Topklasse Discussion Board  
Home Forum Legal/Privacy Media/Picture Gallery Websites and Links Technical

Go Back   Topklasse Discussion Board > THE EXPERIENCE - DRIVING PLEASURE > ROAD TESTS

ROAD TESTS Road tests and related articles

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 25th April 2014, 06:15 PM
Styria's Avatar
Styria Styria is offline
The Godfather
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sydney
Posts: 8,621
Default 2014 Flying Spur vs. Ghost

Pretty interesting tests between two Super Luxury heavyweights. The guys testing, in my opinion, are right on the button in their efforts to convey a precise and accurate assessment of these two cars.

The colour of the Rolls Royce takes a bit getting used to - if I owned the car, the first item of modification would be the wheels - the black just does not suit the car. This is a long test, but perservere reading - it is most enlightening. Regards Styria

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf2raANBBI0
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 25th April 2014, 07:02 PM
BenzBoy BenzBoy is offline
Noble
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sydney - Centre of Civilisation
Posts: 6,904
Default Re: 2014 Flying Spur vs. Ghost

An interesting test - I would take either one but the R-R wheels, although historically accurate, leave me cold.
Regards,
B
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 26th April 2014, 06:04 AM
Michel's Avatar
Michel Michel is offline
The Prince of Arabia
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 9,183
Default Re: 2014 Flying Spur vs. Ghost

I think the tests were absurd.

These are vehicles simply not destined to be pushed around corners and figure eight setups the way they did.
Although, the acceleration figures were amazing!
__________________
Michel

1978 W116 690SEL # 3312
1985 R107 500SL AMG
2000 C208 CLK430
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 26th April 2014, 06:58 AM
BenzBoy BenzBoy is offline
Noble
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sydney - Centre of Civilisation
Posts: 6,904
Default Re: 2014 Flying Spur vs. Ghost

Quote:
Originally Posted by Michel View Post
I think the tests were absurd.

These are vehicles simply not destined to be pushed around corners and figure eight setups the way they did.
Although, the acceleration figures were amazing!
Totally absurd - but fun. Could be useful if you are a Russian oligarch and need to escape the pursuing NATO forces ....
Regards,
B
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 26th April 2014, 08:37 AM
Styria's Avatar
Styria Styria is offline
The Godfather
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sydney
Posts: 8,621
Default Re: 2014 Flying Spur vs. Ghost

I certainly need to agree with you Michel and your remarks. To take it further, if one was to be totally objective, you really have to ask yourself what is the point in measuring acceleration times over ANY speed range, but particularly from nought to a hundred because, after all, how often does one engage in that sort of test on an everyday basis ? Furthermore, in around about sort of way, what is the point in manufacturers building cars with engines that will dispose of the 0-100 times in 3.9, 4.3, even 5.9 seconds when Governments hammer us for safety, reduction in road tolls, cameras (both speed and redlight) everywhere, long range laser speed cameras - in other words, the whole gambit of penalizing us as soon as we turn our heads.

What I liked about the test was the willingness of the testers to cast a critical eye over the interiors, the furnishings, and the internal features of these cars. After all, isn't that what the well to-do primarily pay for? On that score, I give the testers full marks in differentiating between two absolute pinnacles of car manufacture. Regards Styria
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 26th April 2014, 08:44 AM
BenzBoy BenzBoy is offline
Noble
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sydney - Centre of Civilisation
Posts: 6,904
Default Re: 2014 Flying Spur vs. Ghost

Quote:
Originally Posted by Styria View Post
I certainly need to agree with you Michel and your remarks. To take it further, if one was to be totally objective, you really have to ask yourself what is the point in measuring acceleration times over ANY speed range, but particularly from nought to a hundred because, after all, how often does one engage in that sort of test on an everyday basis ? Furthermore, in around about sort of way, what is the point in manufacturers building cars with engines that will dispose of the 0-100 times in 3.9, 4.3, even 5.9 seconds when Governments hammer us for safety, reduction in road tolls, cameras (both speed and redlight) everywhere, long range laser speed cameras - in other words, the whole gambit of penalizing us as soon as we turn our heads.

What I liked about the test was the willingness of the testers to cast a critical eye over the interiors, the furnishings, and the internal features of these cars. After all, isn't that what the well to-do primarily pay for? On that score, I give the testers full marks in differentiating between two absolute pinnacles of car manufacture. Regards Styria
Acceleration is to some extent academic - but neither of these would sell if their 0-100 kph times were something like the 10s mark.
One may not be able to use the available power but there is the perception that it is available if one could. Perception counts.
Regards,
B
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 26th April 2014, 07:11 PM
Styria's Avatar
Styria Styria is offline
The Godfather
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sydney
Posts: 8,621
Default Re: 2014 Flying Spur vs. Ghost

Another take on the Rolls Royce theme - this time, a far more dignified, and perhaps, more appropriate colour scheme and wheels. Regards Styria

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_Gb9yKlnog
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 26th April 2014, 07:17 PM
Styria's Avatar
Styria Styria is offline
The Godfather
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sydney
Posts: 8,621
Default Re: 2014 Flying Spur vs. Ghost

How beautiful is this ? Extremely. Gorgeous green colour, lovely two tone combination. Will have a look at the interior directly. Regards Styria

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5mHEEa3SD4

N.B. I don't think that I have ever seen a more beautifully designed and crafted steering wheel. Man and his craft are beyond belief.

Last edited by Styria; 26th April 2014 at 07:20 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bentley flying spur Styria Cars of Yesteryear 2 2nd April 2013 10:57 AM
Flying Spur & Peking Continental Styria Cars of Yesteryear 0 2nd April 2013 05:28 AM
Flying W116 oscar TALKING TORQUE 2 1st September 2008 03:23 PM


All times are GMT +10. The time now is 02:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright Topklasse 2020