24 Feb 2021: This limited-run Rolls-Royce Phantom is an 'astronomical wonder'
Rolls-Royce has revealed a limited-run Tempus Collection variant of its flagship Phantom model. Only 20 units will be manufactured and all of them have been spoken for.
As for the highlights, the sedan is inspired by pulsar stars and the infinite reaches of the universe. Under the hood, it draws power from a 6.8-liter, twin-turbocharged, V12 engine linked to an 8-speed AMT gearbox.
Exteriors: The paintwork shines like a starry night
The Rolls-Royce Phantom Tempus Collection features a muscular bonnet, a chromed grille with vertical slats, sleek headlights, and a wide air dam.
It has a Kairos Blue paintwork that features blue mica flakes. When viewed in the right light, they shine like stars. The Spirit of Ecstasy emblem is also customizable.
The car is flanked by blacked-out B-pillars, ORVMs, and designer alloy wheels.
Fact: A handcrafted champagne chest is also available
The Rolls-Royce Phantom Tempus Collection offers a Tempus Champagne Chest whose table features a unique hand-painted pulsar artwork. It houses four hand-blown crystal champagne flutes as well as thermal chilling flasks for caviar and champagne.
Interiors: The dashboard is truly a piece of art
The Tempus Collection features a unique dashboard called Frozen Flow of Time Gallery. In it, 100 columns are milled into an aluminium billet to represent a pulsar's rotational spin.
There is also a refreshed Starlight Headliner with bespoke embroidery pattern, fiber-optic lighting on the interior door panels, and a plaque in the glove compartment with a quote from Albert Einstein.
Fact: Power and performance
The Rolls-Royce Phantom Tempus Collection draws power from a 6.8-liter, twin-turbocharged, V12 engine linked to an 8-speed automatic gearbox for handling transmission duties. The mill generates 563hp of maximum power and 900Nm of peak torque.
Pricing: Rolls-Royce Phantom Tempus Collection: Pricing and availability
Only 20 units of the Rolls-Royce Phantom Tempus Collection will be built and they have already been allocated to the customers. The pricing details have also not been announced.
However, the car most certainly carries a significant premium over the standard model, which in India, starts at Rs. 8.99 crore and goes up to Rs. 10.48 crore (all prices, ex-showroom, New Delhi).