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!
One day it’s raining, the next it’s sunny and hot making you forget about the rain, the next it’s raining again – and this is the vicious cycle of the British summer at the moment. This is why if you’re getting hitched, or having a big celebration in the coming weeks left of summer, the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé is definitely the ideal ride.
Being the convertible version of its father the Rolls-Royce Phantom, the Drophead Coupé is like that rebellious teenage son who got his father’s good looks and wants to show them off to the world in a loud, proud and exciting way. A full four-seat two-door beauty, the Drophead Coupé is a simple stunner yet nothing about the car is simple at all. It is the epitome in excellence when it comes to luxury cars, with a young, fun and sexy swagger which is unmatched by any other car.
With a hood that goes down, this is the perfect weather for hiring the Coupé. For your wedding, this car will be a stunner whether it’s raining or shining outside, as with hood up or hood down it makes a massive impact wherever it goes. You’ll definitely enjoy riding in it too, as the Coupé is one of the most luxurious, smoothest and quietest rides you will ever have.
If you’ve got a big event, wedding, party or other celebration coming up then this is the car for you! Call us today and make use of the Phantom Coupé while this weather lasts. We’ll be waiting for your call!
Wowaweewaa! We do love to see a good customised Rolls-Royce here at Phantom Finder and when we saw this next one, we don’t lie when we say our eyeballs nearly popped out of their sockets! This customised Rolls-Royce is every bling lover’s dream with a capital D!
Swarovski, a massive company known around the world for their quality and unique cut of crystal that go into making their fantastic jewellery and range of other products, have not only gone ahead and customised this 1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud turning it from a silver dream into a sparkly, spangly, stunning crystal dream. The classic beauty has been adorned with around 1 million of the Swarovski cut crystals making it shine with a million colours from all directions, and is definitely a work of art that will make people stop and stare in its tracks.
We’re used to hearing about wealthy millionaires splashing the cash to customise their massively expensive Rolls-Royce cars to stand out even further from the crowd, so we were surprised and impressed to hear that Swarovski have beautified this luxury car even further all in the name of charity. This Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud 1962 is to be auctioned over the next few months in support of the ‘Help in Motion’ charity which helps drug addicts. Until then, it is on display at the Four Seasons Hotel in Munich, Germany and if you’re in the area then we definitely recommend for you to go along and pay it a visit!
Swarovski have blown us away with this masterpiece and we know whoever becomes the owner of this dazzling beauty will be one very lucky bling King or Queen indeed! We’ll be sure to keep you updated on what happens next… We’re dying to find out ourselves!
We all knew it had to be coming, but finally we know it’s true: Rolls-Royce have been hard at work producing the new Rolls-Royce Ghost Coupéwhich is set to debut, it is rumoured, in 2014.
Whilst being test-driven in Germany very recently, the paps managed to get a few pictures of the disguised luxury sports car and even under its cover, some of its key features were easily recognisable as a Rolls-Royce Ghost.
The rear-hinged doors are of the same design as the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé, the two-door version of the luxurious Phantom. Arguably, the giveaway is the shutline at the leading edge of the door, which arcs down the bodyside and back along the door sill in a graceful way that is only captured this way by Rolls-Royce.
The by-product of the Phantom Coupé amalgamated with the Ghost also revealed the Ghost’s sport proportions with a streamlined windscreen and flowing roofline; all on all, giving off a much more dynamic and aggressive look than the Phantom Drophead Coupé.
With a wheelbase reduced by around 150mm and a rear overhang that is much tighter gives the impression that the Ghost Coupé will be just over five metres long.
At Phantom Finder, we love both the Rolls-Royce Ghost and we love the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé which is why we’re very excited for when Rolls-Royce will officially unveil their new undoubted beauty upon the world. Until then we can only imagine and we guess we, along with the rest of the world, will just have to wait and see!
(Photograph sourced from autocar.co.uk)
Wow! Even we’re in shock here at Phantom Finder, coming across the news that a Rolls-Royce car has been sold at almost a record-breaking, ground-shaking five million pounds! Sheeeeesh, that certainly is a lot of money for a purchase. Let’s look at how and why…
The unique Silver Ghost dates back 100 years, and there is no other car of its type still around. Being sold back then for around £1,000, the car went under the hammer at the Bonham’s sale at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in an auction that has been described as “pure theatre”. The sale was long and drawn out as the two bidding enthusiasts went up in inclinations of £100,000 at a time, as standers-by and lookers-on watched with drawn breath in hushed tones. Finally the sale came to a rest at a whopping £4,705,500 making this Silver Ghost the most expensive Rolls-Royce ever sold at auction!
