Rolls-Royce Is Killing the Phantom Drophead and Coupe Models

All Rolls-Royce models will have the new aluminum underpinnings by 2018, except the Phantom Dropheads and Coupes. Sad.

<p>After all these years, it's time to say goodbye to the ultimate road yachts,<a href="">the Phantom Drophead and Phantom Coupe</a>. The final special edition will be called the Zenith, and it will phase out the body style for the Phantom range.</p>

After 13 years as the most expensive and outlandish Rolls-Royce model, the British carmaker will update the Phantom line with its new, brand-wide aluminum space-frame underpinnings. However, the ostentatious and excellent Phantom Drophead and Coupe models will not see a renewal, aluminum or not. 

To end things with a bang (so to speak), Rolls-Royce will create 50 special edition Dropheads and Coupes, called the Phantom Zenith. They will be the last versions of the Phantom Drophead and Coupe anyone will be able to buy. The cars will have vanity treatments like a trunk that can also work as a seat for a picnic, laser etched armrests showing original launch locations of the 100EX and 101EX concepts, bespoke instrument dials, and a special treatment of the Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament. 

Rolls-Royce hasn't yet announced a price for the Zenith models, but if the for the regular ones is anything to go by, you can be sure it'll be more than that.

After that, if you want a convertible or two-door Rolls, you'll have to be content with either a Wraith or a Dawn. It's such a step down. 

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