March 26, 2003

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announces pricey rear seat options

Crewe, England – Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced details of its rear seat convenience and entertainment features for the new Phantom model.

Owners can now choose from Lounge seats or Individual rear seat arrangements. Individual seats come with the same power adjustments as the front seats, and are separated by a capacious centre console. Through The Rolls-Royce Bespoke Programme this console can house any number of personally specified components, such as a chiller and drinks cabinet.

The Theatre configuration enhances the individual seat arrangement further. A DVD entertainment system offers rear passengers a chance to relax whilst watching 6.5 inch monitors, housed in the back of the front seats. These monitors are concealed by sliding doors when not in use. The centre console houses headphone sockets and the six-disc DVD changer is fitted under the seat. There is a second, foldaway Central Controller that operates the rear DVD, TV and sound systems, allowing rear passengers to listen to a separate audio source from those in the front cabin.

Another option for the Phantom is a special crossbanded wood veneer feature. This displays the talents of the craftsmen in the wood shop at Goodwood, with marquetry applied to the larger interior wooden panels, such as the door cappings.

Option prices (in U.S. dollars) are: Crossbanded Figured Mahogany $1,500; Crossbanded Burr Walnut Veneer $2,600; Individual Seats $7,200; Theatre Configuration $12,300.

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