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Behind the Wheel – Luxury Car Feature The mere idea of a modern coachbuilt Rolls-Royce was not enough for one Rolls-Royce connoisseur. That motor car is here, now and is christened ‘Sweptail’. At the time approximately one year ago, when Rolls-Royce presented 103EX to the world, it invoked its coachbuilding heritage to inspire its future clientele. This Vision Vehicle envisaged a world of completely personal luxury mobility where new technologies would allow every Rolls-Royce to be designed in their owners’ image, should they wish. This individual approached the marque with his own idea of a two-seat Rolls-Royce that he wanted to be created in the here and now. In a nod to the swept-tail of certain Rolls-Royces from the 1920s, admired by the client so much, he asked Rolls-Royce to reimagine this feature on his one-off motor car. The arrival of 103EX shone a light on the future of Rolls-Royce…

When you can afford to buy any car you want, the biggest challenge is making a choice. Tens of manufacturers launch incredible models every year. Starting from the most energy-efficient types all the way to the coolest hybrids with automatic transmission, selecting a car can be a challenge. Prior to spending, a good place to start is to settle on some crystal-clear priorities. What are you looking for in a car? Do you have a need for speed or are you searching for a practical yet stylish mode? Here are some of the latest releases to help you get inspired. Jaguar XE At last, Jaguar is making a comeback this season. Its latest model, the XE, is a luxurious sports sedan with the most upscale design inside out. According to the manufacturers, the model is well-equipped to compete with other top-notch manufacturers, including Mercedes S-Class, BMW 3 Series, and Cadillac…

With the arrival of the 2017 edition of Monaco Grand Prix, ExclusiveGP will be hosting an exclusive supercar tour from Ascot’s most prestigious Hotel Coworth Park to the heart of the Grand Prix, Monte Carlo. The luxurious tour continues to build momentum and capture the attention of Formula 1 fans, with a newly extended route now taking in five countries and lead by a celebrity driver. Ahead of them lie seven days and nights of the finest accommodation and culinary experiences that France, Switzerland, Italy and Monaco has to offer, as well as a private Champagne tour and dining evening courtesy of Veuve Clicquot. Once in Monaco, guests will step from behind the wheel to enjoy the final two days of the Monaco Grand Prix from our exceptional top floor restaurant, La Marée, where they will be able to enjoy full VIP hospitality and fine dining in a prime location right in the center…

At this year’s Geneva Motor Show, Rolls-Royce will show why it is considered to be the world’s leading luxury house by showcasing the full breadth of its Bespoke capabilities. The facets of Bespoke tailoring, Bespoke engineering and Bespoke jewellery will demonstrate to every connoisseur who commissions a Rolls-Royce that they can count on having their desire for a truly personal motor car, that reflects who they are, fulfilled in the most fitting manner to them. In short, they can be assured that Bespoke is Rolls-Royce. Such cars are considered works of art by their collectors and owners, and in homage to this status, Belgian artist, Charles Kaisin, has created a Bespoke sculpture for the Rolls-Royce Art Programme that will adorn the Rolls-Royce stand for the duration of the Geneva Salon. Bringing ‘Elegance’ to the Geneva International Motor Show This year, Rolls-Royce brings Elegance to the Geneva International Motor Show, a…

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has unveiled a seminal new concept in luxury, crafted for one very special customer, St Richard’s Hospital Pediatric Day Surgery Unit in the marque’s home town of Chichester, West Sussex. The appropriately-named Rolls-Royce SRH will allow children awaiting surgery to drive themselves to the operating theatre, through the Pediatric Unit corridors which are lined with ‘traffic signs’. The experience of ‘self-drive to theatre’ aims to reduce child patient stress. Unveiled in Style with Two Tiny Test Drivers Rolls-Royce Motor Cars welcomed two test drivers from the Pediatric Unit at St Richard’s Hospital, Molly Matthews and Hari Rajyaguru, to the Home of Rolls-Royce. Molly and Hari viewed the car being unveiled in style at the company’s Goodwood Studio in the same manner for all Rolls-Royce’s VIP customers. This exclusive event served as final validation and pre-delivery inspection of the Rolls-Royce SRH ahead of the official handover to the…

