Rolls Royce Phantom VII bids farewell after 14-year run

The Rolls Royce Phantom has always been the epitome of luxury motoring that is unlike any other. Just recently, the final unit of the Rolls-Royce Phantom VII has left the factory, putting an end to a 14-year run.

The seventh-generation Phantom was the first model under the ownership of BMW, with the luxury limousine benefitting from Bavarian tech. The all-aluminium Phantom is powered by a 6.75-litre naturally-aspirated V12 that develops 453 hp and 720 Nm of torque. An eight-speed ZF automatic is paired with the V12. The Phantom was offered with the extended wheelbase, coupe and drophead coupe (convertible) variants, and recently underwent a facelift in 2012.

The pictures you see here is of the extended-wheelbase variant with bespoke interior specifications that mimic a luxury ocean liner. The classic “nautical theme” is evidently retained, as seen with the embellishments on the dashboard. The clocks, which includes 24 hour rotatable bezels representing 24 time zones, is a throwback to ocean liners of the 1930s.

The said example is sold to a “renowned contemporary Rolls-Royce collector”. The pricing for this vehicle was never revealed, though. Meanwhile, the eight-generation Rolls Royce Phantom is still being developed for its debut in 2018, and it’ll be all-aluminium as well, just like its predecessor.



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