Reviews

The Telegraph Luxury - Rolls-Royce's Sardinian Summer Studio

24 Jul 2014

"I've pretty much decided that the coolest new car your money can buy right now is a Rolls-Royce."

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Supercompressor - What it's like: I owned a Rolls-Royce Phantom for 72 hours

17 Jul 2014

"Fun fact: nowhere on the Phantom's dash will you find an indication of what gear you're in beyond 'Neutral', 'Park', and 'Drive'. By the time you realize this, you won't possibly be able to care any less."

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Motor Verso - Rolls-Royce Ghost Review

04 Jul 2014

"It is almost as if Rolls Royce have looked at every action a car will take and said "how can we make it happen 100 times better", it's that good! Everything feels fluid, yet responsive and assertive. It is the ultimate premium comfort driving experience. It is incomparably brilliant!"

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Autocar - Rolls-Royce Wraith review

01 Jul 2014

"A sublime mix of luxurious heft and near-silent tranquility. A supreme new benchmark."

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GT Spirit - Special Report: Rolls-Royce Wraith, Ghost and Phantom Comparison Tour

01 Jul 2014

"Even with this formidable power, Wraith is every inch a refined Rolls-Royce with electronically controlled air suspension that creates the signature 'magic carpet ride'."

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Mechanics of Style - 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith

01 May 2014

"does the world really need a sporty Rolls-Royce? No, not really. But when does the concept of 'need' ever factor in to a discussion about a car like this?"

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City AM - Rock ‘n’ Rolls

30 Apr 2014

"It's a caddish, rakish, fabulously modern take on a classic - and it's unlike anything I've driven before"

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Wards Auto - Spectacular Wraith holds up in ‘value’ category

30 Apr 2014

"If a Rolls-Royce in the past had been perceived as unapproachable and aloof, the fastback Wraith - inside and out - is warm, inviting and oh, so seductive."

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Daniel Woodfield - 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith

28 Apr 2014

"Often we find car designs either give you sportiness and lack a touch of luxury that we desire or we get the luxury but you are left feeling a bit disappointed with the sporty performance of our high-end ride. The Rolls-Royce Wraith fills both voids to the fullest, giving you the ultimate in luxury options and top tier performance that will leave you with a breathtaking experience."

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Luxurious Magazine - Car of the Year

15 Apr 2014

"The Rolls-Royce Wraith presents a masterpiece of elegant simplicity, displays poise and the promise of dynamism and is in our opinion, a super-luxury motor without fault."

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AskMen.com - Rolls-Royce Wraith review

01 Apr 2014

'You don't so much as drive a Rolls as you are wafted along in one - carried from point A to point B effortlessly in a voluptuous satin bathrobe of seamless mechanics.'

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Digital Trends - Two door touring champions - Bentley Continental GT Speed Vs Rolls-Royce Wraith

26 Mar 2014

"Truly the Wraith is something special. And it is this indefinable quality that would make me seriously consider trading one of my legs to own a Rolls-Royce Wraith."

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The Telegraph - Rolls-Royce Ghost: too good for small children?

20 Mar 2014

"It is comforting to know that at a steady 70mph it reads 92 per cent. In other words, at the national speed limit you are using a mere 8 per cent of your available power."

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Automotive World - Rolls-Royce Motor Cars unveils Ghost Series II to the world at 2014 Geneva Motor Show

04 Mar 2014

"In short, Ghost remains the ultimate choice for successful entrepreneurs around the world and the calmest place from which to run their successful enterprises on the move."

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Digital Trends - Rolls-Royce’s Ghost II exudes opulence right down to the monogrammed fuel cap

04 Mar 2014

"The British automaker accurately describes the front fascia as more closely resembling a jet air-intake than a traditional Rolly. And I'd say it does. Get too close and you might be sucked right in."

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Motor Trend - Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II First Look from Geneva

04 Mar 2014

"The Ghost has done well for Rolls-Royce since it first entered showrooms almost five years ago, and the revised Series II should make it an even more appealing choice."

