile enough to serve as an everyday drive for a two-person household without sacrificing the superior performance you expect from the Lamborghini brand. If you wanted to, you could actually go head to head with a Ferrari 458 Italia. In addition, it is durable enough that it will maintain its integrity over the long-term.
The Maybach 57 is a full-size rear-wheel drive sedan that is the most popular model coming from the offshoot of Mercedes-Benz. The 5.73m sedan is considered one of the most luxurious on the market, with a spacious interior that can comfortably seat up to three adults in the backseat and boasts of a powerful V18 engine. The 57 comes in a 5.5-litre regular model and a 6.0-litre S variant with differing trim levels.
In terms of performance, the 5.5-L V12 can produce 543 bhp and maximum torque of 664 lb ft, while the twin-turbo S model produces 629 bhp and torque of 738 lb ft. Despite its kerb weight of 2.7 tons, the 57 can go from zero to 62 mph in five seconds and from 50 mph to 75 mph in 3.7 seconds. While the 57 has a rated top speed of 171 mph, it likely can go to as fast as 200 mph if pushed. However, the weight of the car becomes evident when it comes to turning at high speeds as it has a tendency to wallow.
The interior of the 57 boasts a wide range of special features, including heated bucket seats that can be adjusted to recline, and are separated with a center console that has a refrigerated compartment for chilling refreshments and controls for the dual-zone climate control system and the DVD entertainment system. The entertainment system features a Bose 21-speaker audio surround-sound system with an in-dash single-CD player that is also equipped with a six-CD changer, as well as satellite radio.
The standard features of the 57 include self-leveling active suspension, nineteen-inch wheels, front-cabin sunroom and rear power sunshades, tilt-and-telescoping power steering wheel, ten-way adjustable heated power front seats and full-leather upholstery. In addition, there are also Bluetooth controls in the front and rear as well as a navigation system, a COMAND electronics interface and a rearview camera. For the S model, the available features include 20-inch higher-performance wheels, a sportier suspension system and a ride height that has been slightly lowered.
Among the options offered include active ventilated front or rear seats, electronic sliding curtains for the rear door windows, retractable rear picnic tables and a solar module that uses solar cells to power the car’s ventilation system. Safety features include side airbags to protect the front and rear passengers, stability and traction control, airlock brakes and front and rear parking sensors. In terms of its fuel efficiency, the 57 can deliver an average 12 mpg or 10 mpg in city driving conditions and 16 mpg on the highway.
While the 57 may have its drawbacks in terms of its performance, as a luxury car it more than earns its spot as one of the ten most expensive rental cars, since it is a sweet vehicle that will get you to where you’re going in great style while still providing a smooth ride that can easily absorb the occasional bump on the road. This is a car that is intended to impress, and it does that with a great amount of style.
LAMBORGHINI MURCIELAGO LP640
The Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 is an upgraded version of the Italian carmaker’s flagship Murcielago, which was introduced in 2001 and became the flagship model of its line. The LP640 is a two-door sports car with increased power output from the original model due to its increased engine size. The Murcielago’s V12 engine has been upgraded from 6.2-litres to 6.5-litres, which boosts its power to 631 bhp from the previous 580 bhp. In addition, the increased displacement of 6.5-litres now enables the LP640 to reach 640 PS at 8000 rpm. The LP460 is available as a coupe or a convertible.
To reduce its weight and increase its speed, the exterior of the LP640 is made with ultra-lightweight carbon fiber body panels, with the exception of its roof and doors which are made of steel. This enables the sports car to reach speeds of greater than 200 mph. To further improve its aerodynamics, the LP640’s side windows and rear spoiler can be changed and raised.
While a six-speed manual transmission is a standard feature, an automated-clutch, paddle-shifted automatic gearbox is offered to buyers as an option. The suspension includes an electronic adjustable damping system which raised it slightly by 45mm. Front and rear bumpers have also been added while the headlights have been flattened and widened.
Other exterior performance modifications include a revised suspension tuning and upgraded clutch to accommodate the optional e-gear six-speed transmission as well as a single outlet exhaust system which was incorporated as part of the rear diffuser. To cool the powerful V12 engine, a pair of powerful air scoops were included, which were automatically raised from the rear haunches of the car as needed. In addition, power to the engine was sent through an all-wheel-drive system. To ensure increased safety, better-performing carbon-ceramic brakes are offered as an option in lieu of the traditional brake system. Other options include a glass engine cover so you can flaunt the V12 engine and chrome paddle shifters.
