Rolls-Royce Phantom

Rolls-Royce Phantom

Some cars just look better in matte black. It’s the color that got us to finally like a BMW X6 . In the case of this Rolls-Royce Phantom , it’s gone from "Do you have any Grey Poupon?" to "Holy s**t, I think he’s got a gun!"

This is a completely blacked out job, even the Spirit of Ecstasy got a tan. Oddly enough this Phantom is so menacing, it kinda looks like the modified Lincoln that played the killer in the campy 70s horror flick The Car.

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Rolls-Royce owners are usually known more for their excess. So when the luxury brand began investigating the benefits of an electric car, Mother Earth was that last thing on its mind. Instead the silence and power curve that come with an electric motor has Rolls seeing green.

"We stand for unmatched refinement and you can’t get a quieter and less intrusive engine than a well engineered electric motor. Truly, the loudest noise you would hear would be the tick of the clock," says Rolls-Royce CEO Tom Purves. "We also stand for strong and instant torque – and an electric motor delivers maximum torque instantly."

If an electric Rolls-Royce were to appear, it would likely borrow the technology that its parent company BMW is developing for cars like the electric Mini . One event that may tip the scales in favor of an electric Phantom would be if urban areas begin to tax or limit vehicles with high emissions. Similar taxation like the congestion tax increase that was struck down in London could have the ulta-rich plugging in their Rollers.

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The Rolls Royce Phantom is already out for a couple of years old now, so seeing one on the street may not make you turn your head. But when you see one of this color you will turn for sure.

England hasn’t seen a lilac colored Rolls Royce since the late Keith Moon, drummer for the rock band The Who, used house paint to make his ultra-luxury car stand out. This lilac Phantom in England is rumored to be owned by the Princess of Kuwait.

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When you are rich, it shows. This midfield Los Angeles Galaxy footballer needs no introduction. His lavish lifestyle has photographers staying up until all hours to grab that one last shot and in this latest picture, he is found cruising around in his fully customized Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead in the streets of Beverly hills accompanied by his three sons.

This Drophead stands on custom-built 24-inch Savini Forged wheels, color-matched exterior trim and Beckham’s “23” seamed onto the seats.

Back in 2004, Rolls-Royce unveiled the 100EX, an experimental drophead built to celebrate its 100th year in this business. In its two world tours, the 100EX received thumbs-ups from customers, and eventually in 2005, the manufacturer declared that a production version would be available by 2007.

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Pininfarina will unveil the Hyperion during Pebble Beach Concours, August 2008. The Special Project carrozzeria is based on the Rolls Royce Drophead Coupe and is an homage to the great pre war cars.

The project, named “Pininfarina Hyperion”, is based on a Rolls Royce Drophead Coupè and is an homage to the great pre war cars. Its style, size and overall presence is truly unique in modern day car production, firmly rooted in the history and heritage of the two Brands at the core of the project.

"We are particularly proud to communicate that the private client who has commissioned the car, has graciously agreed to display this latest Pininfarina creation at the prestigious American event."

Rolls Royce already received 200 orders for the newly-launched Phantom Coupe. This means that the planned production for this year is completely sold out. Also the new model brought new customers to RR: " Two-thirds [of the names] in our early order bank are from non Rolls-Royce owners," said CEO Ian Robertson as he unveiled the new model. " It means we’re beginning to appeal to a broader audience."

The Drophead, which Roberton said had sold " far in excess of our original estimates," is sold out until summer 2009. In 2007 it sold 250 units, helping Rolls-Royce to a 25 percent global sales increase to a record 1010 cars.

The Phantom Coupe is powered by a 6.75-litre V12 that produces 453 bhp, 720 Nm of torque and has segment-leading fuel economy. A 25 per cent increase in fuel capacity, compared to the Drophead Coupé, adds significant driving range. Agile, fast, long-legged and virtually silent, the Phantom Coupé allows both driver and passengers to emerge unruffled, even after an all-day run.

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Rolls Royce will unveil at the Geneva Motor Show the Coupe version of the luxury sedan Phantom. The Phantom Coupe version comes two years after the unveiling of the 101EX Concept unveiled in 2006. Production of the new Coupe will begin at Goodwood in the summer.

Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe

The Phantom Coupe is powered by a 6.75-litre V12 that produces 453 bhp, 720 Nm of torque and has segment-leading fuel economy. A 25 per cent increase in fuel capacity, compared to the Drophead Coupé, adds significant driving range. Agile, fast, long-legged and virtually silent, the Phantom Coupé allows both driver and passengers to emerge unruffled, even after an all-day run.

Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe

At the core of the Phantom Coupé is an advanced aluminium chassis, perhaps the single most significant component in delivering the marque’s legendary refinement. Lightweight and exceptionally strong, it impacts positively on ride comfort, handling and safety. Hand made, it requires over 130 meters of welding to create each body.

Press release after the jump.

Besides developments aimed at improving their ecological compatibility, the question of comfort will be a decisive factor in the marketing success of future vehicle types. Having said this, in the age of networked communication and infotainment systems, the term "comfort" is not limited purely to physical comfort in the car.

A car of tomorrow will have to provide the customer with the ability to access any data and information which he or she needs for either private or professional use. Merging the realms of vehicle, office, home and worldwide service and infotainment options defines the future meaning of the word comfort in the automotive branch.

Rolls-Royce Phantom by EDAG to be unveiled in Geneva

As a global partner to the automotive industry, EDAG has defined "the vision of comfort" as its leading theme, and this will take centre stage at the company’s presentation at the 2008 Geneva Show. With its presentation of the articulated roof for the Rolls Royce Phantom, EDAG is showcasing its first step towards its target of developing complex, innovative luxury solutions.

Ladies you know when you go for a walk and you see that sexy man in an even sexy car? And if he is driving a red Ferrari there is no way you can avoid bumping that pit that came across you (God knows who put it there!) But what do you need to drive to have your revenge?

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