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SAE International - Wraith offers Rolls-Royce’s most dynamic driving experience

01 Mar 2014

"Wraith engineers accomplished a great achievement in striking a balance that made cornering and handling during the test drive more than acceptable given what Rolls-Royce bills (accurately, we think) as a magic-carpet ride."

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The Independent - How Rolls-Royce's Wraith conquered American hearts

25 Feb 2014

"The Wraith, however, is a game-changer. With its fastback profile and 624 brake horsepower engine, it is more sporty than stately."

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NUVO - The Rolls-Royce Wraith - opulent and regal.

24 Feb 2014

"The 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith is unlike any other car on the road. It is not a variation on a theme-it is arguably the most unique production automobile in the world today."

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Daily Mail - Rolls-Royce Wraith; A chauffeur's car? No, this is an out-and-out driver's car

25 Jan 2014

"Put your foot down and prepare to be amazed, shocked even...for the first time ever, here's a Rolls that will growl at you."

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Top Gear - Rolls Wraith vs Merc S500 on track

17 Jan 2014

"No one in their right mind will ever drive their Wraith like that, but isn't the world a better place knowing that you could, if the desire took you?"

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Car Advice - Rolls-Royce Wraith Review

15 Jan 2014

"The 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith is one of the most unique new cars on the road today and, in many ways, it defies classification."

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Complex Rides - Rolls-Royce Takes Page Out of Cadillac's Book With V-Spec Ghost

08 Jan 2014

"following that mantra of "make what already exists better and create what doesn't exist," Rolls-Royce is filling in the gap by adding a high-performance "V-Specification" Ghost to the lineup. Power is boosted to 593 bhp by enhancing the V12, and RR claims that 80 percent of the torque can hit from a stand-still."

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Car and Driver – Rolls-Royce Ghost V-Specification: Putting other V’s to shame

08 Jan 2014

"But no V quite matches up-in terms of performance or luxury-with the latest variant to wear the letter: the Rolls-Royce Ghost V-Specification."

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Car - Rolls-Royce Ghost V-Spec (2014) first official pictures

08 Jan 2014

"V-Specification is about distinguishing your Roller from other Ghosts, hence the addition of part-polished 21in alloy wheels, 'V' motifs engraved into the treadplates and rear armrests, and the multimedia cover lid. You also get an exclusive clock inlayed into the dashboard. How delightfully British, what-what."

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Luxurious Magazine – Car of the Year; Rolls-Royce Wraith

01 Jan 2014

"this is the Luxurious Magazine Car of the Year and the winner needed to be absolutely perfect. In our opinion, the Rolls-Royce Wraith is just that, a car that can justify our accolade as the best car in the world."

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What Car? - Best buy more than £100,000: Rolls-Royce Phantom

01 Jan 2014

"It takes a special car to successfully fend off its rivals for eight years - and the Rolls-Royce Phantom is just that car. Yet again, it's the best top-end luxury car money can buy."

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Digital Trends - First Drive: 2014 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé

31 Dec 2013

"I'd venture to guess that, when the word 'motoring' was coined, the author was referring to the Phantom Drophead. There really is no classier way to make your way down the road, than adorning a pair of Wayfarers, letting the top back, and cruising gently up the highway for all to see."

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Whitewall - a Ghost-guided look at Miami Beach

01 Dec 2013

"It's the kind of car that causes men to ask three relatively attractive women to get out of the way so they can take its picture. It takes 20 days to make a Ghost. By hand. In England. It's an art object much like the ones we were driving it about to see."

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How to Spend It - The colossus of roads

01 Dec 2013

"Torque has arguably always provided Rolls-Royce cars with their famously effortless demeanour and, even with a corpulent 2.36 tons to propel, the Wraith's engine is unlikely ever to break a sweat."

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Autoexplora - Rolls Royce Ghost: ¡Qué viva el Rey!

01 Dec 2013

"Calidad, comodidad, potencia, velocidad, tranquilidad, elegancia, lujo y exclusividad son sólo algunas de las palabras que llegan a nuestra mente después de haber intimado por algunos días con el Ghost, un auto que no redefine la industria sino que mantiene la esencia de una marca desde una reinterpretación moderna y elegante, un auto que al menos una vez en la vida tenía que pasar por nuestras manos, ya que por el momento, no hay nada mejor."

