Legendary luxury carmaker Rolls-Royce has been making some bold moves recently with their updated Phantom models, and it appears that more developments are in the works for Rolls-Royce motorcars. Rolls recently announced that they are updating their Ghost models as well, with an announced three different versions, one of which will be a coupe with a 600-plus horsepower engine. Rolls-Royce sold 3,538 Ghosts last year, a remarkable 31 percent increase over 2010’s sales. With the new models, they appear to be staking a larger claim on the luxury market in the coming years.
Rolls has not released many details about the upcoming changes but have said that they plan to unveil the sporty two-door Ghost models at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The new Ghost coupe will be built to hold the road rather than glide atop it, with a lowered suspension, shorter wheelbase and sport-tuned traction control system to get drivers’ adrenaline going in tight turns. Rolls has not yet announced a price for the new Ghost models, but buyers with adequate means will surely be placing orders with their local dealers for this new roadster.
You may need deep pockets to own a Rolls-Royce, but you don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy the classic look, feel and ride of a Rolls limousine. In addition to our San Francisco limos, party buses, limo buses and other luxury vehicles, we also rent Bay Area classic Rolls-Royce limousines for very affordable rates. These timeless classics have been lovingly restored and are very popular choices for the following:
Renting one of our Bay Area Rolls-Royce limos for friends and family is also a great gift idea for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas and other special occasions! To learn more about our affordable rates, availability and to reserve your San Francisco Rolls-Royce rental, call us at NLS Limo today at 800-339-8936!
In a most unexpected and unlikely move from an automaker known for its superb craftsmanship and unparalleled quality, Rolls-Royce recently announced a recall of some of its 2010 Ghost models for a potential heating problem in the cooling systems. Rolls is recalling 589 Ghost models built between September 2009 and September 2010 and equipped with turbochargers due to a circuit board on an auxiliary water pump that can overheat, smolder and potentially catch fire in the engine compartment. It is very, very rare that Rolls-Royce has a problem with any component of its luxury vehicles, but Rolls told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the smallest potential for fire was enough to voluntarily issue the recall.
Rolls said that the auxiliary pump cools the turbocharger on some motors during operation and continues to operate when the car is turned off. In some Ghost models, the overheated circuit board can cause the pump to fail, creating the potential for fire as the heat builds up. Rolls admits that it has not heard of any fires due to overheating pumps but is proactively addressing the problem. Ghost owners can return their autos to the dealer to have the pump replaced for free and can contact the automaker at 877-877-3735 for more information.
We suspect that one of Rolls’ parts suppliers has some serious explaining to do, as this automaker will not look kindly on a vendor that makes the brand look bad under any circumstances. Any company wishing to do business with Rolls must endure a very thorough vetting process to ensure that their standards for quality are consistent with Rolls’ decades-long reputation for excellence.
We do not currently have any of the recalled Rolls-Royce Ghost models in our fleet of luxury vehicles, but we do offer a few vintage Rolls limousines that are in no danger of having their circuit boards recalled! These beauties from the 40s are short on electronic gadgets, but very long on style, luxury and an unmistakable sense of elegance. If you would like to rent a San Francisco vintage Rolls-Royce from our selection for a wedding, anniversary, birthday, sightseeing tour or another special occasion, please call us at NLS Limo today at 1-800-339-8936! We promise the only recalls you’ll have to endure with our antique Rolls limos will be recalling what a wonderful time you had riding in them!
The holiday season is fast approaching, and some of the most popular San Francisco limousines, party buses and other luxury vehicles are being reserved for what are some of the traditionally busiest dates of the year for us. Forward-thinking guests are making their reservations now to ensure that they get their first choice of limo, party bus, luxury coach, limo bus and other luxury group transportation for the following:
- Entertaining visiting friends and family
- Sightseeing tours
- Wine tours
- Sporting events
- Other special occasions
While each Bay Area luxury rental is slightly different in terms of layout, color scheme, lighting and amenities, you can be sure that no matter which model you prefer, you and your friends will enjoy luxury amenities such as these:
- Flat panel TVs
- High-end audio systems
- Wet bars
- Mood lighting
- Privacy windows
- Plush, comfortable seating
- Starlight ceilings
- Other luxurious appointments to make your special occasion extra special!
Depending on which limo or party bus tickles your fancy, you can also enjoy special amenities such as stripper poles, hot tubs, moon roofs, iPod docking capabilities, dance floors, laser light shows, custom aquariums and much more!
If you’re thinking about making the holiday season extra festive with a Bay Area limousine rental, please browse the pages of our site and make a list of your preferred models. Then, give us a call at NLS Limo at 1-800-339-8936, speak with one of our reservation specialists and reserve your first choices now for the best availability. Some of the most popular models and dates are filling up quickly, so don’t delay! While we’re on the subject, we would like to wish our guests and their families a very safe and happy holiday season. Thanks for helping us enjoy another year as the premier San Francisco limousine service! It’s our pleasure to serve you, and we look forward to many more years of helping you celebrate the special moments of your lives.