The UK's first Veyron, the Phantom Black
6 July 2006

Two days, two rather expensive vehicles. Yesterday, Rolls-Royce announced the Phantom Black special edition; today the Jack Barclay dealership in London has taken delivery of its first Bugatti Veyron. The Veyron, which recently won Autocar’s annual 0-100-0 competition, costs £763,000 before tax, yet the Mayfair dealership has ‘over 15 orders’ for them. You can see the Veyron in the metal at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on 8-9 July. The Phantoms are made at Rolls’ factory at Goodwood. Identifiable by their black paintwork, silver coach lines and 21-inch wheels, there will be only 25 Phantom Blacks made. There’s plenty of black inside, too. The seats, headlining, instrument panel and wood are all in various hues of black. Other detail touches include a bespoke Nokia phone, embroidered glove box, rear cool box and a steering wheel with a thicker rim.

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