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Autocar - Top five ultimate luxury

27 Nov 2013

"Number 1 - Rolls-Royce Phantom: Look around the Phantom's interior - taking in the curved and immensely comfortable rear bench - and you'll see that everything has a quality of construction that simply goes beyond the automotive"

"Number 2 - Rolls-Royce Ghost: We love its style, its sumptuousness and the attention to detail that one would expect from a Rolls-Royce"

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The Telegraph - Rolls-Royce voted best British luxury brand

19 Nov 2013

"Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has been voted the best British brand at a ceremony celebrating the luxury industry. The awards... highlighted the 'level of quality, design, service, and talent within Britain and the international luxury industry'"

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Aboutthatcar - 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith

17 Nov 2013

"Handling was ballerina like, the Wraith responded quickly to driver input. The micro-second adjusting air suspension was soft without a spongy feel and firm without being harsh and power was subtle - until it was needed."

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Daily XY - Abounding in luxury with the Rolls-Royce Wraith

14 Nov 2013

"Wraith is the Scottish word for spirit or ghost, and a fitting label for this luxurious, rare and potent machine that is said to possess "a spirit that will not be tethered to the earth". The beauty of this fastback is stunning"

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Autocar India - 2013 Rolls Royce Wraith review, test drive

14 Nov 2013

The Wraith delivers everything you expect from a Rolls-Royce and enough new elements - like the stunning looks and surprising level of driver involvement - to make it a worthy addition to a discerning gentleman's garage.

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Car Wale - Rolls-Royce Celestial Phantom comes studded with 446 diamonds at Dubai Motor Show

13 Nov 2013

"The cabin comes wrapped in the finest quality of dusk-hued leather. Luxury at its best is what Rolls-Royce seems to be proclaiming through this extravagant vehicle."

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Canadian Autoworld - Wraith brings new, younger customer to Rolls-Royce

08 Nov 2013

"...the Wraith goes a long way to changing the perception of one of the world's foremost automakers."

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Complex Rides - The Rolls-Royce Wraith defies categorization

06 Nov 2013

"When first beholding and touching the Wraith, it's obviously a Rolls-Royce, but it has been steeped in a more contemporary and youthful style than its stablemates."

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BQ Magazine – A Roller that bites

06 Nov 2013

"The Wraith is definitely a very modern but crafted contemporary piece of design of the kind that Rolls Royce customers are looking into."

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Motor Authority – Diamond-studded Phantom shines at Dubai Motor Show

05 Nov 2013

"The Starlight Headliner Rolls-Royce offers on other cars mimics the night sky, but on the Celestial Phantom it shows the exact position of every star on January 1, 2003. Now, Rolls-Royce is taking things a step further."

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Architectural Digest - Rolls-Royce's seductive new Wraith

01 Nov 2013

"Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the 17.25-foot-long, 2.3-ton behemoth-complete with coach doors-has the baddest attitude of any model to bear the iconic Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament."

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Top Gear South Africa - Up Close with the Rolls-Royce Wraith

22 Oct 2013

"The Wraith does not suffer to compete and is patently unapologetic in all areas, making it so full of charisma and self-assurance that it becomes magnetic."

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Top Gear – Up close with the Rolls-Royce Wraith

21 Oct 2013

"This is a rather wonderful Rolls: at the top of its game in terms of experience and drive-by presence, but still brisk rather than boisterous."

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Just Luxe - Driving the New Rolls-Royce Wraith

17 Oct 2013

"The Wraith cut through the mist with the grace and precision of a diamond-tipped blade. It took curves at speed with no complaint and no indication that anything was amiss. Its flowing lines sought a dramatic setting and the sky obliged."

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Financial Review - Wraith is the most powerful Rolls-Royce

10 Oct 2013

"The Wraith coupe is a dramatic, almost triumphant, statement from a revitalised Rolls-Royce."

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GQ - Wraith of the Titans

09 Oct 2013

"Elegant, intelligent and the most potent Rolls-Royce ever - the Wraith is the new driving force in luxury engineering."

