Rolls-Royce has unveiled the special-edition Rolls-Royce Phantom Chicane Coupe, which is said to evoke the motorsport history of the Goodwood motor circuit and showcase the manufacturer's 'Bespoke' customisation service.
The Rolls-Royce Phantom Chicane Coupe, a one-off version of the marque's most expensive car, is claimed to "capture the unique atmosphere and history of the Goodwood motor circuit," a significant site for British motoring history. Rolls-Royce says it is this sense of heritage that made the circuit an appealing source of inspiration for the car.
Despite inspiration coming from British history, the Chicane looks to represent a decidedly modern take on the regal Phantom Coupe. Gunmetal grey paintwork is teamed with matte black accents, seen on the car's 10-spoke wheels, bonnet, and windscreen surround, a definite departure from the Phantom’s usual combination of chrome bright work and more traditional hues.
Inside, the transformative potential of the 'Bespoke' service can also be seen. The usually genteel, Art Deco-inspired interior has been upholstered in a shade of red leather, while the regular, large slabs of wood have been replaced by motorsport-inspired carbonfibre trim.
The car's seats feature a chequered flag motif, and Rolls Royce’s signature ‘starlight’ headlining is also applied.
Rolls Royce’s 'Bespoke' service claims to offer an unparalleled level of customisation for customers. Previous requests have included an exterior paint colour perfectly matched to a favourite eye shadow - red and leather trim seems comparatively inoffensive by comparison - and a wood veneer sourced from a tree on a customer’s estate.
“Customers often task us with designing cars themed around a particular passion or interest. The customer leads the creative process, working in collaboration with us to create a highly personal, one-off masterpiece,” said Bespoke Design Manager, Gavin Hartley.