Rolls-Royce Wraith- ‘Inspired By Film’, Idolized By All

The groundbreaking Rolls-Royce Wraith launch film, ‘And the World Stood Still’, has been accepted into the BFI (British Film Institute) National Archive, the world’s most significant collection of film and TV. To celebrate the event, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has created Wraith ‘Inspired by Film’.


The film, which won a Gold Award at the 26th International Visual Communications Association (IVCA) Awards, caught the attention of the BFI’s Senior Curator for Non-Fiction Films, Patrick Russell, who considered it a striking piece of contemporary cinematography and so decided to accept it into the archive.

We are delighted to see Rolls-Royce’s Wraith launch film enter the BFI’s collection,” commented Russell. “We selected it for preservation as it is an outstanding and award-winning example of modern corporate promotional film-making. It’s a powerful use of the film medium for product launch purposes, executed with impeccable craftsmanship.”

Marc Mielau, Global Head of Marketing, Rolls‑Royce Motor Cars, said, “It is a great honour to see ‘And the World Stood Still’ accepted into the BFI National Archive. It is testament to Rolls-Royce’s unique position in the public consciousness as the makers of ‘The Best Car in the World’ and the passion, innovation and creativity of the entire team involved.”

The film, ‘And the World Stood Still’, introduced Wraith as the most powerful and technologically-advanced Rolls-Royce in history. Filmed at a secret location near Barcelona, the shoot included an innovative ‘Timeslice’ (frozen time) sequence created using 100 SLR cameras; the longest purpose-built camera rig in Europe; an award-winning film director; 36 computers; 1.5km of cables and one prototype Rolls‑Royce Wraith. A behind the scenes film was also launched after the Company was inundated with requests from fans across social media networks worldwide.


Wraith ‘Inspired by Film’ celebrates Rolls-Royce’s long heritage in film and its entry into the BFI National Archive. Rolls-Royce motor cars have taken leading roles in movies since the dawn of film-making, and have featured in such hits as Goldfinger (1964), The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964), The Thomas Crowne Affair (1968) and The Great Gatsby (1974) to name a few.

Continuing the theme of “And the World Stood Still”, this Wraith is a true hero car, hinting gently at the (film) noir through a number of unique Bespoke touches. Life imitates art as the silver screen is reflected through a unique two-tone Silver and Jubilee Silver paint scheme, whilst a solid-silver hand-cast Spirit of Ecstasy plays the femme fatale to the leading man, as he follows in her wake on an unexpected adventure every time he takes the wheel.



Wraith’s coach doors open to reveal the hero’s interior life, which proves more colorful than its exterior would suggest. The Anthracite leather interior accented with Casden Tan exudes confidence and power like a modern super-hero’s costume, whilst its steely character is suggested by a pin sharp aluminum band shooting through the Maccassar Ebony open pore paneling.


Wraith is the most powerful Rolls-Royce ever made. Performance complements the drama of exterior styling as a shorter wheelbase, wider rear track and 624 bhp/465 kW derived from the twin turbo V12 and a 0-60mph of 4.4 seconds (0-100kph, 4.6 seconds) give expression to the car’s dynamic looks. The swept lines of the fastback body of Wraith, a style whose origins can be found in the 1930s era of film noir, most clearly signal its purposeful character.


Take the lead and order your very own red-carpet ready Wraith ‘Inspired by Film’ here

Watch And the World Stood Still, the movie that inspired the new Wraith, below.

Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II Glides Into Dallas

Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II

The Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II weighs in at a whopping three tons, but you’d never know it when effortlessly coasting down the highway. From 0-62 mph in just 4.9 seconds, this heavyweight packs a powerful punch into a sufficiently luxurious package. This is a vehicle for those who love refinement, from the elegant shape of the body to the well-appointed cockpit featuring redesigned seats and more controls than a space shuttle.

Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II
Photo by Ben Garrett

Christopher Wynn of FD Luxe recently took the Ghost Series II, outfitted with a supple red leather interior, for a spin around Dallas. The verdict? The Ghost Series II gives “the sense that you are floating just above the road, not necessarily connected to it.” Read more about Wynn’s big day out with the Ghost Series II here.

