“Imagination rules the world.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
The manufacturer of the world’s pinnacle super-luxury automobiles today confirmed the development program for a new Rolls-Royce. The new car will reach the market by mid-2016.
The car will build on the success of Phantom, Ghost and Wraith by continuing to boldly shape the future of the marque with contemporary, graceful and sensuous styling. It will deliver effortless, open-top touring through the perfect marriage of modern Rolls-Royce luxury, style and elegance with an engaging and exhilarating driving experience.
Speaking from the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood, West Sussex, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said, “I am truly delighted to confirm today the development of our new model which will open an exciting new chapter in the great story of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. We are currently developing an exciting and thoroughly contemporary interpretation of a pinnacle drophead tourer which will introduce even more discerning men and women to Rolls-Royce ownership.”
Peter Schwarzenbauer, Chairman of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, welcomed the announcement saying, “The announcement of a new Rolls-Royce model is always a seminal moment in the automobile industry. When it arrives in 2016, this elegant and sensuous new car will build on the success of our current models and will play a key part in fulfilling Rolls-Royce Motor Car’s commitment to long-term sustainable growth.”
The new car is currently undergoing a rigorous process of prototype testing as it enters its next stage of development.
Today, vigorous engines of the Maserati GranTurismo MCs come alive four Round 4 of the Maserati Trofeo World Series. The single-marque motorsport championship travels the globe. This is the season’s first event outside of Europe where it makes a stop at the Virginia International Raceway (VIR) in conjunction with the Tudor United SportsCar Championship.
With its rich racing history, Maserati celebrates 100 years of racing milestones and this next round marks a return to the track. Near Danville, Carrol Shelby drove his No.98 Maserati 450S to victory in 1957. He managed to complete 20 laps over a race distance of around 65 miles, beating off the best competition of that era.
At the 2014 Maserati Trofeo, held at Silverstone, Mauro Calamia claimed the season’s first title: the Trofeo Europa. Now that reigning champion Renaud Kuppens has pulled out, the search is on for a successor with Calamia looking most likely. Second overall is Gabriele Gardel but he can be ruled out as his season ended at the last round. One driver who will be feeling confident is Italian Riccardo Ragazzi and, if his luck turns, so will Alan Simoni. With things now on a global stage, the Europeans will be up against ten or so North Americans in the triple challenge that will see two 30’ sprints and a 60’ endurance race held.
“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha