The eighth-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom is scheduled for 2018 but the production of the current model has come to an end. Rolls-Royce revealed the final seventh-generation Phantom to roll off the line at its plant in England. Its build was specially made by a Rolls-Royce collector.
The Rolls-Royce Phantom is propelled by a 6.75 l naturally-aspirated V-12 engine developed in-house.
The car has the long-wheelbase option of the Phantom and you can find a stylized 1930s ocean liner represented in marquetry, the image highlighting the owner’s attraction with the design and iconography of the era.
The nautical theme is continued with the Blue Velvet exterior paint, clocks positioned in the dash an ocean liner motif in the coachline, partition wall designed to echo the style of the radio clocks that decorate grand ocean liners. The bezel can be rotated in direction depending on which part of the world the car is.
The completed build nods the end of the first chapter in the renaissance of Rolls-Royce with the help of the BMW Group, which have helped transformed the brand’s image from straitlaced to cool through new, more dynamic models like the Wraith and Dawn.
The story continues in 2018 when the redesigned Phantom arrives, along with their first ever SUV. There won’t be any two-door versions of the next Phantom so this is a bad news for buyers looking for redesigned Phantom Coupe and Drophead Coupe models.