There is a beauty in function with elegance. Something that marries the mundanity of everyday life with a graceful art form is rare, and something you don’t find every day. When you do find it, treasure it.
The spirit of Rolls-Royce embodies beauty in every day life. Driving a Rolls-Royce is not just a way to get from A to B. It’s a form of true luxury conveyance that happens to be getting you where you need to go. Have you ever looked at the cotton candy billows of clouds above and wished you had a ladder to the sky so you could hop on for a ride? Well, driving in a Rolls-Royce is the closest you’ll ever get.
There are plenty of cars out there in the luxury industry that all keep the standards high with luxurious details, high tech add-ons, etc. But the Rolls is something different. It’s bespoke. It becomes yours, more than any car in the past ever could. Almost all vehicles have mates. They have black rimmed twins throughout the world. But when you take a Rolls-Royce and make it yours, you’ll never have the ‘Who wore it better?’ experience again in your life.
We picked up a super customized 2016 Phantom Coupe for a last run before retirement to see it all for ourselves. And yes, she’ll retire before she turns one years old…because she can. Baby blue interior, automatic suicide doors, plush thick carpeting . There seems to be a hint of time travel sewn into the leather here—the seats, spacious and soft, are reminiscent of your Grandfather’s backseat. The lines are classic, clean, absolute. It is a subtle beast of a car, one with incredible attention to detail. There’s a nostalgia every time you enter, a Mad Men-esque feeling of ‘This is what life used to be. This is what it life should be like.’
Our absolute favorite part? Well, what use would the clouds be if you couldn’t see the stars? The Starlight Headliner is a signature Rolls-Royce feature, a spellbinding bespoke add on that makes every journey in this car seriously magical. Each constellation is completely unique to the owner—make it Orion, make it the Milky Way, make it yours. It takes anywhere from nine to seventeen hours to play the Creator and make the fiber optic ethereal creation that will literally transport you.