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Mercedes-Maybach S600 vs Rolls Royce Ghost II

Mercedes-Maybach S600 vs Rolls Royce Ghost II. Basically, Rolls Royce Ghost II is the main rival of the Maybach. Maybach once failed to compete with Rolls Royce and during that time, Maybach was trying to compete with Rolls Royce Phantom. Whilst Maybach was based on a very old S-Class!

Now Mercedes learned the mistakes and they used the Maybach as a product variation similar to AMG. And that was very cleaver decision. Now, Maybach is clearly based on the S-Class that resembles with Rolls Royce Ghost. Why? Because, Ghost is based on BMW 7-Series. Now the game is fair!

Mercedes-Maybach offers state-of-art technologies that are available with any S-Class. The main advantages of having Mercedes-Maybach is the latest pre-crash systems, Pre-Safe. Pre-Safe technologies can identify cross traffic, pedestrians, cyclists, rear-end collisions. In addition, Mercedes-Maybach offers reclining seats that are amazing. Honestly, that’s main reason why I loved Maybach. You can have a seat like a bed inside a car. However, Rolls Royce Ghost can adjust the softness of the suspension based on the seat are on!

Also, Rolls Royce Ghost II offers the coolest rear hinged doors! That cannot be ordered with a Mercedes-Maybach. Despite the coolest features of the Ghost II, it does have a drive shaft tunnel, which you can find with the Mercedes-Maybach as well.

Another advantage of the Mercedes-Maybach is being under the radar. Whichever Mercedes models you purchase, people perceive it as a Mercedes. Even if you have Mercedes-Maybach, people will say that’s a S-Class. However, when you purchase a Rolls-Royce, all eyes on you. Even if, the car is from second hand market with 100.000-km on dial. It doesn’t matter, you still have a Rolls-Royce and you are a mega rich. Mercedes-Maybach will be the most luxurious under the radar vehicle.

My personal preference is for the Mercedes-Maybach, because it offers better technology than the Ghost II. However, we may see new technologies with Rolls Royce Ghost II after the 7-Series facelift. Also, you don’t need to ask engineers at Rolls-Royce to have a reclining seats, Maybach offers them as a standard. Despite the advantages of the Maybach, it is still a Mercedes. It cannot provide you the experience and the exclusivity of a Rolls-Royce. And the unforgettable experience of owning of a Rolls-Royce!

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The Most Powerful Rolls-Royce Ever Built, Wraith

The most powerful Rolls-Royce ever built, Wraith. It was exhibited at HR Owen London dealer. The Wraith is based on BMW 7-Series chassis and electronic systems. The rest of car is designed by Rolls-Royce. Rolls-Royce Wraith is powered by a 6.6 litre, twin turbo-charged V12 engine. And this brings 624 hp with 800 Nm of torque. Wraith needs only 4.4 seconds to reach 100 km/h!

Wraith is a nice car!

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Rolls-Royce #InsideRollsRoyce Exhibition at Saatchi Gallery London

Rolls-Royce #InsideRollsRoyce exhibition at Saatchi Gallery London started two days ago. And I had chance to attend at the first day. So, is it possible to create an art exhibition from a car. For many people, car is an object that allows them to travel from a to b. However, this is a limited definition. And when it comes to Rolls-Royce, purchasing a car is bespoke journey and a to b concept does not match with this brand.
Most of the Rolls-Royce cars you see on the street are bespoke, basically, it is extremely hard to find an two identical Rolls-Royces. You might be saying, I saw two white Rolls-Royces yesterday. However, did you check their paint code? They may look white but they won’t have the same white tone. The bespoke approach with Rolls-Royce starts with the colour scheme (44.000 different colours) and finishes with your imagination that is possible to manufacture. Basically, when you decide to purchase a Rolls-Royce, you decide to have a bespoke purchasing journey.
As a result of this unique character of Rolls-Royce, it is a great opportunity to  know more about the brand. Unfortunately, society perceives luxury vehicles as an expensive purchase but the reality is totally different. Therefore, if you wish to know more about the Rolls-Royce heritage, you should visit the Saatchi Gallery until Sunday. And it is free to public!
Regarding to umbrellas, each Rolls-Royce comes with a pair of umbrella matching with the exterior colour of the car.

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Photos of Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II, HR Owen London

Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II is now available at the dealers. And last week, I visited HR Owen’s Mayfair, London dealer to see the new Rolls-Royce Ghost! And here are the photos.

Ghost II is powered by a V12 engine with 570 HP and 780 Nm of torque. V12 engine is coupled with a 8-speed automatic gearbox. And Ghost II needs 4.9 seconds to reach 100 km/h and the top speed is 250 km/h.

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New Rolls Royce Ghost II

Rolls Royce Ghost received a facelift and became Ghost II. I never thought the Rolls Royce Ghost approached to facelift time but time passes very quickly. And Rolls Royce revised the Ghost with minor revision and updated. Now Ghost II features touch pad for using the entertainment system, navigation, phone and other tools. Headlights are now LED, more dynamic driving experience, lots of new colours and more personalisation. Also, GPS guided automatic transmission for bette efficiency and smoother riding comfort.

Ghost II is powered by a V12 engine with 570 HP and 780 Nm of torque. V12 engine is coupled with a 8-speed automatic gearbox. And Ghost II needs 4.9 seconds to reach 100 km/h and the top speed is 250 km/h.


