The Rolls-Royce Phantom is one super-luxury car that likes to run with the hypercar exotics. At the Casino Royale, luxury cars and supercars of this stature are found as frequently as regular Hondas and Toyotas in an office building parking lot.
So if you spot a unique luxury exotic , don’t be surprised because in a place considered the playground for the rich, such things are pretty popular ways to spend $500,000 or more in one sitting.
The English luxury icon, Rolls-Royce , is one of the best at building 100-percent unique special edition models for its lineup. Remember the Ghost One Thousand And One Nights Edition ? How about the Phantom Ruby Edition ?
The latest bespoke creation is called the Phantom Coupe Ghawwass Edition, which looks expensive enough to own the top 10 floors of a new highrise building.
No power modifications needed. The Phantom Ghawwass is the ultimate showpiece.
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2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe - Ghawwass Edition
As with everything one could possibly imagine when ordering a custom Rolls-Royce, the sky is the limit in terms of personalization. Unfortunately, while class comes standard with the Phantom Coupe, taste in picking out colors do not.
So what is the origin of this special Roller’s Ghawwass name? Ghawwass is the Arabic translation for the word "diver", which partly explains why it’s been finished with a Turchese paint that represents the bright green waters of the Arabian Gulf.
Pearl veneers are prevalent throughout the model, as is the Dhow sailing boat motif, which you can spot on numerous parts of the Phantom, including the coachline and the headrest embroidery, and a unique raised chrome motif that was laid into the aluminum of the Phantom’s passenger panel.
Considering the stature of Rolls-Royce as one of the world’s finest luxury brands, the Phantom’s place in the pecking order of most desirable luxury cars is pretty secure. Pretty much anything of what everybody describes as high-class can be found on the Phantom Coupe Series II.
But the best part about it — or the worst, depending on how much you value fuel efficiency — is the luxury car’s 6.75-liter, V-12 engine that packs a whopping 453 horsepower at 5,350 rpm and 531 pound-feet of torque delivered between 1,000 and 3,000 rpm. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is made in just 5.7 seconds, while top speed goes up to 155 mph.