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Review: 2007 Rolls-Royce Phantom

The Rolls-Royce Phantom is one of those things that breathes air so rarefied, one's imagination runs wild. It's not hard to envision a factory perched atop Mount Olympus that's staffed by gods turning solid blocks of unobtanium into these individualized rolling spectacles. Remarkably, the Phantom is actually the work of mere mortals. Some are in Germany, the rest in England at Rolls-Royce's Goodwood factory where these cars are hand-assembled with an incomprehensible attention to detail. Massive in form, decadently appointed, stratospherically priced and absolutely, positively... Read More

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    Monterey: Rolls-Royce once again proves its Bespoke department knows no bounds
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    Since its inception, Rolls-Royce has made a living making its customers feel very, very special. Given the average net worth of its buyers and the custom-tailored nature of their vehicles, this sort of approach makes good business sense. That said, some customers are clearly more special than others. Michael Fux, a businessman and philanthropist who ...

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    Official: Rolls-Royce celebrates Year of the Dragon with special Phantom line
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    The world's automakers have been steadily realizing the enormous potential of the Chinese market. Luxury automakers in particular, and no automaker offers more luxurious motor coaches than Rolls-Royce. This year, the Chinese people celebrate the Year of the Dragon, so to celebrate along with them, Rolls-Royce is offering a special design edition of the ...

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    Maharaja's tiger-hunting Rolls-Royce brings the firepower to Quail auction
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    You expect to find all sorts of optional equipment on a Rolls-Royce. It could be pearl-inlayed veneers or a special paint job. But this example is something else entirely. Crafted for Sahib Bahadur – also known as Umed Singh II, Maharaja of Kotah – this 1925 Rolls-Royce New Phantom was coachbuilt by Barker & Company of London and includes ...

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    Video: Rowan Atkinson checks in with Top Gear, shows off V16-powered Rolls-Royce Phantom
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    Before you get angry at us in the comments, we're using the first line of this post to issue a spoiler alert. Rowan Atkinson is best known to American audiences as Mr. Bean. He's a hilarious comedian with a lengthy career comprising works on both the silver and small screen. If you weren't already aware, he's also completely infatuated with cars. You've ...

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    Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé for Masterpiece London is especially special
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    A car like the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé isn't about raw power and performance. It's not about the latest technologies. It's not even about bragging rights. More than anything else, it's about making the owner feel special. But this particular DHC is more special than most. Created specially for the Masterpiece London 2011 luxury goods ...

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    Video: Rolls-Royce owner can't figure out what color he wants, chooses them all
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    You can order a Rolls-Royce Phantom in nearly any color you'd like. That's a fact the luxury automaker takes very seriously and is quite proud of... But what if you liked a lot of different colors? One Phantom owner decided to taste the rainbow go the custom route and incorporate a handful of his favorite hues. The varied palette can be seen throughout ...

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    1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom 10EX prototype up for auction
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    Times change and so do trends. These days, everyone's clamoring for more environmentally-friendly and fuel-efficient cars that even Rolls-Royce is tinkering with electric propulsion. The program is being carried out on the 102EX electric Phantom prototype. But go back nearly a century and speed was the cause célèbre du jour. And then just ...

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    Confirmed: Build your next Phantom with the Rolls-Royce iPhone app
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    Rolls Royce is letting owners and enthusiasts unleash their creative juices on the 2011 Phantom with a new app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The program lets would-be buyers and reams build their very own, fully-customized version of the hyper luxury sedan, complete with a frightening 44,000 exterior color options. If, somehow, you can't find a ...

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    Rolls-Royce 102 EX Phantom electric gets inductive charge from HaloIPT
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    When Rolls-Royce wheeled out its 102 EX Phantom Experimental Electric at the Geneva Motor Show we were told that the vehicle, a 6,000 pound behemoth that started life as run-of-the-mill Phantom, is propelled by a pair of UQM electric motors that puts out a combined 290 kilowatts. Those motors get juice from a 71 kWh battery pack that consists of 96 ...

