Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Goodwood comes in any color, so long as it’s Gunmetal

When it comes to the world’s super-wealthy, simply having the best isn’t enough. No, they have to have the best…plus a bit more. It’s kind of like the Jerry Seinfeld routine about cold medicines. “Figure out what will kill me, and then back it off a little bit.” So bespoke automakers are constantly concocting cockamamie new special-edition cars to attract the Romneys of the world.

Take the bespoke Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe that you see above as perfect example. It has been created to honor the heritage of the Goodwood motor circuit in England and is somehow even more bespoke than your run-of-the-mill Rolls.

Rolls-Royce carefully slathered the Coupe with Gunmetal paint and added matte-black paint to the hood and windshield surrounds. Distinctively, that body paint scheme is carried over to the wheels, which is a first for present-day Rolls.

Under that long, matte hood is the same 6.75-liter V12 making 453 horsepower, which is good for a 0-60 jaunt in 6.1 seconds, according to Autocar.

In place of the standard and simply gorgeous wood, Rolls designers have fitted a whole mass of carbon fiber to the dash. You know, because carbon is way faster than wood. Then they carefully stitched a checkered flag theme into the steads. And they finished off the special edition interior with a glove box-mounted plaque embossed with an outline of the Goodwood circuit in case you get lost, presumably.

The idea to make a Goodwood commemorative Phantom Coupe came from the mind of Rolls-Royce brand manager in Dubai Mohammed El-Arishy, who said: “I wanted to create a motor car that captures the unique atmosphere and history of the Goodwood motor circuit. Rolls-Royce’s connection to such an important centre of British motoring heritage is something that fascinates my customers.”

Rolls caters to the superrich with nearly unlimited bespoke appointment options. Rolls-Royce offers so many paint colors that you can have your car’s coloring matched to your favorite horse. You can even have the interior wood taken from the woods on your property. If you have the money, Rolls will get it gone.

Despite the wondrous exterior colors and red leather interior, this Goodwood-themed Phantom Coupe is a bit too boy-racer for me. If I wanted a bunch of carbon fiber, for that money, I’d just get another British motoring masterpiece: the McLaren MP4-12C.

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