While the volatile economy has made for a rough year for many, the gentlemen of Goodwood tell a different story. According to Rolls Royce CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes, Rolls-Royce projects a record number of sales for 2011.
Mueller-Oetvoes goes to explain, “I have not seen any reluctance to consider buying a Rolls-Royce… I do not feel that sentiment is deteriorating in the luxury market… We are dealing with people who are unusually wealthy and never really have to ask themselves, can I still afford this or not.”
Momentum has been surging for Rolls-Royce as 2,711 cars were sold for 2010, a 171 percent increase versus 2009. One of the largest markets for Rolls-Royce is the United States, where about a third of its cars were sold last year. Trends are, however, showing that numbers are shifting towards markets in Asia as their economy continues to boom.