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Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe

Phantom Coupe The Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe is the third model to make the Phantom line up and the first to debut on new CEO Tom Purves’ (prior CEO of BMW North America) watch. We say bravo, Mr. Purves! The Rolls-Royce 2009 beaute, Coupe will be made available later this year for 400k.  The Phantom Coupe emerged from the 101EX concept of 2006, the Coupé is all-aluminum on an aluminum spaceframe.  The two rear-hinged suicide doors close at the push of a button and the back end of the car comes up 250mm short of the original Phantom’s length. In this exotic luxury car there are so many buttons to play with, you won’t know what to push first.   The push-button feature we loved the best is the Sport button on the steering wheel. When pushed, it puts the car into a new shift program that holds gears longer, the autobox kicks down faster, and the pedal response is quicker, the sportier transition does 60 in 5.6 seconds. That’s pretty ace for a 5,800 pound, big boned coupe.  The fuel tank on this luxury automobile is larger then the Drophead, the trunk can accomodate four golf bags and don’t fret, the Phantom Coupe still demands your chauffuer in tote. 

The 2009 Rolls Royce Phantom offers three choices of 21-inch wheels, two of them forged with alloy numbers.  On this exotic fleet there are standard exterior color palette which come in nine colors but Rolls-Royce offers 44,000 hue variations, "I don’t think we’ll use all the colors but they’re there," Purves said. Duh? Phantom Coupe  The most fantastic, standout feature on the more aggressive Coupe is called the starlight headliner, think luxe planitarium.  The classic Rolls Royce ceiling is adorned with 1,600 fiber-optic lights that can be dimmed or brightened to suit your mood, that’s educational and sexual! Incredibly the stars are all done by hand and on request can be arranged to mimic the northern sky but we wouldn’t expect anything less from Rolls-Royce, would we? Smaller than the grand-daddy Phantom and slightly larger than the baby Drophead, we think the Coupe is the creme de la creme of the Rolls-Royce Phantom line.  

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