Rolls-Royce reveals Phantom Zenith Collectionby Justin King
A champagne fridge and glass shelf convert the trunk into a bar, perfect for ultra-exclusive tailgate parties.
Rolls-Royce has revealed the Phantom Zenith Collection, celebrating the end of the seventh-generation and .
The company has already sold all 50 examples before showing the collection to the public. Each will likely be extensively customized by their respective buyers, with a few common features to distinguish the final production run from earlier builds.
Designers crafted an improved split-tailgate with a glass shelf, designed for a "touring day's picnic." A champagne fridge keeps two bottles of bubbly perfectly chilled and ready to pour in eight Rolls-Royce glasses.
Aside from the usual premium materials, the Zenith interiors boast unique laser etching that pays homage to global debut venues for the experimental versions of each car, including Villa D'Este and Lake Geneva. The central drawer houses a removable polished aluminum case, engraved with the car's identification number and surrounded by English blacking.
"Within this, sits a piece of automotive history, not attainable by any other means; a single piece of the Phantom Assembly Line at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England," the company notes. "This remarkable collectors' piece is completed with the expression of co-ordinates, stating the exact part of the Assembly Line from where the metal was extracted."
Designers have taken inspiration from color themes of historic Rolls-Royce models. A Madeira Red and Jubilee Silver Phantom Coupe evokes the 1930s Phantom II, while the Midnight Blue and Arctic White configuration is likened to the Phantom II Continental.
Rolls-Royce is looking forward to the eighth-generation Phantom, underpinned by an all-new aluminum architecture that will eventually spread across the entire lineup.