2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith

Jan 3rd
It is a historical curiosity that when Rolls-Royce first used the Wraith name way back in the late 1930s, the company sold only the running chassis. Independent coachbuilders supplied the bodies, built to reflect the owner’s particular (and sometimes peculiar) taste. These days, the new Wraith’s running gear traces its ancestry to corporate overlord BMW, while the body is the…
2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn

Dec 24th
The Rolls-Royce Dawn is most at home cruising the glittering boulevards of Palm Springs or Palm Beach, the Siriusly Sinatra channel permanently playing, and the driver wearing $2600 Gucci crocodile loafers while contemplating how to cajole public financing for his new NFL stadium. Unlike, say, the similarly pricey Lambor­ghini Aventador, the Dawn can be driven and used every day. It…
2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe

Dec 21st
The last time we reviewed a Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, it was 2009, and none other than P.J. O’Rourke wrote an enlightened piece full of magnificently qualified praise for the glittery land yacht, with cheeky nods to the people who buy them. We certainly won’t attempt to match O’Rourke’s sage perspective, social insights, and penchant for literary flourish. But we…
2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II

Nov 9th
If you’re truly wealthy, you’re not visiting your local Rolls-Royce dealership to buy a Ghost, but rather a Phantom, at a price that starts just above $400,000 but can require adding a seventh digit. The Ghost, while still outrageously expensive at $291,350, is for the merely rich. To better delineate the difference, let’s paraphrase comedian Chris Rock: LeBron James is…