Rolls-Royce has revealed a new 'Privacy Suite' for its long-wheelbase Phantom, affording high-flying clients the 'luxury of privacy' in the form of a fully-soundproofed partition.
Revealed at the 2018 Chengdu motor show in China, the Privacy Suite for Phantom EWB is made largely of electrochromic glass, which can be completely clear or opaque at the press of a button.
When you're talking shop, the glass partition relies uses a frequency-specific compound to ensure front-seat passengers can't hear what's going on. An intercom system offers rear passengers a direct line to the driver, while the driver can 'call' the VIPs down back using the same system.
A document portal allows papers to be passed between cabins. Naturally, the opening is "discreetly illuminated to ensure passengers are satisfied with the nature of the documents or objects before they receive them". No sneaking things through under cover of darkness here.
When you're not conducting important business, there are two 12-inch monitors available to entertain passengers, complete with an HDMI port. Rolls-Royce says it's designed to allow passengers to "synchronise their highly secure personal devices" on the move, we'd suggest it could also be used for PlayStation sessions in transit.
"As the world’s leading luxury brand, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is best placed to understand and harness the many different possibilities of luxury for its influential clients," Rolls-Royce says in its official press materials.
"Throughout history the power brokers and history makers have negotiated some of the most historical agreements in confidence thanks to the ‘luxury of privacy’ afforded to them by the rear compartment of a Rolls-Royce."
The new option will be on show at the Chengdu motor show, coupled with a starlight headliner.