Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Aviator Collection remembers founder
Inspired by Charles Stewart Rolls and his Schneider Trophy-winning Supermarine S6B powered by a Rolls-Royce R Type engine, Rolls-Royce has just unveiled the Phantom Coupé Aviator Collection. The collection “celebrates the spirit of human endeavour that drove a very British hero and subsequently led Rolls-Royce to simultaneous world speed records on land, air and in the water.”
The first in the collection of 35 Phantom Coupé Aviator Collection models, which feature various exclusive design concepts, colour combinations and new materials, debuted at the Pebble Beach Quail gathering in the United States.
Finished in “Aviator” grey, the Phantom Coupé Aviator Collection features a contrasting matte bonnet, window and grille surrounds while the inside has a cockpit theme. A Thommen, aviation-grade clock with orange needle tips is embedded in the metal-foil upper fascia.
Between 1931 and 1933 the Schneider Trophy was held in the South of England near the current Home of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in Goodwood, England. Collection cars celebrate the victorious S6B aircraft with an embossed Charles Rolls quote following his first flight with the Wright Brothers in 1908: “The power of flight is as a fresh gift from the Creator, the greatest treasure yet given to man.” A centre-console chrome plaque describes Charles Rolls, the second man in Britain to hold a pilot’s licence, as “Pioneer Aviator” below his signature.
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