Rolls-Royce Debuts Phantom Coupé Aviator Collection

By Paul Joseph

Iconic British car maker Rolls-Royce debuted its Phantom Coupé Aviator Collection at Pebble Beach in California last week.

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.

By Paul Joseph