Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe and Convertible To Be Discontinued | Edmunds

Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe and Convertible To Be Discontinued

GOODWOOD, England — The Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe and Drophead Coupe convertible will be discontinued when the current Phantom ends production later this year, Rolls-Royce announced on Tuesday.

"During November this year, the build of the very last Phantom Coupe and Drophead Coupe at Goodwood will be completed," the automaker said in a statement. "These models will not be replaced."

At the same time, Rolls-Royce confirmed that a new, eighth-generation Phantom sedan is in the works. It will target the Bentley Mulsanne.

The new Mulsanne range will debut at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show, Bentley announced on Tuesday. The 2017 Mulsanne will arrive at Bentley dealerships this summer.

Pricing, technical specifications and launch timing on the new Phantom were not announced, although Rolls-Royce noted that it is working on an all-new aluminum platform that will underpin every new Rolls-Royce from early 2018. The future portfolio will include a new Rolls-Royce SUV.

The future Phantom will include "cutting-edge technologies and design innovations," Rolls-Royce said.

A plug-in hybrid version of the Phantom sedan is expected to be part of the lineup.

To mark the end of the Phantom Coupe and Drophead Coupe, Rolls-Royce will debut a special collection of 50 cars dubbed "Phantom Zenith."

"Phantom Zenith will be the sum of all the best features of Phantom Coupe and Drophead Coupe, with a few surprises added," said Giles Taylor, Rolls-Royce director of design, in a statement. "We expect huge demand for these 50 fine motor cars."

Features will include a "Tailgate Hosting area," laser-etched armrests depicting the original launch locations of the 100EX in Villa D'Este and 101EX in Geneva, custom instrument dials and a special version of the famous Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament.

"Each customer will also receive a 'money cannot buy' portable memento," the company said.

Edmunds says: The Phantom Zenith cars will be collector's items. It's time to get the conversation going with your Rolls-Royce dealer if you want to get in on this exclusive offer.

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