Rolls-Royce rolls out the one-off, classic yacht-inspired Phantom Nautica Edition

Rolls-Royce’s Bespoke division is rolling out another one-off version of the Phantom, one of the most luxurious cars money can buy. Christened Nautica Edition, the customer-commissioned limousine was designed as a homage to the classic yachts that were owned by yesterday’s elite.

Visually, the Nautica Edition immediately stands out from a stock short-wheelbase Phantom thanks to an eye-catching two-tone Orchid White and Arabian Blue paint job and alloy wheels fitted with blue center caps. A thin blue stripe right below the belt line and anchor-shaped accents on both fenders add a finishing touch to the sea-inspired look.

Elegance is the order of the day in the cockpit. The dashboard gains a boat-inspired Tudor Oak veneer with Boxwood inlays, while the seats feature plush Forest Fall leather upholstery with Navy Blue piping that creates a discreet visual link between the interior and the two-tone body. Finally, the Nautica Edition gets a custom-designed, vintage-looking compass that’s neatly tucked away in a drawer built into the dash.

The Nautica doesn’t benefit from any mechanical modifications, meaning it’s powered by a stock Phantom-sourced naturally-aspirated 6.75-liter V12 engine that makes 453 horsepower at at 5,350 rpm and 531 feet-pounds of torque at 3,500 rpm. Bolted to an eight-speed automatic transmission, the 12-cylinder sends the Phantom from zero to 60 mph in less than six seconds, an impressive statistic for a behemoth that tips the scale at 5,800 pounds. Top speed is electronically limited at a comfortable 155 mph.

Rolls-Royce’s Bespoke division hasn’t revealed who the one-off Nautica Edition was ordered by and how much of a premium it carries over a standard Phantom. However, since the yacht-inspired limousine is Bespoke’s latest creation, there’s a good chance we’ll learn more about it next month during the biennial Frankfurt Motor Show.


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