Given the exclusivity of the Phantom, Rolls-Royce is certain to include a plaque on the dashboard and personalized treadplates to bring the point home. “The eight generation Phantom will carry the longest running name in luxury motoring into a new era,” concluded Fritsches.
To be delivered through a retail partner in North America, the one-of-a-kind commission will be manufactured for the 2020 model year. Rolls-Royce hasn’t announced what 2020 will bring to the Phantom range, but do look forward to a few improvements inside and out.
The Phantom lineage dates back to the first generation in 1925, which came out as a replacement for the Silver Ghost. At that time, Rolls-Royce used to assemble the Phantom in Derby instead of Goodwood. Even more curious is that a handful of examples were made in Springfield, Massachusetts as well.
As for the eighth generation, the Phantom as we know it started rolling off the assembly line in 2017 with design from Giles Taylor, Pavle Trpinac, and Chris Duff for the interior. Offered in standard and extended wheelbase, the V12-engined flagship relies on the N74 from BMW with 6.75 liters of displacement and a pair of turbochargers.
With 563 horsepower and 664 pound-feet on tap, the Phantom can shoot to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 5.3 seconds. Top speed? That’d be 155 mph (250 km/h), thank you!