Shaq's New Whip Is a Superman-Themed Rolls-Royce Phantom With Custom Mods

Shaquille O'Neal is famously known in the petrolhead world for having a multitude of hot rides, and he just expanded that collection to include another one. It is a Rolls-Royce Phantom, and since the former professional basketball player doesn't tend to roll around in stock vehicles, it features a few modifications.
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Images of this black Rolls-Royce Phantom were just released on social media by West Coast Customs. The famous American tuner hasn't released many details about it, but they did mention that it was Mansory that actually signed the exterior add-ons adorning this British luxury sedan.

We don’t necessarily need a side-by-side comparison to tell what's new, as the upgrades are obvious. They include a redesigned lower section of the front bumper, which features a grille-like piece in the middle and a fat apron, as well as additional LED lights towards the sides. There are some discreet side skirt attachments that are also visible, a pair of spoilers, including the one on the trunk lid and the one above the rear windshield, and a new diffuser.

All add-ons were made of carbon fiber, and a set of aftermarket wheels join them. Featuring some concavity, the alloys have a ten-spoke design, a black finish to match the rest of the exterior, Rolls-Royce center caps, and Pirelli Scorpion tires wrapped around them. As Shaq has gotten us used to over the years, his tuned rides feature the Superman logo on the grille, and this Phantom makes no exception.

Unfortunately, we couldn't find any images of the interior, so it could have remained stock. The same likely goes for the engine, too, which is a 6.75-liter twin-turbo V12. With no outside intervention, it delivers 563 hp (571 ps/420 kW) and churns out 664 lb-ft (900 Nm) of torque, deploying everything to the rear wheels via an eight-speed gearbox. The Phantom takes a little over five seconds to hit 60 mph (97 kph) from zero, and that's rather impressive for a car that tips the scales at over 5,500 pounds (2.5 tons).

This isn't the only Rolls-Royce in Shaq's collection, as over the years, he has owned quite a few of them. More recently, we covered another vehicle made by the luxury car company based in Goodwood, and it was none other than the popular Cullinan. The SUV also features a Mansory body kit and rides on Forgiato alloys. Finished in burgundy and with the same Superman logo decorating the grille, it was also modified by West Coast Customs. In fact, Shaq was their first celebrity client, as they have collaborated on numerous projects since the late 1990s. Thus, it's no wonder that it was West Coast Customs that signed both the Cullinan and this Phantom, both of which look rather mature for something that Shaq ordered.

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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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