On the heels of the stunning Rolls-Royce Serenity Concept which was unveiled in Geneva earlier this year, enters the latest model in Rolls-Royce’s famous line of bespoke vehicles called the Limelight.
The Rolls-Royce Phantom Limelight Collection is tailored for a group of people who spend their lives in the public eye and on the world stage. The name ‘Limelight’ was inspired by the origin of a British invention which became synonymous with fame.
Thinking about the lifestyles of many of their clients, who spend considerable amounts of time travelling in the rear compartment of their Phantoms, the Bespoke design team at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars knew they could, in the words of Sir Henry Royce,“take the best that exists and make it better”.
With this in mind they have created the “Phantom Suite” comprising personalized rear door panniers to ensure personal possessions fall easily to hand for preparing for their next meeting or occasion, and a new luxury seating configuration in which they can relax before arriving at destination.
The personalized rear door panniers is even customized suit their gender preferences. The Ladies’ and the Gentleman’s panniers can also be personalized to suit what particular personal possessions are required for the occasion.
In the standard configuration, the Concealed Fragrance Holder for 3 individual fragrances is located in the top left pocket of the Ladies’ pannier whilst in the Gentlemen’s pannier the concealed section holds watches. The top right pocket, which is open, contains the fragrance bottles in the Gentlemen’s pannier whilst in the Ladies’are two watch or jewelry holders.
The bottom left pocket houses a universal vanity pouch, with space for credit cards, business cards, spectacle storage or makeup, whilst Ladies’and Gentleman’s Accessory Z-Boxes, constructed from carbon fiber, milled in aluminium and hand covered in the finest leathers, complete the door panniers.
The Phantom Limelight rear seats on the other hand, reclines the body by a recommended 27° helping to rest the head on the headrest cushion. Lower down the body, a new calf rest raises electrically by 68° to support the calf, whilst a foot rest emerges out of the floor to raise the feet up to 30°, all contributing to the perfect relaxed posture in motion.
Also contributing to the passenger’s relaxation is the choice of 2 compartment trims as well as several new Bespoke features.
The Light contrast scheme features Seashell with Navy Blue Contrast Leather and Seashell tone-on-tone stitching, whilst the Dark contrast scheme offers Navy Blue with Seashell Contrast Leather and Navy tone-on-tone stitching.
Complex embroidery inspired by a diamond shape has been applied to the central seat flutes, door cards, rear console and for the first time to the Picnic Table backs.
Unique to this Collection and a first for Phantom, is a two-veneer finish that shows off the unique skills of the woodworkers at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. Piano Seashell specific to this collection is applied to the door cappings, blending the veneer with the leather schemes. Smoked Chestnut completes the color scheme, the first time that this veneer has been used in Phantom.
A specially created Limelight Bespoke Clock draws influence from the rich Gala Blue paint exterior and the diamond motif design that runs throughout the collection.
Prepared and relaxed, passengers will arrive for their next engagement clad in the rich but stealthy Gala Blue of Phantom Limelight. Rolling to a halt on its unique 9-spoke alloy wheels, the beautiful car features a Seashell and Navy Blue hand-painted coachline with a diamond motif, creating a 3 dimensional illusion of a diamond bracelet draped over the surface of the car.
The Phantom Limelight Collection is now available for order from all Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers with a limited run of 25 units worldwide.