Rolls Royce Motors

Rolls RoyceWhat would a Hindustani Rolls Royce look like? A sleek Phantom with a multi-coloured sign on the boot: “Horn Ok Please”? Or a stylish Ghost, with strings of marigolds decorating the windscreen? Read more

You never get many numbers out of Thorsten Müller-Ötvös. The chief executive of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, the luxury marque buried deep within BMW, won’t divulge anything as vulgar as an average sales price, let alone an operating margin or a volume forecast.

Instead, he lets slip the odd morsel like 3,538 (total cars built last year, which was a record) or 4.9, the number of seconds it takes for a Ghost limousine to hit 60 miles an hour, from zero. Read more