Well, VW may be withdrawing the Phaeton model from North America, but it's by no means dead elsewhere - witness the Phaeton Lounge stretched limo which debuted at the Middle East International Motor Show in Dubai last week.

A concept car by Volkswagen's Individual group - producers of custom-tailored versions of VW cars, primarily the Phaeton and Touareg - the uber-Phaeton measures a stately 22 feet in length, achieved by marrying three standard Phaeton bodies.

Seating only four in the passenger cabin, the Lounge features individual climate control for each passenger, front and rear wine coolers, a minibar, multi-color mood lighting, a cigar humidor, twin 17-inch monitors, and a bluetooth-enabled computer with a broadband connection.

[Source: Volkswagen]