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Old 2nd March 2005, 13:10   #1
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Fellas!

The people at Rolls have gone crazy....The Phantom was already long and spacious enough,and they have taken extra effort to make it even more spacious.

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Old 2nd March 2005, 15:48   #2
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Hehehehe......anyone for the Maybach's now??? IM sure the current owners of the Maybach 57 must be kicking themselves for this one. The RR Phantom sure has mre raod presence than the Maybach. If i had that kinda money, this RR would definately would be my choice.
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Old 2nd March 2005, 16:51   #3
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The RR is a heritage of world class motoring . Leave alone the Maybach 57 I'd even pick the normal non LWB Phantom over the Maybach 62 anyday.. and this new one is even more beautiful

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maybe its the photos, but this one really defines "Rolls Royce". The normal one is good too, but not enough to complete the definition.
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Wow one can actually play a board game in that space!!

on a serious note...i feel its compulsory...as if you didn't have enough legroom in the standard phantom...does it atleast come with a fold out bed to make use of all that space? I mean, come on, I know its a rolls, but even this is a little extreme...I mean, it would be one thing if they added some extra seats in more of a limo fashion...
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Hey Guys just found some info on this.....here it is........

PHANTOM WITH EXTENDED WHEELBASE TO BE LAUNCHED AT GENEVA

Goodwood, 24 February 2005

Two years after the launch of the Rolls-Royce Phantom and its rapid establishment as the worldwide, market-leading, super-luxury saloon, a second model will be launched at the Geneva motor show on 1 March 2005. The new Phantom with an extended wheelbase offers additional interior space for the rear occupants while maintaining the elegant exterior looks of the standard length Phantom and its first class driving performance.

The new chairman and chief executive of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Ian Robertson, said: "Now that Rolls-Royce is once again established as the world’s leading super-luxury saloon the company has a solid foundation from which to launch new models. Late last year we announced the new convertible, which comes in 2007, and at Geneva this year we are delighted to reveal this new longer version of the Phantom, which begins production this autumn."

An extra 250mm has been added to the standard Phantom, behind the B-pillar, to create a motor car with an even more generously proportioned rear passenger compartment. The extra space lends itself perfectly to the addition of Bespoke features, limited only by the imagination of the customer.

The new extended Phantom is entirely hand crafted in-house – designed, engineered and hand built by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in the same way as the standard length motor car.

An extended wheelbase motor car had been planned from the early days of the Rolls-Royce Phantom project. An aluminium space frame chassis was chosen for the Phantom precisely

because it lends itself to structural adaptation with relative ease. This ability to create ‘coach-worked’ models to meet the individual needs and desires of Rolls-Royce customers is something that has been central to the marque throughout its 100 year history. The body is the largest aluminium space frame ever constructed.

The extra length is achieved simply by using longer extrusions in the construction of the body without any loss in torsional rigidity. Conventional extended wheelbase cars are often built by cutting them in half and welding-in extra metal – not so with Rolls-Royce. The outstanding dynamic performance and driving refinement of the Phantom is maintained. Aluminium roof and rear door panels are the only new major exterior parts required.

All the chassis and body components are painstakingly hand-welded by a highly skilled team of specialists. Such a high level of craftsmanship is involved that every technician is required to complete a series of tests each day before starting work. Thanks to the fully flexible production processes at Goodwood, the longer Phantom can be built alongside the standard model without difficulty.

The new motor car will be hand-built to specific customer order for the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions where demand is highest. Production will begin at Goodwood in late 2005 and customer orders are being taken immediately. The extended wheelbase Phantom is priced at US$385,000 in the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions and ¥48,000,000 in Japan.

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Right!I've sold my house,my cars,my shoes,my boss,the whole state...........where's that RR showroom again?
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you can buy 2 or 3 brabus or amg s-classes (even the pullmans) fr this kinda money. absolute trash, IMHO.

please note, this is my personal opinion. if anyone is offended, i apologize in advance, but i do feel strongly about such cars.

id rather have a

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Hey guys,
Good news.. India's second RR phantom has arrived in MUMBAI!! the first one was a sort of demo vehicle, and a prototype, which has gone back to Singapore the regional HQ, this one is a shade of blue.. a fully loaded one.. i myself hav'nt seen it as i am currently on duty for official work in Delhi.. or would have given u guys a more detailed report... if any one has spied it let me know..
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If i'm not wrong then, i think i saw one of the mean machine reving on eastern express highway around mulund on the newly made road ,a week back when i was going to my college ,, i was on a pulser wid my friend.... we saw the beast and we started to follow the car,, we were doing between 100-110 KMPH at 7 in the morning ,,,, and before i could capture it....... it was gone ,,, gone wid .................................................. ......... Some speed guys

(It had a yellow number plate < not the once u see on taxi's but kindda once u get on imported cars like those which belong to ambessey people)

i'll love to have more info bout it HELP GUYS HELP
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what color was it??? golden?!?!
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Although I looooove the Phantom, I just don't see the point in increasing the wheelbase when they haven't made any changes to the interior. The leg space was already enough, so now what are you going to do, make the children sit on the floor to play???
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