Tag Archives | Rolls-Royce

…Gold is the new chrome?

Gold Plated Cars

Chrome has been the king of car plating for a long time now, but if Born Rich is to be believed, then Gold could soon be replacing it as the car cover of choice for the uber-rich.

The gallery that they put together includes gold plated Bugattis, BMWs, Porsches, Bentleys, Rolls Royces and DeLoreans, and each one is a show of gaudy excess.

Gold chain, greasy hair and 80s flashbacks not included.

[Born Rich – Gold Plated Cars]

…The Rolls Royce knows how to handle a purse?

Sure, you’re car can handle better than most thanks to a new set of tires and an upgraded suspension, but can it handle… a purse?

The new Rolls Royce 200EX features a purse holder that actually pops out of the rear seat, and when you put a purse on it, the holder automatically grabs the purse and gives it a light squeeze so that it doesn’t go flying around the cabin when you take your Rolls into the twisties.

Don’t believe me?

Check out the demo video that NOTCOT shot at the LA reveal:


…Paint jobs on cars shouldn’t be outrageous?

Ten Most Outrageous Car Paint Jobs of 2008

Some people just don’t understand the art of subdued simplicity, but if that’s the case, then having your car listed on Jalopnik’s “Ten Most Outrageous Car Paint Jobs of 2008” is probably an honor.

From lingerie themed and Swarovski covered MINIs to gold leafed Aston Martins, matte black Rolls Royces and chromed out McLaren SLRs, it’s a what’s what and who’s who in the crazy custom car world from this past year, and definitely worth a look.

[Jalopnik – Ten Most Outrageous Car Paint Jobs of 2008]

…Some options are just decadent?

Decadent Options

Sure, you might have splurged a bit the last time you bought a car and checked a few of the options check boxes, but chances are, the power seats and remote key fob you added on probably didn’t break the bank when it came time to sign the dotted line.

Car and Driver’s list of the ten most decadent options is a little different however, as these options are definitely more optional than functional.

How optional?

How about $3,750 for the Mercedes-Benz “Airscarf”, a vent that blows hot air on your neck when the top is down along with the temperature needle.

Not extravagant enough for you?

How about $12,000 for the Rolls-Royce Starlight Headliner, an roof that features 1,600 tiny lights that sparkle at night. (Though it’s only $7.56 per light if you break it down that way.)

With watches that will open doors, granite interior accents, reclining seats with leg rests, special leather, and “Drive-Dynamic” seats that massage you as you cruse down the interstate, these definitely aren’t for the thrifty buyer, but if money is no object, then these options will gladly clear you of yours.

[Car and Driver – The Ten Most Decadent Options]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Hemi Rolls-Royce?

Hemi Rolls-Royce

Anyone who can look at a classic Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and decide that it’s just not going to be enough until there are 1040 horses of Hemi V8 under the hood is ok in my book.

The 592-cubic-inch monster features a dual-stage nitrous system to reach those astronomical power numbers, and the interior is even done up in full luxury garb, with a leather wrapped roll cage and a full collection of shiny gauges.

Plus, who’s going to deny some Grey Poupon to a guy with a blower sticking out of the hood?

[Via: Carscoop]