Phantom becomes ghost
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Rolls-Royce cease production of the Phantom
Production of the Rolls-Royce Phantom sedan, coupe and convertible will cease by the end of this year, with a replacement vehicle not due until 2018.
The BMW-owned luxury carmaker has confirmed that the final seventh-generation Phantom coupes and drophead coupes will roll out the gate at Goodwood in November.
These two variants "will not be replaced".
To celebrate the end of the line for the two-door Phantom, the company will round out the coupe and convertible's manufacturing run with 50 Zenith models.
Full specifications have yet to be released, but Phantom Zenith will be available with a tailgate hosting area, unique instrument dials, a "special treatment" for the Spirit of Ecstasy on the bonnet, and armrests with laser-etched depictions of Villa D'Este, where the 100EX couple concept was revealed, and Geneva, where the 101EX convertible concept was unveiled.
Production of the sedan will also finish this year, although no timeframe has been given.
The brand is hard at work on an eighth-generation Phantom.
The super luxury sedan uses a new aluminium architecture that will be underneath every new Rolls-Royce from early 2018.
This includes the brand's first SUV and the successor to the Ghost range.