The Aviator is said to pay tribute to R-R founder Charles Rolls and the Supermarine S6B
The dashboard features aero-inspired gauges
Aviator edition features a matt finish to the bonnet, windscreen frame and grille surround
The mahogany veneer-trimmed cabin has aero-inspired design flourishes
The Phantom Coupe Aviator Edition features a matt window and grille surround and bonnet. Inside, changes include a Thommen aviation clock with blood orange needles. The mahogany veneer lower fascia carries sapele highlights and polished stainless steel trim.
Rolls-Royce will build 35 Aviator Edition models. They have been inspired by keen aviator and Rolls-Royce co-founder, Charles Rolls and the Supermarine S6B which competed in the Schnider Trophy, an air race held near Rolls-Royce’s factory between 1931 and 1933. The Rolls-Royce connection is the V12 supercharged R-Type aero engine that powered the Supermarine planes in 1929 and 1931.
Other S6B-inspired features include an anodised aluminium transmission tunnel with exposed torx bolts and swage lines that echo the oil cooling veins on the plane’s fuselage. The Aviator marks the first time Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has drawn on the aircraft side of the business.