Rolls-Royce Phantom Metropolitan Collection Brings Luxury to Paris

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Rolls-Royce has drawn inspiration from today’s modern metropolises.

Unveiled at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, the Rolls-Royce Phantom Metropolitan Collection will be limited to just 20 units and features intricate art of inlaying small pieces of wood veneer to form decorative motifs. In the rear, the Phantom’s iconic picnic table features an elevated view of the city that has been created with 500 individual wood veneer pieces. With the tables closed, a different perspective of the cityscape is offered. The unique theme carried into the interior with a specially developed Aetherius Grey leather interior that was created to reflect the color palette of a modern city. On the central rear seat are 6,800 two-tone stitches that depict an abstract image of a skyscraper.

2014 Paris Motor Show Coverage

Further making the limited edition models unique is a specially developed bespoke clock and for the first time in the British automaker’s history, a rotating bezel expressing 24 of the great cities of their world and their time zones can be found in the center console. On the outside, the Phantom Metropolitan Collection sports a Darkest Tungsten finish though customers can order from the company’s palette of 44,000 color choices if the dark grey shade doesn’t fit their taste.

“I can think of no more fitting location than Paris to debut this remarkable new motor car. This is a city that echoes Rolls-Royce’s very special brand promise in perfectly combining the timeless and modern in a manner that celebrates the art of the master craftsperson,” said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “Our customers across the globe delight in challenging our designers and craftspeople to create true, one-of-a-kind pieces of automotive art. This latest Collection serves to showcase the extraordinary scope for Bespoke personalisation afforded to every patron of the marque.”

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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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