By on May 17, 2016

Rolls-Royce Zenith Edition

Like a Dreadnought-class battleship, the current generation of the hulking and insanely lavish Rolls-Royce Phantom is being mothballed, but it gets one final hurrah.

The folks behind the Spirit of Ecstasy are busy building — sorry, “crafting” — the ultimate Drophead Coupé and Phantom Coupé vehicles before those models slip the surly bonds of earth.

Just 50 will be made, and Rolls is naming the bespoke collection after those big 1970s televisions you saw in the back pages of National Geographic.

Rolls-Royce Zenith Edition

You don’t just buy a Zenith Collection Phantom — you “commission” them, not unlike the aforementioned battleship. And because warships are traditionally launched with a bottle of Champagne broken across the bow, Rolls has added room for a second bottle in its trunk-mounted Champagne fridge, just to keep the party going.

The tailgate of each vehicle is padded with leather to use as a seat for those impromptu booze breakouts, and a folding glass serving table slides right out so the driver can play barkeep.

Oh, and expect to find an extra-special version of the standard picnic hamper in that trunk. This writer can’t help but be reminded of the Avengers episode where John Steed cooks a steak for Emma Peel on the engine block of his 4.5-liter Bentley.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Zenith Edition

It’s all so glorious, an owner might think they’d died and went to Heaven. With that and mind, each Zenith Edition comes with Rolls’ Starlight Headliner, which replicates the dazzling night sky.

With the next generation of Phantoms switching to an aluminum platform, these final two-doors will leave the factory with a little piece of history — a case containing a chunk of the Goodwood assembly line they were built on, numbered and stamped with the exact place it was removed from.

Also inside that case? Rarefied air.

The Zenith Edition Phantoms will fetch a premium over their stock, run-of-the-mill brothers, so expect a price well above the half-million dollar mark.

[Images: Rolls-Royce]

Get the latest TTAC e-Newsletter!

16 Comments on “Break out the Bubbly: Rolls-Royce Phantom Zenith Collection is Britain’s Finest Hour...”


Read all comments

Back to TopLeave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Recent Comments

  • dal20402: Don’t know where they’re getting the idea that the hybrid system is new. It’s essentially...
  • dal20402: For a vehicle like this, designed to carry light loads at low speeds in crowded places, I’ll take the...
  • EBFlex: There is no right spec of the Escape pickup. Much like Ford’s awful EVs, there are way too many...
  • slavuta: This BLOB has style? hahaha
  • EBFlex: “Pipe or lumber is the only reason for that silly porthole window. Too bad the whole window doesn’t go...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Corey Lewis
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber