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First Drive: Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe

We were lucky enough to ride in the concept car two years ago, when the now Phantom Coupe was called the 101EX. Our words that day were "You have to build this car." And we've been waiting ever since the end of that sentence for this day to come. It was evident even as a concept that no other coupé -- with two syllables, please -- promised such a return to Jazz Age glamor, when a gentleman motored from Antibbes to Monaco in a Hooper bodied Phantom II to visit that Polish countess he'd had his eye on. So, when Rolls-Royce called with the invite to Goodwood to drive the new Phantom... Read More

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    Official: Rolls-Royce celebrates Goodwood with Chicane edition Phantom Coupe
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    Of all the automakers out there, perhaps none scream "race track" as quietly as Rolls-Royce. But the British luxury automaker has its home near the Goodwood Motor Circuit, and has honored that proximity with its latest special edition. Called the Chicane, it's based on the Phantom Coupe and is upgraded with a series of tastefully motorsport-inspired ...

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    Official: Rolls-Royce reveals Ghawwass edition Phantom Coupe
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    This is the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Ghawwass Bespoke Edition, the latest car to join the long and distinguished line of Rolls-Royce limited editions that have arrived over the years. With that in mind, we'll allow you one guess as to what market this limited edition is destined for. If you said the Middle East, which is almost always the answer when ...

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    Official: Rolls-Royce debuts Phantom Coupe Aviator Collection at Pebble Beach
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    As if its cars aren't already exclusive enough on their own merit, Rolls-Royce is debuting an ultra-limited production version of the Phantom Coupe at Pebble Beach today. With only 35 cars expected to be built, the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Aviator Collection celebrates Charles Stewart Rolls – Rolls-Royce co-founder – who had a passion for ...

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    Sheikh, Rattle and Rolls: Another special Phantom for Abu Dhabi
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    If there's anywhere in the world where they know how to gild a lily, it's the Persian Gulf. The oil-rich emirates there seem to have an endless appetite for items of, shall we say... questionable taste. And Rolls-Royce seems to have no qualms about milking the region's appetite for all it's worth. Along with the gold-dipped Drophead Coupe and the series ...

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    Hamann gives the Rolls-Royce Phantom a shot of adrenaline
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    With seemingly ever luxury automaker under the sun going after BMW's coveted balance between sport and luxury, it's a little ironic that BMW's own uber-luxury marque is the one to focus purely on cushioned comfort. But not everyone wants that out of their Rolls-Royce, or so Hamann is evidently betting. The German tuning firm has tweaked everything from ...

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    First Drive: Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe
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    We were lucky enough to ride in the concept car two years ago, when the now Phantom Coupe was called the 101EX. Our words that day were "You have to build this car." And we've been waiting ever since the end of that sentence for this day to come. It was evident even as a concept that no other coupé -- with two syllables, please -- promised such a ...

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    Rolls on a roll: Phantom Coupe sold out already
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    Click for more high-res images of the Phantom CoupeRolls Royce has been on a roll of late, with a 25-percent increase in global production in 2007, and the gorgeous new Phantom Coupe ready to add to last year's record totals. Since the official announcement of the ultra-luxury two-door, 200 orders have already been taken, which represents all production for ...

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    Geneva 2008: Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe a real GT?
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    Click image above for high-res live gallery of the new RR Coupe from GenevaPerhaps calling it a true GT might have been a bit of a stretch, but with changes to the chassis, steering, brakes and suspension, Rolls Royce promised that this new Phantom Coupe would take Rolls into a new market. Appearing very similar to the concept 101EX that debuted in 2006, ...

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    Geneva '08 Preview: Castagna to show custom RR Phantom Coupe Royale
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    Click above to enlarge The Autoblog crew is setting off for Geneva to bring you all the goodies, and along with the wealth of exciting new production cars and concepts, there'll be a whole mess of customized tuner cars, as well. Usually the latter comes after the former, but in this one case both will be arriving together as Castagna has prepared its own ...

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    Geneva '08 Preview: Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe breaks cover
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    click above for high-res gallery of the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/2009_Rolls_Royce_Phantom_Coupe_breaks_cover'; Rolls-Royce has released pics of the Phantom Coupé, and if any one from Rolls is reading this, you can sign us up for one in every color. And we don't mean the standard colors -- we mean every single ...

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    Rolls-Royce officially announces Phantom Coupe
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    Click image for a photo gallery of the Rolls-Royce 101EXIn his speech on BMW's future plans, CEO Norbert Reithofer mentioned that a Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe is on the way. Today, Rolls-Royce made its official announcement confirming this new addition to the Phantom lineup. If the eye-popping Phantom Drophead Coupe is any indication, the new, enclosed ...

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    Spy Shots: Just announced Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe spied
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    Just announced earlier this morning by BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer, this mule for the upcoming Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe was spotted wearing the disguise of a drop top. We're told not to let the convertible looks fool us, as this is not the already available Phantom Drophead Coupe. It is, however, remarkably similar to the 101EX Concept unveiled at the 2006 ...

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    BMW plans for future: 2 million by 2020, new models and fourth brand?
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    click above image for gallery of the BMW CS Concept, which is destined for productionBMW CEO Norbert Reithofer revealed the automaker's plans for the future, all the way up to 2020. There's lots of stuff in works, but we'll try to hit each point here. First off, the company's got a short-term five-year plan of achieving annual sales of 1.8 million vehicles ...

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