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by George Skentzos

Super-luxury brand Rolls-Royce has revealed its new 2008 Phantom Coupe ahead of its first public appearance at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

Unlike the standard Rolls-Royce Phantom which focuses on ultimate comfort for rear-seat passengers, the Coupe is intended for the super-rich who prefer to rest their chauffeur and drive themselves.

Powered by a 6.75-litre V12 engine which produces 338kW and an effortless 531Nm, the Phantom Coupe offers segment-leading fuel economy despite its performance, along with a 25 percent increase in fuel capacity for added driving range.

The Phantom Coupe is built on a lightweight all-aluminium chassis, requiring 130 metres of welding all completed by hand.

Rear-hinged coach doors assist in elegant access to the rear seats, as well as allowing for an uninterrupted A-pillar helping to make this the most torsionally rigid Rolls-Royce ever.