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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Rolls Royce Wraith Prototype Testing

Wow this is a rare video.

I'm quite surprised this made it to Youtube. But I like that it did!

Ohhh yeah.

So, yep in 20 years time, this is what I'll be driving...


At 4:54 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All so very NOT Rolls-Royce.... BUt maybe I am just old and dont get it now. Yuk!

At 5:05 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rolls-Royce is dead. Goodwood is no Rolls anymore. They only build mere BMW's in a disgusting and graceless body. Ugly Headlights, missing RR grille, and inside office instead of club style. These flashy RR-BMW's are simply made for the tasteless new rich in China and elsewhere. No heritage, no elegance, no future. Gone the time of the gentlemen motor cars. VW-Bentley's are a little better, but only the Mulsanne. They continue the 6.75 Litre V8 and offer much more history and heritage like in the old fashioned colour selection. Still both RR and B come with much German technology which I don't like. In 20 years these cars won't work anymore because no one can repair the tons of useless electronics in these cars. I know it from not so old BMW 5'ers and 7'ers from the late eighties.

At 6:32 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I love them, the Rolls-Royce and Bentleys from the 70s-00s were dynamically inferior to many lesser cars.

The Goodwood cars, while perhaps not quite so special, are a modern Rolls-Royce that brings the marque up to date. They are widely recognized as the best in their class and that is something I think we should celebrate.

At 11:37 pm, Blogger silvawraith2 said...

I certainly agree with the first two comments. While I also can appreciate "The Goodwood cars, while perhaps not quite so special, are a modern Rolls-Royce that brings the marque up to date. They are widely recognized as the best in their class" I can only celebrate a little. Why? Because BMW have chosen to dispense of any uniqueness and special qualities which always epitomised the Rolls-Royce marque. Case in point: the grille, which long ago Claude Johnson insisted should never be altered, and how right he was. Gone are the details, the beautifully tactile switchgear and the exemplary finishing. For the sort of money the BMW-RR cars cost, one has a right to expect those things, and yet we have evidence everywhere of cost-cutting. Look at the horrendous and highly visible body seams! Look at the proliferation of plastic! The carpets might very well be wool, but they're certainly not Wilton No. 1, and theyire moulded, just like on the cheapest Hyundai: No tailoring, no beautifully-made leather binding. I am sure that if BMW had designed a timelessly graceful and poised product - even pricing it more than they already are - that the cars would sell. There is no excuse for bringing dynamics up to date, and ignoring all the rest. Absolutely, these cars will not be possible to restore in the future, and will end up being crushed to smithereens like a disposable cigarette lighter. It seems that BMW simply wanted the name, the mascot and the badge, which they've attached to a series of ungainly, aggressive and downright vulgar-looking cars. I've been involved with Rolls-Royce cars most of my life, and have driven many hundreds of thousands of miles in them for over thirty years. The BMW products make an HJ Mulliner 7410 Silver Cloud convertible seem like a bargain!


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