By Euro Weekly News Media • 13 November 2013 • 8:00
BRITISH manufacturer Rolls-Royce is paying tribute to the historic Goodwood Motor Circuit with the new Chicane Phantom Coupe.
The one-of-a-kind car has been designed at the request of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Dubai Brand Manager, Mohammed EL-Arishy.
“I wanted to create a motor car that captures the unique atmosphere and history of the Goodwood Motor Circuit. The Home of Rolls-Royce’s connection to such an important centre of British motoring heritage is something that fascinates my customers,” said EL-Arishy.
The result is a vehicle that incorporates design cues and materials that evoke the circuit’s sport history, the manufacturer claims.
The Chicane Phantom Coupe, available from €515,000, hosts a 6.7 litre engine producing 460hp.
The car accelerates from 0-100 km/h in just 5.8 seconds, and reaches a top speed of 250 km/h.
A traditional interior wood-finish makes way for carbon fibre, alluding to the materials used in modern racing machines.
This theme extends to the exterior of the car, with the bonnet and windscreen surround finished in a matte black, complementing the Gunmetal exterior paint.
Coloured wheels matching the main exterior paint finish are also specified, the first time such a feature has adorned a contemporary Rolls-Royce motor car.
Hand-crafted details throughout allude to the car’s historic motor racing theme with chequered flag motif stitching to the seats echoed on the exterior with a matching Bespoke coachline.
The homage is completed with a metal plaque showing the car’s name and Goodwood’s famous track layout located in the glove compartment.
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