Rolls-Royce Phantom Nighthawk Unveiled for Super Bowl Festivities

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Visitors to this year’s Super Bowl will get to see a bespoke Rolls-Royce Phantom model up close and in person.

The British automaker has revealed the Rolls-Royce Phantom Nighthawk, a limited edition model created exclusively for the North American market.

Production will be constrained to just nine units and the first example will be on display in Phoenix, Arizona during the festivities of Super Bowl XLIX. According to Rolls-Royce, the Phantom Nighthawk was inspired by the sleek yet bold designs of stealth aircraft and boasts a lustrous Diamond Black Metallic paint with a Matte Diamond Black hood. In addition, the windscreen surround design has been inspired by radar-absorbent material (RAM) coating often used in aviation.

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As expected with any bespoke Rolls-Royce model, the company overhauled the interior with the Nighthawk featuring carbon fiber throughout the Hotspur Red and Black full-grain leather interior. Carbon can be found on the dash panels as well as the door panels while the instrument panel now has carbon dials with incandescent orange tips, mimicking performance cockpit instruments.

“We commissioned ‘Nighthawk’ to demonstrate to our owners the unparalleled creativity of the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Bespoke team. Bespoke is the underlying essence of our brand and its options are limited only by the imagination of our owners and how they can extend their vision to the next Rolls-Royce Motor Car they commission,” said Eric Shepherd, President of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars North America. “Additionally, ’Nighthawk’ exudes an understated image of power with confidence, a characteristic many of our owners share.”

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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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  • Craig Cole Craig Cole on Jan 30, 2015

    DAMN, now this is a convertible! Normally I AM NOT a fan of drop-top cars ... at all, but this looks great! You've got to love the rear-hinged "coach doors" (suicide doors to the non-PC among us).

  • Johnls39 . Johnls39 . on Jan 31, 2015

    The interior of this car is way overboard with too much carbon fiber. This car needs a combination of both wood and carbon fiber. Just another Drophead convertible too me.