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Glorious highs and inglorious lows of Rolls-Royce

Autocar Logo By Autocar of Autocar | Slide 1 of 32: Few would have predicted even a decade ago that the most prestigious and exclusive motoring brand in the world would build an off-roader, but in an age where even Ferrari is embracing the SUV, it’s become inevitable. From relatively humble beginnings, here’s how Rolls-Royce went from building two-cylinder cars to some of the world’s most expensive and exclusive V8- and V12-powered luxury saloons, coupés, convertibles – and shortly an SUV too.

An all-new Rolls-Royce Phantom has just arrived (pictured) and soon we’ll see the BMW subsidiary’s first ever SUV, the Cullinan.

Few would have predicted even a decade ago that the most prestigious and exclusive motoring brand in the world would build an off-roader, but in an age where even Ferrari is embracing the SUV, it’s become inevitable. From relatively humble beginnings, here’s how Rolls-Royce went from building two-cylinder cars to some of the world’s most expensive and exclusive V8- and V12-powered luxury saloons, coupés, convertibles – and shortly an SUV too.

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