extended Phantom has an extra 250mm added
behind the B-pillar.
18th October 2005.
Royce extended wheelbase Phantom
will get soon a new division wall package, to be unveiled
at the 39th Tokyo Motor Show (Public days from 22 October
to 6th Nov.).
The new longer version of the Phantom is the latest
addition to the Rolls-Royce
line-up and goes on sale first in the Middle East.
Deliveries to Japan will begin this December.
Development of the division wall package began in response
to requests from customers who wish to have increased
privacy in the rear of the car.
Included with this new feature is a drop-down, central
screen for viewing television and DVDs, a cool box for
drinks and special reading lights. These features are
manufactured and fitted by the specialist Bespoke
engineering team at Goodwood, England.
with the division wall package: a
drop-down, central screen for viewing
television and DVDs, a cool box and
special reading lights.
The division itself is handcrafted
using the finest leather and wood veneers. A transparent
screen ensures that rear passengers still enjoy the great
sense of space which the Phantom offers, yet cannot be
easily overheard by the driver.
An adjustable aperture allows
communication with front seat occupants when required.
Handcrafted wood veneer picnic tables and leather document
holders add the finishing touches to the division itself.
The new extended Phantom has an extra 250mm added behind
the B-pillar, to create a motor car with an even more
generously proportioned rear passenger compartment. This
new model is entirely handcrafted in-house – designed,
engineered and hand built by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars at
Goodwood in the same way as the standard length motor
adjustable aperture allows communication
with front seat occupants.
Japan is one of the world’s most
important markets for Rolls-Royce. In 2004, Rolls-Royce
dealer Cornes & Co retailed the third highest number
of any in the world. Japanese customers are amongst the
most particular in the world and order the highest number
of cars with Bespoke features. These are the elements
which do not appear on the options list, but are designed
and manufactured to meet the specific requirements of
Speaking in Tokyo, Rolls-Royce Motor
Cars Chairman and CEO, Ian Robertson, said, “Japan is a
very significant market for Rolls-Royce and we are
delighted to be showing something new that has been
developed with our customers here in mind. This is a
market that rightly demands the highest levels of
craftsmanship and individualisation, which is perfectly
catered for via our Bespoke engineers at Goodwood.”
The extended wheelbase Phantom retails
for ¥48,000,000 in Japan, before tax. The Bespoke package
including a division wall, a large central drop down
plasma screen, cool box and discreet reading lights adds a