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Rolls Royce Phantom Hearse: Now That's Making a Statement


My parents always told me that there are only two things that are certain in life: death and taxes. Well, at least you can handle the former in style. Yeah, sure, there are Mercedes and Cadillac hearses available, but nothing says “style” quite like cruising to your final resting place in a modified circa-$400,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom.

Well, this ultra-luxurious death-mobile is due to become a reality, as Biemme Special Cars did the unthinkable and strapped a hearse backside to this pricey machine. The Phantom B12, which Biemme dubbed it, will make its debut at the 2012 Tanexpo Funeral and Cemetery Trade Show, which is like the New York Auto Show for undertakers. No, not the Undertaker you once saw pseudo-fighting people in a ring, the real undertakers that take care of deceased people.

With the exception of the decked out coffin area in the rear, its massive 23-foot length and a self-leveling air-ride suspension, the Phantom is the same as one you may see in a dealership. It features a 460-horsepower, 6.5-liter V-12 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission, which assures that you’ll never live up to the “late to your own funeral” expression.

This beast is rumored to cost somewhere in the vicinity of $660,000, so it’s doubtful that you’re going to see it at your local funeral parlor any time soon, unless you live in Beverly Hills of course. Regardless, if you want to go out in style, there is nothing quite like one final ride in one of the most luxurious cars available today. Now, if there was just a cool way to handle taxes, life would be perfect.



11 comments:

I agree to those who are saying that this car is for burial ceremonies. Anyway, if the car was made for that sole purpose, then the conversation is over. smiley

Great car for the dead! If they made this car for the purpose of funeral, then it would be a perfect one!

Looks like a coffin car. It’s not a rude statement by the way. I am just saying what I am seeing right now. It’s not really for a luxury ride.

I don’t even know what to say about this. Its nonsense has left me speechless.

Rolls Royce would really do anything, no? It’s not like it’s going to be used everyday.

Rolls Royce Phantom Hearse: Now That’s Making a Statement
Comment: Don’t need to be grand at my death. I won’t feel it, by the way. I wouldn’t know it, if I’m the person in the coffin who will deliver into my grave. 

I don’t mean to be rude, but this is most fitted for “The Home of the Aged” facilities and such. Perhaps it could be used more frequently there.

I’d say this is one of the quirkiest innovations ever, although it isn’t looking outrageous as the others.

I can’t take this absurdity. Oh well, I bet filthy rich people would dig this.

Of course, I’d love it if this car carried me to my resting place, except probably I’d go back from the dead because of its price. I wonder if funeral parlors can afford this.

What is a powerful V12 engine doing under this vehicle’s hood? It’s not like this would be driven fast as the supercars! This is truly luxurious, dynamic and also....absurd.

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