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bm88
02-25-2005, 01:14 PM
<b>PHANTOM WITH EXTENDED WHEELBASE TO BE LAUNCHED AT GENEVA</b><p>Goodwood, 24 February 2005 <p>Two years after the launch of the Rolls-Royce Phantom and its rapid establishment as the worldwide, market-leading, super-luxury saloon, a second model will be launched at the Geneva motor show on 1 March 2005. The new Phantom with an extended wheelbase offers additional interior space for the rear occupants while maintaining the elegant exterior looks of the standard length Phantom and its first class driving performance. <p>The new chairman and chief executive of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Ian Robertson, said: "Now that Rolls-Royce is once again established as the worlds leading super-luxury saloon the company has a solid foundation from which to launch new models. Late last year we announced the new convertible, which comes in 2007, and at Geneva this year we are delighted to reveal this new longer version of the Phantom, which begins production this autumn." <p>An extra 250mm has been added to the standard Phantom, behind the B-pillar, to create a motor car with an even more generously proportioned rear passenger compartment. The extra space lends itself perfectly to the addition of Bespoke features, limited only by the imagination of the customer.<p>The new extended Phantom is entirely hand crafted in-house  designed, engineered and hand built by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in the same way as the standard length motor car. <p>An extended wheelbase motor car had been planned from the early days of the Rolls-Royce Phantom project. An aluminium space frame chassis was chosen for the Phantom precisely <p>because it lends itself to structural adaptation with relative ease. This ability to create coach-worked models to meet the individual needs and desires of Rolls-Royce customers is something that has been central to the marque throughout its 100 year history. The body is the largest aluminium space frame ever constructed. <p>The extra length is achieved simply by using longer extrusions in the construction of the body without any loss in torsional rigidity. Conventional extended wheelbase cars are often built by cutting them in half and welding-in extra metal  not so with Rolls-Royce. The outstanding dynamic performance and driving refinement of the Phantom is maintained. Aluminium roof and rear door panels are the only new major exterior parts required. <p>All the chassis and body components are painstakingly hand-welded by a highly skilled team of specialists. Such a high level of craftsmanship is involved that every technician is required to complete a series of tests each day before starting work. Thanks to the fully flexible production processes at Goodwood, the longer Phantom can be built alongside the standard model without difficulty. <p>The new motor car will be hand-built to specific customer order for the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions where demand is highest. Production will begin at Goodwood in late 2005 and customer orders are being taken immediately. The extended wheelbase Phantom is priced at US$385,000 in the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions and 48,000,000 in Japan.<p><IMG SRC="http://img142.exs.cx/img142/9200/10yr.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img142.exs.cx/img142/5388/22lw.jpg" BORDER="0">

against the wall
02-25-2005, 03:37 PM
its the new rappers delight. more room to fit more...er...w/e

Tidal
02-25-2005, 06:45 PM
Decadence anyone?

geary
02-25-2005, 07:47 PM
Looks like it's going to crack the chassis.

Dan J.
02-25-2005, 09:34 PM
Pardon me. Do yo have any Grey Poupon?

Cozz
02-25-2005, 10:06 PM
Is the car sagging? She is purty though.

Nick
02-26-2005, 02:30 AM
as if you didn't have enough legroom in the standard phantom...does it atleast come with a fold out bed to make use of all that space? I mean, come on, I know its a rolls, but even this is a little extreme...

Top Secret
02-26-2005, 03:10 AM
Why is a LWB version extreme? I think it is just logical to have an LWB version of the Phantom.

Nick
02-26-2005, 03:36 AM
doesn't seem logical to me...I mean, does't it already have a huge amount of legroom as it is? more than enough for anybody? So then whats the point of having more? Is it the bragging rights or something? I mean, the 7 series had the regular wheelbase and the long wheelbase...the long wheelbase had a huge amount of legroom in the rear, and the regular wheelbase had a lot too, but the 7er is also in a different class...the phantom I am sure comes with more legroom than what the 7er iL comes with, so whats the need for more? I mean, I really dont care all that much because i can't afford it anyways, but even if I could, I would still think it would be a little extreme to have more legroom in a car that had more than enough to begin with...I mean, it would be one thing if they added some extra seats in more of a limo fashion...

