The act of flipping cars — that is, buying a limited or highly desirable model and then reselling it for big profit — won’t go unnoticed, or be tolerated, by Rolls-Royce.
Speaking at the launch of the new car in California, he said: ‘I can tell you we are really sanitizing the need to prove who you are, what you want to do with the car – you need to qualify for a car and then you might get a slot for an order.” But those who violate the policy and resell the vehicle at a higher price are “going immediately on a blacklist and this is it – you will never ever have the chance to acquire again.’
The super-luxe Spectre is to open its order books soon with deliveries to start in the autumn. Base price in the UK is about $425,000.
The response from some dealers in Britain, who say the inflated price resales are legal, was resentment at Rolls. London
”I do not think it is fair for carmakers to tell customers who have spent close to half a million pounds on a car what they can do with it,” he told Car Dealer.
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At Rolls, the company maintains that it has paid close attention to Spectre’s specifics while in development. “To do this, “ Müller-Ötvös said, “we have conceived the most demanding testing program in Rolls-Royce’s history. We will cover 2.5 million kilometers – a simulation of more than 400 years of use for a Rolls-Royce, on average – and we will travel to all four corners of the world to push this new motor car to the limit,”