Thursday, November 18, 2010

Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe

"The whole shape is dynamic,It sits low to the ground and has tight proportions."Ian Cameron.Chief Designer

A Powerful Presence
The most driver-orientated model in the Phantom family, the Phantom Coupé is a sleek and seductive combination of classic proportions, powerful presence and breathtaking detailing.
"The driving dynamics of Phantom have always come as a surprise to customers and we wanted to underline that ability visually with a Coupé bodystyle," continues Cameron. "As well as hard engineering changes, the design adds glamour to the outstanding drivability that's inherent in all our cars."
Developed from the 101EX experimental car and inspired by the Phantom II Continental of the 1930s, the Phantom Coupé is a celebration of sporting style and glamour.

A Driver-Focused Approach

From the tyres up, the Coupé is the most driver-focused Phantom ever built. It's based on the same lightweight aluminium spaceframe as the rest of the family and shares the same V12 engine. But with a shorter wheelbase, greater rigidity and new gearbox tuning, it is more agile and dynamic.
The electronics of the gearbox can be adjusted at the touch of a button, making the car feel more responsive to the driver and giving more feedback from the road. All this effortless ability doesn't compromise the comfort and luxury of this modern take on the classic Grand Touring Coupé

Dynamic Exterior,Sublime Interior

The sporting credentials of the Coupé are evident at first glance - the powerful profile and low-slung carriage give an instant impression of strength. The purposeful look is made more powerful by the 21" alloy wheels and visible exhausts.
Inside you will find a calm interior that makes any journey as rewarding for the passengers as the driver. Featuring high-gloss veneers, wide expanses of soft full-grain leather and chrome fittings, it is a pleasure to be in. The optional Starlight headlining adds a little more magic - an array of 1,600 hand-placed, fibre optic lights create the illusion of a star-filled night.


Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe

"What could be more romantic than open air motoring or even the sound of rain on a soft-top at night?"ask Ian Cameron,Chief Designer

Inspired Design
The Phantom Drophead Coupé is a less formal interpretation of classic Rolls-Royce design that captures the essence of adventure of the 1930s. Its unique raked grille combined with the flowing lines of the car, gives a sense of spirit and momentum even at rest.

Developed from the 100EX experimental model it offers both driver and passengers a dual experience - intimate and cocooning or embracing the elements depending on whether the roof is raised or lowered. Inspired by the J-class racing yachts of 30s (known for their performance and use of natural materials) the result is a car that epitomises romantic, performance motoring.      

Outside In
"We wanted to create a car that is a shared experience," explains Charles Coldham, Chief Stylist Interior Design. "The occupants are surrounded by the finest natural materials, evoking the experience of being on board a yacht." The coach doors allow elegant entry and exit to and from the rear lounge seat that turns the passengers gently towards each other, creating a more intimate atmosphere. The signature hood is made from five layers of material including cashmere, making it both quiet and luxurious when the top is raised.

Engineering Perfection
Like the Phantom saloon, the Phantom Drophead Coupé is built on a hand-welded aluminium spaceframe that has been adapted to the needs of open-top motoring. The A-pillar and windscreen surround have been designed for optimum strength and roll-over protection. From the elevated driving position you can enjoy the power of the muscular aluminium V12 engine that offers effortless power and 75% of torque available from 1,000 rpm. With a low centre of gravity and weight distribution slightly to the rear of the car, the Drophead Coupé's drive is as spirited as its looks suggest.

Rolls-Royce Phantom

"Our absolutely priority was to create a motor car that is clearly Rolls-Royce even when the famous grille is not  in view."Ian Cameron,Chief  Designer.

Unmistakably Rolls-Royce  
            Phantom has a rare sense of scale and occasion that makes it a truly modern interpretation of a Rolls-Royce. The grille and Spirit of Ecstasy immediately mark out Phantom.
The 2:1 wheel-to-height ratio is fundamental to this as are the coach doors. The gentle downward curve of the roofline and upward sweep of the lower body line suggest movement even when the car is stationary.

Just as Phantom's presence is quietly authoritative, the delivery of power from the direct-injection V12 engine is equally impressive. At 70mph over 90% of the power is available in reserve, making for effortless acceleration.

Combined with the electronically controlled six-speed transmission, pressing the accelerator gives the driver a feeling of smooth, endless acceleration from standing or at speed.

Phantom Extended Wheelbase

Even more impressive from the outside and more spacious inside, the Phantom Extended Wheelbase offers a further 250mm of legroom for rear passengers. With a choice of the best in contemporary communications technology, it's anindulgent space - perfect to work in, to sit and think or just watch the world pass smoothly by. Thanks to the adaptability of the spaceframe, there is no compromise in the performance or aesthetics of the car. The rear seats are set back in the car, ensuring passengers' privacy without restricting their view of the world as it passes.

Technologically advanced

Phantom's unique, advanced aluminium spaceframe is hand-welded from over 500 separate parts, with over 100 metres of weld. Incredibly light but strong, it is both stiff and dynamic. When combined with the state-of-the art suspension technologies, it creates the air-cushioned 'magic carpet ride' that is unique to Rolls-Royce. The double-skinned flat floor of the spaceframe conceals much of the technology, making it conspicuous by its apparent absence. This adds to the calm, quiet ambience inside by isolating passengers from road noise and the flat floor leaves plenty of space to stretch out.