Recently Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Houston visited the home of Rolls-Royce with several of their clients to preview the all-new Rolls-Royce Spectre.
Over the course of three days, guest enjoyed a private tour of the factory where they were able to experience first-hand the craftsman that build these cars and see the production line in action. Afterwards they were whisked away to the Goodwood Motor Circuit where they got behind the wheel of the Black Badge Ghost and tested their driving skills and experience the performance of what Ghost can do.
The highlight of course was the preview of the new electric Spectre. Clients were able to spend time with a Rolls-Royce designer to build their new car along with discovering more details from the factory specialist about this highly anticipated supercar.
Between exquisite dinners and cocktails, the experience ended with an intimate gathering with the CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars globally; Torsten Muller-Otvos.
It’s back for its sixth year, the NADA Women Driving Auto Retail video contest which celebrates all women who work in the country’s more than 18,000 car or truck dealerships.
Our very own Marketing & eCommerce Director Diane Caplan is competing for the honors this year and was tasked with telling other women in 90 seconds or less, who she is, what she does, why she loves it, and why the auto retail industry is a great career path.
Last year’s contest received over 150 submissions. It was nothing short of moving and served to inspire the next generation of women working in dealerships and empower those already working in dealerships nationwide.
The House of Rolls-Royce reveals ‘Cullinan – Inspired by Fashion’, comprised of two prêt-à-porter collections– the bold Re‑Belle and striking Fu-Shion. These exquisite ‘objects of desire’ by the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective take inspiration from vibrant hues and textures seen in the world of high fashion, reflecting the eclectic tastes and lifestyle of the luxury clientele. As works of art in their own right, ‘Cullinan – Inspired by Fashion’ will be unveiled to luxury connoisseurs and patrons of the brand at Art Basel in Miami this evening.
‘Cullinan – Inspired by Fashion’ brings out the multifarious character of the luxury SUV and its Black Badge alter ego. “With ‘Cullinan – Inspired by Fashion’ we drew inspiration from the world of our patrons – individuals with eclectic tastes who define trends and influence current movements in the fields of art, fashion and design”, says Celina Mettang, Bespoke Colour and Material Designer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “They defy boundaries, challenge conventions and are bold in their expression of individuality. Reflective of their tastes, our ‘Cullinan – Inspired by Fashion’ models are designed as statement pieces, perfectly tailored to suit the lifestyles of our clients”.
To offer a glimpse into infinite Bespoke possibilities, for ‘Cullinan – Inspired by Fashion’ designers created eight distinctive personalities. Each collection includes two interior colourways defined by iconic accent colours: Lime Green or Peony Pink for Re-Belle and Mandarin or Forge Yellow for Fu‑Shion. Each interior style can be paired with one of two carefully selected exterior looks – either eye-catching or more discrete and understated.
‘Cullinan – Inspired by Fashion’Re-Belle is the ultimate statement piece, reflecting contemporary colour blocking trends with its vivid hues and playful combination of textures. A splash of colour in the interior with Peony Pinkor Lime Green accents provides an irresistible contrast to the Arctic White or Cashmere Grey leather trim. The fascia is finished with extraordinarily detailed handwoven stainless-steel fabric, evocative of metallic apparel seen on this year’s catwalks. Delicate thread with a diameter as fine as 0.45 mm creates an intricate texture, which catches the light beautifully as the vehicle is in motion. ‘Cullinan – Inspired by Fashion’Re-Belle is offered in Lime Green, Gunmetal, Wildberry or Arctic White exterior colours, available depending on the selected interior.
