Rolls Royce unveils bespoke Chicane Phantom Coupe


The first thing that pops into our minds when we think of chicanes are racing circuits with long high-speed straights followed by curvy S-shaped set of turns; but can a Rolls Royce possibly fit into the picture? No? Well, the luxury automaker wants you to think otherwise. Rolls Royce’s own personalization department ‘Bespoke’ has come up with a one-off Phantom Coupe for the automaker’s brand manager in Dubai, Mohammed EL-Arishy. Named the Chicane Phantom Coupe, the very special RR is inspired by the Mecca of motorsports, the Goodwood racing circuit.

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Rolls Royce claims that its Bespoke Chicane Phantom Coupe is meant to evoke the history and heritage of the Goodwood racetrack and the inspiration for it struck to EL-Arishy while gazing at historic pictures at the Goodwood Hotel near the Rolls’ Goodwood production facility. The regular wooden-finish trim of the cabin has been swapped for carbon fiber to give it a feel of modern day racing machines. Even the wooden steering wheel has been replaced, but strangely the special edition Phantom Coupe has retained the LED studded Starlight headliner.

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The seats are upholstered in bright-red leather with checkered flag motif stitched on it. On the outside, the same theme continues with a gunmetal paintjob for the body. The bonnet and windscreen pillars are finished in a matte black and the colored wheels is matched with the main exterior paint finish. But strangely, all the race-derived body enhancements have not been accompanied with any performance upgrades. Mechanically, it is same as the normal Phantom Coupe. There is no word on the pricing of the one-off special edition Chicane Phantom Coupe or even is sold or still waiting for a buyer to pick it up.

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[Via – Rolls-Royce]