The interior of the LP640 also underwent modifications, including re-molded interior seating to provide increased headroom for passengers as well as an upgraded dashboard with a new stereo system/CD player that plays audio files in various formats. There is now ample space for passengers to spread out on the seats.
The instrument panel has also been fitted with new lighting to increase the feel of a sports car. Other standard features include tilting-and-telescoping steering wheel, air-conditioning and power-operated locks and windows. Options available for the interior include a touch-screen navigation system as well as customized accents, which include carbon fiber.
While the LP640 is no longer the state-of-the-art as far as supercars are concerned, it is still an object of desire that is good enough to earn a spot on the top ten most expensive cars to rent. From its sporty exterior to its stylish and comfortable exterior, there’s no better way to get around. And if you feel the need for speed on an empty stretch of road, the LP640 is good enough to scratch that itch.
LAMBORGHINI MURCIELAGO LP640 ROADSTER
This is the roadster version of the Murcielago LP640 which has appeared earlier in this list of top ten most expensive cars to rent. The main difference, of course, is that this version is designed to be ridden with no roof, allowing you to enjoy high speed driving in one of its purest forms – with the wind whipping through your hair. While the LP640 roadster does have a top that you can put on, you’ll likely only want to use it when the weather is bad, just to protect the leather-clad seats. In addition, the top is rated only for driving below 100 mph, meaning no going all out.
Once you get past this main difference, you’ll realize that you get the same great performance and stylish looks that you enjoy from the base model LP460. The 6.5-litre V12 is a powerful beast of an engine, easily going from zero to sixty in a mind-boggling 3.6 seconds and is capable of reaching a top speed of over 200 mph. In addition, the engine generates 640 bhp and torque of 468 ft lb, but maximum torque of 487 lb ft is achieved at 8000 rpm.
While the lack of a roof means the body frame has to be reinforced, it adds surprisingly little to the overall weight of the car. Reinforcement is added to the roadster’s steel-tubing frame in select areas as well as in the A-pillars and sills. But this adds only around 65 lb to the weight of the roadster, and with the powerful V12 engine, it’s virtually guaranteed you won’t feel it when you’re behind the wheel. You are virtually guaranteed a smooth drive in diverse weather and road conditions, whether it be wet highways or cobblestone streets. The LP640 roadster will navigate them all with confidence to spare while remaining easy to control.
When you open the two scissor doors and get a good look at the interior of the roadster, you’ll realize that the designers at Lamborghini put as much value in comfort and style in the cabin as they did in the engine performance. The one-piece sculpted sports seats are designed to ensure the comfort of both driver and passenger, and feature an ‘asymmetrical’ design, with the driver’s seat boasting of perforated leather while that on the passenger side remains smooth. The buyer has their choice of either four standard colors or they can specify which color they want and Lamborghini will customize it for them.
The dashboard and the center console are also done in black leather while other parts of the interior, such as the navigation and the various control switches for power windows and mirrors are wrapped in carbon fiber. Providing easy maneuvering are the pinon steering system and the power-assisted rack.
So does the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Roadster justify its inclusion in the top ten most expensive cars to rent list? Definitely! All you have to do is take it out for a test drive and just let your inner F1 racer loose and you won’t want to let this car get away.
ROLLS ROYCE PHANTOM DROPHEAD
This two-door, four-seat coupe is not really a new version of the Rolls Royce Phantom mentioned earlier in this top ten most expensive cars to rent list, but instead just based its platform on the earlier car’s design. The main difference, of course, is that the top has been removed. However, the styling of the coupe comes from the Rolls Royce concept car 100EX, which was unveiled to commemorate the venerable car maker’s 100th anniversary in 2004. This makes the Drophead Coupe its own unique car rather than just being a Phantom redux.
The Drophead Coupe features a BMW-powered 6.75-liter V12 435 bhp engine which can generate 453 hp and torque of 531 lb ft at 3,500 rpm as well as a six-speed gearbox. It can go from zero to sixty in less than six seconds, which may not seem too impressive until you consider that the Drophead weighs some 5,800 lb. However, this is a car that is not meant to be driven fast, as its top speed is electronically limited to just 145 lb. But it is clear that this is a car that is meant to be driven with reserve, as shown by the unexpected silence of the engine which does not produce the expected V12 noises. The Drophead is designed for extreme quiet and it is only at 5000 rpm that you start to hear the faintest engine noise.