Premier Collection Celebrated With Holiday Soiree

mclaren 650S

Park Place Premier Collection recently held its 2014 Holiday Soiree with a progressive dinner spanning four luxury showrooms. The event was co-sponsored by NorthPark Center and Merrill Lynch Wealth management. The progressive dinner menu was inspired by the four brands that comprise the Park Place Premier Collection: McLaren, Maserati, Rolls-Royce, and Bentley.

Guests began the night with California rolls, ahi wonton crisps and Oriental salad from Kona Grill and sipped on G.H. Mumm Champagne as they admired the legendary McLaren 650S and dazzling Hublot timepieces.

mclaren 650S


Next, guests enjoyed the glamour of the Maserati Quattroporte as they enjoyed Italian-inspired bites by Bread Winners Café and crafted cocktails by Absolut Mistletoe. Men and women’s fashions from Versace were there to complement the bold look of the vehicle.

maserati quattroporte


Guests then surrounded themselves with the opulence of the Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II, as well as the latest in kitchen, bath, and outdoor appliances from Pirch. They enjoyed Avion tequila, The Glenlivet whisky, and Newcastle ales as well as assorted Bistro entrée plates.

rolls-royce ghost II


The night was finished off amongst the hand-sewn beauty of the Bentley GTC V8, the elegance of the Eiseman Jewels’ collection of diamond jewelry, and the impressive collection of jewels from Roberto Coin and Gucci. Guests enjoyed pecan pie, rocky road and carrot cake indulgences from Seasons 52, as well as a complimentary Kahlúa tasting.

eiseman jewels


Guests were asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to benefit Community Partners of Dallas, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring safety and restoring dignity and hope to abused and neglected children.

grace cottage toy drive

Rolls Royce Wraith: The Way a Gentleman Should Drive

The Rolls Royce Wraith is the fastest, most powerful car Rolls Royce has ever created. Under the hood is the same 6.6-liter twin-turbo V-12 as the Ghost, but power has been boosted from 563 hp at 5250 rpm to a healthy 624 hp at 5600 rpm, and torque increases from 575 lb-ft to 590. With more power and torque, the Wraith hits 60 mph in about 4.1 seconds, and runs the quarter mile in about 12.5 seconds. Another amazing feature the Wraith has is the Satellite aided transmission, which sees the road ahead that you can’t, and shifts the car’s gears properly just as a professional driver would. The Wraith never tries too hard to be a sports car. It is a gentleman’s touring car in the truest sense of the term. From the classic Rolls Royce grill with the signature Spirit of Ecstasy flying at the helm of the Wraith, to the tuned up engine that does sound much more sports car like than what we are used to from Rolls Royce, this car is a car meant for a man who is making moves in life.

Park Place Rolls Royce Dallas Wraith

Recently the Rolls-Royce Wraith Launch Film has been awarded a Gold Award at the 26th International Visual Communications Association (IVCA) Awards in London this year. The film, entitled ‘And the World Stood Still’, introduces Wraith as the most powerful and technologically-advanced Rolls-Royce in history. Filmed at a secret location near Barcelona, the shoot included a ‘Timeslice’ (frozen time) sequence created using 100 cameras, the longest purpose-built SLR camera rig in Europe, an award-winning film director, 36 computers, 1.5km of cables and one prototype Rolls-Royce Wraith. A ‘behind the scenes’ film was also launched after the Company was inundated with requests from fans across social media networks worldwide.  The almost haunted mist seen throughout the short film relays the combination of the visible ideological juxtaposition inside the Wraith. The glamorous mystique of the Rolls-Royce brand mixed with the powerful V-12 placed in a chassis where it can really show you what it is made of. Everything inside, outside and about this vehicle is made from the finest materials on the globe, and every piece of the car was built and put together by hand. There is no mistaking this car for anything but a masterpiece. It is a chariot fit for kings.

If feel the urge to see if the crown fits you as well, visit Park Place Rolls Royce Motor Cars Dallas to experience the power and elegance that comes standard with any of the Rolls Royce Motor Cars.