At the Pebble Beach Quail gathering, British luxury automaker Rolls-Royce unveiled the first in a limited collection of Phantom Coupe Aviator Collection models.
According to Rolls-Royce, the collection “celebrates the spirit of human endeavor that drove a very British hero and subsequently led Rolls-Royce to simultaneous world speed records on land, air and in the water.” In other words, it’s another excuse for Rolls-Royce to release a limited edition model targeted towards an exclusive group of customers.
35 vehicles in total will come from the Phantom Coupe Aviator Collection, featuring a suite of exclusive design concepts, color combinations, and new materials. The first of these vehicles has been finished in Aviator Grey with a contrasting matte hood, window, and grille surround. For the interior, the automaker outfitted it with an interplay of wood and metal – giving it a cockpit theme. An aviation-grade clock from Thommen really sets off the interior, featuring orange needle tips. The dials on the power reserve, speedometer, and fuel gauges have all been finished off in matte black.
In the leather-lined glove compartment, the automaker pays homage to a Charles Rolls quote: “The power of flight is as a fresh gift from the Creator, the greatest treasure yet given to man.” Those famous words came shortly after his first flight with the Wright Brothers in 1908.
“Our founding forefather Charles Stewart Rolls was a pioneer who pushed the boundaries of motoring and aviation to the limit,” said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Rolls-Royce CEO. “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. The collection takes Rolls-Royce Bespoke to new levels of subtle, yet beautiful detailing.”