The night of scares and trick or treating is over for another year, and people all over the world can sleep soundly once again.
However, there is still a Phantom lurking around – but you’ll have to be in right place to spot it!
Rolls-Royce has released a one-of-a-kind model, with the design first imagined by Dubai brand manager for the manufacturer Mohammed EL-Arishy.
With Rolls-Royce having some of the best automotive designers and craftspeople at the ready, it wasn’t long before the model was turned from just an apparition and into a reality.
The design was first dreamt up after dining at the Goodwood Hotel, close to the company’s headquarters. At the venue, he looked upon images of former motor racing heroes out on the track at the Goodwood circuit, and decided he needed a model that reflects the history and atmosphere of the iconic venue.
“The experience of working with Rolls-Royce’s world-class designers to create the beautifully executed Chicane Phantom Coupé was exhilarating. The creativity, vision, skill and attention-to-detail employed in the crafting of these one-off motor cars is unsurpassed in the super-luxury world,” Mr EL-Arishy said in a press release.
In order to create this feeling of motorsport in a classic prestige vehicle, the traditional wood interior was removed in favour of a carbon fibre finish – mimicking the quality material that is featured on modern racing car designs.
The design brings a more contemporary element to a vehicle that usually demonstrates old-school class. This general modern feel carries on to the outside, as the bonnet and windscreen comes in matt black and complements the Gunmetal exterior colouring.
It also features a first for any Rolls-Royce vehicle, with the model coming with matching wheel paint.
Elsewhere, the car meets true motor racing themes with a chequered flag motif being sported throughout. It is stitched to the seats and on the outside in the form of a Bespoke coachline. The glove compartment plays host to a small metal plaque that emblazons the vehicle name and includes the famous Goodwood track layout.
It isn’t the first time that Rolls-Royce has had to deliver a vehicle based on a simple flash of inspiration. For example, colours have been based on a favourite eye shadow colour, while a wood-veneer for one interior has been exclusively sourced from the owner’s own estate.
Gavin Hartley, bespoke design manager, said: “Customers often task us with designing cars themed around a particularly passion or interest. The customer leads the creative process, working in collaboration with us to create a highly personal, one-off masterpiece. As Bespoke designers we take great satisfaction in turning these dreams into reality.”
The vehicle really is enough to make anyone jealous. On the Goodwood circuit, the car looks a little out of place – but does it matter?
It is the height of luxury, but comes with a modern twist. Much like the any good Phantom, it transcends two very different worlds.
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