Final VII is a long-wheelbase car that’s been produced for a ‘connoisseur collector’ of Rolls-Royce models

The last Rolls-Royce Phantom VII has been produced with a nautical theme for a ‘connoisseur collector’ of the brand’s vehicles.

Built on a Phantom Extended Wheelbase body that measures 6092mm long – some 250mm longer than the standard body – the last car features a long list of individual features that mimic those of a grand ocean liner’s interior.

These include artwork on the dashboard that depicts a 1930s cruise ship and clocks that mimic the look of classic ship radio clocks. Each is housed within a grooved bezel that features 24 time zones, allowing passengers to rotate it to suit whichever zone they are currently in.

The Phantom’s lambswool carpets also feature a hand-cut wake effect, and the car’s exterior finish colour, a velvet blue, is a nod to the colour of the ocean. It’s contrasted by pinstripe tyres and a solid silver Spirit of Ecstacy.

No changes have been made to the car’s powertrain, so it uses Rolls-Royce’s 6.75-litre naturally aspirated V12 that produces 454bhp and 531lb ft of torque. Like the regular Extended Wheelbase model, the final Phantom can accelerate from 0-62mph in about 6.1sec and to a top speed of 149mph.

Normal Extended Wheelbase models started at £373,824. Rolls-Royce won’t reveal how much this final car cost its owner, but other bespoke models have often edged into seven figures.

Now that the last Phantom VII has rolled off Rolls-Royce’s production line, work will begin on creating a new line for the upcoming Phantom VIII. That model is due to arrive next year with an all-new aluminium architecture.

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31 January 2017
Good Lord. A touch gauche, no?

31 January 2017
scrap wrote:

Good Lord. A touch gauche, no?

No.

31 January 2017
Nice if you can afford it (and the associated driver costs) which this owner obviously can.

Has anyone ever wondered what cars we would have if the likes of Bentley, Rolls etc had developed for the mass market, and Ford etc had evolved to the luxury end? Rolls Royce Fiesta anyone?

31 January 2017
The Art Deco decoration is lovely. (The rest of the car is gauche).

31 January 2017
The Art Deco decoration is lovely. (The rest of the car is gauche).

31 January 2017
Given the undoubtedly highly-skilled worker base ensconced behind RR's factory gates, I wonder what RR does to keep them all busy when there's a year or so's lull from one production model to the next. It's hard to imagine that RR is capable of redeploying them all elsewhere.

Just a thought.

As for the car itself, I think it's fab, and in some ways we should all be grateful that a small number of people are able to afford them!

31 January 2017
Believe me there is a ton of work going on. No one gets redeployed!!

Having seen this car in the flesh it is absolutely stunning.

1 February 2017
The styling has aged terribly.

2 February 2017
Am I the only one that thinks the inlayed wood trim looks really bad? Tacky to be exact.
It reminds me of those wooden plaque souvenirs of touristy landmarks back in the 70's and 80's. I think my parents have something like that from Hawaii which depicts the Diamond Head Mountain -- wooden crafts were popular there.
Also, the ocean wave patterned embroidery on the leather trim is a poorly integrated afterthought and looks cheap.
The analog clock is beautiful though.

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