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Flash floods in Singapore leave exotics submerged

Ferrari and Lambo in flood in Singapore

A flash flood in a major shopping district of Mount Elizabeth, Singapore, not only left the local mall engulfed in water but also an exotic-car collection worth millions of dollars submerged in a parking garage. The estimated value of the damage is especially high considering the cost of car ownership for Singaporeans. The cause behind the flooding is not known but this is not the first time the area has become flooded following heavy rainstorms.

[via The New Paper]

Rolls-Royce Ghost and BMWs in Singapore flood

Porsche 911 GT3 RS in Singapore flood

Aston Martin Vantage in Singapore flood

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Yes, the Rolls-Royce Ghost CAN drift!

Most will say that drifting a Rolls-Royce is impossible, absurd, and simply offensive to the brand. The reality is quite contrary, as watching the Rolls-Royce Ghost slide around a corner is a beautiful display of the car’s top-shelf performance capabilities. Powered by a 6.6-liter twin-turbocharged V-12 that that can put down an impressive 575 lb-ft of torque, the Rolls-Royce Ghost, although extremely heavy at nearly 5,400 pounds, is powerful enough to induce an everlasting drift. Are you ready to see $250,000 sliding around a track? If you think you can handle it, hit the jump to read more and check out the video!

Rolls-Royce Ghost Drifting

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Posted on: 2/9/2011 at 6:29 AM
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Rolls-Royce sales up, decides to offer limited picnic set

Rolls-Royce has vamped production up to 2003 levels to meet the high demand (especially over in China) for its Phantom and Ghost automobiles. The company is currently building 15 cars a day out of its Chichester, West Sussex, production facilities in the United Kingdom; double the number of cars it was producing in 2009. Like most companies, Rolls-Royce was hit hard in the recession but it refused to cut its plant staff. That decision is paying off for the luxury car manufacturer now.

In other Rolls-Royce news, the company says it will be offering an optional custom picnic set encased in a leather chest that can be stowed in the car's trunk. The four-person set will be limited to 100 customers and will include everything required to enjoy a nice meal on the side of the road including utensils, plates, crystal glasses, and napkins.

[via Telegraph.co.uk and Rolls-Royce]

Rolls-Royce Picnic Set

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Posted by: Benjamin Greene
Posted on: 7/13/2010 at 12:49 PM
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First Rolls-Royce Ghost for sale on the duPont REGISTRY

Found some of the first Rolls-Royce Ghosts for sale in duPont REGISTRY’s classified ads. The first dealer is ready to take orders and has some pictures of the demonstrator car that is sitting on its showroom. The other car has a Madiera Red exterior with a Crème Light interior and includes a laundry list of options. This is your first chance to get your hands on the exciting new Rolls-Royce Ghost. You can see the two Rolls-Royce Ghost ads here and here.


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Posted by: Benjamin Greene
Posted on: 2/23/2010 at 10:07 AM
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Exotics and luxury abound at the 2009 Frankfurt Show

The 63rd annual Frankfurt Motor Show is well underway. Frankfurt is well known for unveiling some of the newest and greatest vehicles set to be sold in the 2010 calendar year. This year is no exception, with many brands showcasing some very exotic and luxurious automobiles they have coming down the pipe. Read about and see pictures of the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show's standout cars.

[via UnitedPictures.com]

Lamborghini Reventon Roadster under cover

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Rolls-Royce Ghost caught sans camouflage

The baby Roll-Royce has been spotted undisguised and in the open. The Rolls-Royce Ghost, as it has been officially named, will hit the market some time before the end of 2009, be powered by a 6.6-liter V-12 making in excess of 500 horsepower, and be priced a tick lower than $300,000.

[via CarScoop.com]

Rolls-Royce Ghost spy photos

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Posted by: Benjamin Greene
Posted on: 5/18/2009 at 4:32 AM
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Shanghai shows upcoming Panamera, LP670-4, and more

Porsche unveiled the Panamera for the first time to the public at the Shanghai Auto Show. The car will be available with either a 400-hp naturally-aspirated V-8 or an optional 500-hp twin-turbocharged V-8 when it goes on sale on October 17, 2009; a V-6 and hybrid model should show up a year or two down the road. The naturally-aspirated engine will be available with either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. The forced-induction Panamera Turbo will come standard with all-wheel drive. A 7-speed Porsche PDK transmission will be stock on all models.

Porsche Panamera Shanghai

Also at the Shanghai Auto Show, Jaguar introduced more details on the upcoming redesigned XJ. Like the previous generation, the new XJ will utilize an aluminum frame to save weight and increase both fuel mileage and performance. Available engines will include the new 510-hp 5.0-liter supercharged V-8. Unlike previous redesigns, which have stayed unreasonably close to their predecessors since 1968, the new XJ looks like it will take a dramatic step in a new styling direction; at least that is what the one photo Jaguar released leads us to believe.

Jaguar XJ Shanghai

Rolls-Royce was also in attendance, revealing the production name of “Ghost” for its baby 200EX concept. In the same spirit as the Phantom, which comes in a variety of body configurations, the Ghost will make its debut with four doors, but may lose two doors, its top, or both in the future.

“This car will be the first in a new generation of models to carry this evocative name and will give us two pinnacle product lines - Phantom and Ghost.” Said Rolls-Royce CEO Tom Purves.

Rolls-Royce Ghost Shanghai

The Lamborghini display took the wraps off the Murcielago LP670-4 SV for the first time live.

Lamborghini LP670-4 Shanghai

[via Jalopnik and eGMCarTech]

 


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Posted by: Benjamin Greene
Posted on: 4/20/2009 at 5:07 AM
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Baby Rolls coming to Geneva

Rolls-Royce will be taking the sheets off its new entry-level car code named the 200EX at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. Despite being the lowest priced car in the Rolls-Royce fleet, UK’s Car magazine estimates the price tag will be at a Ferrari-F430-beating $257,000.

The 200EX will be based off the long-wheel-base BMW 7-series, will utilize BMW’s V-12 engine for power, and come with a control system much like BMW’s iDrive. Unlike BMW, expect the car to retain the typical Rolls-Royce less-than-sporty handling.

The predicament Rolls-Royce faces is to make a car that will neither cannibalize its own Phantom sales nor hurt its younger brother, the BMW 7-series. Unfortunately, it has not learned from Bentley, and its very successful Continental, by developing a car priced low enough to gain an increase in market share without jeopardizing its siblings' sales. View more Rolls-Royce Ghost concept pictures here.

[via Car Magazine]

Rolls-Royce Ghost

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Posted by: Benjamin Greene
Posted on: 2/20/2009 at 5:27 AM
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