Top Secret
02-26-2005, 04:16 AM
Actually, the SWB Phantom has less legroom than the Maybach 57, so therefore, to compete with the 62, they need a larger wheelbase Phantom. And I think most people wouldn't mind extra room to stretch their legs. I know I certainly wouldn't object to a few more inches of legroom. It is a sign of luxury - to have as much legroom as possible.

bm88
02-26-2005, 04:56 AM
I love the Phantom but I'm gonna have to agree with the 'pointless' crowd on this one.<p>The one thing which makes the Maybach 62 great is the rear seats, which define it from the 57. The Phantom SWB and LWB do not seem to have anything like that, which hopefully means that it has some other feature yet to be shown.

jro4566
02-26-2005, 06:29 AM
I could easily afford this if I sold my house, all my belongings, my car, and took out a hefty loan...hehe.

mzoltarp
02-26-2005, 08:03 AM
The Phantom needs a massive restyle. The design has always looked porky. Rolls have always been "substantial" looking but the Phantom looks like an armored car. The Maybach is better looking and I find it to be hideous. The Bentley is the one to go for.

AM2
02-26-2005, 08:22 AM
Hmmm... a long wheelbase car of a long car....

syclone
02-26-2005, 10:23 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MOORHOUSE</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><IMG SRC="http://img142.exs.cx/img142/5388/22lw.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn

mc_blue
02-27-2005, 03:13 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mzoltarp</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The Phantom needs a massive restyle. The design has always looked porky. Rolls have always been "substantial" looking but the Phantom looks like an armored car. The Maybach is better looking and I find it to be hideous. The Bentley is the one to go for.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well it's selling far better than the over-inflated S-Klasse. I've been lucky enough to see both on the road and there is a substantial difference. Please don't get me started on that Bentley - from what I've seen it's dull.

PlatForm
02-27-2005, 03:51 AM
Rolls-Royce should fit the rear seat with the flat airlines seat type... the rear room too big and thats awesome but they should make use it well..<p>btw,i love the maybach rear room!!

RikfromBelgium
02-27-2005, 05:42 AM
The Rolls Royce can be equiped with 2 individual seats like the Maybach, it always had that possibility since shortly after it was launched. <p>About the LWB, yes rather pointless. Useless space. But maybe Rolls Royce can be one of the few company's to make it a succes, unlike others.

mzoltarp
02-27-2005, 07:55 AM
BMW has said that the Rolls is only at about 50% of its projected sales whereas the Bentley Continental GT is sold out for the forseeable future. The Bentley sedan will also sell like hotcakes. The problem with the Rolls is that it looks like a caricature of what a Rolls should be.

bm88
02-27-2005, 11:04 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RikfromBelgium</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The Rolls Royce can be equiped with 2 individual seats like the Maybach, it always had that possibility since shortly after it was launched. <p>About the LWB, yes rather pointless. Useless space. But maybe Rolls Royce can be one of the few company's to make it a succes, unlike others. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I have heard this too, but have never seen it.

r3vilo
02-27-2005, 01:22 PM
possibly higher spec models will hav a swimming pool in the rear......lol

Tidal
02-27-2005, 01:32 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>revilo_</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">possibly higher spec models will hav a swimming pool in the rear......lol</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Or a bowling alley... <p>The new Bentley won't be in the same category as the Phantom, it's more a S-klass, Maserati QP fighter. But i'd prefer one over this any day ( if i could ever afford one )

bm88
03-03-2005, 08:55 AM
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Santeno
03-03-2005, 10:19 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DVieira</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The new Bentley won't be in the same category as the Phantom, it's more a S-klass, Maserati QP fighter.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>They were referring to the Arnage RL Mulliner (which competes directly with the Maybach and Phantom), not the Silver Spur.

