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 |  Mar 20 2012, 11:34 AM

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Because you can’t take it with you, custom hearse builder Biemme Special Cars has announced the world’s most luxurious and expensive funeral car, the Rolls-Royce Phantom Hearse B12.

Set to be officially unveiled at the Tan Expo funeral home show in Bologna, Italy, the car stretches a total of 276-inches (23-feet!) in length, three feet longer than even the extended wheelbase version of the Phantom. Unique to this car is the fact that it remains a 4-door, and even features the now rather inappropriately named “suicide” doors.

Power continues to come from a Rolls-Royce 6.75-liter V12 engine, with a self-leveling air suspension, while the car is made entirely from aluminum with over 600 assembled parts and over 650 feet of welding.

Funeral homes looking to set themselves apart will be able to order the Phantom Hearse, but they’ll have to sell a few platinum-encrusted coffins to be able to afford it. Biemme hasn’t put a final sticker price on this model, but has said it will cost more than half-a-million Euros. (Roughly $662,000).

The ride we’d certainly choose as our last, only one ominous question remains… do you really want to head into to the afterlife in a car called a “Phantom”?

GALLERY: Rolls-Royce Phantom Hearse

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