The exterior of the Drophead Coupe retains the nautical theme of the EF100X with a new yacht-like tail section. It has backward-opening coach-style doors as well as a two-toned paint job that delineates the car’s bodywork at the top and bottom of the car. The convertible’s tonneau cover is made of hand-crafted nautical-grade teak wood with an interior band of hardwood for contrast. An optional teak deck is available that is inspired by vintage yacht designs and is made from 30 pieces of teak cut from the same tree to ensure uniformity of grain. The convertible roof is reportedly the largest hood in the continent and can electronically retract behind the cockpit in an estimated 25 seconds.
The interior is a thing of beauty that highlights the fact that this is a luxury car that is designed to be savored while you’re driving it on the road. The cabin is intended to evoke the traditional British gentleman’s clubroom as filtered through the sensibilities of a modern-day avant-garde artist. There are also some pleasant surprises such as hidden umbrellas in the front fenders, which you can access when you open the car doors as well as a hidden refrigerator in the trunk.
The Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe earns its place in the top ten most expensive cars to rent list, it only for the fact that its price tag makes it one of the most expensive, if not the priciest, Rolls Royce models. While it will not feed your fantasies to be the next Michael Schumacher, it is a luxurious and comfortable ride that will draw admiring and envious glances as you drive down the road.
With the MP4-12C, relative newcomer McLaren makes its bid for a share of the supercar market and lands a slot in the top ten most expensive cars to rent list. Packed with proprietary McLaren technology, the 12C supercar is set to give the Ferrari 458 Italia a run for its money in terms of its mechanical layout and performance specs.
The 12C boasts of a 3.8-litre two-turbo V8 engine that produces 616 bhp with 442 lb ft of torque at 7000 rpm. The seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox is made by Graziano and has a paddle-shifting manual override. The proprietary suspension design has the typical coil-sprung double wishbones at the front and the back but distinguishes itself with a series of linked hydraulic dampers whose internal pressure settings can be changed to resist roll and pitch while providing three levels of ride quality based on driver preferences. While the 12C has the standard steel disk-brakes, carbon-ceramic brakes are offered as an option to provide better braking performance and increased safety.
In terms of its performance specifications, McLaren claims the 12C can go from zero to sixty in a just under three seconds and from zero to 200 km/ph in less than nine seconds. While it has a top speed of over 200 mph, it can probably go faster if you push it, and brakes from 200 km/ph to a complete stop in just five seconds. But the specially-created suspension system offers a smooth ride that readily absorbs bumps and is free from pitch and roll.
But what about the interior? The 12C has a two-seat cabin that gives the feel of a comfortable sports car. When the driver sits down, the steering wheel is in-line with him, making it easy to steer, as are the throttle and brake pedals. Other important controls are conveniently within arm’s-reach while still being unobtrusive enough that when your arms are waving around while spiritedly driving, you won’t find yourself bumping into them. In addition, the touch-screen IRIS telematics system has a unique feature – it is oriented in portrait mode to make it more intuitive to use. The Active Dynamics Panel in the center console allows you to control the powertrain and the handing, with three modes including Sport and Track as well as offering four buttons for functions such as the keyless ignition and an Active features that activates the driver’s preferred settings.
To ensure maximum visibility and the safety of the driver, particularly when driving under dim light conditions or inclement weather, the low-slung windshield cowl offers a six-degree downward view from their eye height. This means that the driver has a clear view of the front of the car. The rear three-quarter glass also offers the driver a clear rear view.
If the above review does not convince you that the McLaren 12C deserves a place among the top ten most expensive cars to rent, all you have to do is test-drive it and see how it handles. While it may not have been the envelope-pushing machine that critics and drivers expected, it is more than capable of going head-to-head with Ferrari.
FERRARI 458 ITALIA
The presence of the Ferrari 458 Italia in the top ten most expensive cars to rent list should not be surprising given that it is one of the most well-loved of the supercars. In addition, there is also the association with the classic Ferrari brand. But the Italia more than lives up to what people have come to expect from the name Ferrari, namely that it is a car that offers exceptional performance while still being one of the most stylish vehicles on the road.
The Italia is powered by a 4.5-litre V8 engine that produces 570 bhp and can go from zero to sixty in just 3.3 seconds and can pass a hundred in around seven seconds. While its rated top speed is 325 km/hr, like all supercars it can undoubtedly go faster if it is pushed. In addition it has a semi-automatic dual-clutch seven-speed gearbox that is more than capable of keeping up with the powerful engine. While you’ll undoubtedly want to see what it can do when you get to the open road, in city conditions it is versatile enough that you can drive it at sensible speeds and still enjoy superior performance.
