Thus, every Rolls-Royce is highly customized to its owner, making it not only unique, but very rare due to the price tag that attracts customization. Having said that, there are a variety of celebrities, musicians, and athletes rocking these British beasts, like DJ Khaled with his custom Rolls-Royce Wraith, but given the peculiarity and price of these cool cars, you probably won’t see them in the mud or on any An imperfect road surface for that matter.
However, the dedicated Rolls-Royce at the heart of this article might break that rule and might even be the craziest Rolls car ever.
Without revealing all the details just yet, let’s jump into what we know about the Rolls-Royce Phantom six-wheeled off-road beast and imagine what it would be like to navigate through dirt and mud with this beast.
Severe external modifications make these scrolls wild
Even if you’re not familiar with Rolls-Royces in general or even the Phantom VII in particular, it’s pretty clear that a custom Rolls-Royce Phantom VII is huge. But before we move on to the extreme exterior and what makes the specific Phantom unique, let’s take a brief overview of what the standard Phantom VIIs look like.
The “standard” Rolls-Royce Phantom VII debuted in 2003 and was produced until 2017, when the Phantom 8 was introduced. The powertrain that powers the Phantom VII is a 6.7-liter DOHC V12 that produces 453 horsepower and torque Rotation of 531 lbs. As you can imagine the Standard Phantom is phenomenal in all respects, but truth be told, this newer custom build is even more brutal than the Standard Phantom.
So what makes Rolls-Royce Phantom so unique?
Well, the most significant change is the addition of two additional wheels and thus cutting and reworking the actual body of the car to accommodate these changes. The auxiliary axle is from a 2005 BMW 7 Series. The result: a monster 6.3 meters long and 2.3 meters wide. Additional features like a tow bar, side skirts, bumper bars and rack mounts make this Phantom much better for off-road driving; Not only contributing to the off-road aesthetic but providing conscious mechanical changes to enable off-road driving practically.
New information provides more cause for excitement
If that wasn’t enough to stir up excitement, rest assured that there is a variety of new information that has been revealed about this vehicle by Supercar Blondie.
Let’s start with one of the most important things; performance.
This off-road beast was created from a 2005 Rolls-Royce Phantom, and while it has undergone a variety of significant changes, it has kept the original powertrain. That’s right, this beast features the same 6.7-liter DOHC V12 that powers the standard 2005 Phantom. Admittedly, this custom build features a gold leaf hood but besides there are no tweaks to the powertrain.
Riding on massive 24-inch wheels with gold-plated brake calipers, the Phantom ensures you look stylish as you attempt to tame 453 horses of pure natural traction. Although tire tires are unknown, they look like off-road tires and this would be the perfect choice for a hardcore off-road vehicle.
On the inside, the car features glossy orange leather with crocodile and python leather inserts, matching the off-road safari exterior of the car with its interior. Other exterior features include a matte black paint job with yellow headlights, fog lights and a roof-mounted LED strip.
Who, what, when, where and why?
So who made this car, when and most importantly why?
The genius behind this car is Alexandre Danton, French robotic artist and creator. Danton has already made 47 custom designs and built them all at his chateu in Ardèche, France. The truth is told that there is no other way to classify his work besides art, as his level of creativity and professional finish demonstrate the highest level of technique and skill. Although there is no official date for when this car was completed, the French artist spent a year planning the entire build in just 3 months.
This car has been seen sporting yellow Luxembourg number plates to match the yellow lights, but the good news is that the car will be available for sale. Danton has stated that he would like to sell a custom 2005 Rolls-Royce 6×6 Phantom for €5 million which equates to just under US$5.3 million (at the time of writing).
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