Rolls-Royce Phantom Limelight Collection enthralls the rich

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The Rolls-Royce Phantom Limelight Collection is the latest in line from the maker’s Bespoke division, and has been “conceived for that select group of people who spend their lives in the public eye and on the world stage.”

“In creating the Rolls-Royce Phantom Limelight Collection, our designers have delivered authentic luxury by thinking deeply about the lifestyles of the powerful people who operate in the public eye and move swiftly from engagement to engagement as part of their daily life,” explains Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “The result is a beautiful, discreet motor car in which those for whom the world is waiting can prepare, relax and arrive in the finest luxury and style.”

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Inside, a personalised rear door pannier has been designed to ensure personal possessions fall easily to hand. The Ladies’ and Gentleman’s panniers are offered to the customer who can personalise their Phantom Limelight with door panniers that best suit their gender preferences. In the standard configuration, the Concealed Fragrance Holder for three 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 concealed panel opens at a push of the hand.

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The top right pocket, which is open, contains the fragrance bottles in the Gentlemen’s pannier whilst in the Ladies’ are two watch or jewellery holders. The fragrance bottles are handmade in the famous Bresle Valley in North West France ­– home to 75% of the world’s luxury bottles for perfumes and spirits. The bottom left pocket houses a universal vanity pouch made of the finest materials, with space for credit cards, business cards, spectacle storage or makeup, whilst Ladies’ and Gentleman’s Accessory Z-Boxes, constructed from carbon fibre, milled in aluminium and hand covered in the finest leathers, complete the door pannier.

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The Limelight Collection has another trick up its sleeve, which is the new rear seat. The Phantom Limelight seat back 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 a relaxed posture in motion.

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Also contributing to the passenger’s relaxation is the choice of two 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.

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Unique to this Collection and a first for Phantom, is a two-veneer finish, while Piano Seashell, specific to this collection is applied to the door cappings, blending the veneer with the leather schemes. Smoked Chestnut completes the colour scheme, the first time that this veneer has been used in Phantom. It’s exteriors are draped in Gala Blue, featuring a Seashell and Navy Blue hand-painted coachline with a diamond motif. The Phantom Limelight Collection of 25 cars will be available to order immediately from Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers around the world.

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