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    Geneva 2011: Rolls-Royce 102EX Concept is going to rock down to Electric Avenue
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    The electric car has come of age. How do we know? Well, see for yourself. Rolls-Royce, perhaps the most iconic of classic luxury marques, has stepped firmly into the EV waters with the 102EX Concept. According to CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös, this machine was created to help the company "[seek] clarity on which technology may be suitable to ...

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    Geneva 2011: Rolls-Royce 102EX Concept is going to rock down to Electric Avenue
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    The electric car has come of age. How do we know? Well, see for yourself. Rolls-Royce, perhaps the most iconic of classic luxury marques, has stepped firmly into the EV waters with the 102EX Concept. According to CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös, this machine was created to help the company "[seek] clarity on which technology may be suitable to ...

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    Rolls-Royce 102EX Phantom Experimental Electric to debut in Geneva
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    Of all the automakers in the industry, Rolls-Royce doesn't exactly have the "greenest" image. Its vehicles are heavy and ponderous, equipped with enormous engines and swathed with more dead cows than a beef processing plant. But its parent company BMW has been pushing into the green space with its EfficientDynamics initiative, and it's looking to bring ...

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    Rolls-Royce 102EX Phantom Experimental Electric to debut in Geneva
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    Of all the automakers in the industry, Rolls-Royce doesn't exactly have the "greenest" image. Its vehicles are heavy and ponderous, equipped with enormous engines and swathed with more dead cows than a beef processing plant. But its parent company BMW has been pushing into the green space with its EfficientDynamics initiative, and it's looking to bring ...

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    Rolls-Royce honors the Spirit of Ecstasy with special run of Phantoms
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    It's lonely at the top. And by that we mean that, if you're shopping at the very pinnacle of the automotive market, you've really only got a few choices. Looking for a stately saloon? Then you're looking at a Rolls-Royce, a Bentley or maybe a Maybach, but that's about it. So you can be sure your friends, neighbors and fellow captains of industry will ...

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    Rolls-Royce and Bijan team up for custom Phantom line
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    Rolls-Royce has announced a partnership with Beverly Hills-based designer Bijan Pakzad. Bijan will work closely with the super-luxury automaker to turn out a handful of special edition Phantoms, complete with the designer's own personal touches. So far, we've been left in the dark about exactly what kinds of changes to expect, though Rolls-Royce says that ...

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    Paris Preview: Rolls-Royce to feature five personalized Rollers
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    When it comes to luxurious exclusivity, there's nothing quite like a Rolls-Royce. And while your local R-R dealer will give you the white glove and red carpet treatment all day long, the automaker prides itself on offering an extensive personalization program. After all, if you're paying buku bucks for any of the vehicles in the Rolls stable, why not ...

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    Rolls-Royce goes out to lunch with custom orders
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    Rolls-Royce has announced the availability of – wait for it – a new picnic set! What, not excited? Did we mention that it's made from polished aluminum, leather and wood veneers? Well that's just fine. We'll enjoy our champagne and caviar on the green without you. But that's not even the point – the popularity of customizing a new ...

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    Where's The Love: Russian Rolls-Royce Centurion abandoned by train tracks?
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    When a custom-tuned Rolls-Royce Phantom dubbed the "Centurion" showed up on eBay Motors three years ago, the seller wrote it "will become one of the most historically significant Rolls Royce Phantoms of recent times." In response, our own Alex Nunez replied, "We tend to agree, as bad things do make history." It appears that when the Centurion met history, ...

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    Rolls-Royce builds first two identical Phantoms, Iron Man 2 destroys them [w/video]
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    What is it with Iron Man movies and the wanton destruction of perfectly good, desirable automobiles? In the first flick, the crew purposely crashed a pair of Audi R8 coupes, and neither sequence actually made it into the final film. For their sophomore effort, the crew reportedly dissected a pair of Rolls-Royce Phantoms – supposedly the first two ...

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    Phantom of the Sofa Rolls in to the Autoblog Fantasy Living Room
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    We think we'll need a bigger house, because the Autoblog fantasy living room keeps growing. It's already packed with Pininfarina desks, engine-block coffee tables, chairs designed to emulate F1 race cars and so much more. Now we've got a new couch to join those crafted to look like Aston Martins and Porsches. Encased in the replicated rear end of a ...

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