Strictly limited to 35 models worldwide, the new Phantom is billed as “celebrating the spirit of human endeavour” and features several nods to Rolls-Royce co-founder Charles Stewart Rolls – an influential figure not only in the automotive world but also in aviation.
Finished in Aviator Grey, the car features a contrasting matt bonnet, window and grille surround while inside, with the combination of wood and metal reminiscent of old-style aeroplane cockpits.
A Thommen, aviation-grade clock with blood orange needle tips is embedded in the metal foil upper fascia, complemented by matt black dials for power reserve, speedometer and fuel gauges.
Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Rolls-Royce CEO, said: “Our founding forefather Charles Stewart Rolls was a pioneer who pushed the boundaries of motoring and aviation to the limit.
“With our exclusive Phantom Coupé Aviator Collection we celebrate this great British hero, presenting a car which hints at experiments in early flight married to the best engineering, modern design and exquisitely crafted materials.”
The new Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé Aviator Collection was unveiled at Pebble Beach Quail – part of the prestigious 10-day Pebble Beach car show that takes place every year featuring some of the world’s greatest classic and modern cars.