The last of the Phantom VII has been produced and it’s a custom build on the long wheelbase version developed with a nautical theme for a ‘connoisseur collector’ of Rolls-Royce autos.
Produced on the basis of the Phantom Extended Wheelbase – which is about 250 mm longer than the regular one at 6092 mm long, the final example of the current generation has a bevy of enhancements that resemble a grand ocean liner’s interior. For example the Phantom VII Extended Wheelbase has come out of the production line with artwork on the dashboard that shows a 1930s cruise ship and timepieces that mimic the look of classic ship radio clocks. Each is enclosed in a grooved bezel that has 24 time zones, allowing passengers to rotate it in order to have the correct time zone.
More so, the Phantom’s lambswool carpets have a hand-cut wake effect, and the car’s exterior hue – velvet blue, is a direct link to the color of the ocean. Contrasting features include the pinstripe tires and a solid silver Spirit of Ecstacy. On the other hand the powertrain department has remained untouched, with the Rolls-Royce 6.75-litre naturally aspirated V12 packing 454 bhp and 531 lb ft of torque – enough to propel this land liner to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 6.1 seconds and on to a maximum speed of 149 mph (240 km/h).