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Slideshow: Electronics Add Glitter to New Rolls-Royce

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ChasChas
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Re: 21st Century RR
ChasChas   4/2/2013 9:46:02 AM
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Yes, Zippy - time was when you bought a RR when you reached a point where you felt driving was beneath your station in life.

What gives?

Zippy
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Zippy   4/2/2013 9:27:59 AM
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RR has come out with a driver-oriented performance vehicle designed by a BMW engineer.  Quite a change from the days when Bentley was their performance division.  In the old days, RR ignored the driver (assumed to be your chauffeur), emphasized the luxury of the back seat (where the owner sat), and listed the horsepower as "adequate."

 

Does the Queen know about this?   :)

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Battar   4/2/2013 9:26:24 AM
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In one corner of the world, coincidentally the country where Roll-Royce was founded, this car will be known as a "pratmobile" (US citizens might have to look up the definition of "prat"). This is not a vehicle for reaching your destination in speed, safety and comfort. A BMW 5 or Mercedes C-class can do that. This is a car for showing everyone else how much money you have.

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Re: Electronics add glitter
TJ McDermott   4/1/2013 8:37:16 PM
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apresher, what happens when you enter a tunnel or other cause of sporadic GPS signals?  Or, a better question might be - What happens when the system REGAINS GPS signal?  A sudden gear change?

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apresher   4/1/2013 8:22:37 PM
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Chuck, Love the use of GPS data to anticipate upcoming hills, and adjust gear to fit. Every car should offer this small luxury. Thanks.

Charles Murray
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Re: AWESOME
Charles Murray   4/1/2013 6:46:19 PM
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I agree, far911. It's a beautiful vehicle, albeit a $320,000 beautiful vehicle.

far911
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AWESOME
far911   4/1/2013 2:10:44 PM
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it certainly is a piece of art.

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