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Wald’s creations are known to be aggressive but for the most part they tend to keep the luxury still intact with their styling packages. This time however, they may have gone too far with their Black Bison kit for the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe.
We’d be the first ones to say that a Rolls-Royce is probably the last car you ever want to put a body kit on, and unfortunately Wald is further proof of that. In an attempt to add some sportiness to one of the world’s most luxurious convertibles, they’ve turned it into some sort of atrocity. Wald plans on debuting this package at this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon, which adds a new front bumper with mesh inserts and LED daytime running lights. The side skirts are somewhat tolerable, but the rear diffuser looks out of place. We do find the trunk-mounted lip spoiler to be a nice touch however.
In addition to the five-piece body kit, Wald also offers front fender vents, carbon fiber accents, lowered suspension and custom wheels for the Phantom Drophead Coupe.
GALLERY: Wald Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe
There are very few, if any, vehicles in this world that can fall in the same category as Rolls-Royce‘s Phantom. Then you take an Extended Wheelbase version for extra luxury and comfort, team up with luxury-specialist Wald International, and you have yourself a luxury sedan that is simply peerless.
Continuing on their trend of releasing luxury-themed customs, Wald International has named this package as part of the company’s Sports Line ‘Black Bison’ Edition. Simply stated, it takes what Rolls-Royce has built with the Extended Wheelbase Phantom and adds another level of sportiness and luxury to the exterior package.
The front bumper, side skirts and extended rear bumper noticeably give the Phantom a whole new profile, while front fender vents, LED daytime lights and a trunk-spoiler give the entire body a little more panache. For this particular project, Wald International opted to bolt on a set of 24-inch Renovatio wheels to each corner of the Phantom.
Tacky by some accounts, if you’re looking for added exclusivity, Wald delivers.
GALLERY: Wald International Rolls-Royce Phantom EW
Wald International, a famed VIP-themed Japanese tuner, has turned their attention to British’s finest luxury sedan the Rolls-Royce Phantom. Wald didn’t stop at just an ordinary Phantom however, they decided to release their newest Sports Line Black Bison Edition kit for the Phantom EWB – the extended wheelbase model.
With how popular Rolls-Royce’s Phantom is becoming worldwide, including the emerging Chinese market, it’s no surprise that Wald has made the ultra-luxury even more luxurious. The above is simply a render, and not an actual photo, but it looks like Wald will be adding a little bit of sport to the Phantom’s overall bold yet tame styling. A new front bumper, side skirts and we’ll assume rear bumper is clearly in the works. Wald did decide to pair their Phantom EWB render with a set of 24-inch wheels. Considering how easy it would be for a tuner to ruin a Rolls, we’re impressed with what Wald is planning for the car.
Wald International will be debuting their actual Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB to the public at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon and AutoGuide.com will be sure to be there to cover it.