July 06 2006   Source: Rolls-Royce: Goodwood


Rolls-Royce Introduces Phantom Black

6 July 2006, Goodwood...Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has hand built 25 Bespoke cars called Phantom Black. These special cars demonstrate the best in Rolls-Royce design, engineering and craftsmanship and emphasise the Phantomís impressive performance and dynamic character.

High lustre metallic Diamond Black paint is used on the body, complemented by twin silver coach lines. 21-inch alloy wheels come fitted with high performance Goodyear run flat tyres and feature unique black detailing and centre caps with RR badges, engineered to stay upright even at speed. At the rear of the Phantom Black, visible tail pipes hint at the carís performance.

Under the bonnet the 6.75 litre V12 engine has been treated to gloss black inlet manifolds, chrome plated top covers and new black Rolls-Royce badges. The near silent motor provides 453bhp, enough to propel the Phantom Black from 0-60mph in just 5.7 seconds and on to a limited top speed of 149mph.

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Inside, soft black leather upholstery is edged with Seashell piping. Black ash wood veneers are used throughout and while dark in finish, still allow the natural grain to show through. A silver pinstripe adorns each door capping. The dashboard is finished in special black metal foil with a finely embossed diamond pattern. A slightly thicker rimmed steering wheel adds to the dynamic spirit of the Phantom Black.

Graeme Grieve, Sales and Marketing Director, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said, "Phantom Black uses a number of new Bespoke finishes and materials to create a contemporary car that blends aesthetics and engineering, emphasising the dynamic character of the car."

Specification

Bespoke Diamond Black finish with twin silver coach lines
21-inch alloy wheels with black detailing and centre caps
Visible tailpipes
Gloss black inlet manifolds, with chrome plated top cover
Black leather interior trim featuring Seashell piping
Black leather headlining with sunshine roof
Black Diamond metal foil instrument panel
Black ash wood veneers with silver pinstripe
Veneered picnic table backs
Bespoke silver clock face
Thicker rimmed steering wheel
Lounge Seat with rear cool box
Cast alloy chassis plate
Phantom Black embroidered glove box liner
Nokia 8800 mobile phone

All 25 of the limited run of Phantom Black cars have already been allocated to customers around the world. The Phantom Black specification was created through the Bespoke programme at Goodwood. Bespoke allows Rolls-Royce customers to individually specify their car precisely to their own tastes.

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