In terms of its handling, the Italia’s suspension features the traditional double wishbone in front that Ferrari has favored as well as a rear multi-link set up that has substantially improved its cornering and longitudinal acceleration abilities. While you might feel a slight tremor when you’re driving on really rough roads, otherwise the ride never feels anything but smooth as the suspension is always comfortingly stiff. In addition, there are also standard carbon-ceramic brakes that readily brake the car from high speeds in practically no time, magnetic-fluid suspension and advanced traction and stability controls. The result is a car that readily hugs the curves when it turns and allows you to choose the amount of electronic assistance that you want.
The interior of the cabin exudes a contemporary feel while giving a strong sense that the Italia has been hand-crafted rather than being manufactured. The dashboard is extremely driver-friendly, with the controls either conveniently on the steering wheel or to the right of the driver. In addition, the dash has protruding vents that give the driver the comforting feeling that it is wrapping around him. The main drawback may be that when you are sitting in the cabin, the visibility is less than perfect since the view at three-quarter angles is a little awkward. But the carbon-fibre seats add a touch of elegance and, on the practical side, there is sufficient storage space in the front boot and behind the seats.
There is no doubt that the Ferrari 458 Italia is a favorite among the top ten most expensive cars to rent, if only because there is not a car enthusiast on the face of the planet whose pulse does not race when confronted with a Ferrari. But this supercar is not content to coast on the reputation of its brand but rather chooses to enhance it by being an outstanding car that provides awesome speed and flexibility.
The RollsRoyce Phantom Drophead Coupe II is the new super luxury car. This 21st century renaissance car sets the standard for luxury cars. The RollsRoyce Phantom Drophead Coupe II was first introduced in 2007 at the North American Int’l. Auto Show held in Detroit, Michigan.
The platform used for the Phantom Drophead Coupe II is derived from the 2003 RR Phantom, and its style is based mostly from the company’s concept car 100EX. It was revealed to celebrate Rolls Royce Centennial in 2004. The RollsRoyce Phantom Drophead Coupe II is the most expensive among all Rolls Royce models to date.
This Rolls Royce luxury 4-seat convertible car features rear-ward opening coach doors with two tone color scheme that outlines the lower and upper bodywork. The production Phantom Drophead Coupe II uses stainless steel bonnet for easy maintenance. With more than 44,000 color combinations to choose from for its exterior, you will never run out of options. Rolls Royce continues to infuse quality hand-crafted materials and aluminum technology. The Drophead Coupe II continues the current theme of Rolls Royce which is the combination of the 2st century modern and techno design with the luxurious 1930s Art Deco.
The interior of the RollsRoyce Phantom Drophead Coupe II is a buffet of luxury with extensive style influences from Art Deco and minimalism. This luxury car features a yacht-inspired wood veneer which covers most of its top portion. It ends with a hand finished convertible tonneau cover with paneling made of nautical-grade teak wood that connects an interior band of contradicting hardwood and its bare stainless steel upper exterior bodywork.
For added strength and protection from its convertible body, a pop-up rollover brimmed with spring loops behind the rear seats together with quarter glass triangular A-pillars. Te hood ornament of this luxury car is retractable and you can either retract it automatically into the bonnet whenever it is locked or whenever you choose to. You can choose the option in the glove box just like with the Phantom Sedan. This luxury car is equipped with BMW’s iDrive System.
Since it production in 2007, there were already 253 Phantom Drophead Coupes that were sold globally. With its iconic Spirit of Legacy figurine, long rear overhang and pantheon grille, the presence of a Drophead Coupe II in the road is highly noticeable.
The Phantom Drophead Coupe II is not all about design. This luxury car also offers great agility and precision in motion. It is made of lightweight aluminum and is powered by a direct-injection V12 engine that is mated to a 6-speed auto gearbox. What makes this luxury car quite unique is its interior that is presented with hand-stitched leathers and very fine veneers with excellent detailing.
The RollsRoyce Phantom Drophead Coupe II highly evolved with the integration of cutting edge technology while thoughtfully improving its potential so it can adapt to the changes in our world. Effortless is the word that best describes the Drophead Coupe II experience. And as promised, this Rolls Royce car offers a smooth ride.
Aimed to rival the Bentley Continental, Rolls Royce has produced a top of the line GT coupe version of their Ghost sedan, giving life to the state of the art Wraith 6.6 V 12. It might be pricier in comparison
with its Bentley rival, but the Wraith is sure to offer you a great performance on the road while you enjoy its comfortable and luxurious interior.
