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12th June, 2015

British engineering ingenuity and artistic creativity have proven to be the inspiration behind the naming of the latest bespoke Phantom Collection to emerge from Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England.

The Rolls-Royce Phantom Limelight Collection has been conceived for that select group of people who spend their lives in the public eye and on the world stage. Its name was inspired by the origin of a British invention which became synonymous with fame. The limelight effect was originally discovered in the 1820s by Sir Goldsworthy Gurney, a prototypical British gentleman scientist and inventor of the Victorian era. It was harnessed to revolutionise illumination in the theatres of London’s Covent Garden, highlighting leading actors on the stage, thus leading to the phrase, ‘in the limelight’.

The designers at Rolls-Royce in Goodwood have used their deep understanding of the habits and behaviours of the target buyer group to make 25 luxury motor cars.

Prepare, Relax, Arrive

Thinking about the lifestyles of many of their clients, who spend considerable amounts of time travelling in the rear compartment of their Phantoms, the Bespoke design team at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars knew they could, in the words of Sir Henry Royce, “take the best that exists and make it better.”

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars seeks to understand and exceed the demands of super-luxury customers who are often on the move.

With this in mind they have made the “Phantom Suite” comprising unique personalised rear door panniers to ensure cherished personal possessions fall easily to hand for preparing for the next engagement, and a new luxury seating configuration in which to relax in before arriving.

Phantom Limelight has thus been conceived as the ultimate travelling companion as its owner moves from major event to momentous occasion, helping them to prepare, relax and arrive for their moment in the limelight in luxury.

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Contributing to the passenger’s relaxation is the choice of two compartment trims as well as several new bespoke features.

The Light contrast scheme features Seashell with Navy Blue Contrast Leather and Seashell tone-on-tone stitching, whilst the Dark contrast scheme offers Navy Blue with Seashell Contrast Leather and Navy tone-on-tone stitching.

Complex embroidery inspired by a diamond shape, in homage to Rolls-Royce motor cars of the past, has been applied to the central seat flutes, door cards, rear console and for the first time to the Picnic Table backs.

Unique to this Collection and a first for Phantom, is a two-veneer finish that shows off the unique skills of the woodworkers at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. Piano Seashell specific to this collection is applied to the door cappings, blending the veneer with the leather schemes. Smoked Chestnut completes the colour scheme, the first time that this veneer has been used in Phantom.

A specially made Limelight Bespoke Clock draws influence from the rich Gala Blue paint exterior and the diamond motif design that runs throughout the collection.

Gala Blue is the chosen colour for Phantom Limelight. Rolling to a halt on its unique nine-spoke alloy wheels, the car features a Seashell and Navy Blue hand-painted coachline with a diamond motif, making a three dimensional illusion of a diamond bracelet draped over the surface of the car.

The Phantom Limelight Collection of 25 cars is available from Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers around the world.


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