Unleashing the daring Black Badge personality, ‘Cullinan – Inspired by Fashion’Fu-Shion reinterprets high fashion with a utilitarian edge. Reminiscent of the Spring/Summer 2023 prêt‑à-porter collections, embellished with functional elements evocative of street wear, Fu‑Shion showcases Cullinan’s personality – the pinnacle of luxury, effortless everywhere. For Fu-Shion, designers created two interior styles: an eye-catching combination of Military Green, Navy Blue and Mandarin or a blend of Arctic White and Cashmere Grey leather with Forge Yellow accents. Depending on the interior palette, ‘Cullinan – Inspired by Fashion’ Fu-Shion can be commissioned in one of four exterior colours: Military Green, Burnout grey, Forge Yellow or Tempest Grey.
For ‘Cullinan – Inspired by Fashion’, designers created the all-new Starlight Tailgate – a stunning feature which extends the magical, celestial ambience of the Starlight Headliner beyond the interior of the motor car. This Bespoke feature, which takes over 22 hours to manufacture, includes 192 softly illuminated stars incorporated into the perforated leather. The Starlight Tailgate is complemented by the Viewing Suite, creating a perfect setting to enjoy the enchanting beauty of a starry night, anywhere and everywhere.
A further innovation is to be found on the lower part of the fascia, which introduces a coloured Piano veneer for the first time: Cashmere Grey for Re‑Belle and Navy Blue for Fu-Shion. This glossy finish acts as a unifying element, bringing yet more depth to the interior.
For travel in ultimate style, ‘Cullinan – Inspired by Fashion’ is available with matching luggage sets, designed to complement each of the four interior themes. The collection comprises of the 24hr Weekender, 48hr Weekender, Holdall, Tote Bag and Organizer Pouch, offered individually or as a five-piece set.
Houston car fans had the opportunity to check out the electric hypercar the Rimac Nevera during Post Oak Motor Cars Motor Mornings. Everything from Bugattis and Paganis to a Ferrari La Ferrari was also on display to complete the supercar morning.
For members of The Collection Auto Club, they enjoyed a VIP lounge in the Bentley showroom, where Mimosas, coffee and breakfast was served.
To learn more about The Collection Auto Club, visit here.
Houston’s Post Oak Motor Cars, a Tilman Fertitta company and home to Bentley, Bugatti, Rimac, Karma, and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Houston, is excited to announce its second Houston-area location now open in The Woodlands. The 5,000-square-foot luxury showroom is located at 1501 Lake Robbins Dr., Suite 180, offering a unique boutique shopping experience for those searching for their next high-end or exotic supercar.
“The Post Oak Collection represents some of the finest automotive brands in the world, along with a variety of pre-owned exotic and luxury cars for sale such as Aston Martin, Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, to name a few.” Lonny Soza, President of Post Oak Motor Cars.
Post Oak Motor Cars first Houston location opened in 2000 and is next to Fertitta’s Forbes Five-Star luxury development, The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston. In 2020 the dealership received the highly coveted Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 2020 Dealer of the Year, the most prestigious dealer award in all The Americas. Its showroom provides a unique car buying experience with a variety of services, from automotive detailing and maintenance to lifestyle boutiques and concierge services.
In 1900, Rolls-Royce co-founder, Charles Rolls, prophesied an electric future for the motor car. Having acquired an electric vehicle named The Columbia Electric Carriage, he foresaw its suitability as a clean, noiseless alternative to the internal combustion engine – providing there was sufficient infrastructure to support it. Today, more than 120 years later, the time has come for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars to fulfill the prophecy of its founding father.
Rolls-Royce debuts Spectre, the marque’s first fully-electric motor car
Spectre is a prophecy fulfilled, a promise kept and an undertaking completed
Spectre “demonstrates how perfectly Rolls-Royce is suited to electrification”
Spectre heralds the beginning of all-electric era for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
Built on the Rolls-Royce all-aluminium Architecture of Luxury
Spectre uses new SPIRIT software architecture with full Whispers integration
World’s first Ultra-Luxury Electric Super Coupé is spiritual successor to Phantom Coupé
First customer cars to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2023
“Spectre possesses all the qualities that have secured the Rolls-Royce legend. This incredible motor car, conceived from the very beginning as our first fully-electric model, is silent, powerful and demonstrates how perfectly Rolls-Royce is suited to electrification. Spectre’s all-electric powertrain will assure the marque’s sustained success and relevance while dramatically increasing the definition of each characteristic that makes a Rolls-Royce a Rolls-Royce.
