The good folks at Goodwood have come up with the limited edition Phantom Coupe Aviator. The production of the Aviator will be limited to 35 units only. The latest variant of the car is the manufacturer’s way of paying homage to the company’s co-founder Charles Stewart Rolls and the Schneider Trophy-winning 1930s Supermarine S6B racing seaplane that was powered by the manufacturer’s “R Type” motor. The limited edition of the car made its world premiere at the Pebble Beach Quail in California today.
The new Phantom Coupé Aviator Edition comes with an exclusive paint job and airplane-inspired trim. The interiors get a Thommen aviation-grade clock with blood orange needle tips and matt black dials for instrument panel. The ultra luxurious coupe also gets leather floor mats. The transmission tunnel is dressed in anodised aluminium with exposed torx fixings and swage lines that mimic the oil cooling veins on the S6B’s fuselage.
Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös commented, “Our founding forefather Charles Stewart Rolls was a pioneer who pushed the boundaries of motoring and aviation to the limit. With our exclusive Phantom Coupé 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.”