Rolls-Royce is today wishing its customers and its devotee fans a happy new year by releasing the first official details and pictures of its first new production car for three years, the £300,000, V12-engined Phantom Convertible. Autocar.co.uk has exclusive photographs of the car, and its own insights into its design and construction – and you can read all about them in Autocar next Wednesday.
The new Rolls is revealed in exclusive detail in our gallery – and it’s easily the most sumptuously luxurious and grand convertible on the market, from its teak rear decking reminiscent of a vintage America’s Cup yacht, to its “discreet” front-facing parking camera. Rolls’ own marketing blurb even describes the car as “the very essence of automotive affability”.
The car has not been long in coming, based as it is on the V16-powered convertible concept shown in 2004 – the 100EX. This model will be unveiled at Detroit in a few days’ time, but has been under construction in numbers at Goodwood for months. Chief executive Ian Robertson says the car will be launched around the world between now and April, with the UK as the first market.