Tagged With rolls royce

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Conor McGregor recently received a lucky charm from Rolls-Royce ahead of his UFC 205 fight on the weekend, and it looks to have paid off. The custom Rolls-Royce Ghost will be unmistakable around town as it features McGregor’s face along with his alias, 'NOTORIOUS', emblazoned across matte black bodywork.

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Think back to the modern era of cars and you’ll recall that there’s not been a year without a concept car to wow the crowds. Whether it’s rolled out from a factory in Italy, England, Japan or America, concept cars have long been the testing bed for cutting-edge technology and design. It’s also this very reason that a lot of these insane concept machines never actually make it onto public roads short of spawning one or two examples.

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Rolls Royce is a car manufacturer with a long history, and a history of building its over-sized, super-luxury limousines solidly. The next Rolls Royce Phantom, and future Rolls Royce cars more generally, though, will use modern manufacturing techniques and the same materials used on the Tesla Model S, with an aluminium chassis and body that saves weight and adds strength, albeit at the cost of more complex design requirements.

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Automakers are pushing bold, innovative ideas forward with their latest concept cars. Whether it's a car with nothing inside but a sofa and TV or an electric car resembling the Batmobile, concept cars give us a glimpse of how technology will shape the future of driving.

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Australia's newest Governor-General is General the Honourable Sir Peter John Cosgrove AK MC, sworn in a few minutes ago in a ceremony at Parliament House in Canberra. As part of his initiation, Cosgrove travelled from Parliament to the Governor-General's residence in Yarralumla in an especially rare car.

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As much as I would love to play Richard Hammond for a living, I work at Gizmodo not Top Gear. This doesn't necessarily mean that there can't be a crossover, though. At this very moment, over in the land of triangle-shaped chocolate, supercolliders and neutrality, the Geneva Motor Show took place last week with some seriously nice cars on display that demand a lusting.

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Rolls Royce has planned to release an electric version of their car for some time, but before they do that, they're making a concerted effort to make sure they nail every detail. It is, after all, still a Rolls. So the 102EX, as they're calling their electric car, is a test model that'll tour around, get pushed to the limit and see if it can live up to the name.