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2013 Rolls-Royce Collection Phantom

2013 Rolls-Royce Collection Phantom

2013 Rolls-Royce Collection Phantom

The Rolls-Royce Collection Phantom is part of a limited series of Phantom and Ghost models that celebrate the meticulous design, engineering and craftsmanship employed in the production of every automobile that leaves Goodwood.

A ‘Celebration’ motif, presented in hand-crafted marquetry on the front-fascia, marks this landmark year in Rolls-Royce’s history. Using methods akin to the artistry of fine furniture makers, this effect is achieved through a process that marries cutting edge technology with traditional craftsmanship.

Individual pieces of wood are laser-cut to ensure precision. A craftsperson then painstakingly assembles the sections, ensuring they perfectly express the vision of Rolls-Royce’s Bespoke design team. A fastidious process of quality control follows, utilising the world’s most accurate measuring tool – the human eye.

In 2012, hand-built Rolls-Royce motor cars exclusively assembled at Goodwood were exported to all five continents. This global reach is celebrated throughout with a complex compass motif that expresses the Home of Rolls-Royce’s position as a major global centre of super-luxury manufacturing excellence.

The pattern is intricately embroidered to armrests and console lid. 120,000 stitches are applied by precision embroidery technology. Such is the complexity of the pattern it takes over an hour to finish one individual piece.

Co-ordinates engraved into tread plates, the bezel of the Spirit of Ecstasy and umbrella handles further express Goodwood’s place as the only manufacturing centre for the world’s pinnacle super-luxury brand.

A hand-painted coachline, culminating in a half-compass motif completes the exterior. Forming the final stage of a week-long, 22 stage painting process, coachlines are hand-applied by one highly-skilled craftsman using precision-made squirrel hair-brushes. Normally this process takes three hours – however the intricacy of this very special Bespoke design means the time taken to complete the process doubles.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
released at 2013 Quail Motorsports Gathering
built at Goodwood, England
body stylist Marek Djordjevic, Ian Cameron
engineers Helmut Reidl
engine BMW N73 V12
position Front Longitudinal
block material Aluminum
valvetrain DOHC w/Valvetronic VVT
fuel feed Direct Fuel Injection
displacement 6749 cc / 411.8 in³
bore 84.6 mm / 3.33 in
stroke 92 mm / 3.62 in
compression 11.0:1
power 337.8 kw / 453.0 bhp @ 5350 rpm
specific output 67.12 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 176.95 bhp per tonne
torque 720 nm / 531.0 ft lbs @ 3500 rpm
body / frame Aluminum & Steel Body over Aluminum Spaceframe
driven wheels RWD
front tires PAX 265 x 790 R540 A 111W
rear tires PAX 265 x 790 R540 A 111W
front brakes Vented Discs
rear brakes Vented Discs
front wheels F 26.5 x 54.0 cm / 10.4 x 21.3 in
rear wheels R 26.4 x 54.1 cm / 10.4 x 21.3 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Speed Sensitive Power Assist
curb weight 2560 kg / 5645 lbs
wheelbase 3570 mm / 140.6 in
front track 1685 mm / 66.3 in
rear track 1670 mm / 65.7 in
length 5842 mm / 230.0 in
width 1990 mm / 78.3 in
height 1638 mm / 64.5 in
transmission 8-Speed Automatic
gear ratios 4.171:1, 2.340:1, 1.521:1, 1.143:1, 0.867:1, 0.69:1
final drive 3.460:1
top speed ~239.8 kph / 149.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~5.7 seconds
0 – 100 kph ~5.9 seconds
drag 0.383 Cd
urban fuel econ eu 22.8 L/100 km or 10.32 mpg-us
extra urban fuel econ eu 10.2 L/100 km or 23.06 mpg-us
combined fuel econ eu 14.8 L/100 km or 15.89 mpg-us
emission 347 g/km