Rolls Royce has unveiled two special edition Phantoms for its Abu Dhabi customers, each of them inspired by the city’s rich culture and natural landscape.
The four-door version takes its inspiration from the Baynunah region of western Abu Dhabi, UAE. The exterior shares the same beige and brown shades as found in the sand dunes of the region while the interior takes those same colors to enrich the beauty of the cabin.
The Coupe version was inspired by the Shaheen which is the region’s famous falcon. The exterior is a marquise-white color while the twin coach line stands out in Tudor red. The exterior is matched up with a red and Seashell leather interior that also features a brass falcon inlay and falcon embroidered head-rests. These headrests are special in their own right because they lay claim to 11 thread colors that comprise of 21,011 stitches per headrest.
Along with these two special editions for the Abu Dhabi area is the Bespoke Programme. This program is a service offered to Rolls-Royce clients for that allows them to customize their Rolls Royce beyond that of the traditional option list.
You think that just because you have an exotic vehicle, you can do just about anything you want with it and not get reprimanded? Well, try having that attitude in London and let’s see how long it’ll take for you to eat your words.
In what is becoming a city where no exotic cars are safe, we have yet another exotic vehicle being given the yellow disc treatment in London. No word on why this Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead was clamped, but if you’ve been paying attention for the past few weeks or so, this is the third time that an exotic has found itself in trouble with the British police.
It’s true that weddings are, without question, one of the most important days in every girl’s life. On the other hand, if you’re the groom, the only thing that concerns you on your wedding day is how big of a hole the entire festivity has put in your bank account. Of course, if money isn’t a question, then weddings can still be as memorable for the men as they make it out to be and you only need to look at this Chinese wedding to prove it. This particular wedding had quite an automotive entourage, featuring 12 - yes, you read that right - Lamborghinis , including three Murcielago LP670-4 Super Veloce , two Murcielago LP640 , five Gallardo LP560-4 , and one Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni Edition.
And, yeah, there were also two Rolls Royce Phantoms in the mix, but they certainly look more like afterthoughts when lined up against all those those Lamborghinis. Whoever thought that day would come where a Phantom - two, no less - would be the featured marquee vehicle on a wedding?
We wish we could come out with a reasonable explanation as to what this special-edition Rolls Royce Centurion - it’s the exact same one, actually - is doing sitting on a railway sidewalk. Unfortunately, we have neither explanations nor justifications; only speculations that this car may have been left out to dry by it’s owner - a Russian of some sort, we heard.
The car is actually a Rolls Royce Phantom that has been fully modded with an exclusive Centurion bodykit, upping its value to somewhere in the neighborhood of $450,000. That’s a lot for a car that’s now collecting snow and counts worn out tires and chopped wood among its companions.
From what we’ve also heard, this seemingly abandoned Rolls was once the property of a celebrity from Las Vegas, who then sold the car to a Russian buyer a few years ago, only to end up at the most unlikeliest of places. Poor Rolls, indeed.
If you haven’t gotten around to watching Iron Man 2, we suggest you do so at the soonest possible time. Not only was it awesome in every sense of the word, but it’s also the only movie - as far as we can remember - that actually got away with destroying not just one Rolls Royce Phantom , but two of those luxury cars. Yeah, we can imagine the brand’s founders rolling around in their graves right now.
This is an especially bitter pill to swallow given that a) each car costs a staggering $438,000, and b) Rolls Royce Phantoms are built by hand from the ground up. Just imagine if you were one of those people who spend your nights burning the midnight oil to build a Phantom and some movie just ends up destroying it, including one that was literally cut to pieces, for entertainment purposes.
Here’s a disclaimer: If you’re happily married to a woman who loves to decorate your living room, you might find a harder time making this purchase and explaining to her that it goes well with the oak wood sofa on the other side of the living room. But if you’re a strapping young bachelor who has an affinity for cars, then this should be the perfect couch to put in front of your HDTV, assuming of course you have the money to spend for it.
This couch, by all extents and purposes, is far from your contemporary sofa.
Not only does it have a pair of wheels attached to it, it actually is inspired from the rear end of a Rolls Royce Phantom and in addition to the wheels, it also comes with a normal trunk, which could then be used for storage. Fancy, isn’t it?
Like we said, this couch, while awesome in every sense of the word, comes with a pretty hefty price tag, setting you back $5,500 for one. But if you’ve got the money and a real good taste in cars, then this should be a no-brainer purchase.
We don’t care if you have a Ferrari , a Rolls Royce , or even a Bugatti . It doesn’t excuse me from hogging up more than you need for a parking space, especially when these are the kinds of things that a lot of people get arguments about.
Apparently, the driver of this Rolls Royce Phantom thinks that just because he has six-figure ride, it entitles him to have three parking spaces. We’d let it slide if he covered two spaces and attribute it to a flawed sense of his surroundings. But three spaces? And it looks like he didn’t even bat an eyelash as to how he parked his Rolls.
We hate to say it – and believe us, it’s happened in the past – but this is the kind of thing that leads to cars being scratched. And God forbid that it happens to this Phantom...
There’s a thing called courtesy, buddy. You might want to use it from time to time.
Let’s say that you have about a million dollars lying around your house and you’re given one day to spend it on one item – no questions asked. Would you take the conservative route and use it investing on a house or condominium or would you go, as we’d like to say, ‘balls on the wall’, and indulge yourself on, say, a car?
If you picked the latter and you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind gem, then we have the perfect car for you.
At first glance, this particular beauty looks like a Rolls Royce Phantom concept, right? By itself, it should cost you more than your fair share of greenbacks, but this particular Rolls is unlike any other. Built by DC Design for a Maharajah – yes, those folks still exist in India – for his private collection, this Rolls Royce Phantom concept, or as it’s more popularly called “The Black Ruby”, combines elements from a number of different supercars, including those unmistakable Ferrari Enzo -styled doors and the all-too-familiar rear end of a Nissan 350Z .
Wondering how much this one-off car costs? Well, if our little scenario earlier didn’t catch on to you, “The Black Ruby” is being sold for £750,000 – or just about $1.18 million. We don’t have to remind you how exorbitant that price tag is, but if you think about it, there’s exactly one piece of this particular model in the world today, making it that much more alluring.
That is, if you have a million dollars lying around in your house today.
For most people, snow is good for a lot of things. They could partake in a friendly round of snowball fighting, make their own snow man or snow angels, and even use it for their own little sledding competition.
But what happens when you have three supercars and a vast expanse of snow all around? The fun is multiplied exponentially.
In this video, a Rolls-Royce Phantom , a Porsche Cayenne , and a Porsche 911 Turbo are having a snow ball of a time doing some good old fashion snow drifting. It’s interesting to note that a few weeks ago, we featured a Cayenne and a Turbo doing their own snow drifting so it begs the question of whether these same two cars in this video are the same ones that we saw in the other one.
You would think that a car of this stature would not be subjected to this kind of harsh treatment.
Normally, destroying a Rolls-Royce Phantom is tantamount to an act of lunacy. But when you’re testing for the rigidity and sturdiness of an armored Phantom, ensuring that the armor is as good as advertised is more important than any price tag a car commands.
Mutec, a German coach builder that knows their way around armored cars, recently performed a ballistics test on an armored Phantom. We have to admit, it was kind of difficult to see such a luxurious – and expensive – vehicle end up like a shooting arcade game.
But then again, there’s no price tag for safety, right?