Rolls-Royce Phantom

Rolls-Royce Phantom

When you’re a Grammy award-winning R&B artist and producer, you can consider yourself part of the upper echelon of musicians all over the world, and as such, there are a certain number of perks you can enjoy that the rest of the world can only dream of having.

For T-Pain, a man that pretty much has everything in life, splurging on luxury cars is as easy as making music for as good a musician he is – as evidenced by the countless number of awards he’s bagged. But he’s not only an excellent musician, he’s also a certified car enthusiast. So for a man who’s got more cars than the rest of the world, the important question becomes which one is his crown jewel?
The answer, people of the world, is this 2009 Rolls Royce Phantom Drop Head .

If it’s not enough that he’s in the possession of one of the rarest Rolls Royce models in the world, T-Pain is also part-owner of the tuning house, Auto Extremes. Put one and one together and you have what every gearhead on the planet wishes they could have.

Full story and video of T-Pain talking about his ride after the jump

Source: Auto Extreme

Roll Royce came at this year’ Paris Auto Show with five bespoke models. First of them is Phantom EWB in Bespoke Gunmetal metallic that features: full natural leather grain, black seat piping, veneered cupholder lid, mother-of-pearl inserts to door cappings, Rolls-Royce inlay in all headrests, silver full metal fascia, milled drinks holder for coolbox, veneered table backs – theater, white clock face centers to MTC controller and instrument panel.

There is also aPhantom Drophead Coupé in Carrara White metallic that features: single coachline in Hotspur Red, painted wheel centres, steering wheel spokes in crossbanded elm cluster, veneered front cupholder lid, lambswool floor mats, white instrument dials, silver bezel white clock face.

The third bespoke model is a Phantom Coupe in Syrah Red metallic that features twin coachline in black, black starlight headliner, silver bezel black clock face, contrast RR to seat inserts, black carbon fibre veneer, cupholder lid and steering wheel spokes and piano black veneered interior cappings.

The fourth models is Ghost in Bespoke Ghost Silver 100 featuring single coachline in creme light, black stained ash veneer and black contrast stitching. And finally there is a Ghost in Bespoke Midnight Sapphire that features seat piping in fleet blue and spirit of Ecstasy inlay to door cappings.

Press release after the jump.

Abu Dhabi is not the only country to get special edition Rolls Royce Phantoms , the UK has also received a special Drophead Coupe that celebrates Pebble Beach’s 60th anniversary.

The new 60th Anniversary Special Edition will be distinguished by a Stillwater Blue exterior paint that was chosen as a tribute to Stillwater Cove on the Monterey Peninsula. It will also receive a navy blue soft top lined with cashmere and a Crème Light leather interior. The interior of the Phantom will also get wood fittings outfitted in cross-banded Santos Pallisander veneer and a silver pinstripe inlay. The luxury doesn’t end there though. Other quality materials include hand-crafted oiled teak decking found in the roof cover and luggage compartment. The teak extends over to the picnic deck that comes with a set of crystal flutes.

"This 60th Anniversary Special Edition is the embodiment of our Bespoke capabilities in Goodwood," explains Torsten Müller-Ötvös, "It demonstrates the ability of our designers and artisans to create something absolutely appropriate for an occasion and ultimately, something exceptional to cherish forever."

Press release after the jump.

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.

Press release after the jump.

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.

About a month ago, a similar clamping incident occurred with a Koenigsegg CCXR and a Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 Super Veloce with both exotics being given the clamped treatment. Then about a week ago, a pink Murcielago LP670-4 Super Veloce was stopped over by the police for revving on the streets. That’s right. Revving on the streets.

Now, we have this beautiful Rolls Royce Drophead getting the equivalent of being handcuffed.

It’s certainly a tough time to be an exotic car in London these days.

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?

But, apparently, that’s how this wedding rolls.

Source: GT Spirit

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.

You wouldn’t feel too good either.

Photo credit: Jerry Garrett

Source: Wheels

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.

Source: Autogespot

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.

Source: Twitpic

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