Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Aviator Collection Celebrates a History in Aviation

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.”

GALLERY: Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Aviator Collection

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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