Its splendid cabin is paneled with new Canadel – an open grain wood which allows its natural texture to show. Rolls Royce even astounds riders through its Starlight Headliner overhead. This perforated leather carries 1340 fiber optic lights, hand-sewn individually to the roof. Its floor is covered in thick wool carpets, with almost every switchgear finished with brightly polished chrome.
The Rolls Royce Wraith 6.6 V 12 drives smoothly even on bumpy roads as its V12 engine ensures that its forward progress is unaffected by any terrain or weather situation. Although it is not ideal to use the Wraith in sharp canyons as it squeals loud when its tires get overworked. It still drives well in such scenarios, but not at its best.
This GT coupe is powered by a 6.6 liters V12 engine and offers 590 pound-feet of torque and 624 brake horsepower. It boasts a 62 meters per hour speed from a standing start in just 4.6 seconds, plus it is also the vehicle that has debuted the all new SAT or Satellite Aided Transmission – a first in the industry.
The SAT uses mapping information through global positioning system to select the correct gear to use for the type of terrain you will be driving on and if you will be turning on corners or driving on straight roads. This transmission logic operates almost transparently, unlike any other adaptive systems. It was not tuned for performance, but for a smooth driving experience by allowing the engine to conveniently shift from one speed to another.
Aside from its technological advances when it comes to performance, the Rolls Royce Wraith 6.6 V 12 also gives you a yacht-like interior cabin that uses high tech add-ons. It includes the on-board valet with voice activated connectivity, allowing you to control your usage of the data and entertainment tools of the car. If you want to be more classic, you can make use of the installed touchpad called the Spirit of Ecstasy Rotary Controller.
The four-passenger Wraith runs at a rear wheel drive transmission, along with its 8-speed automatic gearbox. It has both front and rear ventilated disc brakes. Just like the Rolls Royce Ghost, its platform is made mostly of steel, with the exception of the coupe’s alloy hood and composite trunk. It also carries Ghost’s rear-hinged coach doors, with the handles left brightly polished, which is similar to Rolls Royce Phantom.
The Rolls Royce Wraith 6.6 V 12 has a carefully modulated air suspension, making it an adventurous drive for the user. This is done by making the steering heavier and more direct. Its damper settings and air spring are made more dynamic in comparison with that of the Ghost. Yet, the Wraith is still softer than any other sports coupe in the industry.
Earlier this week, Rolls-Royce has presented its Ghost Extended Wheelbase Art Deco Edition in Hong Kong. The vehicle is one of only 35 Art Deco models that will be built It features an exclusive powder-blue exterior finish, backed by a contrasting coachline and an illuminated Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament.
Under the bonnet, the vehicle boasts the same 6.6-liter twin-turbocharged and direct-injected V12, with 563 HP and 575 lb-ft of torque at the pedal. It is connected to an eight-speed automatic gearbox that sends all that power to the rear wheels, the standard model being able to hit the 100 Km/h mark in under 5 seconds.
The interior cabin features a combination of black and white materials with blue seat piping, “Art Deco” embroidered headrests and piano black trim with special inlays.
According to Samuel Sun, General Manager of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Hong Kong, “Only Rolls-Royce’s unrivalled craftsmanship and Bespoke program can provide the level of personalization that make the cars as unique as their owners fingerprints. The success of cars like the Year of the Dragon Collection has shown that our clients in Hong Kong are connoisseurs who appreciate Limited Edition Collection cars.”
Source: Rolls-Royce via WCF
An interesting concept has been recently unveiled by the Turkish automotive designer Ugur Sahin. The vehicle represents a unique version of the Rolls Royce named the Jonckheere Aerodynamic Coupe.
Notably, the original ride was developed back in 1935 by Jonckheere Works, a Belgium automaker that is currently manufacturing bodies for cars and buses. Recently, they’ve asked Ugur Sahin to give a new appearance to their most appreciated project.
Turning this 77-year-old car into a modern piece of art was not an easy thing to do, but Ugur Sahin managed to pull it off with a modified front grille and revised round doors that pay tribute to the original model. Seen from the back, the vehicle adopts similar bold styling with just a few subtle changes that don’t mess with the car’s stance and main proportions.
Furthermore, the Turkish designer is currently negotiating with various potential investors to build a one-off car.
Source: Ugur Sahin Design via WCF
Rolls Royce unveiled a special edition of their Phantom Coupe called Shaheen after a famous falcon known for its agility and strength. This edition was specially built for Abu Dhabi Motors and it features many upgrades that make it even more refined.
