Rolls-Royce Motor cars has today presented the Phantom Coupe Avaitor Collection to pay tribue to the company' co-founder Charles Stewart and the British racing seaplane, supermarine S.6B developed by R.J. Mitchell for Supermarine, that won the Schneider Trophy in 1930. The supermarine S6B was powered by the RR's "R Type" engine. Featuring the exclusive design, colour combination and new material, the all new Phantom Coupe Aviator Edition has today debuted at the Pebble Beach Quail gathering in California. They will keep
Speaking about the new Phantom Coupe Aviator Edition and their inspiration behind developing it, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Rolls-Royce CEO said “Our founding forefather Charles Stewart Rolls was a pioneer who pushed the boundaries of motoring and aviation to the limit,” He further adds, “With our exclusive Phantom Coupe Aviator Collection we celebrate this great British hero, presenting a car which hints at experiments in early flight married to the best engineering, modern design and exquisitely crafted materials. The collection takes Rolls-Royce Bespoke to new levels of subtle, yet beautiful detailing.”
The Aviator Grey painted, Phantom coupe aviator collection has got a contrasting matt bonnet, window and grille surround. Inside the cabin, A Thommen, aviation-grade clock with with blood orange needle tips is embedded in the metal foil upper fascia along with matt black dials for power reserve, speedometer and fuel gauges.
Moreover, the lower fascia veneered in mahogany shaped just like the early record-setting propellers were featured Sapele Contrast. Polished stainless steel veener ‘onlays’along with bullet-shaped ends and leather floor mats, whereas the transmission tunnel is anodised aluminium dressed with clear torx fixings and swage lines.
The leather-lined glove compartment includes an embossed Charles Rolls quote following his first flight with the Wright Brothers in 1908: “The power of flight is as a fresh gift from the Creator, the greatest treasure yet given to man.” A centre console chrome plaque describes Rolls – only the second man in Britain to hold a pilot’s licence – simply as Pioneer Aviator, below a representation of his sweeping signature.
Fitted with leather floor mats, Aviator Collection cars have also been designed to incorporate the Rolls-Royce of cup holders. Beautifully engineered in highly polished aluminium, the designer’s aim was to deliver functionality, but with that special combination of theatre and jewellery, both of which are expected by every Rolls-Royce client. Only 35 units of the all new Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe Aviator Edition will be manufactured, however the pricing is yet to be announced.
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