Rolls-Royce launches Supermarine Phantom Coupé Aviator Collection

Article by Anita Panait, on August 19, 2012

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has introduced its new Phantom Coupé Aviator Collection, inspired by Charles Stewart Rolls and the iconic Schneider Trophy-winning Supermarine S6B powered by a Rolls-Royce R Type engine. According to Rolls-Royce, the Phantom Coupé Aviator Collection celebrates the “spirit of human endeavour that drove a very British hero” and eventually allowed Rolls-Royce to post simultaneous world speed records on land, air and in the water.

Rolls-Royce has recently unveiled the first of 35 Phantom Coupé Aviator Collection models at the Pebble Beach Quail in the United States. The Phantom Coupé Aviator Collection sports an Aviator Grey finish and features a contrasting matt bonnet, window and grille surround.

Its interior features an interplay of wood and metal, giving it a strong cockpit theme. The metal foil upper fascia sports a Thommen, aviation-grade clock with blood orange needle tips, complemented by matt black dials for power reserve, speedometer and fuel gauges.

The lower fascia is covered in mahogany and is shaped and fashioned like the early record-setting propellers. The lower fascia also features Sapele contrast. The interior also features stainless steel veneer ‘onlays’ with bullet-shaped ends that match floor mat fixings.

Between 1931 and 1933, the Schneider Trophy was held in the South of England, and soared over the Solent and the Witterings in West Sussex, which is just around 10 miles away from the current Rolls-Royce headquarters in Goodwood, England.

Collection cars celebrate the Supermarine S6B with transmission tunnel in anodised aluminium with exposed torx fixings and swage lines, which mirror the oil cooling veins on the S6B fuselage side.

These highlights are also featured on the car armrests. The Aviator Collection cars are fitted with leather floor mats and are designed to include the Rolls-Royce of cup holders.  The Aviator Collection cars are designed to deliver functionality, coupled with a special combination of theatre and jewellery.

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