Last weekend marked a pretty important event in the automotive world because Concours d'Elegance was held at Pebble Beach in California. Those who attended at the event were in for a treat because the most sought after and iconic vehicles have been exhibited, including the Cadillac Fleetwood Collection and the one-off McLaren Unique X-1 Concept. Rolls Royce also had an ace up its sleeve and unveiled the first model from the Phantom Coupe Aviator Collection.
The Aviator Collection has been inspired by Charles Stewart Rolls and the Supermarine S6B British racing seaplane that was powered by a Rolls Royce R Type engine. The collection consists in 35 models and the very first one has been unveiled at the above mentioned event.
The bespoke Phantom Coupe boasts a tremendous attention to details and every custom-made element has been meticulously designed and created by craftspeople in Goodwood. Every model will feature exclusive design concepts, materials and color combinations.
The Phantom Coupe came with an Aviator Gray finish on the exterior that contrasted with the matte front grille and bonnet. On the interior this exquisite luxury car has been enhanced by a generous amount of metal and wood elements, alongside which the aviation-grade clock with blood-orange needle tips manage to deliver a cockpit feel. Polished stainless-steel veneer onlays featuring bullet-shaped ends match the floor mat fixing, and the lower fascia has been veneered in mahogany and shaped in such a way that resembles the shape of the old propellers. In addition, the transmission tunnel has been masked with an anodized aluminum cover featuring exposed torx-head bots, resembling fuselage elements found on the Supermarine S6B racing seaplane.
The attention to details that has been given to the interior is truly astonishing and if you were to open the leather-lined glove compartment you would find an embossed Charles Rolls quote "The Power of flight is as a fresh gift from the Creator, the greatest treasure yet given to man." In addition, a couple of cup holders have been designed and crafted from highly polished aluminum and enhanced by exquisite jewelry.
Rolls Royce is well known when it comes to unveiling bespoke models at Pebble Beach and this year they've definitely managed to steal the spotlight with the Phantom Coupe Aviator Collection.