This is the Rolls-Royce Chicane Phantom Coupé, a one-of-a-kind model from the British manufacturer that evokes Goodwood’s rich motor sport history. According to the official press release, this model was created after Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Dubai Brand Manager Mohammed EL-Arishy had an idea and presented to the Rolls-Royce’s Bespoke design team.
Mohammed EL-Arishy wanted a motor car that captures the unique atmosphere and history of the Goodwood Motor Circuit. The luxury coupe features a Gunmetal exterior paint and the coloured wheels match it, being the first time such a feature has adorned a contemporary Rolls-Royce motor car. Insider, the traditional interior wood-finish was replaced by carbon fiber, alluding to the materials used in modern racing machines.
The theme is continued at the exterior, with the bonnet and windscreen surround finished in matte black. Racing theme is continued with chequered flag motif stitching to the seats, while a metal plaque expressing the car’s name and Goodwood’s famous track layout sits in the glove compartment.
The all-new Phantom features a design language like that of a popular classic music. Ian Cameron, Director of Design for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said that this concept highlights the possibility of various interpretations over time without leaving behind its well-known essential melody.
This concept extends as well to the market as the Phantom is persistent in delighting the audience. The familiar melodies such as the classic design keys which are drawn through generations are vitalized by the craftspeople at Home of Rolls-Royce, Goodwood which serves as the orchestra to this masterpiece. They are dedicatedly working up to the finest nitty-gritty and giving attention to the smallest details in every single unit.
The well-known Spirit of Ecstasy is where this model’s theme began. It highlights a Pantheon grille that leans to the wind along with a fluttering gown. It also bears elements common to all members of the Phantom family including an extended over-hang in its back as well as the traditional two-to-one wheel complementing its body height. Its steering wheel is also thin-rimmed which suggests a set of well-engineered and stylish multifunction helms common to Phantoms II and III. It also features a set of organ stop plungers and a new set of bulls-eye air vents.
Its intertwined Rolls-Royce hubcap monograms, which stay upright all the time, delight the owners and enthusiasts as well, along with the other 21st Century features. Its soft-closed coach doors that house the Teflon-coated door umbrellas highlight a grand disembarkation coming from a car that endures all type of weather.