erzhik
10-18-2005, 07:40 PM
Not sure if this should be here <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Article:<br><A HREF="http://www.easier.com/view/News/Motoring/Rolls_Royce/article-29200.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.easier.com/view/New....html</A><p>Bigger Pics:<br><A HREF="http://autoreview.ru/new_site/news/2005/10/18_1/800_1.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://autoreview.ru/new_site/...1.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://autoreview.ru/new_site/news/2005/10/18_1/800_2.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://autoreview.ru/new_site/...2.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://autoreview.ru/new_site/news/2005/10/18_1/800_3.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://autoreview.ru/new_site/...3.jpg</A>

Superfresa
10-18-2005, 08:45 PM
Oh good. I always thought that the Phanthom was a bit tight in the back <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

Petrol Head
10-19-2005, 12:59 PM
It is so wrong that one should lust after such an excessive, fuel guzzling... ahhh <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0">

Redline
10-19-2005, 01:03 PM
Great to see people like to isolate themselves. I guess when you aren't driving in a car like this you like to do things that you don't want anyone else to know about. Weird.

ndjan
10-19-2005, 01:25 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Redline</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Great to see people like to isolate themselves. I guess when you aren't driving in a car like this you like to do things that you don't want anyone else to know about. Weird.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Old money really appreciate privacy. It's considered bad taste to flaunt moneyor flash things around. I learned that from the Great Gatsby <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bow.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>

autoverhoeven
10-20-2005, 08:42 AM
What ever they do to is, it will always be the<br>ugliest Rolls ever!! Call is "El Mastodonte"

MitzXJ220
10-20-2005, 12:25 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>autoverhoeven</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What ever they do to is, it will always be the<br>ugliest Rolls ever!!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I agree, I saw one on Bristol Road in Birmingham going towards Five Ways, a few weeks ago. It was burgundy on brown, it was hideous, it's far too large, it would probably dwarf a Range Rover. It looked out of place, and to me, it looks like it doesn't sit on the road properly. It's not a head turner whereas an Arnarge is, (though GT's seem to be really common in London).

Redline
10-20-2005, 01:02 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ndjan</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Old money really appreciate privacy. It's considered bad taste to flaunt moneyor flash things around. I learned that from the Great Gatsby <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bow.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I agree that it is bad taste to flaunt your money, but if you don't want to show off then why do you get a Rolls Royce and a chauffeur?

haji
11-23-2007, 09:39 PM
Phantom Tungsten<br><IMG SRC="http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2007/11/lb_exterior_tungsten.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2007/11/tungsten_dash.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2007/11/tungsten_pipes.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><A HREF="http://www.autoblog.com/2007/11/23/no-you-cant-afford-it-rolls-royce-phantom-tungsten" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoblog.com/2007/1...gsten</A>/

haji
08-24-2008, 04:47 PM
Peony version (UAE)
http://www.motorauthority.com/images/Rolls_Royce/Phantom/Peony/01/Peony_Rolls_Royce_MotorAuthority_002.jpg
http://www.motorauthority.com/news/sedans/rolls-royce-builds-limited-edition-peony-phantom-for-uae/

haji
02-19-2009, 05:36 AM
Pearl White Rolls Royce Phantom by Project Kahn
http://img.worldcarfans.com/2009/2/large/pearl-white-rolls-royce-phantom-by-project-kahn.jpg

Player4
02-19-2009, 05:56 AM
OMG....amazingly beautiful..the color is amazing and those rims are HOT on this car. im drooling right now...

erzhik
02-19-2009, 06:44 AM
love those wheels. I hope they didn't ruin the interior though.

Rob
02-19-2009, 10:24 AM
Show me a silver one and I might be intrested. I hate white on a Phantom... brilliant wheels, though.