Paris Motor Show LIVE: Rolls Royce Phantom Metropolitan Collection image

The British ultra-luxury brand has officially unveiled the Phantom Metropolitan Collection special series during the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

A few months back Rolls Royce showcased the Phantom Drophead Coupe Waterspeed Collection and now they’re back with another limited edition for the Phantom flagship. The Metro Collection has been developed using the company’s high-end bespoke customization unit. The limited series will only feature 20 Phantoms, all paying homage to different megacities of the world through “marquetry – the art of inlaying small pieces of wood veneer to form decorative motifs.”

“I can think of no more fitting location than Paris to debut this remarkable new motor car. This is a city that echoes Rolls-Royce’s very special brand promise in perfectly combining the timeless and modern in a manner that celebrates the art of the master craftsperson, ” said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “Our customers across the globe delight in challenging our designers and craftspeople to create true, one-of-a-kind pieces of automotive art. This latest Collection serves to showcase the extraordinary scope for Bespoke personalization afforded to every patron of the marque.”

The exterior features a Darkest Tungsten shade and there’s also a hand-applied coachline mirroring the abstract silhouette of modern skyscrapers. Inside we find carefully selected individual wood veneers, a unique Aetherius Grey leather hue and 6,800 two-tone stitches on the central rear seat flutes which again depict a skyscraper.