Just this week Rolls-Royce has revealed a new special edition Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, the Aviator edition which was inspired largely by Rolls-Royce co-founder, Charles Rolls.
It is rumoured that Rolls-Royce have only built 35 models of this brand new edition which they say celebrates “the spirit of human endeavour”; a car in which they pay homage to Rolls, a figure that was not only influential in the automotive world but also in the world of aviation.
The new model features a matt window, grille surround and bonnet and the whole car is finished in matt Aviator grey paint giving it a look of intellect and sophistication. The combination of wood and metal inside can be likened to the interior of an old aeroplanes cockpit, giving the name ‘Aviator’ some substance.
Smaller details inside like an aviation grade clock with blood orange needle tips and black dials for power reserve, speedometer and fuel gauges all add to the aviation theme.
The Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Aviator Collection was unveiled as part of the prestigious 10 day Pebble Beach car show at the Pebble Beach Quail which takes place every year featuring some of the world’s greatest classic and modern cars. This is the first time in history that Rolls-Royce has touched on the aircraft side of the business through their cars and for that we commend them.
Don’t get us wrong; we know we go on and on about Rolls-Royce Phantoms and Rolls-Royce Ghosts and everything else Rolls-Royce, but believe us when we say we do actually take a keen interest in other cars from time to time.
And this time it’s the all new 2012 Range Rover, revealed recently ahead of a public debut at Septembers Paris Motor Show; a car that let’s just say, we really wouldn’t mind getting our hands on at all!
The new Range Rover has that distinct Range Rover look, taking aspects of its design from other popular models in the Land Rover range especially its baby brother, the Evogue. However, it’s recent redesign for 2012 is smoother and more streamlined making it lighter and faster than any previous model. The new model has a longer wheelbase, one distinct difference from the outset which definitely makes this new car stand out on the road.
The Range Rover has already made Land Rover history, being the first time the car has been fitted with an all-aluminium body as opposed to its traditional steel one, making it around 39% lighter! Crazy, right? This new light-weight Range Rover model opens up new possibilities in regards to engine choices, much greater fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions.
The 2012 Range Rover also comes with even more luxury inside, taking aboard customer comments to improve what was already a pretty luxurious car as it was. There is now more space and easier access for rear-seat passengers, while the front cabin has a more refined, tidier and classier look.
Performance figures, specifications and pricing will be confirmed when the car goes on sale in early September so keep a look out if you’re interested in one of these badboys. We certainly are!
A Rolls-Royce is about to glide past you, turning heads as it silently coasts on by. But as you stare in awe at it, what is the main thing that stands out to you? Apart from its bold, stunning demeanour and its Spirit of Ecstasy figurine, the main thing that shouts out that a Rolls-Royce is approaching is its unique sparkling grille shining like a set of beautifully perfect teeth straight at you, causing you to stop, stare and admire the beauty before you.
Rolls-Royce cars are luxury in its entirety, mainly because each individual car is handcrafted from the finest materials the world has to offer. On average, the body of a Rolls-Royce Phantom takes 800 man-hours to complete. This hard work and dedication spans all aspects of the Rolls-Royce and there are some very interesting facts about the grille specifically that not many Rolls-Royce lovers are aware of.
The main fact about the Rolls-Royce radiator grille is quite hard to believe as each Rolls-Royce grille looks completely perfect, with not one part out of place or bent. But, surprisingly and impressively, each Rolls-Royce grille is made entirely by hand and eye co-ordination – no measuring instrument at all is used in ensuring each bar is perfectly formed, in proportion to the next and perfectly spaced. The grille itself takes one man one whole day to make, and then a further five hours are spent polishing it to Rolls-Royce perfection.
The Rolls-Royce grille was only registered as a trademark in 1974 although people have associated the unique Rolls-Royce grille with the brand for a long time.
It’s all this kind of attention to detail which makes Rolls-Royce one of the most luxurious car brands around, with celebrities, politicians and other high-profile people the world over making this their car of choice.
Nothing makes your photo album complete quite like a Rolls-Royce Phantom. ‘What a strange thing to say’ – we know that’s you’re thinking but let us tell you a little bit more about exactly what we mean…
The Rolls-Royce Phantom family is our pride and joy here at Phantom Finder, where we hire out the most luxurious chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce Phantoms at brilliant deals for you. The Phantom is a car owned by celebrities, royalty and diplomats all around the world (mostly due to its extremely hefty price tag) and you’ll know this because the people in the public eye are always getting papped with their Rollers! We bring the Phantom family to the people; for weddings or other such big occasions that you want to mark in style to make your special day truly memorable.
Now, the car itself you may have only hired for the day, but the memories it creates and leaves can surely last a lifetime. Dressed up in all your finery, especially if it’s your wedding day, photographs taken with, alongside or in the Rolls-Royce Phantom make for picture perfect memories. The Phantom has this atmosphere and aura about it that draws you in and this is even evident on photographs, although in reality the presence the Rolls-Royce Phantom is something to be experienced.
Photographs with the Phantom always turn out fantastically and will definitely stand out in your wedding album so in years to come you can show your children a time-honoured car that will most probably still be just as luxurious and desired in their day. We know that some wedding albums can take a little time on being completed by the photographer so snapping a picture on your phone for your Facebook profile will suffice until then, won’t it?
Check out these couples alongside one of our glorious white Phantoms and see for yourself just how stunning the Phantom is in photographs!