New Money-eater Phantom Coupe Launched
“Outstanding engineering, drivability and exclusivity are fundamentals to every Rolls-Royce car”, said Peter Schoppmann, Regional Director for the Middle East, and continued “The Coupé has been designed and engineered to be the most dynamic interpretation of our values.”
The rich and famous who make a habit of taking their cars to the track every once in a while shouldn't be overjoyed by the use of the word “dynamic”, this isn't your Lotus Elise with lamb-wool carpeting, it's still a Rolls-Royce in every sense.
With a design that closely follows the lines found on the 101EX concept car from 2006, the new Phantom Coupe uses an aluminium lightweight chassis which is hand-made, over 130 metres of welding being required for each car. The powerplant consists of a hand-made (surprised?) 6.75 litre V12 that pumps up 460 HP and 720 Nm (531 lb-ft) of torque, enough to move mountains of “aluminium und schteel.”
From the almost endless list of interesting features for the new super-coupe we can choose the rear-hinged coach doors (suicide-doors), the split tail luggage compartment and of course the optional starlight headliner powered by 1,600 fibre-optics, which can give the impression of driving under the night sky.
The first orders are already being taken care of as we speak, first being of course in one of the nine showrooms that are based in the Middle East region alone, almost 1/8 from all the Rolls-Royce dealerships worldwide.
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