At the Rankin Gallery in Los Angeles on Nov. 16-23, the public will be able to see the product of the team-up between luxury British marque Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and photographer Rankin. In the full year that Rolls-Royce was in commission, Rankin took 100 images that the Spirit of Ecstasy inspired. This figurine is well-known for its defining position on the bonnet of each Rolls-Royce.
Rankin got complete artistic license to develop a modern and highly personal interpretation of the iconic ‘flying lady’.
Moreover, he used various themes for its exploration of the contemporary Spirit of Ecstasy, including power, the beauty of age, intrigue and mystery, speed and whirlwind blend with materials, fabrics and paint.
These materials were used in the creation of a striking series of photographic portraits that have a worldwide appeal. Rankin’s work shows women of different ages and cultures.
They were each selected for their symbolic representation of the Spirit of Ecstasy’s femininity, grace and mystery. An exclusive Spirit of Ecstasy reception will be hosted by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars on Nov. 17 at the Rankin Gallery in Los Angeles.
This event will be attended by Rankin, media and VIP guests. At this exhibition, 80 of the entire set of 100 portraits will be featured. Expect to find a wider selection at the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars stand at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 18-27.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars proudly presented the newest member of its luxury family with the Ghost Extended Wheelbase. Without a doubt, this model is indeed a Rolls-Royce and is expected to continue to have the celebrated hood figurine known as the Spirit of Ecstasy.
This mascot will be celebrating its centenary this 2011. Going back to the Ghost Extended Wheelbase, this particular model was first revealed to the public during the 2011 Shanghai Motor Show. This Auto Show is considered as an ideal launching point as this is where customers who expect the best from their particular luxury cars usually attend.
Customers of this show generally want rear seat passengers to have the needed comfort and space. The unveiling of the Ghost Extended Wheelbase follows the introduction in September 2009 of the Ghost to the worldwide market.
This model managed to get the acclaim not just of the customers, but also the enthusiasts and even members of the media. Mainly this was due to its excellent performance combined with an impressive modern design executed effortlessly.
Similar to many models coming from Rolls-Royce, the Ghost Extended Wheelbase continues to have the principles and the finest value that have long been part of these automotive legends. These are meant to show effortless performance and display supreme quality, as well as to become the top of what it means to be a luxury car. Indeed, even the most discerning of customers will see that no compromise was given when it came to mixing performance with an amazing interior space.
While the Ghost Extended Wheelbase remains to have all of the dynamism that was experienced in the Ghost, it entices even the most fervent of drivers to get out of the driver seat and enjoy what it means to be a passenger.
Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase is hand-built at its facility in Goodwood, England, and delivers agility with a striking appearance. The increase in the space for the interior is due to the length being increased by 170 mm.
This increases the already excellent space that passengers in the rear enjoy in the Ghost. With the panoramic sunroof fitted as standard, it improves the atmosphere of the interior even further as it ensures that occupants are surrounded in natural light.