If you walk down any street in Monaco on any one day, the chances of seeing a supercar are pretty high. Stroll down that same section of road from April 20th to 23rd this year when Top Marques Monaco is being held, and that probability increases one hundred-fold. The only live automobile show in the world has become a must-attend event for supercar fans, many of whom line the famous Formula 1 circuit to film their favorite cars roar past. The ‘supercar spotters’ come to watch potential clients, guests and journalists try out some of the exhibits on a privatized section of the Grand Prix track. The Show Where You Can Try Out The Cars The show’s uniqueness lies in that VIP visitors, sponsors and invited guests are allowed to select supercars they would like to try out on a closed circuit of the famous F1 track from a ‘menu’…

The history of locks and keys goes back  several thousand years. Even 4000 years ago, ancient people desired the ability to safeguard their possessions. The first examples of locks and keys were created by engineers, designers and scientists in Egyptian times. During the Roman age, they brought about many improvements on the designs of the Egyptian keys and lock systems. Due to the expensive nature of the locks and keys, these were a symbol of wealth, influence and nobility. Possessing small keys made from metals like iron, bronze, silver, gold were often viewed as one of the most effective ways of publicly showing your wealth because only very rich people could afford to have personal safes or doors with locks. Luxury Keys for the Style Conscious by Noblekey® Reviving a fine tradition of designed keys, Noblekey® designs and produces individual luxury keys for super and hyper-cars, luxury and sports cars,…

Two exceptional motor cars will join the collection at the most anticipated hotel, The 13. Reserved for the hotel’s most important guests, the two highly Bespoke gold infused creations will become the flagships of the 30 strong collection of Rolls-Royce Phantoms, commissioned by luxury entrepreneur Stephen Hung, Joint Chairman of The 13 HOLDINGS LIMITED, to reflect his bold vision, as expressed in the design scheme of his refined and remarkable hotel. All 30 Bespoke Phantoms, that represent the largest single commission in Rolls-Royce history, are destined for The 13. Select guests will be conveyed in sumptuous style – ensconced in the world of Rolls-Royce and surrounded by Bespoke enhancements commissioned by Mr Hung – designed to make the experience as effortless and luxurious as possible. Identified by the inclusion of 24 carat gold on both the exterior and interior, the two distinctive motor cars will be heralded as the finest…

Leading luxury dealer group H.R. Owen partnered with luxury champagne brand Armand de Brignac for an intimate Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London tasting event on 25 November, where over 40 prized customers enjoyed a rare tasting of the prestige cuvées with like-minded luxury car enthusiasts. The VIP guests were among the first consumers in the world to preview the incredibly rare and newly released Champagne Armand de Brignac Blanc de Noirs Assemblage Two (A2). Only 2,333 bottles of the ultra-prestige and highly collectable cuvée were created. Midway through the evening, Champagne Armand de Brignac CEO Sebastien Besson, a special guest at the Berkeley Square VIP event, revealed in a speech that he would fill the boots of the two Rolls-Royce cars purchased at the event with the iconic champagne, bringing the pinnacle of automotive luxury together with its champagne counterpart. Over £30,000 worth of champagne filled the boots of the purchased…

Leading luxury dealer group H.R. Owen has further enhanced its successful Chauffeur Drive division by adding more of the latest luxury vehicles to the fleet and launched a special offer for the Christmas period. The Chauffeur Drive fleet comprises the latest models from the H.R. Owen network, including Rolls-Royce Ghost and Phantom EWB, more unusual chauffeur models such as the Maserati Quattroporte and the newly added Mercedes-Benz V-Class for those who have larger groups but still want to travel in style and comfort. Drivers Trained to the Highest Standards All H.R. Owen Chauffeur Drive drivers are trained in-house to the highest standards. All are experienced chauffeurs at the time of hire, but they are still put through the H.R. Owen bespoke program to ensure they drive to the highest level and offer the level of service H.R. Owen customers have come to expect. Stress-Free Holiday Shopping To celebrate the festive…

