In-Car Tech

Next-gen Rolls-Royce Ghost will have the cleanest micro environment available in a car

The Rolls-Royce Ghost will make its world premiere this autumn.

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As atmospheric pollutants and clean living take a bigger part in the world's conversation, Rolls-Royce is elevating the concepts surrounding positive movement in those two areas and putting them in their vehicles. The next-generation Rolls-Royce Ghost will have the cleanest micro environment available in a motor car.

The bespoke, super luxury automaker has created the Rolls-Royce Micro Environment Purification System (MEPS), which uses Impurity Detection Sensors (IDS) and Nanofleece filtration technology as part of its to produce "unprecedented levels of purity". The result, Rolls-Royce says, complements the design and materials of the model to create a "sense of oasis".

Rolls-Royce Ghost The current generation of the Rolls-Royce Ghost features a cabin filtration system, but the new model will take the technology a step further. Photo courtesy of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

The IDS is able to detect ambient air quality and will automatically switching fresh air intakes to recirculation mode if it determines that a certain level of airborne contaminants is present. When this happens, all cabin air is channeled through the Nanofleece filter, which is capable of removing extremely fine particulates, including viruses and bacteria from the air.

It takes just two minutes for all the air in the cabin to be circulated through the filter.

A filtration system isn't new for the Rolls-Royce. Since 2015, all the marque's motorcars have been equipped with air filtration equipment. This system can protect occupants against the effects of carbon and pollen particles in the air. It is common to find air filtration systems in modern vehicles. Some luxury cars also offer ionizers.

Rolls-Royce anticipates that after the initial implementation of the technology inside the Ghost, future clients will be able to remotely pre-conndition their vehicle's micro environment, the same way they would with air conditioning, heating, seat positions, or radio stations.

The redesigned Ghost will debut this autumn.

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The Recreation Module fits into the Cullinan's boot.

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If you're driving in your Rolls-Royce Cullinan and hear Rare Earth come on the radio, it's generally not a bad thing. If you happen to change the lyrics to their best-known hit to "I just want to recreate", Rolls-Royce has a solution for you.

The new Recreation Module brings bespoke storage solutions for adventure enthusiasts to the bespoke SUV in proper Rolls-Royce fashion. This isn't just underfloor storage or bins. This is an entire solution designed around an owner's hobbies.

The 48-liter motorized drawer cassette fits invisibly into the luggage compartment of the Cullinan. Via the touch of a button, the Module slides open to reveal equipment, accessories, and paraphernalia that has been personally selected by the motor car's commissioning client. This is no junk drawer setup. Each item is ensconced in its own individual, tailored container.

Rolls-Royce Cullinan Recreation Module The Recreation Module allows for bespoke storage.Photo courtesy of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

Rolls-Royce Cullinan Recreation Module

Rolls-Royce designers are able to trim out the Module to match or contrast with the car's interior and exterior.

Cullinan owners who wish their model had come with the Recreation Module aren't out of luck. They can have the Module retrofitted to their vehicle - the electric connections are already existing.

Rolls-Royce clients that demand even more can have multiple Modules configured. Say, for example, the owner is simultaneously a shooting, skiing, and photography fanatic but they don't do all those at once. Before setting off to a hunt, heading out to ski, or setting out on an excursion, the owner can install the proper Module in the cargo area while leaving the others behind.

You may remember a similar storage solution from 2019. That year, Rolls-Royce commissioned photographer Mark Riccioni to create a series of innovative and subversive images featuring Black Badge Cullinan, under the cover of darkness, in Los Angeles. To support the project, the marque developed a personalised Urban Photography Recreation Module, incorporating specialist equipment including a DJI Mavic Mini drone, 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro, 16-inch Apple MacBook Pro, Sennheiser PXC550 MkII noise-cancelling headphones, Persol PO3225-S sunglasses and outerwear from streetwear brand Supreme.

Cullinans outfitted with the Module do not have their cargo capacity lessened. The length and boot capacity remain the same as vehicles without the component.

Commissioners can have their Cullinan outfitted with both the Module and the Viewing Suite – two rear-facing sociably arranged either side of a retractable cocktail table. It too deploys via the touch of a button.

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The Rolls-Royce Phantom Tempus Collection takes inspiration from the stars.

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Time never stands still and it waits for no one. Rolls-Royce is hoping that a new offering featuring its signature Phantom sedan will be a timeless edition to a select number of households.

The new Phantom Tempus Collection is inspired by the passing of time. Rolls-Royce has designed the car to feature the aesthetic and intellectual themes relating to time and the cosmos. A key component to the design is the pulsar, a very dense, white-hot star that exhibits electromagnetic radiation in extremely regular pulses. The star comes alive in the Phantom via the car's unique Pulsar Headliner, which has the pulsar as its centerpiece.

The concept of time extends to the car's 'Frozen Flow of Time' Gallery. The unique art features 100 individually contoured columns, representing the 100-million-year period of a rotational spin of a pulsar star. Each column is black-anodised and hand-polished to reflect the light. As the eye travels along it, the whole structure, though entirely solid, appears to ripple and flex.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Tempus Collection

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Inside the glove compartment is a plaque with a quotation from Albert Einstein: "The distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion".

On the interior of the doors is a twisting pattern of stars that has been created by illuminating perforations. Additional perforations, in contrasting leather, adds depth and detail to the effect.

The exterior of the Phantom features a Kairos Blue paint job. The bespoke paint incorporates jewel-like mica flakes that glitter as they reflect light. There is black detailing. The Spirit of Ecstasy wears a unique date and location that is of particular significance to the client, engraved at its base.

"Phantom Tempus is a motor car for those who shape the world as they seek their own place in the universe. They understand that whatever our individual gifts, talents and opportunities, we're all given Time – and it is up to us to make the most of every moment," said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

The Tempus Champagne Chest features pulsar artwork that is hand-painted onto the table, below which, the chest houses thermal flasks for chilling both champagne and caviar, four hand-blown crystal champagne flutes arranged to evoke the cylinders of a V12 engine and a fine mother-of-pearl caviar spoon.

Rolls-Royce is limiting the offering to just 20 examples. Each of the models has already been allocated to clients.

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