Sold after the death of its previous owner, the famed US collector John O’Quinn, the vintage type vehicle is still capable of cruising at 50 or 60 mph and still has its headlights, carriage lights, rear lights, inflatable tyres and still runs practically silently. The car fetched way more at auction than even experts predicted, with them being confident it would take at least two million pounds. However, no one even though it would nearly hit the five million mark so this is massive news.
Back in the days when this Silver Ghost was made, coach builders would be employed to build the bodywork and coach line while only the engine and chassis was sold by Rolls-Royce. The first owner of this Silver Ghost hired only the best coach builders at the time which has helped in this car lasting to the present day; other Rolls-Royces of this age have lost their coachwork over time. The quality that the Silver Ghost has retained is so great that a toy was made based on it in the 1960’s giving this car the nickname ‘The Corgi Rolls-Royce’.
Its history is rich interesting and its future looks set to be even more so! This Rolls-Royce will be celebrating its centenary with a brand new anonymous owner and who knows, another hundred years may pass and it may be selling for triple or more of what it did this week. Long live The Corgi!
Once again, the brunette beauty who is famous for, well, who knows what exactly, is making all the headlines! Firstly for her new found love affair with rapper and producer, Kanye West, and now for her brand new ride… Yes, Kim Kardashian has just bought herself a brand new gloss black Rolls-Royce Ghost!
Making the purchase only last week, the world quickly found out about it via social networking site Twitter, the starting point from which all gossip seems to leak out to the universe nowadays. Ditching her old white Rolls-Royce Ghost, Kim opted for this brand new two-toned and gloss black model and we have to say, it actually kind of suits her!
A shop known for servicing celebrity cars, Platinum Motorsports, did the exterior of the Rolls-Royce and this is the same company that matted Kanye West’s Lamborghini. Clearly Kim K’s been taking tips from her new boyfriend and they’ve certainly paid off as this black Rolls-Royce Ghost is gorgeous (although we would say that because we are pretty biased when it comes to Rollers).
While we’re on the subject, Kim recently treated her new flame to a new ride too, a $750,000 Lamborghini Aventador (which Kanye has already had altered by the way). It must be quite difficult for them as a couple trying to decide which car to ride in to wherever it is that celebrity couples go to on dates… Whatever they choose, both these rides are definitely HOT and Kim gets a massive thumbs up from Phantom Finder for her great taste in cars! We’re now just anticipating her next one…
The luxury cars available through Phantom Finder ooze elegance, sophistication and class from every aluminium and leather pore they have. The reason why is because they are all Rolls-Royce; a brand synonymous with luxury and beauty all around the world and at Phantom Finder, we are more than proud to have such wonderful cars among our fleet.
The thing about Rolls-Royce cars is that they are made to be chauffeur-driven, so the person riding within is made to feel like the VIP they are, matching the royal nature of the car and ensuring they feel like royalty. Phantom Finder employs only the best chauffeurs to make sure you have the ultimate Rolls-Royce and Phantom Finder experience.
Our chauffeurs all come from a driving background sharing a huge passion for luxury motors. The team is made up individual dedicated professionals, putting their best into delivering a high-class service for the customer. After all, they are the face of Phantom Finder and will be one of the main reasons why customers come back again; after years of fantastic service, they ARE one of the main reasons customers choose Phantom Finder again and again which is why we are honoured to say we have one of the best chauffeuring teams around.
Empathetic, understanding and helpful, our chauffeurs listen carefully to the customers wants and needs and ensure they are fulfilled to their highest capabilities. Some of our chauffeurs are multi-lingual too, so if you require a chauffeur that speaks in a particular language call us to see what we can arrange. Smartly dressed, arriving promptly and driving carefully with articulation and skill, our chauffeurs are some of the best in the business.
Hire one of our luxury Rolls-Royces today and experience one of the most fantastic chauffeur-driven services you’ll ever have. We’ll be waiting for your call… and our chauffeurs? Well they’ll be here waiting to drive you around in luxury!