It’s both good and bad news for Rolls-Royce lovers. The good news is that the luxury car maker has created the latest Phantom VII model. The bad news is that this is also the very last seventh-generation Phantom.
Commissioned by a renowned contemporary Rolls-Royce collector, the bespoke seventh-generation Phantom revisits the style of a 1930s ocean liner and pays tribute to the first-generation Phantom built in the same era in 1925. From the blue velvet exterior adorned with a twin coachline and a ship motif to the shoulder, to the interior’s Powder Blue leather, the car exudes its maritime theme.
Behind the now emblematic coach-doors lies an exquisitely crafted interior. The art of marquetry on the wood trim is still present. More traces of the nautical theme can be found on the ship radios-like clocks in both the front cabin and the partition wall. The tone-on-tone embroidery on the Powder Blue leather evokes movement on the sea, and the indulgent lambswool carpets feature a hand-cut wake effect.
Propelled by a 6.75-litre naturally aspirated V12 Rolls-Royce engine, the bespoke Phantom VII is quiet yet powerful. While this legendary car will surely be missed, Rolls-Royce will continue the Phantom saloon's legacy with the brand new Phantom VIII – underpinned by an all-new aluminium architecture.