Rolls Royce announces a $340,000 SUV


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#2

Good Lord thats fugly.


#3

The past decade has not been kind to the RR front end.


#4

Looks fine on the Chrysler 300. Probably not the comparison that RR wants to hear, though.


#5

Does no one else notice the Hitler 'stache the car is sporting?


#6

Godwinmobile!


#7

Oh my god. Boing Boing has another misleading headline! This is just shoddy journalism!

/sarcasm

That’s not an SUV. Clearly it’s a tall station wagon. And the black model and the silver model look like Hearses.


#8

A 4 year old used Lincoln hearse can run 80 grand or more. New ones Have to be up to 150 easy.

340K for a hearse is likely the high end.

Tow package? Never have seen a U-Haul behind a hearse.


#9

Don’t many, perhaps most, current SUVs secretly have quite a lot in common with the station wagons of old?


#10

Depends on how many people died and how cheap the family is ;).


#11

SUV … meaning Sport Utility Vehicle?

I’m not comfortable with that.

What if it gets mud on the fenders?

I can throw it away, and they’ll send me a new one, right?


#12

If you go for the armoured version, I’d rather have the Lawrence of Arabia model:


#13

Ugly? Yes. But nothing else says “Deposed Leader of a Failed State”, quite like a Rolls made after the BMW acquisition…


#14

A BMW-Rolls?

I’ll take 2.

As long as they’re attached to the side of a Gulfstream :smile:

Exciting aside; BMW didn’t acquire RR Motors, VW did. But VW didn’t have the right to the logo, that was held by RR Plc. BMW were able to license the right to use the RR logo from RR Plc because of their business relationship frmom their existing aero-engine collaboration.

So VW paid GBP430M for the company and its assets, but could only make Bentleys. So they pretend that’s what they really wanted anyway. BMW paid 10% of that for the right to make BMWs with RR badges on them.

When RR eventually bought BMW out of the aero engine joint venture, BMW became R-R’s largest shareholder for some time.


#15

The fundamental difference is that the station wagons of old were built on car chassis, while SUVs are built on truck chassis, meaning the SUV gets all the extra weight and poor performance of a truck with few/none of the upsides.

There was a point in history were Ford sold the Torus Wagon alongside the Explorer, and the Torus Wagon had more interior room, better performance in almost every measure, and even had a higher towing capacity.


#16

Well how the hell else are you supposed to take it with you? FedEx?


#17

[quote=“Benjamin_Jones, post:15, topic:52218, full:true”]
There was a point in history were Ford sold the Torus Wagon alongside the Explorer, and the Torus Wagon had more interior room, better performance in almost every measure, and even had a higher towing capacity.[/quote]
And the Ford Klein Bottle wagon had even more capacity.


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If you’re rich enough, you can buy two - His and Hearse.


#20

Can’t wait