Rolls-Royce, the ultra-luxury British automaker, has unleashed the Phantom Zenith Collection, which features some of the very last Phantom Drophead Coupé and Phantom Coupé motor cars ever to be built. Being limited to 50 units, they have already been commissioned by connoisseur customers. It marks an end to the 112 years old history of the Phantom, while the first seventh generation Phantom was delivered on January 1, 2003 at the newly established Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England.
“As we begin to write a bold new chapter in Rolls-Royce history, I am delighted to present a Bespoke Collection that so elegantly celebrates two of the world’s rarest and most celebrated luxury goods; Phantom Drophead Coupé and Phantom Coupé. Phantom Zenith Collection motor cars speak of the marque’s unrelenting commitment to setting and advancing the standard by which all other luxury goods are judged.” Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. The company also announced the eighth generation Phantom limousine and its all-new aluminium architecture that promises to underpin all future Rolls-Royce motor cars.
Rolls-Royce Phantom Zenith Collection motorcars get split-tailgate, which has been enhanced with the addition of a beautifully engineered companion to a perfect touring day’s picnic. A glass shelf, housed within the rear section of the tailgate can be effortlessly deployed serving as the perfect place from which to serve Champagne. In addition, a large champagne fridge which can hold two standard bottles and eight Rolls-Royce glasses, occupies a large portion of the boot, whilst the comfort of those who wish to sit on the rear-tailgate is ensured with the use of the finest padded leathers.
On opening the coach doors, owners are greeted with beautiful laser etching to the armrest cappings. These stylishly express the locations of the global debut of the experimental version of each car (Villa D’Este on the shores of Lake Como for 100EX – Phantom Drophead Coupé’s forebear and Lake Geneva for the 101EX, the car that would become Phantom Coupé). The central fascia drawer houses a priceless memento signifying each car’s status as one of the very last. On opening, owners discover a removable polished aluminum case, laser engraved with their motor car’s unique identification number surrounded with a beautiful application of Best English Blacking.
The speedometer is presented in brushed steel, while the front seats are done in leather colour. Further use of highly modern materials can be seen in the masterful use of book-matched metal foiling across the fascia of both cars. These extraordinary motor cars, among the last ever Phantom Drophead Coupé and Phantom Coupés are currently being crafted at the Home of Rolls-Royce. 2016 also represents the final year of production for the seventh generation Phantom limousine, with connoisseur customers invited to take the last opportunity to commission deeply personal, Bespoke expressions of this most seminal motor car.