Rolls-Royce Reveals 'Ghawwass' Phantom Coupe

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

In a thoroughly rigorous demonstration of the potential in its bespoke program, Rolls-Royce revealed its one-off “Ghawwass” Phantom Coupe.

Is Rolls-Royce jealous that Pagani has the Hauyra? Or maybe that Maserati is showing its Ghibli? Nope. Ghawwass is an Arabic word that means diver. To Anglophones, it’s still probably as strange to pronounce as “Eyjafjallajökull.” That’s the volcano in Iceland that erupted in 2010, halting air traffic in Europe for days while news anchors tried their best not to mess up an unpronounceable name.

But that’s not the point. Rolls-Royce Abu Dhabi commissioned the car, which is painted to match the Persian Gulf. Pearl veneers and a two-tone tan and blue color scheme characterize the cabin. If that is somehow appealing to you, there are probably plenty of similarly-colored cars being pushed at your local classic car auction.

It isn’t clear if someone plans to buy the car or if it will be kept on display in Abu Dhabi as an example of the brand’s vehicle program.

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Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/112531385961538774338?rel=author">Google+</A>.

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