“At Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, perfection is about more than making the very best products. It is a culture, an attitude and our guiding philosophy. Indeed, it is our founding father Sir Henry Royce who said, ‘strive for perfection in everything you do’. Spectre has been conceived within this culture. It is perfectly in tune with the sensibilities of our time. It states the direction for the future of our marque and perfectly answers a call from the most discerning individuals in the world to elevate the electric motor car experience, because Spectre is a Rolls-Royce first and an electric car second.
“This is the start of a bold new chapter for our marque, our extraordinary clients and the luxury industry. For this reason, I believe Spectre is the most perfect product that Rolls-Royce has ever produced.” Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
“The electric car is perfectly noiseless and clean. There is no smell or vibration. They should become very useful when fixed charging stations can be arranged.” The Hon. Charles Stewart Rolls, Co-Founder, Rolls-Royce, 1900
Discover more Spectre here or to order your very own Spectre, contact our Concierge to schedule your commissioning appointment.
It is pink all month long at Post Oak Motor Cars and The Post Oak Collection. Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness month, we have wrapped a Bentley Continental GT and a Rolls-Royce Cullinan pink and have launched a Instagram contest supporting participants’ charity of choice when they enter the contest.
Post Oak Motors will donate $1000 to the breast cancer charity of your choice.
Enter to win:
Post a picture on Instagram with either our Pink Bentley Continental GT or Rolls-Royce Cullinan
Brenner’s on the Bayou will host its annual Fall Wine Fest Saturday, October 15, 2022, providing Houstonians the opportunity to sample a wide variety of award-winning wines.
Enjoy entertainment featuring eclectic wines, delicious chef-crafted bites, live music, and much more along the picturesque Buffalo Bayou; the Wine Fest is the perfect way to celebrate the taste of the grape in one of Houston’s most scenic settings!
Limited tickets are available, so get yours today! The event is held rain or shine. Must be 21 years of age and present valid ID. NO children will be allowed to enter. Visit here to purchase tickets online or visit https://www.brennersfest.com/ for more details.
Ever since the Veyron was introduced in 2005, the W16 engine has been the beating heart of every Bugatti. The roadgoing car that brings the W16 era to an end was always destined to be special: exclusive, elegant and powerful. It must be the very best of its kind. This is W16 Mistral: the ultimate roadster.
During this past week’s Monterey Car Week, Bugatti introduced this latest masterpiece to dealers, clients and the world.
Mate Rimac, Bugatti Rimac CEO, said: “For the final roadgoing appearance of Bugatti’s legendary W16 engine, we knew we had to create a roadster. Well over 40% of all Bugatti vehicles ever created have been open-top in design, establishing a long lineage of performance icons that – to this day – are revered the world over. In the Chiron1 era there had, to-date, been no roadster, so the introduction of W16 Mistral2 continues this legacy, driven by enormous demand from our clients for an all-new way to experience the mighty performance of our iconic engine. The W16 Mistral opens the next chapter in the Bugatti roadster story, inspired by over a century of open top legends.”
For a car as evocative and important as this, great consideration went into the badge it should wear. Far more than simply a development of the Chiron, the roadster needed a name associated with freedom, elegance and speed. Inspiration came from the mistral, a powerful wind that blows from the Rhône River valley, through the chic towns of the Côte d’Azur in southern France and into the Mediterranean. And with the engine so central to this roadster’s character, it stands side-by-side with this mighty wind: W16 Mistral.
Only 99 examples of the W16 Mistral will be built, priced at 5 million euros net, with deliveries due to begin in 2024. The entire production run of W16 Mistral is already sold out. Texas will receive one of these.
For questions or details, please contact our Bugatti Brand Manager Max Malikov.