Rolls-Royce despatched its Phantom off to ending college for 2023. What got here again is the Sequence II, which Rolls itself acknowledges as a “delicate” evolution of the long-lasting superluxury sedan. To mark the event, the corporate commissioned a one-off mannequin named Platino (for “platinum”), which is pictured under.
“The delicate adjustments we’ve made for the brand new Phantom Sequence II have all been minutely thought of and meticulously executed. As Sir Henry Royce himself mentioned: ‘Small issues make perfection, however perfection is not any small factor’,” mentioned Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös within the firm’s official announcement.
The Phantom Sequence II acquired what Rolls-Royce described as a “light-touch” aesthetic replace. The grille is only a contact extra upright and is now illuminated (a cue borrowed from the Ghost) and the headlights now characteristic a laser-cut sample designed to imitate the Rolls-Royce-signature “Starlight” headliner within the Phantom’s inside. Two new wheel choices have been added. The primary is a 3D-milled stainless wheel that includes triangular sides; the second is the Twenties-style disc accessible in both stainless or black lacquer end.
Inside, nothing has actually modified, however you would be unlikely to note somehow since no two Phantoms ever actually look alike until they’re intentionally commissioned thusly. Rolls-Royce says the steering wheel is the one inside improve of observe; it was made barely thicker. The infotainment system was additionally up to date to include Rolls-Royce Related, which talks to its digital concierge smartphone app, Whisper. That enables house owners to observe the Phantom’s vitals, ship locations to the navigation system or schedule service.
The Phantom Platino (that white one above) is an ideal illustration of what we mentioned above about no two Phantoms trying the identical. Rolls-Royce’s Bespoke individualization program is busy just about 24/7 placing collectively one-of-a-kind creations for its uber-wealthy prospects. The Platino’s cloth rear seats are a nod to the early days of Rolls-Royce, when entrance seats had been leather-adorned however the rear had been coated in upholstered material.