• Apr 28, 2006

A convertible model of Rolls Royce's Phantom has been spotted hitting the streets of Munich. The 460-hp V12 from the original is stuffed under the hood of this shortened Phantom platform, and despite the vert's two-door appearance, the four-seater actually has rear suicide doors to allow easy entry for rear passengers.


The Phantom drop-top is the production version of the 101-EX concept vehicle, which actually debuted way back in 2004 at the Geneva Motor Show. Good things come to those who wait... so do expensive things.

[Source: The Car Connection/Hans Lehmann]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      WooHoo!!
      I can't wait till Chrysler makes it's copy... The 300 will look great as a convertible....
      • 8 Years Ago
      Rolls Royce is owned by BMW. I take it back.... But I still think it's wasteful. How can a company design someething so wonderful as the M5 design this ????

      Stoneman
      • 8 Years Ago
      #8. I bet if you paid that much for this car, you'd commit suicide too. Why not just go for the Cadillac Sixteen? I don't understand these huge-ass "speed limos" which these cars esssentially are: Huge lumbering giants with even larger engines.

      Proof positive AGAIN that Europe is way ahead of North American car design.

      Stoneman

      http://www.stonemanautoreview.com
      • 6 Years Ago
      Apparently a Landaulet model of the Phantom is also in the works. Anybody else heard of this? I've been trying to find a photo of it.

      Also, apparently the LWB version of the Phantom sedan has been available since 2005. Where? Yahoo Autos doesn't show it as one of the RR model options, nor do they show the new convertible 2-door.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Daddy there's a monster outside!! Help!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I've got to agree with #3 up there. This car hardly looks like a luxury convertible. Oh, well -- it's not like I'll be in the market for one anytime soon anyway!
      • 8 Years Ago
      That's "rear hinged" suicide doors, and not suggesting rear doors.

      http://www.automobilesdeluxe.blogspot.com
      • 8 Years Ago
      #1: if you click on the image on the linked article you will clearly see that this is a convertable - or that RR is trying to single-handedly make cloth/vinal tops cool again.

      #2: You're right. Someon's smokin' crack; this car has two suicide doors up front, none in rear.

      #3: I agree. I wonder how much the plow blade attachment sets you back?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Before BMW brought out the new Phantom they said that the Maybacks looked like stretched Hyundais - until they brought out a Rolls Royce that looked like something the cat brought in two weeks after it had killed it. Just goes to underline the saying that money and taste don;t neccessarily go together. Yes, the new M5 and M6 are nice cars. The ROlls are as hideous as they come.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The look is massive. In your face V12 powered and a wide opened whale mouth to cool all the engine, mechanicals, and electricals. There is an industrial, as in snow plow, functionality here. But a lot of beauty and meticulous styling, even whimsical. At this level of spending, they don't think about what we, on Autoblog, likes to see. The stylists are reaching for someone making a statement about themselves that won't be forgotten. The headlights are amazingly detailed, yet simplistic; their little round outline shape plays off the massive grill. No hiding the light componentry behind little bezel glass covers, the direction everyone, M-B & Lexus to Camry has taken. Every line is sculptural and beautifully done. I like more chrome and splash on a luxury car, and hope the black of the grill, door handles, wind screen frame, side line trim, and bumpers in black are just for the mule. Brighten this beast up! Like a tricked out Mack Semi.
      • 8 Years Ago
      April fools day lives on. What kind of a friggin "spy shot" is this supposed to be. You can't tell from this "spy shot" whether it's of a convertible or a station wagon.
      • 8 Years Ago
      If the front doors are rear-hinged--as the description and the handles at the front would indicate--how can it also have rear suicide doors? Plus there's no cut line where such doors would be.
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