 
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All Videos of TaxTheRich100 YouTube Channel

TaxTheRich100 is the most legendary and secret YouTube. And I decided to place all the videos of TaxTheRich100 in my blog. If you are interested on cars or watching TV news, I am sure you watched their videos. Off-road driving experiences of Ferrari Enzo, Jaguar XJ220 and Rolls Royce Phantom. Ferrari F50 burnout, Bugatti EB110 burnout, two Ferrari F50s tied together and reserve burnout. I think this was the most eccentric one! I have never seen two Ferrari F50s tied up together and performing reserve gear burnout.

I did my best to figure out who are doing these but they are very good hiding their selves under the radar.

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Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe Aviator Collection

Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe Aviator Collection, it is a bit long name for a car but Phantom Coupe is quite big as well. The uniqueness of this Rolls Royce is, the price is £403,000 and there are only 35 of them all over the world. I assume, if you are planning to pay £400,000 in cash, they may reduce the £3,000 :) You may ask the more details to HR Owen.
Anyway, if the money is not a problem for you. Phantom Coupe Aviator will definitely satisfy your expectation. Everywhere inside the car is covered with leather, polish steel and wood. Literally, from head to top, this car is a statement of luxury.
Also, each Rolls Royce has 2:1 ratio; the total height of the vehicle is the twice the height of the wheels!
Phantom Coupe Aviator is powered by a V12 with 460 HP and 700 Nm of torque. And the engine is coupled with 8-speed automatic gearbox. And only needs 5.8-second to reach 100 km/h. And price is £403,000!
Would I buy it? If I had chance, definitely yes! It is one of the most beautiful looking coupes available market.

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Royal Mail British Auto Legends Stamps Delivery with a Jaguar E-Type

Royal Mail Auto Legends stamps. If you haven’t heard about this, it is the limited edition of stamps from Royal Mail to congratulate the iconic cars of British automotive industry. Personally, I am not a stamp collector but when I saw these stamps on internet, I was really excited to see them live.

Hopefully, Royal Mail was very kind to send me. However, the sending process was totally different from what I thought. Honestly, I was expecting to receive the stamps via Royal Mail special delivery inside an envelope. And Royal Mail thought that, it is a bit boring way to delivery the stamps and they decided to use a red Jaguar E-Type for the delivery. I am not joking, Royal Mail arrived to my home with a red Jaguar E-Type to deliver these stamps. However, the story did not finish here!

The stamps were not inside an envelope, they were inside a bespoke made engraved red toolbox. Literally, this was the best PR campaign I have ever seen. The whole process was fantastic and left a great memory to remember in future.

Anyway, let’s go back to British Auto Legends stamps. The stamps feature; Jaguar E-Type — 1961, MG MGB — 1962, Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow — 1965, Morgan Plus 8 — 1968, Aston Martin DB5 — 1963, and Lotus Esprit — 1976.

And the prices for British Auto Legends stamps start from as low as £5.64! And it will be a great collectors’ item in future. For the record, never send me an email to buy these stamps in year 2053. I am pretty sure that, I will at least a half-century and instead asking to buy the stamps from me. Go and buy them now :)

You can buy the British Auto Legends stamps from Royal Mail’s online store.

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Photos of Rolls-Royce Wraith from London

Rolls-Royce Wraith is at HR Owen Mayfair, London. Yesterday, I was very lucky to see the brand new coupe of Rolls-Royce, Wraith. Wraith means ghost in Scottish. Wraith is the coupe version of Rolls-Royce Ghost. It is based on BMW 7-Series but that’s all. Wraith has four air suspension with selectable levels, GPS assisted 8-speed automatic gearbox for best gear selection, offers all the BMW’s pre-safety and active safety systems. Front of Wraith offers four different climate zone! And touchpad for controlling the menus and navigation, way better than the iDrive.

Rolls-Royce Wraith is powered by a 6.6-lt V12 engine with 624 HP and 800 Nm of torque. And only needs 4.6 seconds to reach 100 km/h with a superb comfort!

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Why Mercedes-Benz needs Aston Martin? | The Future of Aston Martin

Why Mercedes-Benz needs Aston Martin? I would like to keep this article short and simple. Mercedes-Benz has been trying to gather a market in ultra luxury segment for more than a decade, started with the reboot of the Maybach brand. Mercedes-Benz tried their best to create an ultra luxury brand with the Maybach but due to using same structure with the W220 S-Class and lack of adequate sophistication, Maybach could not keep with Rolls-Royce and Bentley.

What I mean by sophistication? Basically, Maybach never offered the same hand built car experience like Bentley or Rolls Royce. The amount of plastic used in interior and exterior were beyond the acceptable level. And the huge resemblance with the S-Class W220 completed the picture.

Now, Volkswagen Group owns Bentley and Bugatti. BMW owns Rolls Royce and Mini. And Mercedes-Benz or Daimler Group own literally nothing in ultra luxury market. There is no brand under the Daimler Group or Mercedes-Benz to compete with Bentley, Rolls Royce or Bugatti. And Mercedes-Benz knows that their product range is not capable of running at the same pace with the iconic hand built British automotive icons.

And there is one option is left! Buying the Aston Martin. This sounds too rough! And also hinders many potential problems. Instead of that Mercedes-Benz is going to develop the relationship through engine manufacturing and automotive technology sharing. Because, Aston Martin purchases the V8 and V12 engines from the Ford and Aston Martin doesn’t have enough money to develop sophisticated automotive technologies. On the other hand, Mercedes-Benz burns more than €1-billion to R&D and have a lot technologies that are years above their competitors. But it is still Mercedes-Benz.

Harmonising the technology of Mercedes-Benz with the soul of the Aston Martin will reveal a very strong competitor to Bentley and Rolls Royce.

This article represents my own personal views. It does not advice, consult, suggest or predict an investment suggestion, or business strategy to be used for an investment. I do not provide consultantcy or service for any type of investment or similar advices.