• Aug 24, 2008


Click to view the RR Phantom Peony edition in hi-res

Wealthy customers in the United Arab Emirates seem to have a penchant for special editions of the most expensive luxury saloons. As if it wasn't enough to get the Maybach Landaulet revealed right there on their home turn, one Arabian customer recently ordered a custom gilded Rolls-Royce Drophead. Now Rolls-Royce has followed up with a special edition of its Phantom limousine targeted specifically for the UAE.

Called the Peony edition, the bespoke Phantom borrows its name from the indigenous Asian flower that symbolizes royality in ancient Oriental culture. The car features a special two-tone pearl blue exterior and Seashell interior, emblazoned with the peony floral motif. It even comes with a complementary bottle of perfume specially crafted by Emirate fragrance specialist HIND. The special edition was created by the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Program, which does the bulk of its business with Middle Eastern customers. No word on how many will be built or how much it costs, but if there was ever a case of "if you have to ask, you can't afford it", this is it.


[Source: Motor Authority]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Why do u guys think that UAE's money is all from oil? what? u guys still think we have oil rigs in our backyards?

      You also have to understand that this is not from the OIL money, its all from our pockets. Minimum wage for a local resident in UAE is $4000 a month. We UAE residence and the people around us in the Gulf area "Arabia'' DONT get the money, the governments do, again, not us.

      The people who are buying these special edition cars are just rich and wealthy people that u can find anywhere else in the world, the only difference is, is that we spend our money, and not be greedy. U only live once, enjoy it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "This animosity has nothing to do with hating people successful people (considering I just dropped $190K on a restoration, I imagine I could part with the $400K or so for this if I wanted it)."

      maybe u can. but a really rich arab can buy 10 veryons. can u? thats a reason to hate them

      "Its about laughing at the silly, backwards people of a culture that wants to kill us."
      30 yrs ago they were like feudal tribal lords, now they have come a long way. the gap of modernity between the arabs and the west has closed dramatically, especially in the last 5 years. next five years will only accelerate it.

      and that comment about wanting to kill you, shows how ignorantu are.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Modernity paid for with oil money. Don't kid yourself - you'd still be bedouins roaming the desert if it weren't for the West's money. And as for any advances, they were simply bought, not produced. There's a big difference. You are incapable of producing anything on your own but what you can pull from the ground, and even then, if it weren't for Western oil corporations and their technology, you wouldn't even have that.

        The world is quickly weaning itself from oil. When it has, we'll have no use for you, and you'll be back to roaming the deserts again (after you've nuked and gassed yourselves a couple of times).
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is such an exclusive car. I love it just for that.

      Oh wait ... I forgot we're playing the "I-hate-people-who-are-more-successful-than-me-and-I'm-going-to-assume-they-don't-deserve-it" game.

      The guy who bought this is probably a pimp.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm sure a lot more people would want to kill you, Artie, than them damn Middle Easterns.

      If you've never been to the area, then hold your peace. There's more to "them" than just the crazy stuff you see on TV. By the way, Americans are far and beyond any Middel Eastern country in terms of crime per capita.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What a sweet car, Although Bently is a "status" car,
      I think I would get myself a Ferrari before one of these.
      Still a great looking car tho!

      - Jeff
      Modified Car
      • 6 Years Ago
      Peonies are beautiful. I like peonies.
      This is ugly. I do not like this.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Artie doesn't like Arabs. Does he know any I wonder? Before the war it was the Indian nobility who were buying all the overdone Rolls Royces: does that mean Indians are backward? Take a look at where the doctors and scientists are coming from these days. Oh, and as far as backwards goes; how's your algebra Artie?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Bring on the Peyote Edition for the U.S. Far-Out man...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm SO glad this wasn't about this car belonging to a black rapper. I can only imagine where this conversation would have gone. I would have truly had my feelings hurt.

      Artie, dude, chillski. We get it, you don't like A-RABS. Probably not real fond of blacks, jews, gays or women who find you repulsive either.

      Cars people. Cars.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Actually, Mid-East oil sheiks and rap stars have a lot in common: they both like to spend their money on garish trinkets and outlandish automobiles. There's a name for that kind of behavior...what was it now...
      • 6 Years Ago
      This car is quite tasteful compared to that gold pimp car that was up last week.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "Oriental"? Wow. I'd love to visit this orient and learn about it's ancient culture. 0_o
        • 6 Years Ago
        I forgot it's the 1800s!

        what is this "horseless carriage"?

      • 6 Years Ago
      It's not a bad color, but I'd skip the peony things inside. These guys have nothing on Bentley, though, you get to choose from like 500 colors with a Bentley. Spooky.
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