Seaplanes and luxury is what the British manufacturer's latest special edition is all about.
Seaplanes don't usually serve as inspiration for automobile designs, however Rolls-Royce
isn't any ordinary automaker. The new Phantom Coupe Aviator Collection pays homage to the Schneider Trophy-winning and Rolls-powered Supermarine S6B with a cockpit theme based on aviation and exterior styling to match. Set for a debut later today at the Pebble Beach
Quail gathering, the Rolls-Royce Phantom
Coupe Aviator Collection features an Aviator Grey exterior finish.
Providing a brilliant contrast is a matte hood, window and grille. Impressive as the exterior may be, the interior is where the luxury specialists get to serious business. Mahogany wood, stainless-steel veneers, custom floor mats and a Thommen aviation-grade clock with blood orange needle tips embedded in metal foil sets this Phantom Coupe apart from the rest. "Our founding forefather Charles Stewart Rolls was a pioneer who pushed the boundaries of motoring and aviation to the limit," said Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos.
"With our exclusive Phantom Coupe Aviator Collection we celebrate this great British hero, presenting a car which hints at experiments in early flight married to the best engineering, modern design and exquisitely crafted materials. The collection takes Rolls-Royce Bespoke to new levels of subtle, yet beautiful detailing." Rolls-Royce say they will produce the Phantom Coupe Aviator Collection in only 35 units to suggest not only exclusiveness but collecting power for the special limited edition model. With highly-polished aluminum cup-holders, it's safe to say this is a Rolls like none other.