Inspired by the 101EX experimental concept
of 2006, the Phantom Coupé is the embodiment of a modern,
driver focused Rolls-Royce, thanks to the sleek and seductive
combination of classic proportions, powerful presence and
Starting with the distinctive LED headlights
and rakish, streamlined grille, the Phantom Coupé’s
lines flow in one uninterrupted swoop, along the wonderfully
indulgent bonnet – which can be specified in beautiful
brushed steel - and into the shimmering A-pillars. Here the
Phantom Coupé’s lines become increasingly curvaceous
as the sleek roofline blends seamlessly with the tapered,
muscular haunches for an effortless sense of poise and power.
As Ian Cameron, Rolls-Royce’s Chief
Designer, explains, far from having to create the illusion
of performance and excitement, his task with was simply to
make a more overt reference to discreet dynamism already present
in every Rolls-Royce motor car.
‘Rolls-Royce has always been about
pace, performance and style. For the Phantom Coupé
we have emphasised the dynamism. The driving dynamics of the
Phantom have always come as a surprise to customers and we
wanted to emphasise that ability visually with the Phantom
Coupé as well as dynamically via hard engineering changes.
Its design adds glamour to the outstanding engineering and
driveability that’s inherent to all Rolls-Royce motor
Striking 21in alloy wheels fill
the Phantom Coupé’s wheelarches to perfection,
while a pair of visible exhaust tailpipes provide a more suggestive
clue to the immense performance provided by the magnificent
6.75-litre V12 engine. And then there are spectacular features
such as the rear-hinged coach doors and picnic boot, which
are defining elements unique to Rolls-Royce and unforgettable
highlights of the Phantom Coupé.