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In addition they had some sort of gyroscope mechanism ( or something like that ) that kept the RR logo in the center cap of the wheel always in the upright position ( as pictured ) . This would be even when driving too. So it appeared that the RR center cap logo was not revolving when the car was driving and always looked like it does in the picture below

That's standard issue on the new RRs. Kinda over the top but I also sorta like it.
post #422 of 445
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That's standard issue on the new RRs. Kinda over the top but I also sorta like it.
Are you sure? By Standard Issue, do you mean the exact same Auto Couture 24 inch Wheels? The Auto Couture wheels do look high dollar but are definitely kind of over the top! Maybe they work for Hip Hop moguls but I don't see Fortune 500 CEOs with these wheels. BTW Here's a Google picture of a 2011 RR Phantom The wheels look similar but I don't think RR is using Auto Couture wheels specifically. Maybe both Auto Couture and standard RR wheels have that non rotating center cap logo feature.
post #423 of 445
the RR caps are weighted at the bottom and spin on bearings so they stay upright like that. A lot of the aftermarket wheels are made to accept the OEM RR centers, like those Auto Couture rims up there. BTW, I saw the new Ghost last weekend on the street, it is very nice, design-wise. It just doesn't have the size presence of the Phantom though, you can tell the Ghost is based on the 7-series just from the size. I saw a Phantom yesterday afternoon in traffic, dark maroon. I love that car in this country, where everything on the road is a silver hyundai or equally shitty car; Phantoms cut through the sea like sharks, and here they're inevitably in more unique colors. They make everything on the road around them look like toys.
post #424 of 445
Do you ever see vintage luxury cars in Korea? That is, '70s era Mercedes, Rolls Royces, etc.
post #425 of 445
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Do you ever see vintage luxury cars in Korea? That is, '70s era Mercedes, Rolls Royces, etc.

They have a few vintage Mercedes in North Korea which they copied.
post #426 of 445
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Originally Posted by summej2 View Post
They have a few vintage Mercedes in North Korea which they copied.

I believe they still use those vintage Mercedes 600 series for the rallies.
post #427 of 445
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Originally Posted by rnoldh View Post
The wheels look similar but I don't think RR is using Auto Couture wheels specifically. Maybe both Auto Couture and standard RR wheels have that non rotating center cap logo feature.

that's what i meant, i'm just a little obtuse. the wheels are aftermarket (thank god) but all new RRs have the weighted center caps.
post #428 of 445
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Do you ever see vintage luxury cars in Korea? That is, '70s era Mercedes, Rolls Royces, etc.

Not at all, I've seen one really clean silver E12 528i on period Alpina wheels, with an ANSA muffler hanging out the center driven by the foreign guy who brought it over obviously; there are a few old timer cars brought over for movie shoots and stuff, and I saw a Phantom VI for sale, but RR's and Bentleys tend to be Silver Spurs and Turbos/Eights. There are always tons of interesting cars brought by embassy/military personnel but I think they've always been barred from selling them to civilians. This place is all brand new money, so it's nothing like Japan, where all good cars go to heaven, but people are getting money here lately, so anything brand new, you see plenty of. Phantoms and Maybachs cost a million here, but you see enough of them to make them not seem rare.
post #429 of 445
I have never been able to decide if I like the feature or not. Attention to detail is one thing, but it basically says "I am wealthy enough to try and defy physics." Very much like the milled-aluminium bonnet; it may well be impressive, but if I wanted impressive I'd have a prancing horse and a helicopter. Its rather different to the umbrella in the door or the hardwood tables; they say "RR have thought of every detail to make my life better" As far as I'm concerned ostentatiousness is a private vice, and RR are venturing into dodgy territory by showing off on the outside of their vehicles.
post #430 of 445
http://www.auto-couture.com/platinum...tom/index.html

31k
post #431 of 445
24"s on a Phantom? That's like lawnmower wheels. Try 27": http://ucar.autos.yahoo.co.jp/detail...00CU0062455774
post #432 of 445
Phantom is hideous IMO
post #433 of 445
^^^Yep, the car is too over-the-top for my taste.
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I don't know if he was exaggerating or not but he seemed like the type of guy that might overpay!
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