Rolls-Royce Phantom

Rolls-Royce Phantom

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.

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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.

Check it out.

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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?

Last week, National Geographic premiered “Ultimate Factories”, a show that chronicles the creation of some of our favorite supercars. In the first episode that was aired on October 4, the boys from Discovery Channel were given an exclusive access to Lamborghini’s production facility in SantAgata Bolognese, Italy.

This week, Nat Geo moves across the country to Unterhallerau, Germany to get an inside look behind the production of the Rolls Royce Phantom . We’re not trying to give anything away, but this show is a must-see not just for Rolls Royce fans but for car enthusiasts of all shapes and sizes.

Combining state-of-the-art technology with old-world craftsmanship, these Phantoms are created in such a way where no detail is spared. The Phantom is so meticulously built that it takes an average of 450 hours and the skills of hundreds of dedicated craftspeople, artisans, designers, engineers, mechanics, painters, sewing machinists and others to hand-build each one.

Ok, we’ve probably given you more than you’ve wants so we’ll stop at it and just tell you to watch the show.

The Middle East has come to be known as the playground of the rich and famous. As such, their lavish lifestyles have to be satiated with expensive toys, no matter how big or small they may be.

Rolls-Royce set to release the exclusive Phantom Bespoke Collection in the Middle East

The market in the Persian Gulf region for anything high-end is strong, to say the least. That’s why Rolls Royce has decided to release the new Rolls Royce Phantom Bespoke Collection exclusively in that part of the world. After all, chances are that most of the people that can afford these cars have permanent residences there. It’s one thing to be able to afford a ‘standard’ Rolls-Royce but only the wealthiest of the wealthy can afford something that comes out of the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collection like this recently-released Phantom.

Decked in a two-tone Arizona Sun over English White paint, this particular Phantom is the second one that was created under the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Program, which, as you can now plainly see, gives customers free reign to alter any optional extras they would like to change, both inside and out. The first car that came out of this program was a gold Drophead Coupe that was delivered in – surprise, surprise – Abu Dhabi.

Continued after the jump.

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Because having one of 1600 Rolls-Royce cars (coupes, convertibles and sedans) produced per year is just not going to be exclusive enough, Project Kahn decided to offer a few extras of its own. When upgrading a luxury vehicle a great amount of attention must be paid to preserving the elegance that came from the factory. The ultimate goal is to make the modifications look as if they did indeed come from the factory. That is just what the English tuners at Project Kahn did with this pearl white Rolls Royce beauty.

An extreme amount of care was taken designing the 22 inch Kahn Silver Mist Rolls Royce wheel right down to the diamond polish treatment. Original equipment, OE, fit was critical for making the rims a picture perfect upgrade for the vehicle, including the use of the OE center caps.

Complimenting the rims on the exterior are clear side markers as well as trim pieces finished in piano black. The modifications work together to subtly enhance the overall appearance of the Rolls Royce Phantom without disturbing the original design.

Press release after the jump.

Rolls-Royce revealed a revised version of the Phantom a few days ago. Now the company gives a few more details with two new videos of the car. The 2009 Phantom comes with new front-end that includes a streamlined front bumper and a shallower stainless steel grille. It also now has LED door handle illumination, and 21-inch cast aluminum wheels are now standard.

When Rolls-Royce announces a facelift, even a minor one, it makes news. for the 2009 model year the Phantom is enhanced to come closer in line with the sportier Phantom Coupé . This includes a new front-end that includes a streamlined front bumper and a shallower stainless steel grille.

Rolls-Royce Phantom

Other new exterior features include LED door handle illumination and 21-inch cast aluminum wheels are now standard. Two further wheel options exist, both manufactured in forged alloy and available in either painted or part polished finishes.

Press release after the jump.

Rolls-Royce is about making exclusive cars, so its no surprise when it comes out with a special edition from its Bespoke Collection. For those that missed out on the Roller’s Phantom Pearl, Phantom Silver , and Phantom Tungsten editions, now comes the Rolls-Royce Phantom Sapphire.

The Phantom Sapphire takes its name from the bodywork’s unique shade of Milori Sapphire which is a unique shade of navy blue. The interior comes in a choice of two color combinations either navy blue with seashell highlights or seashell with navy blue highlights.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Sapphire

Lucky owners who want to celebrate their new exclusive Rolls (or the fact that they are stinkn’ rich) will appreciate cool box hidden under the back seats perfect for a little New Year’s bubbly. To complete the drink-drive package, the car also comes with diamond motif hand engraved crystal tumblers and champagne flutes.

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