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posted on March 27, 2020

A look at today’s Rollers

Plenty of luxury automobiles roam the roads, yet few have the prestige and presence of a Rolls-Royce. With a story that spans aircraft engines, the acquisition of the competing W.O. Bentley, and multiple company restructuring efforts that last left off with the Spirit of Ecstasy joining the BMW group, Rolls-Royce remains one of the world’s most iconic automakers.

More than a century later, Rolls-Royce vehicles continue to set the standard for no-compromise personal luxury. What better way to celebrate Henry Royce’s birthday (March 27) than to showcase the brand’s latest offerings? For your perusing pleasure, here are all the current vehicles that bear the double-R.

Cullinan

P7 Exotics’ 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan (Inglewood, CA)

With SUVs on the rise, Rolls-Royce decided to join the market with their all-new Cullinan. Unlike other luxury SUVs, the Cullinan redefines the segment with amenities such as bespoke interior trim, available massaging seats, and opposite-hinged rear doors that will ensure you make a style statement wherever you arrive. And like other Rolls-Royce models, the Cullinan keeps with tradition by integrating the instantly recognizable Rolls-Royce grille. Despite its 6,000-pound curb weight, the Rolls SUV is anything but a slouch, as a 563-horsepower twin-turbo V12 is on standby to make sure all four wheels get the Cullinan moving in a swift manner that doesn’t sacrifice a refined ride quality.

Wraith

Miami Luxury Cars’ 2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith (Miami, FL)

Ultra-luxury two door coupes are far and few, but the choice of the Rolls-Royce Wraith exists within that elite class of automobile. Using the familiar twin-turbo V12 powerplant found in other Rolls-Royce vehicles, the Wraith has no shortage of brute force, with well over 600 horsepower at its disposal. The Wraith’s fastback styling is more aggressive than other Rolls-Royce models, yet also pays subtle tribute the early days of aerodynamic coachbuilt specials. As a proper GT car, the Wraith is for the discerning driver that wants to storm continents in the utmost luxury, all while looking just as stylish in the process.

Dawn

Eric’s 2018 Rolls-Royce Dawn (Los Angeles, CA)

There’s no denying the sheer comfort of a Rolls-Royce, but what about those times when you want to enjoy the open air? That’s where the Dawn fits into the picture, as it takes the sumptuous two-door styling and adds convertible top functionality. What’s more impressive is the colossal amount of torque available from the 6.6-liter V12, which delivers over 600 lb-ft of torque as low as 1,500 RPM, meaning the Dawn will push you back in your seat just off idle. If you have the right stretch of autobahn at your disposal, the Dawn is capable of 155 mph before the limiter makes a cameo appearance, but you’ll look just as good at a slow speeds stroll down Rodeo Drive.

Ghost

Ahmed’s 2018 Rolls-Royce Ghost (Dubai, UAE)

While tradition and heritage are strong themes within the Rolls-Royce lineup, evolution and technological progress are equally as important. When it initially went on sale, the Ghost was their slightly smaller and more affordable (relatively speaking) sedan. What sets the Ghost apart from its family tree is the modern appearance, which features both sportier and sleeker body proportions. As one of the brand’s best selling models, a new Ghost is just around the corner to take Rolls-Royce into the next generation of luxury sedans.

Phantom

RS’s 2010 Rolls-Royce Phantom (London, UK)

Arguably the most the eye catching of the Rolls fleet, the Phantom is the full-size sedan at its finest. Available in both short- and long-wheelbase formats, the Phantom is just as much a sign of royalty as the people being chauffeured. As the flagship model, the Phantom comes equipped with a specialized air-suspension that adjusts to the slightest undulations in the road, providing the most comfortable ride quality imaginable. With a retail price of around $450,000, the Phantom is far from cheap, but that money does buy an iconic shape that is perhaps the unequivocal symbol of success.

Joey is usually thinking about one thing: cars, cars, and did we mention cars? If he’s not talking about cars, chances are he’s tinkering under the hood of his old E30 BMW.