The car features red carbon fibre, embroidered headrests with Shaheen falcon design, Mugello stitching, twin choachline in Tudor Red, an Orchid Pearl color, an exclusive name place with “Shaheen Motif” and a new set of 21″ star wheels.
The interior combines Mugello red and Seashell leather and boasts an instrument panel in red carbon fibre with white instrument dials, special Marine White veneer, veneered steering wheel spokes and also veneered interior cappings complete the interior upgrades.
Under the hood, the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Shaheen hides a 6.7L V12 engine which is able to develop 460 HP and 720 Nm of torque which is just enough to take this coupe from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.8 seconds and to an electronically limited top speed at 250 km/h.
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The Swiss refining specialists from Mansory have released a new stylish upgrade package for the Rolls Royce Ghost which was dubbed as the White Ghost Limited. The car’s exterior received a redesigned front bumper, new side skirts, new vents in the front fenders and a redesigned rear apron.
The new exterior look was completed by installing modern LED daytime running lights, a truck mounted spoiler and a new set of bespoke 22″ wheels which are wrapped in high performance Dunlop SP SportMaxx tires.
The car’s interior also went through a couple of changes and it features leather and Alcantara upholstery, a special bamboo wood trim, a new sports steering wheel and LED ambient lighting.
The upgrades continued under the hood where the guys from Mansory revised the ECU and thanks to a new high performance exhaust system the car got a small power boost. After these upgrades were made, the 6.6L V12 twin turbo engine is able to produce 629 bhp and 860 Nm of torque, 67 bhp and 80 Nm more than the standard model.
This will take the car from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds and to a top speed of 290 km/h. Only three of these Mansory Rolls Royce White Ghost Limited will be produced and the upgrade will cost 119,800 Euros (a bit over $150,000).
The Swiss tuning specialist Mansory has released a refined Rolls Royce Ghost that features a breathtaking individualization. The Mansory Rolls Royce Ghost comes with a unique Gold and Blue exterior finish that turns this already luxury model into something even more precious and features a new styling package that will surely turn a lot of heads.
The car’s aerodynamics package consists of new front and rear spoilers, side skirts, a rear diffuser and a boot lid spoiler and the finishing touch to the car’s exterior was installing a set of 22″ gold wheels to match the golden lines from the body.
Under the hood, engineers from Mansory tweaked the car’s standard engine and upgraded its power from 570 HP and 780 Nm to an amazing output of 720 HP at 7,850 rpm and 1,020 Nm of torque. This incredible power boost was achieved by installing larger turbochargers, sports catalysts, a sports manifold and by reprogramming the ECU.
After these upgrades were made, the Mansory Rolls Royce Ghost is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds and it could reach an amazing top speed of 310 km/h.
Mansory made the car’s interior even more luxurious than the standard model and installed leather, carbon, suede and bamboo accents, a sports steering wheel, illuminated door sills and other enhancements.
Rolls Royce is so popular in the United Arab Emirates that the local dealership from Abu Dhabi decided to release a special version of the car for this part of the world. The special edition was called Rolls Royce Yas Eagle and features a two-tone paint scheme in white and blue.
The model range for which this special range will be available includes the Phantom, Phantom Coupe and Phantom Drophead Coupe and these special versions were built to celebrate the Grand Prix from there. The car also comes with Cobalto Blue and Mugello Red upholstery, special wood interior accents and white dials.
Rolls Royce Abu Dhabi also fitted the car with a new steering wheel, lambswool floor mats and custom treat plates. The Rolls Royce Yas Eagle special edition also received a special front fascia, 21″ wheels and chromed exhaust pipes.
Deutsche Manufaktur released a tuning package for the “baby” Rolls-Royce, the Ghost EX200, that was dubbed as the “Numero Uno”. The car features a couple of styling modifications that combine sportiveness and luxury using the precision quality of Deutsche’s technology and it is going to target customers who want something a little more exclusive from an automobile that spells passion even in its original state.
The Deutsche Manufaktur Rolls-Royce Ghost Numero Uno costs 450,000 Euros and it comes with several aerodynamic, design and engineering changes. The car tuners installed new front and rear spoilers, a new grille and new headlight shades that will make the car’s front end look unique. The modified Ghost EX200 received an adjustable tint glass feature that will dark the glass at the push of a button and it will return the transparency level to its original state at a second push.
The car also received new 20″ forged and polished wheels and customers could choose from three different wheel designs. Also, the company could further customize the car’s interior and exterior on request for every customer.