TOP MARQUES MONACO began 13 years ago and has since then blossomed into the world’s greatest supercar show on earth and evolved beyond the automobile. Featuring cutting-edge technology, top performance, sophisticated styling and now includes, a concern for the environment, all making Top Marques Monaco a truly remarkable window onto the world of the luxury supercar industry. Evolved into a Show About More Than Supercars While Top Marques Monaco is predominantly a supercar show it also showcases other aspects of a luxury lifestyle such as elegant watches, state-of-the-art superboats and bespoke jewelry. Test Drives Using the Monaco Grand Prix Circuit Top Marques Monaco is unique for its ingenious use of the iconic Monaco Grand Prix circuit for customized test drives. It is these unparalleled opportunities offered to VIP guests to test drive the hottest supercars on the notoriously demanding F1 track that makes the show so attractive to high caliber visitors.…

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is honoured with the ‘Best British Luxury Craftsmanship’ award at the 2016 Walpole British Luxury Awards. The award was presented during a glittering ceremony attended by luminaries of the British luxury scene by Rory Reid, BBC Top Gear presenter, at the Dorchester, London. The annual awards recognise individuals and companies in the luxury industry who exemplify British excellence and leadership in a field that contributes £32 billion every year to the British economy. The esteemed judging panel of luxury leaders, representing the most highly regarded tastemakers in the industry was led by Michael Ward (Managing Director of Harrods and Chairman of Walpole) and included Lucia van der Post (Luxury Commentator), Conrad Bird, (Director, GREAT Britain Campaign), Peter Ting (Curator, Ceramic Designer and Crafts Council Trustee), Gillian de Bono (Editor of FT How to Spend It) and Marcus Wareing (Chef Patron, Marcus). Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce…

Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, opened the new Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Studio in South Korea, only the second permanent Studio for the marque worldwide after the ‘Atelier’ at the Home of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in Goodwood, England. The new Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Studio, which opens on 1 November, is the first of its kind in Asia and the only Rolls-Royce facility in the world to offer closed-course test drives. As a unique brand experience centre, it will offer guests an insight into the world of the iconic marque in a relaxed atmosphere in the most effortless of manners. Located close to Incheon International Airport, the 200 m2 space is divided into two intimate sections. Visitors are first greeted by the ‘Car Gallery’, showcasing the latest Rolls-Royce models on a rotating basis. In the adjoining ‘Atelier’ lounge, visitors can explore the world of Rolls‑Royce Bespoke on an appointment…

The Morgan 4/4 has been in production since 1936, making it the longest running production vehicle in the world. Elegant in its simplicity, the 4/4 personifies open air motoring. With a combined figure of 44mpg (6.41/100), the Morgan 4/4 exclusively offers maximum pleasure with minimal impact to the environment. The 4/4 is the lightest car in the Morgan classic range, due to it’s combination of Superformed and hand formed aluminum body panels, weighing just 795kg. Every Morgan 4/4 is bespoke to the buyer, tailored to their personal specifications. There is a wide range of options to choose from ranging from special paint options through to custom stitch work. Whatever style, they have the motor to suit the driver and their lifestyle. With expert designers and engineers working together to celebrate traditional manufacture whilst embracing modern design, their cars are manufactured using three key elements: ash, aluminium and leather, to create…

Aston Martin opened its first brand experience boutique in the heart of London’s Mayfair district. Located in one of the capital’s most sought-after streets ‘Aston Martin at No. 8 Dover Street’ is an intersection of the company’s products, experiences and brand collaborations. No. 8 Dover Street will also be a destination for design master classes, art exhibitions, dinner series and other exclusive events. No. 8 Dover Street is an expression of the British marque’s Art of Living by Aston Martin concept, a carefully chosen portfolio of the finest artisan products and truly bespoke experiences that embody the Aston Martin spirit. Celebrating a Rich History with Art, Culture, Shopping, Luxury and Elegance The new boutique – where the exterior sign reads ‘Aston Martin Est 1913’ in celebration of the company’s rich heritage – is the ultimate Aston Martin destination where admirers of the brand and people who enjoy elegance and exclusivity…