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El Mercurio - El fantasma más aventurero

28 Sep 2013

"Viena es donde Wraith -"fantasma" en dialecto escocés- se presentó en sociedad. Se trata del ejemplar más poderoso y con el diseño más audaz de los 109 años de Rolls-Royce."

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Wheels - Rolls-Royce Wraith driven in Austria

27 Sep 2013

"Simply, the Wraith is on the limit of how sporty a Rolls-Royce should be, but well beyond the limit of how luxurious and wondrous a gran turismo could be."

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RAC Cars - 2013 Rolls-Royce Wraith

27 Sep 2013

"The Rolls-Royce Wraith is a truly fantastic motor car. It is unique, distinctive, satisfying and wonderful. The interior is brilliant, power is effortless, and driving it is a total joy. It oozes heritage and is a car to be celebrated. Expensive, yes, but absolutely worth it."

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Stuff.co.nz - Finally a Rolls-Royce that is a driver's car

24 Sep 2013

"The fact is, the Wraith has no peers at all. No coupe accommodates as well as it does, and no car at all, regardless of door-count, has quite the heritage, though some marques have been around for a year or two longer."

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Overdrive - 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith first drive

20 Sep 2013

"The Wraith's gearbox has the smoothest gearshifts on the planet…In fact I'll even say that the Starlight headliner is even better than the actual night time sky in most parts of India…Everything is better than the best."

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AutoGazette - Rolls-Royce Wraith: Kleine Schwester des Geistes

20 Sep 2013

"Der Wraith ist so leicht und unaufgeregt zu chauffieren, dass man Größe und Gewicht leicht vergessen kann. Leistungsengpässe sind ausgeschlossen, da die optimale Durchzugskraft schon ab 1500 Umdrehungen verfügbar ist. Nur selten werden mehr als 50 Prozent der Motorkraft eingesetzt. Darüber informiert die "Power-Reserve"-Anzeige, die den Drehzahlmesser auf originelle Weise ersetzt."

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The Gladstone Observer - Wraith is a Rolls-Royce but not quite as we know it

19 Sep 2013

"There's no real fuss - the car simply takes off like a breath of wind, adding ever-increasing numbers to the highly polished silver gauges, slipping through its eight-speed transmission with silky ease and maintaining absolute composure."

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New Zealand Herald - Rolls-Royce Wraith reveals its mighty pounce

18 Sep 2013

"The Wraith, it turns out, really is a star. Not one of these new-era stars with fake boobs and fleeting celebrity - one of the old guard, dues paid, genius recognised and deserving of eternal reverence."

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CBT Online - Gentleman's Grand Tourer

17 Sep 2013

"Wraith is indeed a joy to drive. It's like riding on a bed of air, with ease of maneuverability. You can hardly find fault with this beauty. The amount of safety features available is simply mind-boggling. The combination of powerful engine and sophisticated transmission leads to immediate power delivery, delivered smoothly and without a huff."

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Autoblog - 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith

17 Sep 2013

"Torsten Müller-Ötvös, the CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, succinctly calls the Wraith 'the ultimate gentleman's gran turismo.' Looking back at the day I spent in Austria with the new coupé, I couldn't agree more."

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Motoring - Rolls-Royce Wraith 2013: First Drive

17 Sep 2013

"Rapidity is the Wraith's defining characteristic, however. Rolls-Royce promises effortless performance, and delivers. The Wraith is a car in which you could cover large distances at high speeds and emerge feeling fresh, making it a true grand touring proposition for those with the means."

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Automobile - 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith Driven

01 Oct 2013

"Now add the avant-garde, crazy-looking tail (and whatever bespoke touches your heart desires), and you have a very special, very luxurious, very speedy beast indeed."

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Drive - Rolls-Royce Wraith first drive review

16 Sep 2013

"This is a seriously quick car, with 800Nm of torque launching the big rear-driver with as much drama as you want from almost any speed."

