April 18, 2005

Rolls-Royce to unveil extended-wheelbase Phantom

Shanghai, China – Rolls-Royce will unveil a new extended-wheelbase Phantom at the Shanghai Motor Show on April 21st. The new model, which will be available in Asia Pacific in late 2005, has been developed specifically to meet demand from the region.

The new model has been extended 250 mm over the standard Phantom for a more generous rear passenger compartment.

“Now that Rolls-Royce is once again established as the world’s leading super-luxury saloon, the company has a solid foundation from which to launch new models,” said Ian Robertson, CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “Late last year we announced the new convertible, which will arrive in 2007, and we are delighted to be showing this new longer version of the Phantom in Shanghai.”

The new extended Phantom is entirely built in-house and will have the largest aluminum space frame ever constructed. The cars will be hand-built to specific customer order for the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions where demand is highest. Production will begin at Goodwood in late 2005; the extended-wheelbase model is priced at US$385,000.

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