Today’s spotlight is focused on the Bespoke Chicane Edition of the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé. This particular iteration of the Phantom comes from 2013 and was a one off design for Rolls-Royce Dubai, though as we will get to, you can have one too.
As we’ve written about previously, Rolls-Royce loves to design special editions of their cars that showcase what their bespoke division can do for a car. The Chicane Edition was the brainchild of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Dubai Brand Manager, Mohammed EL-Arishy.
While dining at the Goodwood Hotel adjacent the home of Rolls-Royce, EL-Arishy’s imagination was piqued by nearby photos of motor racing’s great on the history Goodwood motor circuit. He took his interest to the craftsmen at Bespoke Rolls-Royce.
“I wanted to create a motor car that captures the unique atmosphere and history of the Goodwood Motor Circuit. The Home of Rolls-Royce’s connection to such an important centre of British motoring heritage is something that fascinates my customers,” said Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Dubai Brand Manager, Mohammed EL-Arishy. “The experience of working with Rolls-Royce’s world-class designers to create the beautifully executed Chicane Phantom Coupé was exhilarating. The creativity, vision, skill and attention-to-detail employed in the crafting of these one-off motor cars is unsurpassed in the super-luxury world.”
The result is the Phantom Coupé Chicane Edition. The car incorporates design cues and materials that evoke Goodwood’s rich motorsport history. The portly Phantom utilizes carbon fiber throughout its interior to mimic the material utilized heavily (pun intended) in light weight race cars. In typical Rolls-Royce fashion, the interior is bespoke with stitched checkered flat motif and a metal plaque proudly displaying the car’s name. The track layout form Goodwood is discreetly embedded the glove box.
The exterior paint color is called Gunmetal; the normally chrome hood and windshield surround are finished in matte black. This is a treatment that we saw Rolls-Royce use again on the Nighthawk Edition that we saw in the States earlier this year.
The Phantom Chicane is also the first time a Rolls-Royce had factory wheels painted the same color as the rest of the car.
“Customers often task us with designing cars themed around a particularly passion or interest. The customer leads the creative process, working in collaboration with us to create a highly personal, one-off masterpiece. As Bespoke designers we take great satisfaction in turning these dreams into reality,” said Gavin Hartley, Bespoke Design Manager for Rolls-Royce.
Of course, Rolls-Royce will customize a car to your unique tastes and styles including your own version of the Chicane Edition. They’ve done everything from matching a nail polish to a favorite team’s jersey color. You just have to make up your mind.
News Source: Rolls-Royce