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Autobild.de - Schreckgespenst im Smoking

13 Sep 2013

"Doch auch im dynamischsten und direktesten Rolls-Royce aller Zeiten fühlt man sich noch immer seltsam der Welt entrückt: "Waftability" nennen die Briten jenes Gefühl von der Mühelosigkeit der Bewegung, das auf einem fliegenden Teppich oder auf Wolke Sieben nicht unbeschwerter sein könnte. Ein Bentley Continental ist dagegen fast schon vorlaut und ungestüm und ein BMW M6 ein protziger Prolet aus dem Prekariat."

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Car Enthusiast - First Drive: Rolls-Royce Wraith

13 Sep 2013

"The new Rolls-Royce Wraith coupé is not exactly sporting, but more engaging, accomplished and rounded than its siblings - just as a gentleman's grand tourer should be really."

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Trend Hunter Autos - The Rolls-Royce Celestial Phantom is All About the Stars in the Sky

12 Sep 2013

"The interior is where things really get awesome. The rear headliner features LED lights that recreate the night sky exactly as it was on Jan 1, 2003."

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Auto Influence - Rolls-Royce Celestial Phantom is Out of This World

12 Sep 2013

"Never before has such attention to detail been so intricately embedded within the entirety of a car, and never before have such immaculate levels of pristine luxury been reached."

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Road & Track - First Drive: Rolls-Royce Wraith

12 Sep 2013

"There's no way we can pick just one favorite detail in the Wraith, so let's call it a three-way tie between the matte-finished, open-grained wood panels on the doors...the sporty forward-cant of the Spirit of Ecstasy....and the celestial mimicking, 1340 fiber-optic pin-spotted 'Starlight Headliner'"

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Motor Torque - Starry Eyed for the Rolls-Royce Celestial Phantom

11 Sep 2013

"We're in love with the Rolls-Royce Celestial Phantom"

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Auto Express - Rolls-Royce Celestial Phantom debuts at Frankfurt

10 Sep 2013

"The attention-to-detail and restless striving for perfection, so intrinsic to the Rolls-Royce brand promise, is evident throughout."

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Auto Week - 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith drive review

08 Sep 2013

"The Wraith has imposing presence beyond words. It looks like 600 hp-dark and brooding in certain color schemes, like Bogart in "The Maltese Falcon"

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Inventor Sport - Rolls-Royce Wraith: rich and powerful, just like its owners

01 Sep 2013

"One might say the new 2013 Rolls-Royce Wraith is the "sporty" member of this esteemed automotive family but to do that would ignore the many superlative features of this most enviable ride."

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Auto Car - Rolls-Royce Wraith first drive review

01 Sep 2013

"Rolls-Royce likes those kind of options: the ones that do you a favour without you realising it, like a good butler. We imagine. And the Wraith is that sort of car. Quiet, restrained (except for the exterior) and feels like a Rolls-Royce. Which is just as it should be."

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Top Gear Magazine - First Drive: Rolls-Royce Wraith

01 Sep 2013

"A caddish, rakish take on what it means to be a modern Rolls Royce. Not without its foibles, but sublime all the same."

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Edmunds.com - 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith

30 Aug 2013

"Rolls-Royce Wraith delivers astonishing power, presence and incomparable luxury in a hulking grand touring package."

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Top Gear Magazine - 100 years later, we drive the 1913 Alpine Trial

05 Jul 2013

"To drive, they glide down the road like a walnut and aluminium mudslide, never sporting but supremely confident. To the passenger, they're an arm round the shoulder in a world gone mad. The sort of qualities you'd only find in the world's best cars."

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Motor Verso – Driven: Rolls-Royce Ghost Review

04 Jul 2013

"How is it possible that someone can give you a car with a 563bhp, 6.6-Litre, v12, twin turbo engine, with rear wheel drive and the only sensation it gives you is absolute tranquility?"

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EVO - 2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost Alpine Trial Centenary Collection

01 Jul 2013

"Such discretion is Rolls-Royce all over; total decorum at all times. No matter how hard I drove the Ghost, it simply refused to misbehave."

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Auto Express - Rolls-Royce Ghost 2013

01 Jul 2013

"Beyond the heritage cues...what we have is a subtly updated Ghost that feels better than ever. The SAT gearbox allows it to feel more alert, while the new touch-sensitive iDrive improves the infotainment system."

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