Final Rolls-Royce Phantom Sails into the Velvet Blue Yonder
The seventh-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom has sailed off into history. After a life in which has spanned the entire length of LeBron James’s NBA career in addition to seen newborn babies age into their teenage years, the ultimate Rolls-Royce limo will be finally ready for retirement. The craftsmen in Goodwood gave the final Phantom a nautical theme, which will be only appropriate for a vehicle in which the company considers the grandest luxury land yacht of them all.
The final Phantom will be customized to recapture the grandeur of an ocean liner coming from the 1930s. The Inner surface features multiple shades of Powder Blue leather embroidered to convey the motion of the open sea. The lambswool carpets were cut to mimic a wake, in addition to the wooden dash will be precisely inlayed using a landscape of a ship powering past a mountainous coast backlit by a sunset. Expanding on the motif, the clocks were designed to look like ocean liner radio clocks, complete using a rotating bezel up front in which displays all 24 time zones. Blue Velvet paint covers the external surfaces, while pinstripes along the beltline in addition to on the tires complete the nautical look.
The Phantom has been the foundation for the brand’s rebirth after its 1998 purchase by BMW. the item has had multiple iterations in addition to special editions throughout its long life. Since its debut in 2003, the Phantom was offered in extended-wheelbase, coupe, in addition to drophead coupe variations. A refresh in 2012 gave the stately V-12 sedan a slightly updated look.
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Rolls-Royce may be sending the Phantom to the graveyard, nevertheless the item has future plans in mind. In addition to the upcoming Project Cullinan SUV, the company has already announced in which a future Phantom will be inside works. With the Wraith in addition to Dawn covering the coupe in addition to convertible-coupe segments, the next Phantom will be required to be offered solely in sedan form. the item also will use an all-brand-new aluminum architecture, in addition to will be due to appear in 2018.