Taylor oversaw design at the luxury car brand from 2012 and was responsible for the current Phantom and Cullinan, among others

Rolls-Royce’s head of design, Giles Taylor, has resigned from the company, with his successor yet to be announced by the Goodwood-based car manufacturer. 

Taylor had been head of design at the BMW-owned brand since 2012. Rolls-Royce said that he had departed to “pursue alternative business interests”. 

Taylor joined Rolls-Royce in 2011 as head of exterior design, having moved from the position of chief designer at Jaguar where he served for 14 years. Between 1992 and 1997 he worked a designer for Peugeot and Citroën. 

During his tenure at the helm of Rolls-Royce design he ushered in the brand's new identity, with the advent of the new Phantom and Cullinan marking a change in styling direction.

In a statement Rolls-Royce said it will announce Taylor’s successor in due course.

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7 June 2018

It is probably the ugliest and most expensive taxi ever made.....

Steam cars are due a revival.

20 June 2018
Thekrankis wrote:

It is probably the ugliest and most expensive taxi ever made.....

Really? Have you not seen the Bentley or Porsche? This still looks decent enough to be seen dead in.

20 June 2018
Thekrankis wrote:

It is probably the ugliest and most expensive taxi ever made.....

Really? Have you not seen the Bentley or Porsche? This still looks decent enough to be seen dead in.

7 June 2018

This can only be for the better.

Hopefully the alternative interests are not in the auto industry

8 June 2018
Who knew?

I figured they asked a couple of year two kids to draw a car and used that.

8 June 2018

There are still all the managers who signed off his doodles and put them into production in position. 

16 June 2018

Look at his hair!!!

 

How could any sane person think that somebody who chooses that hairstyle has any modicum of a grasp on what looks good?

 

What a muppet.

FMS

28 June 2018
jason_recliner wrote:

Look at his hair!!!

 

How could any sane person think that somebody who chooses that hairstyle has any modicum of a grasp on what looks good?

 

What a muppet.

 

With such acute perception regarding a complete strangers phyisical appearance, you have trashed his abilities in the professional sense. What has sanity or your skewed view got to do with basic genetics?.

 

Clearly RR will announce YOU as his successor, so be aware that we will be keeping a close eye on your design flourishes...you clearly know the luxury car design/customer base, better than any other person who just might have what you term, that hairstyle.

 

Then you call him after a sponge based puppet caricature...oh yes, you are the only sane creature left on the planet, to whom we look to for advice on matters of hairstyle and much, much more.

 

Perhaps you might take some time out of your own stellar career, to solve the middle east crisis, world poverty, water and food shortages, etc, etc...come on now...we await with baited breath...you TWIT.

28 June 2018

My only question is,"how do you make a shipping container sized car look good"?

garage man

FMS

28 June 2018
Gargae Man wrote:

My only question is,"how do you make a shipping container sized car look good"?

 

When you make the (none too accurate) comparison to a shipping container, do you actually mean the size of the container, or the shape?...given it is your only question and it is not clear, as has been pointed out.

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