Introducing the Rolls-Royce Ghost V-Specification
Jan08

Introducing the Rolls-Royce Ghost V-Specification

With 593 horses and 80 percent of its torque available from idle, the Rolls-Royce Ghost V-Specification is one mean Roller.  This high performance version of Rolls-Royce’s “little” sedan gets a 30 hp bump to its 6.6 liter V12.  The nearly 6,000 pound Rolls-Royce Ghost V-Specification can now luxuriously saunter from 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds.   Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars said...

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Rolls-Royce Chicane Phantom Coupe Honors Goodwood
Oct31

Rolls-Royce Chicane Phantom Coupe Honors Goodwood

The words Rolls-Royce and Chicane aren’t ones you often hear together.  Rolls-Royce and Country Club Lane, maybe.  Not Chicane.  But, a Roller dealership in Dubai disagrees and commissioned a one-off Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé from the Rolls-Royce Bespoke division inspired by the Goodwood Motor Circuit.  Called the Rolls-Royce Chicane Phantom Coupé, this one-of-a-kind car is a motorsport-inspired and slightly badass — can I...

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Rolls-Royce Wraith Debuts in UK in a Harrods Window
Apr29

Rolls-Royce Wraith Debuts in UK in a Harrods Window

Last month, Rolls-Royce pulled the cover from their new Ghost-based fast-back coupe, the Rolls-Royce Wraith at the Geneva Motor Show.  Now, fifty-four days later, the United Kingdom, home of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, gets their debut of the latest Roller.  Only this time, the Wraith isn’t debuted at some auto show like this summer’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, but in the world-famous windows of the world-famous-er Harrods...

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Rolls-Royce Wraith: The Three "Rs" of British Two-Door Luxury Cars [Video]
Mar12

Rolls-Royce Wraith: The Three "Rs" of British Two-Door Luxury Cars [Video]

Take two-doors off the Rolls-Royce Ghost and you get the new Rolls-Royce Wraith fast-back coupe.  The $320,000 Wraith is powered by a massive V12 gracefully setting forth (this is a Roller afterall) 624 horse and 590 pound-feet of torque.  The Wraith will sprint from 0-60 in a very quick 4.4 seconds. But, it’s once the power reaches the ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox that the Rolls-Royce Wraith becomes very interesting.  They...

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How Much Car Can I Afford? How much do you need to make to RESPONSIBLY put that dream car in your driveway?
Jul11

How Much Car Can I Afford? How much do you need to make to RESPONSIBLY put that dream car in your driveway?

How much do you need to make to RESPONSIBLY put that dream car in your driveway? We all want a nice car. I mean, who doesn’t want a Rolls Royce or a BMW or a McLaren in their driveway? Hell, at about $35,000 a MINI Cooper John Cooper Works and Subaru WRX STI are lofty goals in their own rights. But, that begs the question, just how much car can you afford? Or, put another way, how much money do you need to make to buy that new BMW M4?...

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Apple Watch Review I miss my watches, and so do a lot of others, which may be troubling news for watchmakers.
Aug31

Apple Watch Review I miss my watches, and so do a lot of others, which may be troubling news for watchmakers.

I miss my watches, and so do a lot of others, which may be troubling news for watchmakers. It’s been a week since I got my 42mm Apple Watch in stainless steel with the Bright Blue Leather Loop strap. And, I figured it might not be a bad time for an Apple Watch Review. Over the past week, I’ve learned more than just a bit of fodder for an Apple Watch Review, I’ve realized that the Apple Watch (which I still think they...

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2014 Gumball 3000: Miami 2 Ibiza
Jun06

2014 Gumball 3000: Miami 2 Ibiza

2014 Gumball 3000: Miami 2 Ibiza Albums from the starting grid on Ocean Drive in South Beach, Miami. Gumball founder Maximillion Cooper; rappers Eve, Xzibit and Bun B; musician deadmau5; Mythbuster Tory Belleci; Welsh performer Matthew Pritchard and more line up their supercars (like Team Galag’s McLaren P1 and Shelby Cobra Daytona or MOMO’s Ferrari F40) on Ocean Drive in South Beach for the start of the 2014 Gumball 3000...

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What Would They Drive? Volume 1: Alexander the Great
Apr02

What Would They Drive? Volume 1: Alexander the Great

Julius Ceasar, Florence Nightingale, Attila the Hun, Cleopatra, George Washington, Catherine II, Leif Ericson, Joan of Arc, Alexander the Great… What do these people have in common?  Yes… they’re all serious historical figures who have made indelible imprints on the world.  But, what else?  What other small, obscure, essentially useless piece of trivial information binds these historical personages into a web of...

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Horsepower to Reindeer Power Conversion
Dec23

Horsepower to Reindeer Power Conversion

Back for the holidays is the TickTickVroom.com exclusive Horsepower to Reindeer Power conversion. Of all the methods of transport that exist, it must be argued that Santa Claus’s sleigh and eight flying reindeer rank among the coolest and fastest out there (He does make it around the world in one night including several stops, after all).  So, with Christmas and Santa’s annual trek coming up on Wednesday, it got me...

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2015 MINI Cooper Hardtop: The New MINI Debuts in Oxford (Updated: Price)
Nov19

2015 MINI Cooper Hardtop: The New MINI Debuts in Oxford (Updated: Price)

So, there is a new MINI Cooper Hardtop, the third generation since the brand’s resurrection twelve years ago.  Only now, instead of just calling the two-door hatchback the Cooper (or Cooper S) Hardtop, MINI has taken to calling it the MINI Cooper Original.  Catchy name, but does this latest MINI Cooper have any resemblance at all to the true original Mini, the one that changed the motoring world in 1959?   Back in the...

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